Pete's Dragon Lands At Build-A-Bear Workshop

If Disney's remake of Pete's Dragon is as good as the critics say, children everywhere will want [...]


If Disney's remake of Pete's Dragon is as good as the critics say, children everywhere will want some sort of merchandise, so that they can remember the film.

One way to do that would be to own one of these cuddly items from the Build-A-Bear Workshop. They are offering two plush figures of Elliot, the dragon. They are identical for the most part, but one of them "features a 5-in-1 sound chip that you can squeeze in his paw to hear Elliot's signature roars, growls and snorts." The one with sound retails for $32; the one without goes for $25.

If neither of those strike your fancy, you can get Pete's Dragon Hoodie, which makes an excellent accessory for many of the amazing plush figures they already offer. It features a "dragon hood, ear, spiky fur, wings, Pete's Dragon imprint and a drawstring tie." It retails for $12.50.

Lastly, we have Pete's Dragon T-Shirt. Once again, it's another great accessory. It retails for $7.


A reimagining of Disney's cherished family film, "Pete's Dragon" is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon. "Pete's Dragon" stars Bryce Dallas Howard ("Jurassic World"), Oakes Fegley ("This is Where I Leave You"), Wes Bentley ("The Hunger Games"), Karl Urban ("Star Trek"), Oona Laurence ("Southpaw") and Oscar winner Robert Redford ("Captain America: The Winter Soldier"). The film, which is directed by David Lowery ("Ain't Them Bodies Saints"), is written by Lowery & Toby Halbrooks based on a story by Seton I. Miller and S.S. Field and produced by Jim Whitaker, p.g.a. ("The Finest Hours," "Friday Night Lights"), with Barrie M. Osborne ("The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," "The Great Gatsby") serving as executive producer.

For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. And from Pete's descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham's stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.

Disney's "Pete's Dragon" opens in U.S. theaters on August 12, 2016.