Pete’s Dragon (film) For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham has delighted local children with stories of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace, who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales, until she meets Pete. Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no home or family who claims to live in the woods with a giant green dragon named Elliot, who seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie, an 11-year-old girl whose father, Jack, owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon. Directed by David Lowery. Released August 12, 2016 in the U.S., after an Aug. 10 release in Italy. Stars Bryce Dallas Howard (Grace), Karl Urban (Gavin), Robert Redford (Mr. Meacham), Wes Bentley (Jack), Oona Laurence (Natalie), Oakes Fegley (Pete). 102 min. Filmed in widescreen format in New Zealand. A reimagining of the 1977 Disney film of the same title (for which the dragon’s name is spelled Elliott).