Pete's Dragon ( 2016 )


For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham 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, who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales... until she meets Pete, 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, an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.

The bond between Pete and the dragon exemplifies deep friendship and loyalty.

Characters display bravery in various challenging situations.

Strong loyalty is shown between characters as they protect and support each other.

Demonstrations of kindness towards animals and other characters.


Themes of finding and creating a family are prevalent throughout the movie.

fear 4/10

There are moments that may be intense for very young viewers, particularly scenes involving the dragon and the initial accident.

violence 3/10

Some scenes involving capture and chase, mild peril, and characters in danger.

dark 2/10

Some thematic elements related to loss and isolation might be slightly dark for younger audiences.