Walt Disney Studios “Pete’s Dragon” Review

Pete's Dragon

“Pete’s Dragon” is one of the newest Disney family films and it is now available on Digital HD and Blu-ray™. We received a copy of the movie and watched it as a family last week.

The boys love dragons, and this magical film captivated our entire family. The film is beautiful, and the effects and the animation of Elliot the dragon make it so realistic. All the beautiful landscapes and the forest made for some breathtaking dragon flight scenes as well.

I had a cry or two in a couple of sad scenes and enjoyed the fun surprises and charismatic characters, including little Pete. Such a fantastic little actor!

This is a great family movie night pick, and we all gave it a thumbs up. We also loved watching some of the bonus features, including a revealing look at director David Lowery’s personal diary kept during the filming of “Pete’s Dragon,” the design process behind the lovable dragon Elliot, deleted scenes, a tour of the film’s breathtaking production location of New Zealand, audio commentary by filmmakers and actors, some hilarious bloopers and more.

Pete’s Dragon was a very enjoyable movie for all. If you are looking for a fun family movie then you will love the Blu-ray/DVD.


Win it: One lucky Canadian reader 18+ will win a copy of Pete’s Dragon and Blu-ray/DVD. Enter to WIN by commenting below and letting me know why you would like to win. Ends Dec 23rd at 12pmPST.

Be sure to share this contest and the Facebook post with family and friends! Good Luck all!

Disclosure: This is a partnered post with Disney. A product sample has been received for this review and all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.

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Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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16 responses to “Walt Disney Studios “Pete’s Dragon” Review”

  1. Adrienna Reid — December 13, 2016 @ 5:37 am (#)

    Looks great

  2. Jen Fraser — December 13, 2016 @ 5:51 am (#)

    My son loves dragons and this movie looks amazing would love to win this for him. Love to show him hia favorite animal along side some magic to keep his imagination going.

  3. Kristen sowko — December 13, 2016 @ 7:49 am (#)

    I would like to win because I heard that this is a good movie. Also, my son is really into dinosaurs right now.

  4. Tara Betterley — December 13, 2016 @ 8:12 am (#)

    I would like to win because I heard from friends it was a great movie. Disney never disappoints. Would be awesome to watch as a family.

  5. Jeannie — December 13, 2016 @ 10:47 am (#)

    I would love to win this DVD because I think my son and I would love to watch it together. It sounds like a great movie.

  6. Julie-ann — December 13, 2016 @ 12:52 pm (#)

    My husband and I saw it in theatres and loved it! I would love to give it to my husband as a gift!

  7. Stephanie LaPlante — December 13, 2016 @ 1:01 pm (#)

    I would love to win this because I want to see this very badly. I’ve always been fascinated by dragons and would love to watch it with my little cousins.

  8. Andrea Amy — December 13, 2016 @ 1:57 pm (#)

    I wouldl love to win because we haven’t seen this one yet, and I love the original! Thanks for the chance.

  9. Elizabeth Matthiesen — December 13, 2016 @ 2:41 pm (#)

    I’ve seen the adverts for this a few times and think it would be a great film to watch with my grandchildren.

  10. Andrea — December 13, 2016 @ 3:07 pm (#)

    I would like to win because this movie sounds so good and we really want to watch it!

  11. Ashleigh Swerdfeger — December 13, 2016 @ 6:31 pm (#)

    My son loves Pete’s Dragon! I would love to watch it with him. It would be a great family night movie.

  12. Florence Cochrane — December 14, 2016 @ 5:33 am (#)

    I like to win Pete’s Dragon to watch it with my grandchildren.

  13. loriag — December 15, 2016 @ 6:24 pm (#)

    My boys loved dragons when they were young as well. I can see Pete’s Dragon being a great family movie.

  14. naiddia p — December 16, 2016 @ 8:48 pm (#)

    We haven’t watched this movie yet and I think my kids would enjoy it.

  15. Lynda Cook — December 17, 2016 @ 5:30 pm (#)

    This looks like an awesome movie to watch with my grandkids!!

  16. Wendy Jensen — December 19, 2016 @ 4:07 pm (#)

    I would like to win it because I love watching movies.

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