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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Poppa (voice)
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Momma (voice)
Maleah Nipay-Padilla ...
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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Thunderclap (voice)
Mandy Freund ...
Downpour (voice)
Steven Clay Hunter ...
Coldfront (voice)
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Nash (voice) (as AJ Buckley)
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Ramsey (voice)
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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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Rated PG for peril, action and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 November 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Pixar/Dinosaurs Project  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$123,087,120

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$331,926,147
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This story is an alternate history, with the point of divergence coming approximately sixty-five million years ago: the K-T Extinction Asteroid missed Earth, so the Dinosaur Age continued. See more »

Goofs

A heavy rain is falling as Arlo and Spot are trapped in a rushing river. During close-ups of Arlo, the rain is falling at a sharp angle to the right. During close-ups of Spot, the rain is falling at a sharp angle to the left. See more »

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[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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References A Bug's Life (1998) See more »

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Don't listen to the bad reviews, it is a beautiful, heartwarming picture! Watch it!
20 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

I have never wrote a review for a movie before now, and I have written this because I am so annoyed with people's ignorance towards a good animated movie.

I watched 'the good dinosaur' yesterday at the cinema, not knowing what to expect as I had not looked at any reviews and I had only watched a 30 second trailer...

I entered the cinema with my mum and we were the only adults without children with us! So, before it started I was slightly sceptical, thinking that it was going to be very kiddish! Then the film started.. through most of the film, my mum and I were in tears! It is the most heartwarming, emotional, animated film I have watched and it really touched my heart, some of the scenes in the film were so brilliantly thought out to show real messages! There was one scene where I was in floods of tears, the scene dealt with a serious theme, but did it so brilliantly! (you'll know what I mean if you watch it!) I even came out of the cinema with my eyes still watering!

All I am saying is do not listen to the bad reviews. Most of them will be expecting something complex but, this film is really not about that! This film is inspiring! Especially for children! It is a simple film, but the subtle messages, such as overcoming your fears, the importance of family, and making your mark were heartwarming, and make you think, a lot!

And for those reviews that said the film scared their child? Well, I was in a cinema full of children ageing from 2-10, and throughout the film they were asking questions, laughing, and full of excitement! This film was very funny, but emotional at the right times, with a great plot that really makes you think! I loved this film a lot more than other Pixar films such as wall-E, Up or Toy Story. Yes, I know that these films have imaginative, classic plots, but this film teaches you a lot more than they do, and also makes you feel for the characters! So go ahead and watch! But don't listen to the bad reviews! Make up your own mind!


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