I can’t wait to see Pete’s Dragon in theaters with my family (in fact, we’re seeing an early screening in just over a week!). I grew up with Disney’s original Pete’s Dragon (Amazon link, in case you’d like to check it out before seeing the new film). Note: The following activities have been provided by Disney. No compensation has been received.
Pete’s Dragon Activity Kit
If your kids are looking forward to Pete’s Dragon as much as mine are, then they’ll love these activities that are inspired by the film! These activities are perfect for summer…and keeping kids active through imaginative play!
Here’s a sneak peek at what’s inside: (be sure to click the download link to get everything included in the packet!)
For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted children in the sleepy town of Millhaven 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 in these very woods, his 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 to speak of, who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliot, and from his descriptions, Elliot seems remarkably similar to the fabled dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories.
As Grace slowly begins to earn Pete’s trust, opening his eyes to the possibility that there is a world beyond his forest, his presence causes Grace to take a look at her own life, including her relationship with Jack (Wes Bentley), who owns the local lumber mill. Jack wants to support Grace’s endeavors to study and protect the surrounding woods but needs to focus on keeping his company profitable at the same time, and it is driving a wedge between them.
When Pete’s idyllic life with Elliot in the forest is in danger, Grace, along with the help of Jack’s 11-year-old daughter Natalie (Oona Laurence), sets out to uncover the truth about this dragon and determine where Pete came from…and where he belongs.
A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film by the same name, “Pete’s Dragon” is directed by David Lowery from a screenplay by Lowery & Toby Halbrooks based on a screenplay by Malcolm Marmorstein and produced by Jim Whitaker, p.g.a., with Barrie M. Osborne serving as executive producer.
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