Pete's Dragon (1977)

G   |    |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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An orphan boy and his magical dragon come to town with his abusive adoptive parents in pursuit.

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  • Jim Backus in Pete's Dragon (1977)
  • Mickey Rooney and Sean Marshall in Pete's Dragon (1977)
  • Charlie Callas in Pete's Dragon (1977)
  • Sean Marshall and Helen Reddy in Pete's Dragon (1977)
  • Charlie Callas and Sean Marshall in Pete's Dragon (1977)
  • Mickey Rooney and Helen Reddy in Pete's Dragon (1977)

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Did You Know?


Sean Marshall partially attributes his athletic success to his role in the film, saying that the training he went through for the part, especially ballet, made him more of an athlete.


Dr. Terminus: Excuse me folks, I witnessed what happened today and I'm completely sympathetic with you.
Grover: What's "sympathetic" mean?


When Pete is riding the invisible Elliot in the opening scenes through the forest, the wires holding him up are visible.

Alternate Versions

This Disney film has a troubled history as far as the many different versions released over the years. It originally ran 134 minutes. After its premiere engagement in Hollywood, it was cut down to 121 minutes before it premiered in New York. When it was released in Europe, it ran 105 minutes, with the following edits: -"Candle on the Water" (which survived only as an instrumental passage over the credits replacing the original overture) and "The Happiest Home in These Hills" were eliminated entirely. -Verses from "I Saw A Dragon," "Passamashloddy," "There's Room For Everyone," and "Every Little Piece" were cut. -21 scenes were shortened. This version was used for the original home video release in 1980, while every video since then has run 128 minutes, restoring the songs and the majority of dramatic material. However, when Disney re-released it in theaters, it was the European cut. Even further cuts were made for the TV version of the film, which premiered on "The Disney Sunday Movie" in 1986.


There's Room for Everyone
Music and Lyrics by
Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
Sung by Helen Reddy, Sean Marshall, and Ensemble


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Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Musical

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