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Pete’s Dragon

Pete's Dragon is an enchanting and humane fable which introduces a most lovable animal star (albeit an animated one). Budgeted at $11 million it was the most expensive film in the history of the Disney Studios, besting Mary Poppins by $4.5 million.

With:
Helen Reddy Jim Dale Mickey Rooney Red Buttons Shelley Winters Sean Marshall

Pete’s Dragon is an enchanting and humane fable which introduces a most lovable animal star (albeit an animated one). Budgeted at $11 million it was the most expensive film in the history of the Disney Studios, besting Mary Poppins by $4.5 million.

The pic’s storyline is just a shell. This is a star vehicle and the headliner has been created with love and care by Disney animators headed by Ken Anderson and Don Bluth.

Elliott, the dumpy, clumsy, 12-foot tall mumbling dragon with the ability to go instantly invisible and the misfortune of setting the idyllic Maine town of Passamaquoddy even further back into the early 20th century, is a triumph.

1977: Nominations: Best Adapted Score, Song (‘Candle on the Water’)

Pete's Dragon

Production: Walt Disney. Director Don Chaffey; Producer Ron Miller; Screenplay Malcolm Marmorstein; Camera Frank Phillips; Editor Gordon D. Brenner; Music Irwin Kostal (sup.); Art Director John B. Mansbridge, Jack Martin Smith

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1977. Running time: 134 MIN.

With: Helen Reddy Jim Dale Mickey Rooney Red Buttons Shelley Winters Sean Marshall

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