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The Good Dinosaur (2015)

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In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.

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Poppa (voice)
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Momma (voice)
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Young Libby (voice) (as Maleah Padilla)
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Young Buck (voice)
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Young Arlo (voice)
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Buck (voice)
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Arlo (voice)
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Spot (voice)
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Pet Collector (voice)
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Nash (voice) (as AJ Buckley)
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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? In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, 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. Written by Pixar

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Rated PG for peril, action and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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25 November 2015 (USA)  »

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Untitled Pixar/Dinosaurs Project  »

Box Office

Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$39,155,217 (USA) (27 November 2015)

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$123,070,338 (USA) (1 April 2016)
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This film was originally directed by Bob Peterson and set for release on May 30, 2014, but Peterson had trouble getting the third act right, so he was taken off the film and it was pushed back to November 25, 2015, the intended release date of Finding Dory (2016), in order to give it more time; Finding Dory (2016) was then pushed back to June 17, 2016. Peterson had since gone on to do a different film for Pixar, while Denise Ream replaced John Walker as producer, and, on October 21, 2014, Peter Sohn was officially named the new director. The story was then re-worked, and some major changes included adding the concept of nature itself being the main antagonist. See more »

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Momma: Henry, it's time.
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References Dumbo (1941) See more »

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Great animation, not-so-great movie.
2 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

I'll keep this simple with no spoilers.

The good: Amazing animation. The environments are incredibly realistic. Surprisingly the characters are probably the "worst" animation in the film, but still good. This is the only reason for 3 stars.

The bad: SLOW. Drawn out boredom punctuated by moments of pretty scary intensity. (Way too intense for young kids, in my opinion.) Very little dialogue. Very few moments of levity. Very little character development. Characters aren't really likable or relatable.

The ugly: Several instances of scary and violent dialogue and very scary situations. I understand were talking about dinosaurs, who were the apex predators of their day, and that they supposedly lived in a brutal environment, but this is supposed to be a kids movie!

Summary: My wife and I took our boys (9 and 4) to see this. We were sorry we did so. My 4 year old sat still as a stone, very unusual for him, and the look on his face alternated between fear and boredom for most of the film. I actually considered taking him out of the theater a couple times. My 9 year old did not laugh once during the movie, also unusual, and told me as we were walking out he thought the movie "was just okay." Sorry to say I can't recommend this as a family movie.


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