08/12/2016 11:38 EDT | Updated 08/12/2016 11:59 EDT

Bryce Dallas Howard Movies: Actress Reveals Why She Brought Her Kids On Set For 'Pete's Dragon'

The 1977 Disney classic “Pete’s Dragon” has been magically remade with Bryce Dallas Howard as the leading lady. In honour of the latest film’s release on Aug. 12, HuffPost Canada caught up with the 35-year-old star to talk about what the film means to her.

Watch the video above to hear Howard discuss this beloved childhood film and what she’s learned from her famous father, director Ron Howard. Hint: her dad has a lot to do with the reason she brought her kids to New Zealand to film the movie.

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