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For a remake of the Helen Reddy musical with live-action boy befriended by a cartoon dragon, Disney has wisely jettisoned the songs, the plot and the cartoon and produced an entirely new story that is genuinely enchanting. This seems to […]

In honor of this week’s release of Disney’s remake of the 1977 film, “Pete’s Dragon,” here are some other classic movie dragons. 1. How to Train Your Dragon This was the first of the terrific series which has produced two films […]

Disney’s remake of “Pete’s Dragon” looks more like “How to Train Your Dragon” or “The Jungle Book” than the original musical version with Helen Reddy.

“Pete’s Dragon,” a warm-hearted Disney musical fantasy combining live action and animation, is out on DVD today. It stars Helen Reddy (singing the Oscar-nominated song, “Candle on the Water”), Mickey Rooney, and Jim Dale (narrator of the Harry Potter audiobooks). […]

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