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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

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Bob Peterson (original concept & development by), Peter Sohn (story by) | 7 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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Storyline

"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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Tiny but tough See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official site | Official site Spanish | See more »

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:

$331,926,147
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This film marked the first Pixar movie to have two music composers, Mychael Danna and his brother, Jeff Danna, as opposed to just one composer, as done in many of the studio's past films. See more »

Goofs

In the film, the T-Rexes gallop although in real life they would have run more like birds. However, the T-Rexes are cast in the film as cowboys riding herd on their longhorns. The animators clearly used galloping to fit this trope. Humor is added by the straight posture of the T-Rexes and their short arms which mimics the role of riders holding reins while atop horses (and how many children act while playing 'cowboy'). 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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Not Up to Pixar's Best, But Still a Good Film
26 November 2015 | by beng5435See all my reviews

If you are looking for another Inside Out, Wall-E, Up, or Toy Story, than you will be surely disappointed. If you come into this movie with your expectations tempered, however, you will have an enjoyable experience at the theater.

The characters are not as deep as in previous Pixar movies, but they are still are easy to get behind and root for. Despite the basic characters, there were multiple scenes in this movie where I was nearly moved to tears. Many of the side characters are pretty interesting as well, and seem like perhaps they should have gotten more screen time. The plot doesn't run very deep and perhaps follows more traditional movie tropes than it should, but these didn't deteriorate from my enjoyment from the film. The film itself is remarkably beautiful and one of the most spectacular animated films I've ever seen. The landscapes are breathtaking and some scenes look realistic enough to be a Planet Earth episode. I didn't see this movie in 3D, but I am sure it would be worth the upgrade.

Negative reviewers were probably expecting a Best Picture nominee kind of film. This is not that film, but it is quite a good one nonetheless. 7/10


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