We may earn money or products from the companies mentioned in this post. Please see policies for more information.
Pete’s Dragon is available on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand today, November 29th! Just in time for the holidays or your holiday movie nights. We’ll be making these easy origami dragon heads while we watch!
*Post contains affiliate links
We absolutely loved Pete’s Dragon and I can’t wait to see it again at home (I’ve also already bought another copy for a gift). The Blu-ray and Digital HD come with:
- Notes to Self: A Director’s Diary – Director David Lowery narrates the personal diary he kept through the filming of “Pete’s Dragon” in this intimate and fascinating look at the movie’s making.
- Making Magic – Discover fun facts about what went into designing this spectacular, lovable dragon.
- “Disappearing” Moments – The director shares a montage of the film’s “lost” scenes.
- Welcome to New Zealand – Experience the wonders of New Zealand and learn why it’s a magical place to visit … and to make a movie.
- Audio Commentary – Gain an insider perspective from director David Lowery, co-writer Toby Halbrooks and actors Oakes Fegley and Oona Laurence.
- Music Videos
- “Nobody Knows” by The Lumineers
- “Something Wild” by Lindsey Stirling featuring Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
We loved Welcome to New Zealand and the Making Magic sections! I love how Writer/director Lowery talks about the film, “I look back on childhood as an adventure, and I wanted to capture that on screen in the smallest—but also the biggest—way.” The big—the creation of an irresistible 24-foot tall, green, furry dragon that can breathe fire and turn invisible—is brilliantly tackled by the team at the Academy Award®-winning visual effects company Weta Digital (“The Hobbit” films and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy). But it’s the small moments between characters that so beautifully convey the film’s powerful message: the importance of friendship, family and finding one’s place in the world.
Will you be watching it this week or waiting to give it as a gift for the holidays? While you watch it, have the kids make some of these easy origami dragon heads. The full origami dragons are a bit difficult to make but these heads are totally do-able! We used these instructions.
Origami not your thing? Check out these other printable activity ideas.