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The Good Dinosaur (2015)

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The Good Dinosaur is a movie starring Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, and Maleah Nipay-Padilla. 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:
... 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)
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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

Earl is the second character voiced by Pixar legend John Ratzenberger to be a villain, with the first one being The Underminer in The Incredibles (2004) (who was rather a minor villain, as he was only featured in the last twenty seconds of the film), not counting P.T. Flea in A Bug's Life (1998) and Mustafa from Ratatouille (2007), who are both anti-heroes. Though Hamm did play a villain at (only) the start of Toy Story 3 (2010), it is only a fantasy sequence during Andy's playtime, so he does not count. 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 »

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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 Dumbo (1941) See more »

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Pixar Continues To Tug at Heartstrings. Don't Get the Bad Reviews AT ALL.
1 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

I'm in my twenties and to be honest, I still enjoy watching Pixar films with my family. There's just something so genuine and beautiful about their movies, not to mention the endless amount of lessons one can learn.

When I initially read the reviews about "The Good Dinosaur", they were all so bad. It didn't stop me from watching though and I do not regret that decision. This has got to be one of the most heartwarming Pixar films I've ever seen and it tugged at my heartstrings. I was crying throughout the movie especially towards the end.

The thing about being an adult, we tend to overthink something so simple. The plot isn't something grand. It's not funny. It's cute. If you're looking for a film like the classic Pixar favorite "Toy Story", forget about watching this. It's a really simple storyline that focuses mainly on teaching the importance of family, dealing with fears and overcoming them as well as finding oneself or making your mark in this world. View "The Good Dinosaur" with an open mind and just be ready to enjoy the movie without reading too much between the lines. The good thing about Pixar films is that they remind you how wonderful it is to still be a kid at heart. This movie is no exception. In fact, I think this joins the ranks of "Finding Nemo","UP", and "Inside Out". Everyone has a right to their own opinion, but I can't help but wonder why majority just plain dislike this movie.

If you're on the fence after reading one too many 1-star reviews, I say go ahead and still watch it. Judge for yourself. Be pure hearted like a kid and try to embrace the beautiful lessons of the film. Allow it to engulf you and touch you. If you have a kid/kids, this would be one of those perfect films to have a hearty conversation with afterwards. It's very inspiring, really.

Give "The Good Dinosaur" a try. Oh and one more thing, don't be afraid to cry while watching this. I've seen this twice and still end up a mess every time.


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