UK ‘Pete’s Dragon’ Trailer and Featurettes Show More Dragon, More Heart, and More Magic

So far, all signs point to Pete’s Dragon being quite the little classic. Early screenings have been largely positive, and given that Disney gave the director the go-ahead to direct Peter Pan, it sure seems like they have a lot of confidence in this one.

The film is only a couple weeks away, and now Disney has released not only a UK trailer, but a couple of featurettes, the first of which shows the recording of the score. The second featurette, however, is more of a joke, and features the difficulty of working with an invisible dragon on set.

For 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 Elliott. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliott 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 hits theaters on August 12, 2016.