Disney Pete’s Dragon

At least once a week we try to gather on the sofas in the living room to enjoy a family film together.  It doesn’t have to be a new release, it could quite possibly be Harry Potter or another film that we have seen many times before.  The important thing is all being in the same room together. 

Last week we were treated to a new release of Disney Pete’s Dragon, a film we had been meaning to watch at the cinema but then never quite got round to seeing.   

Disney Pete’s Dragon

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.

Disney Pete’s Dragon was released on Digital Download, Blu-Ray and DVD from 5th December.  Available to purchase from Amazon and all other good entertainment retailers.

Bonus Features

BLU-RAY

  • Notes to Self: A Director’s Diary – Director David Lowery narrates the personal diary he kept through the filming of “Pete’s Dragon” in this intimate and fascinating look at the movie’s making.
  • Making Magic – Discover fun facts about what went into designing this spectacular, lovable dragon.
  • Disappearing” Moments – The director shares a montage of the film’s “lost” scenes.
  • Welcome to New Zealand – Experience the wonders of New Zealand and learn why it’s a magical place to visit … and to make a movie.
  • Audio Commentary – Gain an insider perspective from director David Lowery, co-writer Toby Halbrooks and actors Oakes Fegley and Oona Laurence.
  • Music Videos – “Nobody Knows” by The Lumineers and “Something Wild” by Lindsey Stirling featuring Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
  • Bloopers

DVD – Making Magic – Discover fun facts about what went into designing this spectacular, lovable dragon.

DIGITAL – Same as Blu-ray, exempt from “Audio Commentary”.

Take a look at the trailer for the film…

Boo Roo and Tigger Too’s thoughts…

The film is rated PG and I would advise parents that if you have a child of a sensitive nature to either think twice about watching this film or to skip the first few scenes when Pete’s parents die.  Roo is my sensitive soul and sobbed her heart out at these opening scenes so much that she didn’t want to watch the rest of the film.  However, once you have gotten past these initial scenes the story is interesting and engaging.  Tigger really enjoyed the film, especially Elliot the dragon.

Disney Pete’s Dragon was released on Digital Download, Blu-Ray and DVD from 5th December.  Available to purchase from Amazon and all other good entertainment retailers.

Disclosure: We received a copy of Pete’s Dragon on Blu-Ray FOC for the purpose of review.

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