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[3 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney Classic ‘Pete’s Dragon’ To Be Reinvented

David Lowery, who is more recently known as the director behind Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, has been hired alongside Toby Halbrooks and producer Jim Whitaker to write an updated version of Disney’s 1977 classic Pete’s Dragon. The original film was a mix of animation and live-action and featured Mickey Rooney, Shelley Winters, Helen Reddy, Red Buttons, Jim Dale, Charlie Callas, and Sean Marshall.
The plotline of Pete’s Dragon centered on Pete (played by Marshall), an orphan on the run from his abusive adoptive family while sharing adventures with his pet magical …