THE GOOD DINOSAUR

In August 2014, we learned that Bob Peterson was removed as director of The Good Dinosaur, and co-director Pete Sohn was appointed the sole director of the project. We’ve heard about just how much of the film has changed under the new direction, and the word “drastic” isn’t at all hyperbolic in this case. Perhaps that’s why my visit to Pixar to preview The Good Dinosaur felt very different from my past trips to Emeryville.

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new Good Dinosaur trailer

The Good Dinosaur is the second Pixar film for 2015, and this new Good Dinosaur trailer shows off the incredible photo-realistic world built for the film as well as the more cartoonish characters that inhabit it.

The film is about an orphaned dinosaur who befriends a young human boy, and reportedly features relatively little dialogue as the two communicate through action and expression rather than words. This trailer follows suit, using music and action to communicate the film’s nature. There’s just one word spoken in this trailer, but you’ll understand the story just the same. Read More »

Good Dinosaur Details

Pixar premiered its new film Inside Out at Cannes, and along with that finished debut the studio showed off footage from two other upcoming films, The Good Dinosaur and Finding Dory.

The former film, about a dinosaur who befriends a human boy, represents the culmination of a long and ultimately revamped story development cycle. The latter is the sequel to Finding Nemo. Thanks to the Cannes presentation we have a few new comments from John Lasseter about each film, and tantalizing descriptions of environments in The Good Dinosaur as among the most realistic Pixar has ever created. Read More »