Pixar shows how it has put together all the pieces for its upcoming feature The Good Dinosaur in a new full-length trailer released this morning:
The movie, directed by Peter Sohn (Partly Cloudy), is high-concept piled atop high-concept. It’s an alternate history film, in which the dinosaur extinction never happened; a prehistoric road movie (before roads existed); and a novel twist on the “boy-and-his-dog” genre, with the boy being the dinosaur and the pet a human boy. Add some of Pixar’s patented heartstring-tugging and you’ve got the whole package.
Good Dinosaur will mark the studio’s second release this year, following its near-flawless Inside Out. The film was originally slated for release last year, but delayed after behind-the-scenes turmoil resulted in the dismissal of Good Dino’s conceptualizer and first director Bob Peterson.