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Disney hopes to continue its trend of successful revivals with Pete's Dragon, the upcoming remake of its 1977 film of the same name. And a new poster's giving us another look at the family-friendly fare.

Earlier today, Disney took to Twitter to reveal a new poster for Pete's Dragon, showing off child star Oakes Fegley and his dragon companion ahead of a new trailer set to premiere on Access Hollywood tomorrow.

The poster doesn't reveal much, though it does display the furry design of Elliott the dragon. The dragon from the 1977 original was a pretty standard cartoon creature covered in green scales — but the redesigned beast is covered in green fur! That's an intentional choice by director David Lowery, who's said:

“When I went to pitch the movie to Disney, I said ‘I want him to be a furry dragon’. Pete is supposed to be cuddling up with the dragon, so let’s make him furry. I wanted him to feel not like a Game Of Thrones or Harry Potter dragon.”

We only caught a glimpse of Elliott in the film's teaser trailer, and with Pete's Dragon hitting theaters in just a couple months, we expect tomorrow's official trailer release will reveal a closer look at the unique animated creature.

Pete's Dragon flies into theaters on August 12. Are you excited for Disney's latest remake? Let us know in the comments.

[Source: Empire]


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