Disney has been setting the box office on fire this year with two films, Zootopia, and Captain America: Civil War, that have already broken the billion dollar mark, and a third, The Jungle Book, which isn't far behind. Like The Jungle Book, the studio has seen significant success with remakes of their older films, but this August, we'll see a remake of a film that wasn't a smash hit the first time around. However, if the trailer is anything to go by, the second time may be the charm for Pete's Dragon. Check out the new trailer below.

Pete's Dragon follows an orphan boy who has been lost in the woods for six years, with his only apparent companion being a large dragon who can make himself invisible. While the original 1977 production, which was mostly live action, was a musical comedy, this new version is obviously looking to channel the more dramatic aspects of Disney's recent remakes. As a follow-up to The Jungle Book, Pete's Dragon makes a lot of sense. Both stories follow orphans, and have put a lot of effort into creating realistic digital creatures. Whether Pete's Dragon will be able to be as successful as its predecessor is a more difficult question to answer.

There's a definite Neverending Story vibe going on here. Elliot the dragon is covered in more fur than scales, which is the traditional look for a dragon. If you were reminded of Falcor the luck dragon here, then you weren't the only one.

Pete's Dragon follows an orphan boy who has been lost in the woods for six years, with his only apparent companion being a large dragon who can make himself invisible. While the original 1977 production, which was mostly live action, was a musical comedy, this new version is obviously looking to channel the more dramatic aspects of Disney's recent remakes. As a follow-up to The Jungle Book, Pete's Dragon makes a lot of sense. Both stories follow orphans, and have put a lot of effort into creating realistic digital creatures. Whether Pete's Dragon will be able to be as successful as its predecessor is a more difficult question to answer.

The Jungle Book had name recognition that stood outside of the Disney brand. It was a classic story long before Walt got his hands on it. However, Pete's Dragon is a film that even most Disney fans don't really take notice of. That doesn't mean the film won't work. It co-stars Bryce Dallas Howard, who's making a career of working alongside giant CGI beasts, and Robert Redford, and if Robert Redford is on board, then so are we.

In addition, the film stars Karl Urban, who we get to see a lot more of in this trailer than we have previously. It's clear that he will play the "villain" of the film, though whether he really has it out for Elliot, or is just scared of him, we'll have to wait and find out. We're not looking forward to disliking Karl Urban, but sometimes this is what movies demand of us.

Are you looking forward to checking out Pete's Dragon? Do you think this one will be another 2016 hit for Disney, or will it be more like Alice Through the Looking Glass than The Jungle Book? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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