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I own ALOT of Movies but Why? I go to ALOT of movies but Why? I watch ALOT of movies but Why? A movie a day for one year. that is my first 365 blog challenge. I am putting all my movies in a box and pulling them at random, including the ones owned by the wife.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

34. Pete's Dragon

     “A Dragon! A Dragon! I swear I saw a Dragon!”

                Well I was waiting for it to happen. Waiting for the one time I would pull a movie from the Magical Movie Box that I had no desire in the watch. This movie is owned by my wife. It is one of her all time favorite movies and I set off on the task to watch this movie.      
       SO MUCH SINGING!!!!!!! My goodness it’s like every 5 seconds they break out in song. It was way too much.  The movie isn’t awful. I actually thought that the fact that the Dragon aka Elliot talked like one of the adults on Charlie Brown was humorous. It was so funny that the subtitles would say “Speaking Gibberish”  when the dragon spoke. BUT, So much singing! Pete’s dragon is about an orphan who runs away from his adoptive, slave driving family with his cartoon dragon.
                He winds up in the town of Paddamaddy, I man Quagyamogggy, I mean Pappsya daddsy…Passamaquoddy! There he is taken in and adopted by the local lighthouse keepers. His dragon causes a lot of trouble for the town and therefore Pete. Also added in is the fact the adoptive family, who never bathe, show up to get him back. Then a medicine “doctor” shows up to town and tries to steal the dragon. In fact, the doctor is the best part of this movie. 

Final Verdict: I survived.


  1. Yeah! I love this movie! I even wore my Pete's Dragon pin to show my support for Jimmy watching it.

  2. No knocking Pete's Dragon!! It is one of my all-time favorite movies. How could you not enjoy the Gogan Family? LOVE IT!!!

  3. I like this movie. The songs warm my heart.

  4. I remember this from my own childhood. At the time I saw it, I liked it...and then I grew up! was a sappy musical. Disney merged live actors with post production animation. They do an okay job...not as good as Who Framed Roger Rabbit, but okay. An good cast, but, I'm sorry...a musical....about a dragon? Mickey Rooney?!? Helen Ready?!?. Don't mean to vent, but for me...not worth owning, even for future grand-kids...although, I could use it as a disciplinary tool....hummmm.

  5. I should make a movie called Chad's Dragon.

  6. I remember seeing this in the theater when it came out. Wow. Cutting edge. I dare anyone to get a Pete's Dragon tattoo across their back. That would be tuff-lookin, eh Ponyboy?

  7. One of the most Beautiful movies, and believe me I watched it more than 50 times, and I am 53