Following the official announcement of the cast, which includes newcomer Oakes Fegley along with Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Karl Urban, we haven't seen or heard much from the Disney remake, Pete's Dragon. That all changed at D23, where the official logo was officially unveiled. And plenty more was announced at the event as well.
Bryce Dallas Howard took the stage to talk about her starring role in Pete's Dragon. The film is a reimagining of Disney's cherished family film from 1977. The heartwarming adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon, "Pete's Dragon" is directed by David Lowery, produced by Jim Whitaker, and executive-produced by Barrie Osborne. It opens in U.S. theaters on August 12, 2016.
Disney, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm presented their live action film slates this morning at the D23 EXPO 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. The presentations, which revealed exclusive news and details about the upcoming live action films, were aided by live and video appearances from talent and filmmakers. Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn hosted the highly anticipated biennial event which included a lot of other movies along with Pete's Dragon. Also appearing at the panel were The Finest Hours, The Jungle Book and Alice Through the Looking Glass.
Sean Bailey took the stage to introduce the first film in the Disney live-action lineup, The Finest Hours which is based on the remarkable true story of the most daring rescue mission in the history of the Coast Guard. Chris Pine, who plays Bernie Webber, the captain of the rescue boat, joined Sean Bailey on stage to give fans a peak at the heroic action-thriller. Sean Bailey then welcomed Mia Wasikowska to the stage, where she thrilled fans with a preview of the all-new spectacular adventure, Alice Through the Looking Glass, featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll's beloved stories. Director James Bobin brings his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in 2010 with "Alice in Wonderland," in which Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.
Sean Bailey surprised everyone with a sneak peek at Beauty and the Beast, which included a musical greeting from stars Emma Watson, Josh Gad and Luke Evans, sent from the London set where they are currently filming. But the biggest shock may have come with a surprise visit by Johnny Depp, who showed up on stage completely decked out as Captain Jack Sparrow, brought down the house and thrilled fans at Sean Bailey's presentation of the next exciting film in the "Pirates of the Caribbean " franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. It truly was an event to remember. Take a look at the Pete's Dragon logo.