In Pete's Dragon, a young boy (Oakes Fegley, above) has lived for six years in the woods with only a dragon named Elliott for company. He's discovered by a forest ranger (Bryce Dallas Howard), who wants to find out more about him and this mysterious creature — but trouble arises in the form of a hunter (Karl Urban).

In the exclusive clip below, watch as the ranger's father, played by Robert Redford, helps Pete and his new friend Natalie (Oona Laurence, pictured above) make a great escape… fortunately by not throwing the truck in reverse. See what we're talking about below, then see the movie when it comes out August 12.