In the latest extended TV spot for Disney’s Pete’s Dragon, released by Moviefone, the titular Pete sings a song about his friend, a dragon named Elliott. Much like previous promotional material for the upcoming live-action adaptation, the footage focuses on the relationship between the two characters, who had both lived deep in the forest together for quite some time. Check out the beautiful TV spot, entitled “North,” below…
Going off of the one-minute teaser alone, the film sure does look like it will tug at the heartstrings of audiences everywhere, something Disney certainly hasn’t failed to accomplish in the past. Such recent offerings from the studio as Zootopia, The Jungle Book and The BFG have all had their fair share of touching and tear-inducing moments, for example.
For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.
David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) co-wrote and directed Pete’s Dragon, which stars Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World), Oakes Fegley (This Is Where I Leave You), Wes Bentley (American Horror Story), Karl Urban (Star Trek Beyond), Robert Redford (Truth), Oona Laurence (Southpaw) and Isiah Whitlock Jr. (Chi-Raq).