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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 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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Little arms big attitude 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:

$332,207,671
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This film was originally directed by Bob Peterson and set for release on May 30, 2014, but Peterson had trouble getting the third act right, so he was taken off the film and it was pushed back to November 25, 2015, the intended release date of Finding Dory (2016), in order to give it more time; Finding Dory (2016) was then pushed back to June 17, 2016. Peterson had since gone on to do a different film for Pixar, while Denise Ream replaced John Walker as producer, and, on October 21, 2014, Peter Sohn was officially named the new director. The story was then re-worked, and some major changes included adding the concept of nature itself being the main antagonist. 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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Referenced in Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) 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 ellieroyceSee 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 one of 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 believe this film was maybe not as good as, but came close to other Pixar films such as up and toy story. Yes, I know that these films have imaginative, classic plots, but this film teaches you a lot, 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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