I’m excited to share that in just a few days I will be headed back to LA for some Pete’s Dragon adventures…Oh and some Jungle Book, Queen of Katwe and Moana fun as well.
Here’s what I have to look forward to and I hope you follow along using the hashtag #PetesDragonEvent
Pete’s Dragon Adventures
- Pete’s Dragon Premiere party and screening of the movie (which I am really looking forward to)
- Pete’s Dragon press day where we will be interviewing Bryce Dallas Howard “Grace”, Oakes Fegley “Pete” & Oona Laurence “Natalie”
Do you have any questions for them? If so, comment or tweet them to me at @LeanetteF & using #PetesDragonEvent
About Pete’s Dragon
“Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, 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 Elliot. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliot 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.
Pete’s Dragon flies into theaters everywhere on August 12th!
Queen of Katwe Fun
Screening of Queen of Katwe
More about Queen of Katwe
Queen of Katwe” is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.
Queen of Katwe opens in theaters on September 23rd (the day after my birthday)
The Jungle Book Fun
- The Jungle Book Blu-ray bonus features screening
- Q+A with Producer Brigham Taylor and Visual Effect Supervisor Rob Legato
The Jungle Book will be available on Digital HD on 8/23 and Blu-ray on 8/30.
- Screening of the short Inner Workings, (which will play in theaters in front of Moana, followed by a Q+A with Director Leo Matsuda and Producer Sean Lurie.
- MoanaFootage Presentation and Drawing Demo with Head of Animation Amy Smeed, Head of Story Dave Pimentel, Story Artist Dave Derrick, “Mini Maui” Animation Supervisor Eric Goldberg and Development Sr. Creative Exec Jessica Julius
More about Moana
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.
Moana will be in theaters November 23 (the day after my husband’s birthday)
More fun while we are there
Tour of the El Capitan Theatre…which is pretty cool!!!
I am super excited about my upcoming trip and I hope that you will follow along using the hashtag: #PetesDragonEvent
Note: I’ve been invited to an all-expenses-paid press event in LA but I have not received compensation for this post.