35th Anniversary of Pete’s Dragon (plus giveaway)

35 years ago this month, I remember plopping down on my daddy’s lap as we watched Pete’s Dragon for the first time. I was 3 years old. In my eyes, that dragon could be anyone’s best friend. During that whole movie, I don’t think I twitched a muscle. I have watched it every year since.

Yes — I am 38, but the kid in me LOVES this movie. In fact, it came on television the other day and ya know what? I still remember all the words to every single song! A movie like this just brings back amazing childhood memories!

35th Anniversary of Pete’s Dragon

Rediscover with your family the endearing story between Pete and his invisible dragon friend Elliott as they develop a special bond and share a magical friendship.  With memorable characters and heartwarming songs including the 1977 Academy Award® “Best Original Song” nominee, “Candle On The Water,” Pete’s Dragon 35th Anniversary is the perfect timeless classic every member of your family will love.

The Cast

 Mickey Rooney (The Fox and the House,Night at the Museum), Helen Reddy (singer/songwriter), Sean Marshall (The Small One, The New Adventures of Heidi), Red Buttons (The Poseidon Adventure, The Longest Day) and Jim Dale (TV’s “Pushing Daisies”) star in this family movie that all will enjoy.

Enter to win

One reader is going to get their very own BluRay combo pack of Pete’s Dragon. To enter this giveaway, use the Rafflecopter form below. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second video on how to enter!
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Pete’s Dragon 35th anniversary BluRay and DVD combo pack hits the shelves today! Grab your copy now.

I received a copy of this movie in order to write my review. All opinions listed are our own.


  1. Tiffany M in MS says

    Not sure, I have too many favorites!! Pete’s dragon was one of my favorites..Star Wars, any thing Disney!!

  2. Steven Steinberg says

    Pete’s Dragon was the first children movie I saw in the movie theater. My favorite classic children movie.

  3. Stephanie Larison says

    A Chipmunk Adventure! Where they go all around the world in a hot air balloon. I still love that movie to this day, and I’m 27! lol

  4. says

    I fell in love with “Star Wars” when I was 12 years old. Before that– well, you have to remember that we didn’t have home video of any kind when I was growing up. I vaguely remember seeing “The Aristocats” and “101 Dalmations” at the movies when I was really little. “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and “The Wizard of Oz” came on TV pretty regularly and I would watch them any time they were on. And of course, as a little girl, I loved anything that had a horse in it.

  5. says

    That’s a toss-up between Annie, The Wizard of Oz, or The Sound of Music. Pete’s Dragon was the very first movie I ever saw in the theater! I think I was 4 or 5.

  6. Carmen S. says

    Beauty and the Beast has been my favorite since it came out, it was my favorite as a little girl. Thanks for the chance!

  7. jenn says

    Definitely Beauty and the Beast. My dad and I would watch this once a month together and i would watch it a dozen times in between! and Still do with my own kids:)

  8. Lauren says

    I loved and still love the movie Pocahontas! Petes Dragon is a close second! My husband and I watched it on our second date!

  9. Amanda G. says

    Believe it or not, Pete’s Dragon. We were the first family in our neighborhood with a VCR, and our first VHS tape was a copy of Pete’s Dragon someone had recorded from a cable show for us, so it was slightly edited and missing two songs. I watched it over and over, and to this day I can quote a majority of that movie.

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  11. Trigger Happy Marie says

    Might be a toss up between a few; Beauty and the Beast, Riki Tiki Tavi, Herself the Elf being some that come to mind.

  12. Melanie says

    I’ve always had two, and can’t decide between those two as far as which one is better lol. They are “the last unicorn” and “watership down”

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