PETE’S DRAGON (Theatrical Release USA 1977)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 2.8|5.0 Starsìì

Pete’s Dragon—cute, but poorly done—has good dancers, but the actual choreography of the dancing is poor. The musical lyrics need a boost. The film misses the mark of live and animated movies. This film does not measure up to the Disney standards of other live and animated movies like Mary Poppins or Bedknob and Broomsticks.

Storyline

A dragon comes to the aid of a small boy.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Don Chaffey and Don Bluth for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Jerome Courtland and Ron Miller for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Nora (Helen Reddy), Dr. Terminus (Jim Dale), Lampie (Mickey Rooney), Hoagy (Red Buttons), Lena Gogan (Shelley Winters), Pete (Sean Marshall), Miss Taylor (Jane Kean), The Mayor (Jim Backus), Merle (Charles Tyner), Grover (Gary Morgan), Willie (Jeff Conaway), Paul (Cal Bartlett), Elliott (Voice of Charlie Callas), and Captain (Walter Barnes).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

No. The 2016 remake of Pete’s Dragon is a better watch.

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