Stars: Raymond Ochoa / Jack Bright / Jeffrey Wright /
Release Date: 2015-11-14
Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios, Buena Vista,
Director: Peter Sohn,
The Good Dinosaur Summary
An epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.
If The Good Dinosaur falls low in the rankings of the company's now 16 titles, it is still leagues finer than the flurry of frenetic colors and screwball pacing of the standard children's animated movie.
The Good Dinosaur is by no means a bad movie. But it breaks new ground for Pixar in that it's the studio's first feature that is explicitly-and pretty much exclusively-a kid's movie.
The digital landscapes are meant to be breathtakingly beautiful, but they tend to come across more like very expensive screensavers or immersive desktop wallpapers.
If The Good Dinosaur falls short in the narrative department, it represents a step forward for Pixar's artists.
OK, it's not pushing the boundaries of storytelling, but it certainly does the job.