The Greatest Star Of All was a deleted song originally going to be sung in the 1977 Disney film, Pete's Dragon.

Background

The song was originally going to be a "Comic Opera" for a deleted villain known as "Ferdinand", who sings to the film's antagonist Dr. Terminus where Ferdinand wants Elliott to be a celebrity. The reason why it was deleted in the final version of the film is because artist Ken Anderson has advised the team that the script was too redundant to have two villains in the film, causing both the villain Ferdinand and the aforementioned song to be deleted in the final version. Despite being deleted, it can be found in the 2009 DVD edition of Pete's Dragon.

Al Kasha, the film's cocomposer, sang a demo version of the song, recorded on February 11, 1976.

Lyrics

He'll open the show
Trumpets will blow
Crowds will be squealing

He'll walk in the wall
Fly through the hall
And lift with the ceiling

As strong as an ox
Smart as a fox
He'll be so appealing

I can make this dragon the greatest star of all
He will bring the house down with every curtain call
I will take this dragon and stake into a fine
Career...

I'll train him to flip
To hop and to skip
But I'm here to direct him (Don't try)

The rubric's right
An opening night
Of how they respect him (Goodbye)

The people were scared
Nothing but air
They'll never detect him

I can make this dragon the greatest star of all (He breathes fire)
He will bring the house down with every curtain call (No, I will not call him, no!)
I will take this dragon and stake into a fine (No!)
Career... (He's a menace, he's a monster!)

We'll paint in a story
Of glittering glory (He'll ignite you!)
He'll open a portal
That makes me immortal (He'll destroy you all!)
I've stored the man the fames
My moment on the claim
Is here

He'll do as we'll choose
With banks and queens
They'll wine him and dine him (Big voice)

Forth run by the ton
He'll be number one
The minute I sign him (Not a dice!)

Glanced on the street
We'll fall on his feet
Someday, they'll enshrine him

I will make this dragon the greatest star of all
He will bring the house down with every curtain call
I will take this dragon and stake into a fine
Career...

They'll hear... (No, there won't! No, there won't!)
They'll cheer... (No, there won't!)
...for the greatest star of all!

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Media
Pete's Dragon/SoundtrackRemake/SoundtrackHouse of MouseDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingLittle Golden BookVideoPete's Dragon: The Lost Years
Disney Parks
Main Street Electrical Parade
Characters
Original: PeteElliottNoraLampieDr. TerminusHoagyThe GogansPaulThe MayorMiss TaylorFerdinand (deleted)

Remake: Conrad MeachamGrace MeachamNatalie MagaryJack MagaryGavin MagarySheriff Gene Dentler

Songs
Original: The Happiest Home in These HillsBoo Bop BopBop Bop (I Love You, Too)I Saw a DragonIt's Not EasyPassamaquoddyCandle on the WaterThere's Room for EveryoneEvery Little PieceBrazzle Dazzle DayBill of SaleThe Greatest Star Of All (deleted)

Remake: The Dragon SongSomething Wild

Locations
Maine
See also
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
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