The Good Dinosaur trailer: Pixar’s new movie looks adorable

23 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Pixar shows a world where giant dinosaurs never became extinct in “The Good Dinosaur”.

We’ve barely recovered from just how brilliant Pixar’s latest film Inside Out is, and already the studio has released the trailer for its next film The Good Dinosaur. The delightful second trailer for Disney-Pixar’s new comedy adventure “The Good Dinosaur” is now online and may be viewed here at

Given the richness of Pixar’s imagination, we’re now venturing toward the land before logic, past the signpost for “The Far Side,” where a dude and a dino could coexist without “Jurassic World”-levels of genetic hubris to make it so. Arlo makes an unlikely friend in his toddler pal, and “learns the power of confronting his fears and discover what he is truly capable of”, according to the official plot synopsis. The movie is directed by Peter Sohn, who has worked on previous animated films including Ratatouille and Monsters University, and is produced by Denise Ream who has worked on Cars 2 and Up. It’s not surprising that the mighty brain trust attempted to create a Jurassic classic; these are the lovers of cartoon history, after all, who named a character (and a film) after Winsor McCay’s great and slumbering “Little Nemo,” drawing inspiration from his transcendent dreamscapes. McCay also made history about a century ago by dazzling audiences with his animated “Gertie the Dinosaur” – and in small ways, I seem to detect in this Pixar trailer a few knowing nods to McCay’s trailblazing steps to raise the art form.

And so, from Pixar veteran-of-various-hats Peter Sohn (who directed the studio’s 2009 short “Partly Cloudly”), we glimpse a world in which a flying fireball of a space-rock hurtles past Earth and the dinosaurs avert extinction. This sets up a child-and-creature friendship – between wild-boy Spot (voice of Jack Bright) and Arlo the Apatosaurus (voice of Raymond Ochoa) – that recalls glints of everything from Disney’s ’60s classic “The Jungle Book” to the current “How to Train Your Dragon” franchise. As usual, we get a world-class voice cast – including Jeffrey Wright, Steve Zahn, Sam Elliott and Oscar winners Frances McDormand and Anna Paquin – giving vocal emotion to this world of “monsters” and men. (Apologies. Pun intentional.) And we hope Bill Hader (who voices Fear in the current Pixar hit “Inside Out”) doesn’t end up on the cutting-room digital floor.

Hader told me last month that when he got to hang around the Pixar writers’ room, he somehow persuaded Sohn, Bob Peterson and Team “Good Dinosaur” to let him lend his sounds to this film, too.

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