The Good Dinosaur DIRECTOR: Peter Sohn
WRITER: Meg LeFavure
STORY: Peter Sohn, Erik Benson, Meg LeFavure, Kelsey Mann, Bob Peterson
CAST: Raymond Ochoa, Jack Bright, Sam Elliott, Anna Paquin, A.J. Buckley, Steve Zahn, Frances McDormand, Jeffrey Wright, Marcus Scribner
Walt Disney Studios | Pixar
Rated PG | 100 Minutes
Release Date: November 25, 2015
The story of a boy and his dog gets a new prehistoric spin in Disney and Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur. The story asks the age-old question, what would have happened if the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs had missed? Well, in the film, we learn that the dinosaurs become productive members of society that adapted to their natural surroundings. There lies one of the things that makes this film so beautiful. Even with its storied production problems the film has gone through, the studio has managed to rise above it all and give out something that is not only beautiful aesthetically, but emotionally as well.
Arlo, a skittish Apatosaurus with a big heart, is separated from his family. Scared and alone, our hero must find his way home before the cold winter comes. On his journey he comes across sights he has never seen before, and meets an unlikely companion who joins him on his course home – a human boy, whom he names Spot. Together, they learn that they have more in common with each other than they originally thought despite their difference in species, and together they find that they can have the courage to overcome any fear they will encounter on their journey home.
Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur suffered a huge setback when production had to be overhauled. With the film having to basically start from square one, a majority of those working on it from animation to the cast had to start anew. And for the cast,it meant that their parts were scrubbed, and eventually replaced with an entirely new cast, with an entirely new story.
Despite these huge changes, Pixar managed to get through it all, and come out with a beautiful film about family and maturity. We were invited to sit down with a group of our fellow journalists to talk a little bit about the film with its stars Jeffrey Wright (Casino Royale, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2) and Raymond Ochoa (Fallout 4).
Just below, find out what these two had to say about their recording sessions, their favorite Pixar film, and more.
Disney”¢Pixar has been very generous when it comes to sharing sneak peeks at their next animated feature, The Good Dinosaur. You can check out previous trailers and more right here if you missed them.
This week a couple of new clips from the movie have been released, one titled “Jobs” and the other titled “Butch’s Scars.” You can watch both of those clips here below as well as some bonus videos that were released recently as well.
Disney and Pixar have released the second full-length trailer for The Good Dinosaur. The film sees Arlo, a meek apatosaurus become separated from his family. Lost and alone, Arlo befriends a human, and together they go on an unforgettable adventure to find his family, coming across all sorts of dinosaurs they have never seen before along the way. The film puts a twist on the story of a human and his pet dog, with Arlo taking the place of the owner, and the human, appropriately named Spot, as the dog.
The newest trailer features all new never-before-seen footage, and gives us more exposition than the previous trailers ever did. Check out the latest trailer for the film below.
Of all the The Good Dinosaur trailers that we have seen so far, none of them had any dialogue. While the film touts an eclectic cast, some began to wonder if Pixar’s upcoming feature would be like Wall-E. During their panel at D23 Expo, we finally got to hear some of the film’s voicework through a series of clips, and hear what Sam Elliot, Anna Paquin, and AJ Buckley sounded like as Pixarized T-Rexes. However, if you didn’t get a chance to see the footage a month ago, a newly released international TV spot offers you the chance to hear some of the talent at work, and provides some context as to how Arlo (Raymond Ochoa) gets separated from his pack.
Check out the latest TV spot for The Good Dinosaur here below.