History Film / PetesDragon

22nd Feb '16 11:08:32 AM dsneybuf
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Continuing Disney's trend of rebooting much of their animated fantasy catalog in live-action, a remake of Pete's Dragon is set for release in summer of 2016. Now a CGI character, Elliott is a cryptozoological oddity of the Pacific Northwest being studied by Mr. Meacham (Creator/RobertRedford) and his park ranger daughter Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard). New evidence of the dragon's existence comes to light when a feral child named Pete (Oakes Fegley) emerges from the woods, having spent six years living with the beast.

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Continuing Disney's trend of rebooting much of their animated fantasy catalog in live-action, catalog, a remake of Pete's Dragon ''Pete's Dragon'' is set for release in summer of 2016. Now a CGI character, Elliott is a cryptozoological oddity of the Pacific Northwest being studied by Mr. Meacham (Creator/RobertRedford) and his park ranger daughter Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard). New evidence of the dragon's existence comes to light when a feral child named Pete (Oakes Fegley) emerges from the woods, having spent six years living with the beast.
21st Feb '16 11:49:52 PM FigmentJedi
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Continuing Disney's trend of rebooting much of their animated fantasy catalog in live-action, a remake of Pete's Dragon is set for release in summer of 2016. Now a CGI character, Elliott is a cryptozoological oddity of the Pacific Northwest being studied by Mr. Meacham (Creator/RobertRedford) and his park ranger daughter Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard). New evidence of the dragon's existence comes to light when a feral child named Pete (Oakes Fegley) emerges from the woods, having spent six years living with the beast.
26th Dec '15 11:34:20 PM Mikeyfan93
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A [[Film/PetesDragon2016 remake]] is scheduled for release in 2016.
30th Nov '15 6:05:06 PM FordPrefect
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** In fact, anyone who threatens or even so much as kick Pete, is his Berserk Button.

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** In fact, anyone who threatens or even so much as kick Pete, kicks Pete is his Berserk Button.



* CassandraTruth: Pete trying to tell his teacher that "It was Elliot!" who was doing all the crazy shenanigans that she was blaming and punishing him for

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* CassandraTruth: Pete trying to tell his teacher that "It was Elliot!" who was doing all the crazy shenanigans that she was blaming and punishing him forfor.



* ItMakesSenseInContext: Dr. Terminus's "Landship," a sailboat on wheels

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* ItMakesSenseInContext: Dr. Terminus's "Landship," a sailboat on wheelswheels.



* MobileKiosk: Doctor Terminus' "Landship"

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* MobileKiosk: Doctor Terminus' "Landship""Landship".



* NeverTrustAHairTonic: When Dr. Terminus comes to town, the townspeople confront him about his various medicines that didn't work the last time he was there, including one man whose hair turned from gray to pink, thanks to the doctor.

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* NeverTrustAHairTonic: When Dr. Terminus comes to town, the townspeople confront him about his various medicines that didn't work the last time he was there, including one man whose hair turned from gray to pink, pink thanks to the doctor.



* ObfuscatingDisability: Hoagy uses this to give Doctor Terminus and his tonics some ill-deserved credibility. First he inverts it by playing an old and obviously deaf woman, and fakes gaining the ability to hear. Then he plays it straight by masquerading as a old man who hobbles on crutches and doesn't need them anymore once he's had some of Terminus's tonic.

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* ObfuscatingDisability: Hoagy uses this to give Doctor Terminus and his tonics some ill-deserved credibility. First he inverts it by playing plays an old and obviously deaf woman, and fakes gaining the ability to hear. Then he plays it straight by masquerading masquerades as a old man who hobbles on crutches and doesn't need them anymore once he's had some of Terminus's tonic.



* SnakeOilSalesman: Dr. Terminous sells bogus cures and tonics.

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* SnakeOilSalesman: Dr. Terminous Terminus sells bogus cures and tonics.



* ThatRemindsMeOfASong: There are ten songs and four reprises. Most of them do serve the story, others, such as "I Saw A Dragon" or "Brazzle Dazzle Day," are about rather banal things.

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* ThatRemindsMeOfASong: There are ten songs and four reprises. Most of them do serve the story, story; others, such as "I Saw A Dragon" or "Brazzle Dazzle Day," Day", are about rather banal things.



* VillainSong: "[[BlatantLies The Happiest Home in These Hills]]" and "We Got a Bill of Sale Right Here" for the Gogans, and "Passamaquaddy" and "Every Little Piece" for Dr. Terminus and Hoagy.

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* VillainSong: "[[BlatantLies The Happiest Home in These Hills]]" and "We Got a Bill of Sale Right Here" for the Gogans, and "Passamaquaddy" "Passamaquoddy" and "Every Little Piece" for Dr. Terminus and Hoagy.
24th Nov '15 2:42:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy and His Dragon]]: Pete and Elliot

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* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy and His Dragon]]: ABoyAndHisX: Pete (boy) and ElliotElliot (dragon).
24th Nov '15 2:41:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* BillingDisplacement: Sean Marshal (Pete) gets an [[AndStarring And Introducing]] credit after the adult actors. Charlie Callas (voice of Elliot) is credited after him.
5th Oct '15 9:57:12 AM RichardX1
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A [[Film/PetesDragon2016 remake]] is scheduled for release in 2016.
21st Aug '15 11:16:00 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* SnakeOilSalesman: Dr. Terminous is likely the UrExample for villainous examples of the Trope.

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* SnakeOilSalesman: Dr. Terminous is likely the UrExample for villainous examples of the Trope.sells bogus cures and tonics.
21st Aug '15 11:11:41 PM CaptainCrawdad
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''Pete's Dragon'', a 1977 Creator/{{Disney}} film, is another SpiritualSuccessor to ''Film/MaryPoppins'', though not as direct a successor (in fact, not very successful, period) as ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'' was. It's a live-action musical that [[RogerRabbitEffect uses cel animation to bring its title character to life]].

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''Pete's Dragon'', a 1977 Creator/{{Disney}} film, is another SpiritualSuccessor to ''Film/MaryPoppins'', though not as direct a successor (in fact, not very successful, period) as ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'' was. It's a live-action musical that [[RogerRabbitEffect uses cel animation to bring its title character to life]].
23rd Jul '15 9:46:10 PM TitoMosquito
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This was Disney's big holiday release for 1977, but while it was a modest hit, it does point up how out-of-touch the company had become when it came to appealing to families - ''Franchise/StarWars'' was where it was at for most kids that year, and they just didn't have time for a broad musical comedy like this (if you thought there were [[Main/LargeHam large hams]] in the ''other'' Disney musicals...). It was the last live-action musical the company produced for many years, and, by some accounts, Creator/DonBluth's motivation for leaving the company.

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This was Disney's big holiday release for 1977, but while it was a modest hit, it does point up how out-of-touch the company had become when it came to appealing to families - ''Franchise/StarWars'' was where it was at for most kids that year, and they just didn't have time for a broad musical comedy like this (if you thought there were [[Main/LargeHam [[LargeHam large hams]] in the ''other'' Disney musicals...). It was the last live-action musical the company produced for many years, and, by some accounts, Creator/DonBluth's motivation for leaving the company.



** In fact, anyone who threatens or even so much as kick Pete, is his Berserk Button.



* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy And His Dragon]]: Pete and Elliot

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* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy And and His Dragon]]: Pete and Elliot



* KarmaHoudini: What comeuppance does the Gogan clan get for everything they've done? Aside from a lot of public humiliation, not much. The only "punishment" they got, if you can call it that, is going through all this trouble to get Pete back and having to go home empty handed.

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* KarmaHoudini: What comeuppance does the Gogan clan get for everything they've done? Aside from a lot of public humiliation, not much. The only "punishment" they got, if you can call it that, is going through all this trouble to get Pete back and having to go home empty handed. And the brothers will have to "pick up the slack" on the chores now that they don't have Pete anymore to do most (if not all) of the work.



* ShutUpHannibal: Nora does this ''repeatedly'' during the Gogan's second VilainSong; unfortunately, they ''won't'' shut up, requiring Elliot to deliver a far-more ''unsubtle'' one that capsizes their boat.

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* ShutUpHannibal: Nora does this ''repeatedly'' during the Gogan's second VilainSong; VillainSong; unfortunately, they ''won't'' shut up, requiring Elliot to deliver a far-more ''unsubtle'' one that capsizes their boat.
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