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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Poppa (voice)
Momma (voice)
Maleah Nipay-Padilla ...
Young Libby (voice) (as Maleah Padilla)
Young Buck (voice)
Young Arlo (voice)
Buck (voice)
Arlo (voice)
Spot (voice)
Pet Collector (voice)
Thunderclap (voice)
Mandy Freund ...
Downpour (voice)
Steven Clay Hunter ...
Coldfront (voice)
Nash (voice) (as AJ Buckley)
Ramsey (voice)
Butch (voice)


"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 travelling 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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From the creators of Inside Out. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

25 November 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Pixar/Dinosaurs Project  »


Box Office


$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,155,217, 29 November 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was the first Pixar Thanksgiving release that was not directed by John Lasseter. See more »


Arlo and his family are Apatosaurs. This is according to promotional materials; this name is never spoken in the film. Butch recalls an encounter with a Stegosaur, which he describes correctly. Both Apatosaurs and Stegosaurs went extinct before the point of divergence of this alternate history. (The Apatosaur goof could be mitigated by saying that Apatosaur is being used as a generic term for Sauropods, but the same cannot be said of Stegosaurs.) See more »


[first lines]
Momma: Henry, it's time.
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Crazy Credits

This sentence appears towards the end and is then encircled in a ring, like the human family towards the end of the movie: "We are grateful to the family and friends of The Good Dinosaur crew your love and support made this film possible." See more »


References Old Yeller (1957) See more »

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Great Family Movie
6 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

We took our 4.5 yr old to see this movie and we all loved it. The story line takes you through all your emotions from tears to laughing. Adorable. Even my husband kept saying "wow that was a great movie!". The family dynamics portrayed in the film were great. The struggle that a child, that maybe isn't as successful as their siblings, goes through is perfect. The friendship with a creature different from oneself is such a valuable message. The struggles to fit within a family and outside of a family are real. This movie highlights all of it in a sweet and sometimes harsh manner, which is just like life. Overall worthy of a 10.

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