New ‘Pete’s Dragon’ Trailer Takes Disney’s Live-Action Remake to a Whole New Level

A new trailer for Disney’s live-action/CGI hybrid remake of their animated classic Pete’s Dragon has been released. Directed by David Lowery, this new trailer is a big improvement compared to its initial teaser. While that initial teaser was a bit of a “slow burn,” this new trailer displays Lowery’s ability to capture the specific tone and feel that this film needs. And I don’t know about you, but I’m really liking the vibe I’m getting from this trailer.

It not only features that wonderful, magical feel we’ve seen from so many Disney films of the past, but its visual effects look phenomenal, giving us viewers our first real look at the dragon himself, Elliot. And, not just that element of the film looks talented. It features some very strong names in Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Wes Bentley, and Karl Urban. I’d say this is one Disney live-action remake that’s steadily moving up the anticipation list.

Watch the new trailer below, and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. Which trailer do you like better? Are you excited after watching the trailer? Have you seen the original? David Lowery’s Pete’s Dragon hits theaters August 12th, 2016.

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.

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