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First Look: Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” introduces an all-new Elliott!

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It’s not your grandma’s dragon, that’s for sure. Entertainment Weekly has revealed an exclusive first look at the all-new, completely reimagined Elliot from the remake of Pete’s Dragon. Pretty different than this guy: petes-dragon-pete-elliott-apples Fur! Crazy right? It’s been 40 years since the original film, and this remake is looking to travel in similar footsteps, while pretty much reinventing everything else. For those who don’t know, the story centers around an orphan named Pete (Oakes Fegley) and his best friend, a humongous, occasionally visible dragon named Elliott. This particular take (at least from the previews) seems like it’s leaning on a darker take of the classic family tale.

“Certain things about the original design we loved: Big jaw, big snout, and a clumsy quality that we really wanted to not completely forget about,” says director t. “We explored pink, just to see what would happen. From the get-go, the aesthetic was always to make everything feel as handmade as possible, including effects. To really have it feel like a blur between a very grounded realistic world and a world in which a big green dragon that can turn invisible can exist.”

Check out the trailer below:

Pete’s Dragon hits theaters on August 12. What do you think about the new look for Elliot? Let me know in the comments below!

7 Comments

  1. EricJ

    So…is a furry dragon technically a mammal?

    1. M

      It’s both a fish and a mammal. Duh.

    2. Yeren

      Nope; just a dragon. Dragons have always been chimeric creatures, mixing scales, fur, horns, spikes, fangs, whiskers, etc, in varying proportions.

  2. Ryan

    My dude, Falcor was a furry dragon. Don’t let your Dark Ages vision of what a dragon is cloud your perception of what dragons CAN be. Creatures of fantasy can be anything we want them to be.

  3. Matthew

    He’s cute! Perhaps if the movie is successful, he could reside at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Then, the logo could live up to its legacy!

  4. Tomm

    Looks good, but come one, Fury Dragon!! That ruins a Dragons image. Disney just had to show off their Fur Animation abilities. Ya we get it with Sully. Oh well, whats done is done, I’m sure it will be just fine.

  5. A1anne

    There is plenty of furry dragons you just don’t know where to look at. Don’t you know The neverending story ? flying dragon’s furry.

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