Pete’s Dragon

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One of Disney’s last musical combinations of live-action and traditional animation spins the tale of runaway orphan Pete and his pet dragon, Elliott.

Year: 1977
Certificate: U
Director: Don Chaffey
Starring: Jim Dale, Mickey Rooney, Helen Reddy, Jim Backus, Red Buttons, Jeff Conaway, Shelley Winters, Charles Tyner, Sean Marshall,Charlie Callas, Cal Bartlett, Jane Kean, Gary Morgan

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Reviewer: TP / boy / 4yrs

Why did you want to watch the film?
Because I wanted to because I haven’t seen it before and it has a dragon in it and I like dragons because they sometimes eat people.

What was it about? (may contain spoilers)
A little boy who didn’t have any friends, or a mommy or daddy and didn’t have a house, but he does have a dragon who can go invisible.

Did you like it?
Yes, I did but only a baby bit.

Which part did you like the best?
The first bit where they falled into the mud. The boy ran away from the mean grown ups and the grown ups falled into the mud, it was funny because they were being mean to the boy. And I liked it when Elliot the dragon breathed fire.

Which part did you like the least?
At the end when the mean grown ups tried to take Pete, and I didn’t like when the circus comes to the place.

Would you want to watch it again and why?
No, because I just watched it and want to watch something else now, but can I watch it tomorrow morning mommy?

Parent’s notes:
Pete’s Dragon is a story about an orphan boy called Pete who along with his guardian dragon called Elliot try to escape from Pete’s abusive adoptive parents. When he escapes them he arrives in a harbour town called ‘Passamaquaddy’ where he causes quite a stir before being taken in by a kindly lady called Nora who lives in the towns lighthouse, but this doesn’t mean that life gets easy for Pete and Elliot.

Pete’s Dragon is a delightful live action and traditional animation film; a Disney classic that has stood the test of time. Although some of the ‘special’ effects don’t look that special any more. TP (4) was fine watching ‘Pete’s Dragon’ however there are some scenes that may upset more sensitive children, especially the attempted kidnapping of Pete. However I would suggest that this film is suitable for children aged 5 and above.


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