Pete’s Dragon (Live Action)

Last Updated on: January 20th, 2024

Here is everything you need to know about the amazing movie Pete’s Dragon (Live Action) including casting, reviews, fun facts and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!

Pete’s Dragon (Live Action) Description

petes dragon dvd 2016For 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.

Pete’s Dragon (Live Action) Fun Facts

  • Unlike the original, this version of “Pete’s Dragon” is a full-length live-action/CGI hybrid film.
  • Elliott, the dragon in the 2016 film, is portrayed as a fully CGI-animated character. The decision to make Elliott entirely CGI allowed for a more realistic and expressive dragon, which was a departure from the hand-drawn animated dragon in the original film.

Pete’s Dragon (Live Action) Cast
  • Bryce Dallas Howard: Grace Meacham
  • Oakes Fegley: Pete Healy
  • Levi Alexander: 5-year-old Pete
  • Wes Bentley: Jack Magary
  • Karl Urban: Gavin Magary
  • Oona Laurence: Natalie Magary
  • Robert Redford: Mr. Meacham
  • Isiah Whitlock Jr.: Sheriff Gene Dentler
  • Marcus Henderson: Woodrow
  • Aaron Jackson: Abner
  • Phil Grieve: Bobby
  • Jim McLarty: Ranger Wentworth
  • Ian Harcourt: Deputy West
  • Steve Barr: Deputy Smalls
  • John Kassir: the voice of Elliot the Dragon

Pete’s Dragon (Live Action) Crew
  • Director: David Lowery
  • Producer: James Whitaker
  • Screenplay: David Lowery and Toby Halbrooks

Pete's Dragon (Live Action)

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  • Year Released: 2016
  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $132.6 million
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