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Pete's Dragon is a american film of genre Comedy directed by Don Bluth released in USA on 3 november 1977 with Helen Reddy

Pete's Dragon (1977)

Pete's Dragon
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Released in USA 3 november 1977
Length 1h45
Directed by ,    
OriginUSA
Genres Comedy,    Fantasy,    Adventure,    Musical,    Animation
Rating63% 3.1999153.1999153.1999153.1999153.199915

Pete's Dragon is a 1977 live-action and animated musical film from Walt Disney Productions. It is a live-action film but one of its title characters, a dragon named Elliott, is animated. The story is about a young orphan named Pete who enters the town of Passamaquoddy, a small fishing community on Passamaquoddy Bay in southeastern Maine. His only friend is a dragon named Elliott, who also acts as his protector and can make himself invisible and is generally visible only to Pete, which occasionally lands Pete in trouble with the locals. The film also stars Helen Reddy, Mickey Rooney, Jim Dale, Red Buttons, Jeff Conaway, and Shelley Winters. The film was directed by Don Chaffey, and the songs are by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn.

The song "Candle on the Water" received an Academy Award nomination, but lost to "You Light Up My Life" from the film of the same title. Reddy's recording (with a different arrangement than the one her character sings in the film) was released as a single by Capitol Records, reaching #27 on the Adult Contemporary charts. The movie also received a nomination for Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Adaptation Score, losing to A Little Night Music.

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In the early 1900s, a young orphan named Pete flees his abusive adoptive hillbilly family, the Gogans. As Lena Gogan and company pursue him ("The Happiest Home in These Hills"), an unseen force, which Pete calls Elliott, knocks them into a mud pit. The next morning, Pete and Elliott, a green and purple dragon who has the power of invisibility, share breakfast ("I Love You, Too") and visit Passamaquoddy, a village where the unseen Elliott, performing clumsy antics, causes Pete to be labeled a source of ill luck. Lampie, the drunken old lighthouse keeper, stumbles out of a tavern and encounters Pete. A mischievous Elliott makes himself visible, and a terrified Lampie runs into the saloon to warn the townsfolk ("I Saw a Dragon"). In a seaside cave, Pete scolds Elliott for causing trouble. Just as they make up, Lampie's daughter Nora appears, having spotted Pete earlier. She says that due to the ongoing tides from the sea, that it's unsafe for Pete to stay, thus leaving Elliott to remain there. She offers him shelter at the lighthouse, and they talk ("It's Not Easy"). Pete learns the story of Nora's fiancé, Paul, whose ship was reported lost at sea the previous year. Pete promises to ask Elliott about Paul, and Nora accepts, believing Elliott to be an imaginary friend.

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Disney theatrical animated features

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1938) Pinocchio (1940) Fantasia (1941) The Reluctant Dragon (1941) Dumbo (1941) Saludos Amigos (1942) Bambi (1942) Victory Through Air Power (1943) The Three Caballeros (1944) Make Mine Music (1946) Song of the South (1946) Fun and Fancy Free (1947) So Dear to My Heart (1948) Melody Time (1948) The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) Cinderella (1950) Alice in Wonderland (1951) Peter Pan (1953) Lady and the Tramp (1955) Sleeping Beauty (1959) One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961) The Sword in the Stone (1963) Mary Poppins (1964) The Jungle Book (1967) The Aristocats (1970) Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) Robin Hood (1973) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) Pete's Dragon (1977) The Rescuers (1977) The Fox and the Hound (1981) The Black Cauldron (1985) The Great Mouse Detective (1986) Oliver & Company (1988) Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) The Little Mermaid (1989) DuckTales: The Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990) The Rescuers Down Under (1990) Beauty and the Beast (1991) Aladdin (1992) The Lion King (1994) A Goofy Movie (1995) Pocahontas (1995) The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) Hercules (1997) Mulan (1998) Doug's 1st Movie (1999) Fantasia 2000 (1999) Tarzan (1999) Dinosaur (2000) The Emperor's New Groove (2000) The Tigger Movie (2000) Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) Recess: School's Out (2001) Lilo & Stitch (2002) Return to Never Land (2002) Treasure Planet (2002) The Jungle Book 2 (2003) Piglet's Big Movie (2003) Brother Bear (2003) Home on the Range (2004) Teacher's Pet (2004) Chicken Little (2005) Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005) Bambi II (2006) Enchanted (2007) Meet the Robinsons (2007) Bolt (2008) The Princess and the Frog (2009) Tangled (2010) Winnie the Pooh (2011) Wreck-It Ralph (2012) Planes (2013) Frozen (2013) Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014) Big Hero 6 (2014)

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