D23 Expo kicked into high gear over the weekend and many of Disney’s future films were showcased to fans. One of these is the upcoming Pixar film called The Good Dinosaur. Little was known about the animated film up until today when the studio revealed a teaser, plus cast and story details.
The film involves an Apatosaurus named Arlo, who is voiced by Raising Hope star Lucas Neff. His mom and dad are being voiced by the extremely talented duo John Lithgow and Frances McDormand, plus Bill Hader, Neil Patrick Harris, and Judy Greer voicing Arlo’s dino-siblings.
Here is a description of The Good Dinosaur as described by Pixar’s John Lasseter:
What if the meteor that killed off the dinosaurs missed Earth and dinosaurs kept living? It’s really a great story because they are very funny dinosaurs. They are kind of cartoony but they are dinosaurs, they are not walking around with clothes on or anything like that, they still are kind of dinosaurs. We focused on mostly the plant-eaters, not the carnivores… Their society becomes more of an agrarian society, meaning farmers. They become farmers.
It’s a very funny story about a certain way of life that a young dinosaur has trouble fitting into and he ends up going on this quest. He kind of messes up and he has to put everything right by going on this quest and on that quest he meets this our character that is an outcast from his society too and so the two of them form this bond and it becomes this unique kind of story… kind of hard to describe. It’s a very special, very emotional story but it’s so quirky and nutty. That’s really the hallmark of Bob Peterson’s and Peter Sohn’s talent. Bob Peterson is truly one of the funniest people I’ve met and it’s coming through with this story. Pixar does dinosaurs, but like anything we touch… it’s unlike any other dinosaur picture you’ve seen ‘cause it doesn’t fit in your typical [idea of] what you think dinosaurs are. It’s absolutely beautiful too.
According to new details about the story, the film revolves around dinosaurs trying to get rid of a bug infestation on their farm. Arlo, however doesn’t mind the little creatures and realizes one of the little buggers is a human in disguise.
The idea sounds rather hilarious as it explains that the little human named “Spot” speaks gibberish because the humans have not developed any real language yet. If that’s not Pixar, I don’t know what is.
Pixar also showed off footage of Arlo and Spot’s big journey which is central to the film. The footage was said to show various moments of physical humor when it comes to the magnificent size difference between Arlo and Spot. Here is an image released months ago which should give you an idea of the proportions.
The Good Dinosaur hits theaters this may!
Source: Bleeding Cool