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

Hello, furry Elliott.

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Back when the first trailer for the new live-action Pete's Dragon dropped, we got a lot of first looks. We got a first look at our new Pete (Oakes Fegley).

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We got first looks at Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), the forest ranger who discovers Pete, as well her dad Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford).

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And we saw very, very brief glimpses of Pete's dragon, of course!

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But they were so brief and he was so far away, it was hard to tell just what our new Elliott looked like.

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Would he look anything like Elliott we know and love from the 1977 animated classic?

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Well now, thanks to an exclusive first look over at Entertainment Weekly, we have our first full look at Pete's new dragon.

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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.

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"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."

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Pete's Dragon opens August 12. Check out the full interview here.

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