Pete's Dragon Teaser Trailer (2016)

Teaser trailer for Pete's Dragon, starring Bryce Dallas Howard and Robert Redford.

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.

A remake of the 1977 classic Pete's Dragon, which mixed animation with film, audiences can expect a major, and we do mean major, improvement in visual effects.

Pete's Dragon Teaser Trailer - Original

Karl Urban, who is only briefly shown in the teaser trailer, came in after Michael C. Hall -- think Dexter -- fell out of the role of Gavin.

Pete's Dragon finished the primary filming phase in early 2015, leaving the rest of the time between then and August, 2016, for visual work and other post-production tasks.

About three months ago TrailerAddict did an interview about Movie Trailers and, more importantly, the lack of teaser trailers. After completing that interview, it seems Hollywood was listening, as the number of real teaser trailers have shot up significantly when compared to the last few years.

And now we have the first teaser trailer for Pete's Dragon which, being a teaser, is sure to introduce the concept of the film while showcasing very little footage. We do get to see Bryce Dallas Howard and Robert Redford along with the title character played by Oakes Fegley; who some may remember from HBO's Boardwalk Empire. And there is even the quickest of quick shots of Karl Urban, who I'm surprised was given so little screen time for the teaser.

Considering the film has been in post-production for some time, I would have liked to have seen a little more of Pete's dragon, Elliot, but beggars can't be choosers when it comes to this sort of teaser trailer. My assumption is that plenty more visual effects for the dragon have been completed, but Disney is saving that for the trailer. Considering we're already impressed with what we've seen so far, and the motion poster, can't hardly blame them.

1 min 26 sec


Posted On
February 21, 2016
David Lowery

S.S. Field

Walt Disney Pictures

August 12, 2016
Bryce Dallas Howard
Karl Urban
Robert Redford
Wes Bentley
Oakes Fegley
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