Saturday, September 26, 2009
Magical Disney Sundays
Heidi from Fairy Footprints in the Sand is hosting her weekly Magical
Disney Sunday. She will be doing this every Sunday if you wish to join in.
The movie I selected for today is one I enjoyed a lot while growing up,
and still do, Pete's dragon. Please turn my Playlist on to hear some
music from the movie while you read along!
Pete is an orphan boy that was sold to a grungy and mean family called
the Gogans. They use and abuse him terribly and when Pete finally
becomes fed up with their cruelty, he flees with his only friend, a dragon
During their travels, they land in a town called Passamaquoddy, where they
meet the local lighthouse keeper (Mickey Rooney)and his daughter (Helen
Reddy). Pete befriends them and begins to think he may have found a
family at last. When Elliot's antics and overall clumsiness begin to cause
many a disturbance amongst the townspeople, trouble is not far behind.
The locals believe Pete is the cause of all the mischief due to the fact that
Elliot, the dragon, is invisible to most people. Oops. Only the lighthouse
keeper can see him.
Also on the scene is a slimy snake-oil salesman and his sidekick Hoagy
who team up with the Grogans who are persistently pursuing Pete.
They want their free labor back and the slimy Doc Terminus wants
Elliot. To use for his slimy snake-oil potions.
Throw all this in the mix with some catchy songs like Passamaquoddy,
Brazzle Dazzle Em, I thought I saw a dragon and Candle on the water and
you get a movie that is lots of fun to watch and sing along with. Elliott will
steal you heart and make you want a dragon of your own. Almost!
This is Disney, so of course we get a happy ending, but I won't spoil the
whole plot for you in case you have yet to see it. I recommend it if you have
little ones, I think they'll love Elliot too!