I’m packing my bags and headed to Los Angeles next week for the Pete’s Dragon event! The main reason is to attend the red carpet premiere of Disney’s Pete’s Dragon! The 24 other bloggers and I will also be interviewing Bryce Dallas Howard, who plays the forest ranger, Grace. Pete’s Dragon will be in theaters released nationwide on August 12, 2016.
Pete’s Dragon Event — Red Carpet & Advanced Screenings
This movie is a remake of the 1977 classic live-action musical which features an animated dragon. The new film is not a musical so I’m curious to find out how the story will appeal to the next generation. The official movie summary is below.
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 Elliot. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliot 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.
But that’s not all. We will also:
- Get a sneak peek at some of the bonus content on the Blu-ray and digital release of The Jungle Book. I actually haven’t seen this movie yet so I’m pretty excited to finally check it out. Available on Digital HD on 8/23 and Blu-ray on 8/30.
- Attend an early advance screening of Queen of Katwe. I know I’m going to weep like a baby during this film and I’m a super ugly crier. Looks like I’ll need to bring several boxes of tissue… Opening in theatres on 9/23.
- Preview footage from the upcoming Walt Disney Animation Studios release Moana. This animated film looks beautiful and it’s refreshing to see non-cookie-cutter characters! Opening in theatres on 11/23.
The full Pete’s Dragon event will happen August 7th-9th. Follow along using the following hashtags and let me know if you have any questions you’d like me to ask the talent.
Pete’s Dragon Printable Activities
In the meantime, here’s something fun to get you excited about Pete’s Dragon. Enjoy these printable activities (click on the image to download the full PDF file).
I was invited on an all-expense paid media trip as a guest of Disney in honor of the Pete’s Dragon movie. All opinions are my own.