‘Good Dinosaur’ Director Peter Sohn Opens Up About Being Vulnerable

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Until 2014, Pixar had released a feature film every year for eight straight years. For several years during that run, the studio even flirted with releasing two films in a year, demonstrating the growth in its efficiency, so the chance of not releasing any features in a given year seemed to be unthinkable. However, the unthinkable occurred when The Good Dinosaur was delayed about 18 months, leaving 2014 as the first time in a good while that Pixar was absent, at least on the big screen. Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to sit down with director Peter Sohn to discuss the challenges the film faced and what it’s like to be vulnerable when millions of people are watching. Read about our discussion after the break. [Read more…]

‘The Good Dinosaur’ Gets An All-New Voice Cast

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The reason why Pixar did not have a feature film to release in 2014 was because the studio decided to delay The Good Dinosaur into late 2015 in order to polish the film’s story. Although the premise has not changed – it remains a film that takes place in a world where the asteroid never killed off the dinosaurs – there have been many shifts in the story. Now, we have come to discover that Pixar has recast almost every role. Find out which actors have joined the film after the break! [Read more…]

First Look: ‘The Good Dinosaur’ Teaser Trailer And Poster Are Stunning

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Much of the conversation surrounding Pixar this year has revolved around Inside Out, the studio’s latest majestic feature film (I saw it last week, and it is brilliant), which is set for release in June. However, this is the first year that Pixar is releasing two films, as The Good Dinosaur is headed to theaters in November. The dinosaur film has been reworked extensively in the past few years, accounting for why it was delayed from its scheduled release date last year. Today, we get our first extended look at the film in its current state in a teaser trailer and poster which you can take a look at after the break! [Read more…]

Pixar Reveals ‘Finding Dory’ and ‘Good Dinosaur’ Details At Cannes

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Cannes has been quite a whirlwind adventure for Pixar this year, as the studio’s upcoming film, Pete Docter’s Inside Out, enjoyed its world premiere at the annual French festival and saw heaps of praise thrown upon it. With two new Pixar films after Inside Out expected in the next year, Pixar’s CCO John Lasseter took the opportunity at Cannes to share more details about the studio’s upcoming slate. After the break, read what he had to say about The Good Dinosaur, Finding Dory, and even Toy Story 4! [Read more…]

The Good Dinosaur’s New Director Talks Film’s Major Story Changes

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Following the removal of Bob Peterson from the lead director position on Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, changes to the film’s story were expected. After all, when Brad Bird took over Ratatouille and Mark Andrews sprang onto Brave, they not only brought new leadership to their films – they also led the way for a shift in the films’ plot. Peter Sohn, who was originally announced as the co-director on The Good Dinosaur, eventually took over and has introduced significant changes to the story that Peterson developed. Find more details of what you can expect after the break! [Read more…]

Pixar Has Apparently “Completely Reimagined” ‘The Good Dinosaur’

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Last August, we found out that director Bob Peterson had been taken off The Good Dinosaur after the film apparently hit creative difficulties. A group of Pixar directors including Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3), Mark Andrews (Brave), John Lasseter (Toy Story), and the film’s original co-director Pete Sohn took over. We still do not know who took over as lead director (if anyone did, that is), but we hear that the film’s story has been overhauled. Find more details after the break! [Read more…]