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Disney delivers 1st trailer for 'Pete's Dragon'

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CANDLE ON THE WATER — Disney fans are getting their first peek at a very different take on a childhood favorite with the recent trailer release for "Pete's Dragon."

The live action/animation hybrid musical from 1977 is getting a makeover from director David Lowery who is best known for 2013's "Ain't Them Bodies Saints." In the first trailer, which hit the web Sunday night, Pete has been living away from civilization for six years and, as Disney fans are already aware, he hasn't been alone.

A quick look at IMDB shows several characters from the original are missing in action and nothing about the new trailer suggest characters will be breaking out into song at any point, but fans don't seem too worried about the changes.

From Twitter:

First look, #PetesDragon; and it looks amazing! #Disney — Mike Sington (@MikeSington) February 22, 2016


Can't wait for Pete's Dragon! It looks like it's going to be amazing! And Robert Redford..swoon! #Disneyland60#PetesDragon — Susan Pazera ✈️ (@SusanPazera) February 22, 2016

> New [\#PetesDragon]( stills get up close and very personal with a fluffy Elliott []( > > — Stitch Kingdom (@stitchkingdom) [February 22, 2016](

Lowery's updated take on Pete and his animated dragon friend Elliott stars [Bryce Dallas Howard](, [Robert Redford](, [Karl Urban]( and [Oakes Fegley]( as Pete. It is slated to be released August 12, 2016.

About the Author: Travis Poppleton

Travis Poppleton has been covering movie news, film reviews and live events for Deseret News and since 2010 and co-hosts the FlixJunkies podcast. You can contact him at

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