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Pete, a young orphan, runs away to a Maine fishing town with his best friend--a lovable, sometimes invisible dragon named Elliott! When they are taken in by a kind lighthouse keeper, Nora (Helen Reddy), and her father (Mickey Rooney), Elliott's prank playing lands them in big trouble. Then, when crooked salesmen try to capture Elliott for their own gain, Pete must attempt a daring rescue.
I have watched this movie every day for the last two weeks. Sometimes twice. I don't know if it's a good movie. I don't know if it's a bad movie. It has Mickey Rooney. It has Red Buttons. It has Jim Backus. Charley Callas makes a bunch of sounds. There are songs. One of them won the Oscar, so Helen Reddy has that in common with Three Six Mafia and Adele. I don't know where I am anymore.
Oh, Four Stars, because Shelley Winters falls in what are clearly feces more than once. In the movie.
Very underrated Disney movie and easily one of my Top 5 favorites. A lovely story in a different setting with interesting characters, some downright despicable and other very likeable and funny. And in the center of it all, a little boy and his Dragon.
I've always loved the songs too. Really worth watching.
This didn't fare very well on original release, and I've never been sure why. Sure, it lacks that extra bit of magic Disney's similarly made films have (Bedknobs and Broomsticks), but the story is fun, and the songs are a pleasure to watch. The technical presentation here is favourable, and the extras worthy of a watch.
Aaaah, there's some childhood right there...
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Holy fuck. Has Mickey Rooney always looked 119?
I really couldn't get into the songs and the silly slapstick. Was definitely more of a Witch Mountain kid. The songs were disappointing and far too frequent considering their mundane nature. The dragon animation was quite lovely but the real world/ animated interaction was clumsy and roughshod. Not a stitch on Mary Poppins, Bedknobs and Broomsticks or Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Aaaah, there's some childhood right there...
Rather charming. The animation blends well with the live action - even if it has a slight Mary Poppins feel. Jim Dale is great value too. Creaky enough to just about justify the remake though.
In 1977 I was 5 years old and I loved this film when I was a kid - and I can still remember quite a bit about it today. This film helped me to fall 'in-love' with dragons... a childhood wish to have a pet dragon of my own just like Pete. It's a wonderful family film with a good story - great for all ages.
The movie has a pretty good soundtrack for a Walt Disney Musical - but my favorite song from the film is "It's Not Easy". I had the song on an old Disneyland album (Best of Disney Vol 2) when I was a kid. LOL I get a chuckle when I think about that today: Nostalgia. Pure nostalgia.
If you like movie like 'Eragon' or 'Puff the Magic Dragon' then you might like the film Pete's Dragon.
After the massive critical and box office success of Mary Poppins, Walt Disney Studios tried and failed to duplicate that success with similar films (such as Bedknobs and Broomsticks). One such attempt was the 1977 musical, Pete's Dragon. The live-action film featured an animated dragon named Elliott as the primary selling point, though he's neither cute enough nor funny enough to support the picture. In fact, he's only in about 20 minutes of it altogether. A more accurate title might have been "Pete's Incredibly Boring Adventure That Also Has a Dragon in it for Some Reason."
In an attempt to escape from his abusive adoptive family, a little boy named Pete runs away to a little town named Passamaquoddy (this…
Rematched Pete's Dragon purely out of nostalgia (I remember watching it repeatedly as a kid in the 1980s), and it didn't hold up nearly as well as I'd hoped. I still adored Pete and Elliott, but everything else was a bit of a let down.
Pete's dragon was not great pet.
Pete was very brave loner kid.
The musical was good but it made me to realize I shouldn't expect same version will happen to future reboot.
I wish they really make a very different Pete's Dragon.
Super solid family entertainment. I grew up loving this, and had to pull it out once the remake was announced. I was shocked at how well it holds up. The story has plenty of stakes, while never getting overly heavy.The characters are all hilarious and strong, from the Passamaquoddy milkman all the way up to Pete himself, and the songs don’t have a dud in the bunch. Whimsical and wonderful.
I know its for children and that because I'm an adult its not really suited for me, so that's why I didn't enjoy it as much as I probably should have. Pete's Dragon is typical 1970s Disney with flair and song numbers, I liked the animation as its done by Don Bluth, I can also see why its due for a remake as the social issues have changed a lot since the 70s, sure the dragon will probably be CGI now instead of animation but who knows perhaps it will improve the movie. I also liked Mickey Rooney's Lampie and Jim Dale's Dr. Terminus both of whom give great performances throughout. On the other hand Sean Marshall's Pete is your average child actor who does his best. Probably his best moments are when he's interacting with the Dragon Elliott or singing with Helen Reddy's Nora. Let's hope the remake can give Pete's Dragon justice while also being a lot better.
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My Man (1928) The Battle of Paris (1929)
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