Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library
Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library

Like The Sword in the Stone, Oliver & Company, and Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Pete's Dragon was also planned for a November 7, 2000 release on DVD since early 2000. And like those other three Disney movies, this one didn't get released as planned either. Instead, the final release date for this DVD was January 16, 2001.


Pete's Dragon, a heartwarming musical adventure filled with thrilling plot twists, is now fully restored! A family favorite, this film is a delightful blend of live action and Disney animation.

Pete, a young orphan, runs away from his guardians to a Maine fishingtown with his best friend -- a lovable, sometimes invisible, dragon named Elliott! Things look brighter when Pete and Elliott are taken in by a kind lighthouse keeper, Nora (Helen Reddy) and her father (the legendary Mickey Rooney). But Elliott’s prank-playing lands Pete in trouble with the townsfolk. The adventure goes further awry when crooked salesmen try to capture Elliott for their own gain. Now it’s up to Pete to rescue his magical friend -- and in the process he discovers the real meaning of friendship and family.

Bring home this Disney classic -- filled with Oscar®-nominated songs*, splendid storytelling, and gigantic fun!



Bonus material

  • "Lighthouse Keeping" Animated Short, Starring Donald Duck, Never Before Available
  • "Man, Monsters, And Mysteries" Featurette
  • Excerpt From Disney Family Album Featuring Ken Anderson (Supervisor Of Elliott Character)
  • Still Frame Art Galleries
  • "Where's Elliott?" The Disappearing Dragon Game


Video Creation date
1 Blue warning screens May 30, 2000
2 Walt Disney Gold Classic Collection logo May 2, 2000
3 "Coming Soon to Own on Video & DVD" Bumper December 14, 1999
4 Video preview for Dinosaur October 17, 2000
5 Trailer for Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure December 12, 2000
6 Trailer for The Hunchback of Notre Dame II September 19, 2000
7 Promo for the Walt Disney Gold Classic Collection May 2, 2000
8 Join Us After the Feature (Lighthouse Keeping) January 16, 2001
9 Feature Presentation December 14, 1999
10 Full Screen Format Disclaimer July 11, 2000
11 Pete's Dragon (restored version) June 9, 2000
12 Lighthouse Keeping September 20, 1946


Preceded by
Fantasia 2000 (VHS/DVD)
Pete's Dragon (Disney Gold Classic Collection) Succeeded by
Dinosaur (VHS/DVD/Blu-ray)