Pete’s Dragon Poster: Disney Remakes Their 1977 Classic

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Pete’s Dragon Poster for Disney’s remake of their 1977 classic

Walt Disney Pictures has debuted the first motion poster for Pete’s Dragon, a reimagining of the studios’ 1977 classic. Check out the Pete’s Dragon poster below, as well as a 2D version in the gallery, and stay tuned for the first trailer this Sunday!

The family film blends live action and CGI to tell the story of the special bond between an orphaned boy, Pete, and his best friend, Elliott, who just happens to be a dragon. It stars Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help) as Grace, a park ranger who discovers the existence of Elliott; 10-year-old Oakes Fegley (This is Where I Leave You) as Pete; Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games) as Jack, a local mill owner; New Zealand native Karl Urban (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Jack’s brother, Gavin; Oona Laurence as Natalie, the young girl who befriends Pete; and Oscar-winner Robert Redford (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, All the President’s Men) as Grace’s father.

Pete’s Dragon is directed by David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) and produced by Jim Whitaker, with Barrie Osborne serving as executive producer. The screenplay is by Lowery and Toby Halbrooks. WETA Digital, the visual effects company founded by filmmaker Peter Jackson based in New Zealand, will utilize the latest in digital effects to bring the dragon, Elliott, to life.

The film is scheduled to be released in U.S. theaters on August 12.