The Good Dinosaur (2014) - Coming Soon from Disney/Pixar
"The Good Dinosaur" (2015), directed by Bob Peterson and Peter Sohn for Pixar, is an animated feature film scheduled for release in November 2015 (the release date has been pushed back from May 2014, in case you were wondering). Enrico Casarosa is working up the story and John Walker is producing. Thomas Newman is doing the the score.
"The Good Dinosaur" looks at a world where dinosaurs did not die out, and live on earth along with humans (which historically never happened). A dinosaur named Jacob befriends a small boy and together they embark on an adventure to save the world.
"The film is a humorous and exciting original story," says the film's description. "About Arlo, a lively 70-foot-tall teenage Apatosaurus with a big heart. After a traumatic event rattles Arlo’s tranquil community, he sets out on a quest to restore peace, gaining an unlikely companion along the way—a young human boy named Spot."
The film, formerly directed by Bob Peterson (co-director, Up), is now being shepherded by the team of John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Mark Andrews and original co-director Peter Sohn. It stars the voices of Lucas Neff, Neil Patrick Harris, Judy Greer, Bill Hader, Frances McDormand and John Lithgow, and is now due to hit cinemas on 25th November, 2015.
Why the release date was pushed back is unknown. Pixar is not releasing anything in 2014, so they are behind schedule on everything, it appears.
John Lasseter gave details about the film's plot:
"They are kind of cartoony but they are dinosaurs; they are not walking around with clothes on or anything like that, they still are kind of dinosaurs. We focused on mostly the plant-eaters, not the carnivores… Their society becomes more of an agrarian society, meaning farmers. They become farmers. It’s a very funny story about a certain way of life that a young dinosaur has trouble fitting into and he ends up going on this quest. He kind of messes up and he has to put everything right by going on this quest and on that quest he meets this our character that is an outcast from his society too and so the two of them form this bond and it becomes this unique kind of story…"
|Concept art for "The Good Dinosaur"|
Meanwhile, Director Bob Peterson said:
"It's time to do a movie where you get to know the dinosaur, what it's really like to be a dinosaur and to be with a dinosaur".
Peter Sohn said:
"The title is deceptively simple. It has more meaning than it seems."
|The Good Dinosaur|
Nothing is know about "The Good Dinosaur" aside from those comments. Apparently, the premise of "The Good Dinosaur" is what would the world be like if the asteroid that may have destroyed life for the dinosaurs missed the earth completely? There no doubt is some additional plot, perhaps something about one dinosaur standing up for humans or something like that, which would make it like "Planet of the Apes." As it is, some of the artwork makes it look like "Jurassic Park."
"Jurassic Park 4" and "The Good Dinosaur" are coming, meaning that dinosaur lovers are in for a treat!