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5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After Pete's Dragon
Pete’s Dragon (2016) is a delightful remake of Disney’s 1977 live-action/animated classic, but there are a few dark and sad moments that might upset younger or more sensitive kids. Which means that this Common Sense Seal-honored story about the bond between a young orphan and his friendly dragon offers families lots to talk about. Try these topics/questions to get started:
Talk about how Pete is left alone in the wilderness. Did that make you nervous? Why? His mother tells him he's very brave. Do you think you could be brave in that situation?
What parts of the movie did you find scary? Why? How much scary stuff can young kids handle?
What are the movie's messages about friendship and family? Does your family have to be people you're related to? Who do you consider part of your family?
How does this version compare to the original? Do you usually like remakes? Why or why not?