Pete’s Dragon

pack-shot-petes-dragon-webShow this film in a church with the Church Video Licence (CVL) and PRS for Music Church Licence from CCLI (go to the CCLI website or call 01323 436100).

A re-imagining of Disney’s cherished family film, Pete’s Dragon is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon. For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) 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 (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales… until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is 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 (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.



PD FAB cover 3This free downloadable Family Activity Book will help you, your family and your community, to explore together the themes of faith and family that are evident in the film.

Invite your family, friends and neighbours to join you to watch Pete’s Dragon (in UK cinemas from August 12) and then come back to your house to share together in fun, food and reflection.

Activities in this free book include colouring, physical games, craft, quizzes and food. They are all suitable for children or a mixed-age audience, and are particularly ideal for bringing the generations together.

CPO PD FAB order2Download this Family Activity Book, or order free printed copies from our partners CPO. The printed book is completely free but a very small charge is made for post and packing. NB These free books are available for UK addresses only.

NB The Family Activity Book, and the Thank You card below, are A5. So we recommend you use the ‘booklet’ function on your printer to print these out.

Downloads referred to in the Family Activity Book

Discover the dragons   Make your own dragon   Dragon Footprints   Do you remember   PD-TQ_card


Dragon Hunt

DOWNLOAD Dragon Hunt:  mp4 (high-res)mp4 (low-res) / wmv / (help) (1 min)

Imaginary Friend

DOWNLOAD Imaginary Friend  mp4 (high-res)mp4 (low-res) / wmv / (help) (0 min 44s)

Just Because

DOWNLOAD Just Because:  mp4 (high-res)mp4 (low-res) / wmv / (help) (0 min 41s)

Leap of Faith

DOWNLOAD Leap of Faith  mp4 (high-res)mp4 (low-res) / wmv / (help) (0 min 55s)

Pete and Elliott

DOWNLOAD Pete and Elliott:  mp4 (high-res)mp4 (low-res) / wmv / (help) (0 min 57s)


PD AASIn the film Pete trusts the dragon, Elliott, with his life. He knows that Elliott is real, and not just an imaginary friend. He has faith that Elliott will always be there for him.

These downloadable resources for use in All-Age Church Services contain film clips, talk outlines and activities to explore the concepts of faith, reality and trust.

‘Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.’ The Bible.


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DOWNLOAD A Film for all the Family:  mp4 (high-res)mp4 (low-res) / wmv / (help) (2 min 30s)


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