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The New Dragon From "Pete's Dragon" Is Real Furry

Hello, furry Elliott.

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“Certain things about the original design we loved: Big jaw, big snout, and a clumsy quality that we really wanted to not completely forget about,” director David Lowery told EW.

"We explored pink, just to see what would happen."

But despite Elliott's furry, dog-like appearance, Lowery insists he's more cat-like. "I don’t even see my dog at all…So much of Elliott’s behavior, when I gave direction, would just be based on this thing my cat did that morning."