Disney/Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur will hit U.S theaters right on time for Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, its release dates vary for the rest of the world; from November 27 for the majority of Europe, to as late as December 26 for Australia and even March 2016 for Japan.
After the release of both the full-length and second U.S. trailer, the second Good Dinosaur international trailer has dropped online, revealing more about the relationship between young Aptosaurus, Arlo, and his ‘pet’ human, Spot. In a world where dinosaurs never went extinct, Arlo (Raymond Ochoa) befriends the young, feral human (Jack Bright), and this trailer also shows us how he came by his name. The film is the traditional ‘young boy and his dog’ relationship, but with a dinosaur and human, in other words. Watch the new trailer, above.
Arlo and Spot set out to relocate Arlo’s family in Good Dinosaur, meeting many varied characters along the way. Jeffrey Wright (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2) voices Poppa, Arlo’s father, and Steve Zahn (Modern Family), Sam Elliot (Justified) and Anna Paquin (X-Men: Days of Future Past) are also among the voice cast.
The Good Dinosaur screenplay comes from Megan LeFauve (Inside Out), with the original story having also been co-written by Bob Peterson (Up). Peterson also served as the original director on the movie, until Peter Sohn (Partly Cloudy) took over duties halfway through.
While The Good Dinosaur seems to follow a fairly simplistic storyline, it should not be underestimated in any way. For a start, the animation is stunning. The attention to detail in the incredibly realistic backgrounds is easily the best we’ve seen so far from Pixar. Juxtaposing this, the dinosaurs themselves have been animated in such a way as to make them visually appealing to young kids and adults alike. It works well, and the endearing appearance of Arlo et al means that the heartfelt storyline will grab audiences from the off.
It might not be as clever or innovative as Inside Out, which was released earlier this year, but The Good Dinosaur will certainly keep the holiday crowds entertained and will no doubt become another well-loved Disney/Pixar movie. It will, however, be very interesting to see how it does in the box office against The Peanuts Movie, another anticipated animated release within the family movie genre. While Peanuts releases slightly earlier (November 6 in the U.S), the two will still crossover at theaters.
The Good Dinosaur opens on in U.S. theaters on November 25th, 2015.