Up until now, everything we’ve seen of Pete’s Dragon has shown Elliot the dragon in small amounts. It’s been effective, since the movie’s trailer looked amazing. But today brought two new clips that were all about Elliot.
The first one has Pete (Oakes Fegley)and Elliot fooling around and going for a flight:
The way Elliot is animated, especially that head bob, gives him a big, overgrown puppy feel.
The other clip, via Entertainment Weekly, has Pete revealing Elliot to the park ranger who found him living in the woods (Bryce Dallas Howard), her father (Robert Redford), and the daughter of a local mill owner (Oona Laurence), the dragon that has been his companion for six years.
Again, Elliot is very gentle in this scene. Presumably so we know anyone going after him is the baddie.