good dinosaur delay

A director swap, a 18 month delay, what exactly when went down behind the scenes of Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur. In an alternate world, we’d have already seen the movie by now, as it was originally scheduled for release Summer 2014. However, story problems forced the film to get delayed a year and a half, change directors, and change a lot of what was happening in the movie.

In a revealing story in the Los Angeles Times, new director Peter Sohn explains why the film was delayed and what he’s done to change it for the better. Read about the Good Dinosaur delay, changes, and see a new image, below. Read More »

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Good Dinosaur changes

There’s no new Pixar movie in 2014, but we’ll get two from the studio in 2015. June brings Pete Docter’s Inside Out (which you can read lots about here) and then, November 25, 2015, they’ll release The Good Dinosaur.

The Good Dinosaur was originally scheduled to hit theaters in Summer 2014, but a change of directors and lack of confidence in the story pushed it back over a year. New director Peter Sohn doesn’t want people to forget the film is coming, though, and released a cute, short little teaser on Twitter. Check it out below. Read More »

Good Dinosaur changes

Until a year ago, Pixar’s film The Good Dinosaur was planned as the studio’s big offering for 2014. But in late August 2013 original director Bob Peterson exited the production, and the Pixar Brain Trust stepped in as “interim co-director.” The Good Dinosaur moved to November 2015, leaving Pixar without a film this year.

We still don’t know who the credited directors will be, though as far as we know Pete Sohn (originally Peterson’s co-director) remains part of the production. Now there’s a report that suggests changes to the film were extensive. John Lithgow, who provides the voice for one of the film’s characters, says the movie has been “completely reimagined.”  Read More »

First ‘The Good Dinosaur’ Teaser Poster

THE GOOD DINOSAUR

Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur may be delayed, but it isn’t shelved entirely. The first teaser poster has been released for the film, which is set for release in November 2015. That’s concept art from D23 above; see the poster below.

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THE GOOD DINOSAUR

There will be no new Pixar movie in 2014. The highly decorated computer animation company, which is owned by Disney, has pushed the release of The Good Dinosaur from June 2014 to November 25, 2015. But wait, wasn’t Finding Dory scheduled for that date? It was, but now the underwater sequel will open June 17, 2016.

Disney also moved the Angelina Jolie film Maleficent up from July 2, 2014 to May 30, 2014, the space vacated by The Good Dinosaur. Read More »

THE GOOD DINOSAUR

A week ago we told you that Pixar had taken director Bob Peterson off the upcoming film The Good Dinosaur, and now that fact is confirmed. Along with the confirmation comes some interesting info. Peterson was removed from the project, but he has not left Pixar. And while the studio decides on a replacement, Peterson’s work is effectively being done by the core of the Pixar brain trust, members of which are overseeing different sequences of the film. Read More »

THE GOOD DINOSAUR

Pixar has a generally fantastic track record, and the studio’s approach to crafting films relies heavily upon continual editing and revision. Story and dialogue are examined in minute detail, and scenes are subjected to constant review to ensure everything has a place.

That process of editing and examination can extend even to the personnel involved in the making of a film. Sometimes that means that people leave, or are fired; sometimes it means that the general direction of a film can be altered dramatically. Ratatouille started off as a very different film than the one Brad Bird eventually shepherded to the screen; Brenda Chapman was famously cut from her directorial position on the film that became Brave.

The latest report out of Pixar is that The Good Dinosaur is the latest project to “evolve,” with the director and producer being let go as the studio re-examines the film’s direction. Read More »

Finding Dory

This weekend at the D23 Expo, Disney released a bunch of new images and concept art images for upcoming Disney Animation and Pixar film productions including: the Finding Nemo sequel Finding Dory, the Planes sequel Planes: Fire & Rescue, the Toy Story television Special Toy Story of Terror, two original projects from Pixar: Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur, Walt Disney Animation’s Marvel comic book adaptation Big Hero 6, Frozen, the Disney Toons Tinkerbell spin-off/Captain Hook prequel The Pirate Fairy, and the Mickey Mouse short film Get A Horse! We’ve posted some of these images and photos in news stories from the convention, but they are all collected together in an image gallery after the jump.
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