The Good Dinosaur Untitled Pixar/Dinosaurs Project

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2015 | PG | Family Adventure | 1 hr, 33 mins

An Apatosaurus named Arlo and his unlikely human friend travel through a harsh and mysterious landscape, where Arlo learns to confront his fears, discovering what he is truly capable of. more

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Nationwide Release

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Raymond Ochoa
Arlo [Apatosaurus]
Jeffrey Wright
Poppa [Arlo’s father]
Steve Zahn
Thunderclap [Pterodactyl]
AJ Buckley
Nash [T-Rex]
Anna Paquin
Ramsey [T-Rex]
more cast & crew
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PG for peril, action and thematic elements

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The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.
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Production Notes

  • Pixar veteran Bob Peterson [former director] said he was inspired by a World's Fair he attended as a child where he saw animatronic dinos created by Disney (8-20-11).
  • The Good Dinosaur director Peter Sohn made his directorial debut with the Pixar short film "Partly Cloudy." He has worked in the art, story and animation departments, and also has voiced the characters of Emile from Academy Award®-winning Ratatouille and Scott “Squishy” Squibbles from Monsters University.
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