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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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Peter Sohn

Writers:

Bob Peterson (original concept & development by), Peter Sohn (story by) | 7 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 40 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeffrey Wright ... Poppa (voice)
Frances McDormand ... Momma (voice)
Maleah Nipay-Padilla Maleah Nipay-Padilla ... Young Libby (voice) (as Maleah Padilla)
Ryan Teeple ... Young Buck (voice)
Jack McGraw ... Young Arlo (voice)
Marcus Scribner ... Buck (voice)
Raymond Ochoa ... Arlo (voice)
Jack Bright ... Spot (voice)
Peter Sohn ... Pet Collector (voice)
Steve Zahn ... Thunderclap (voice)
Mandy Freund Mandy Freund ... Downpour (voice)
Steven Clay Hunter Steven Clay Hunter ... Coldfront (voice)
A.J. Buckley ... Nash (voice) (as AJ Buckley)
Anna Paquin ... Ramsey (voice)
Sam Elliott ... Butch (voice)
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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 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

This movie was originally scheduled to be released on November 27, 2013. It was then pushed back to May 30, 2014, while Disney's Frozen (2013) was released on November 27. This movie was then pushed back again to November 25, 2015, after the director change, pushing Finding Dory (2016), that was originally intended to release then to June 17, 2016, while May 30, 2014 would be given to the live-action movie Maleficent (2014), which was originally intended to release later. See more »

Goofs

Arlo is surrounded by a large herd of gopher-like creatures. When they begin to crawl up his legs, he flings them off and begins to run. In the long shot which follows, the creatures are no longer close together but are scattered. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

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A dinosaurs journey to get back to his family...
29 September 2016 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

I sat down to watch "The Good Dinosaur" with my family, that being wife and 6 year old son, and I didn't really have any idea that I would end up being as entertained by this animated movie as I was. I had thought that this would just be another one of those mass-produced generic animated movies aiming for the kids.

The story in "The Good Dinosaur" was actually surprisingly good, and it was told in a very entertaining way, and also in a way that kept the movie progressing at a constant good pace. There weren't really any dull moments throughout the course of the movie, and even the slower moments in the movie were good and had crucial parts to the overall storyline.

The CGI, style and textures in "The Good Dinosaur" were all very impressive. But of course, Pixar is well-known for that, and they didn't disappoint by any means with this 2015 release. The entire animated world was rich in color, details and very lovable.

As for the characters portrayed in "The Good Dinosaur", well there is something for everyone here. I dare say that much. Of course you have someone brave, someone lovable, someone daring, someone clumsy, etc. etc. It was all here. And they had managed to get together and impressive group of voice actors and actresses for the various roles. And for an animated movie, then the voice acting is essential.

"The Good Dinosaur" is the kind of story that you take to heart immediately and you will be entertained right up to the very end of the movie, that is for sure. And although you already know how the movie will end, it is still a good story to experience and an entertaining movie to watch.

This 2015 animated movie, like most Pixar movies, is of the type that you can watch more than just a single time. And it does stand out from many other Pixar movies, mainly because of the setting of the age of dinosaurs and the characters.

"The Good Dinosaur" scores a solid six stars out of ten rating from me, as it is a movie that has that ability to make you feel good, feel entertained and make you laugh all at the same time.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Pixar/Dinosaurs Project See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,155,217, 29 November 2015

Gross USA:

$123,087,120

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$332,207,671
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2.39 : 1
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