Imagine if you will that dinosaurs didn’t go extinct due to an asteroid impact and that humans evolved alongside them. Now imagine an unlikely friendship being forged between a young Apatosaurus dinosaur (voice of Raymond Ochoa) and a young cave-boy (voice of Jack Bright). And with that you have at least the bare bones of Disney•Pixar’s upcoming animated feature, The Good Dinosaur. Clearly there is a lot more to it than just that (although this trailer is non-revealing) as Pixar has always tackled very personal issues and draped them in wonderful animation (“Up,” “Inside Out,” many others). Here I expect the differences in species to be a possible plot point (an allegory to the current racial/religious/class divide) as well as the definition of what makes a family (Arlo, the dinosaur is an orphan). Check it out for yourself now in the embedded trailer courtesy of our friends at Disney•Pixar.
The Good Dinosaur employs the voice talents of Raymond Ochoa, Jeffrey Wright, Steve Zahn, Anna Paquin, A.J. Buckley, Sam Elliott, Frances McDormand and Marcus Scribner.
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? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.
The Good Dinosaur finds a friend in US theaters on November 25, 2015 and UK theaters on November 27, 2015.