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Pete's Dragon

Pete's Dragon is a 1977 musical film from The Walt Disney Company. It is about a young boy named Pete (played by Sean Marshall) who enters a small fishing community in Maine in the early 20th century. His only friend is a green cartoon dragon named Elliott (voice by Charlie Callas), who also acts as his sentinel.

Also featured in the film are Helen Reddy, Mickey Rooney, Jim Dale, Red Buttons, and Shelley Winters. The film was directed by Don Chaffey, and the songs are by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn. The song "Candle on the Water" received an Academy Award nomination, and Helen Reddy's recording (with a different arrangement than the one her character sings in the film) was released as a single by Capitol Records, reaching #27 on the Adult Contemporary charts.

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