As a huge Disney nerd, I have been a Pete’s Dragon fan my whole life. (Many of you will remember the 1977 musical film featuring live-action and animation.) Now, nearly 40 years later, Disney is remaking the classic film, and the re-boot is slated to be released on August 12, 2016! Last August, at the D23 Expo, the film’s star, Bryce Dallas Howard, was on hand to introduce the new concept, which will be a bit different from the original. Although a trailer hasn’t been released yet, we’ve been told that we can expect a similar story, with less music and a slightly different, but still quite adorable, dragon. (Footage from Disney’s D23 Expo can be found here.)

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