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The Clean Cut: Disney releases 'Pete's Dragon' trailer

Posted June 16

Disney released a trailer Tuesday for its upcoming remake of the 1977 film “Pete’s Dragon,” which is set to open in theaters Aug. 12. The trailer proves what the cast and crew have been saying: The film is not “a straight up remake.”

“Prior to reading the script, I had heard that it wasn’t a straight up remake, and that was the ‘yes’ for me,” Bryce Dallas Howard told IGN.com. “I love 'Pete’s Dragon.' I have the little board book for my kids and I read it to them constantly. I think, in loving it, I didn’t want it to just be a copy cat thing. I think we see a lot of them; some of them are great, some of them don’t work.”

Howard, daughter of director Ron Howard, is joined by Robert Redford in the film that tells the fairy tale of a young orphan named Pete whose best friend is a dragon named Elliot. While the storyline will be familiar to those who loved the original, it will likely engage a new generation of fans.

Watch the trailer on YouTube.

Email: mjones@deseretdigital.com

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