Newest GOOD DINOSAUR Trailer Presents Kindness and Adventure [64 Screenshots]

Following the success of last month’s Inside Out, Pixar is back for all the feels with The Good Dinosaur, the studio’s second animated feature of 2015. Showcasing the studio’s gorgeous signature animation, in a film that is guaranteed to tug at the heartstrings of children and adults alike, this latest trailer for The Good Dinosaur opens with its teaser and then expands on its question: what would happen if the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs missed Earth?

Pixar brings us the answer through the friendship off adorably clumsy Arlo (Raymond Ochoa), the green Apatosaurus and his equally sweet human friend Spot (Jack Bright). The two and a half minute spot largely consists of beautiful pre-historic visuals layered over “Crystals” by Monsters & Men, so we aren’t given a whole lot of characterization or clues through the one word of dialogue given.

After facing production issues and being pushed back from its original 2013 release date, The Good Dinosaur is finally getting its debut. Pixar replaced its original director Bob Peterson with Peter Sohn (Partly Cloudy) due to problems with the movie’s third act. The Good Dinosaur trailer still presents a fairly vague story, which could mean the marketing team actually doesn’t want to give away spoilers, they actually want to slowly build the story through these trailers, or they’re trying to hide the fact that The Good Dinosaur still has its problems.

Due to the open-ended nature of The Good Dinosaur trailer, we’re left with a lot of questions. Where is Arlo traveling to? How does a human and dinosaur become friends? What dangers will these two unlikely friends face? There’s still plenty of time between now and Thanksgiving for Pixar to unfold more of this story, and I look forward to it.

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Here’s the official plot synopsis for The Good Dinosaur courtesy of Pixar:

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.

Directed by Peter Sohn, The Good Dinosaur stars the voices of Lucas Neff, John Lithgow, Francis McDormand, Bill Hader, Neil Patrick Harris, and Judy Greer. This film is set to play in theaters on November 25, 2015.


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Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur’ Teaser Trailer Asks “What If?” [25 Screenshots]

If you felt a little empty inside last year, that’s because Pixar did not have an animated release. It was a first for the animation studio – between The Incredibles and Cars – since 2005. Inside Out opens in theaters on June 19, but to make up for what was suppose to release last year, Pixar has another film opening this Thanksgiving. The first teaser for The Good Dinosaur appeared today asking audiences “what if?”

For how long they’ve had to work on The Good Dinosaur, Pixar doesn’t really provide us with much of anything in terms of what it’s about. The “what if” scenario is fun to think about for a second, but there is really nothing here to judge whether or not they’ll execute a good story based on that premise. I get some of that classic Pixar humor peeking its head out with the asteroid flying over the Earth, and the character designs are fine.

Last year, John Lithgow stated they completely reimagined the story, so I’m looking forward to what the studio can bring with a full-length trailer. The director, Peter Sohn made his big debut with the Pixar short “Partly Cloudy.” He has since been a part of Pixar within their art, story, and animation departments. He has also voiced the characters of Emile from Ratatouille and Scott “Squishy” Squibbles from Monsters University.

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Here’s the plot synopsis for The Good Dinosaur courtesy of Pixar:

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.

And here’s the teaser poster (click to enlarge):

Disney Pixar The Good Dinosaur Teaser Poster

Directed by Peter Sohn, The Good Dinosaur stars the voices of Lucas Neff, John Lithgow, Francis McDormand, Bill Hader, Neil Patrick Harris, and Judy Greer. This film is set to play in theaters on November 25, 2015.


Source: Pixar

John Lithgow States Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur’ Has Been Reimagined

Pixar's The Good Dinosaur Concept Art

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Pixar’s ‘Monsters University’ Easter Eggs Revealed

Monsters University Easter Eggs Pizza Planet

As many loyal Pixar fans may know, the studio likes to add little hidden gems in their films that increase the enjoyment for true Pixar geeks. Pixar has just released a few screenshots from Monsters University pointing out just where to find some of the most notorious Easter Eggs common in all of their films. I was able to spot most of them, but wasn’t able to find the Pizza Planet truck or A113, and I saw the film twice. Check out what you may have missed from Monsters University after the break. Continue reading

Pixar’s ‘Monsters University’ Final Exam Trailer (60 New Screenshots)

Monsters University Movie Trailer Screenshot Oozma Kappas

With less than a month to go, Disney•Pixar has released one final trailer for Monsters University in less than two weeks after the most recent one. We all know how powerful Pixar is in drawing an audience, but is a new trailer necessary ten days after the release of an already decent one? It’s not a bad trailer, it’s quite good, but could they be overloading fans of Monsters, Inc. with too much footage from the new movie? There is a slight spoiler in the new trailer, which you can find after the break. Watch at your own risk. Continue reading

Party Hard with New ‘Monsters University’ Trailer (75 Screenshots)

Monsters University Trailer Screenshot Football Game

I never thought it possible to infuse Andrew W.K. into a Disney•Pixar movie, but the fine folks in the marketing department made it possible in this brand new, fast-paced Monsters University trailer. For those in the Greek system, Monsters U. may resonate more than to a GDI (Gosh Darn Independent), but either way, this new footage promises a lot a laughs and a great new adventure for Mike and Sully. Check out the trailer after the jump. Continue reading

Rush the Fraternities and Sororities of Monsters University’s Greek System

Monsters University Trailer Screenshot Greek Council Brock Pearson

As many college students are aware, Greek Life life plays an important part of welcome week, making a pretty big presence on campus in order to gain the attention of the incoming freshmen. In Monsters University it is no different. From Oozma Kappa to Roar Omega Roar, there are a slew of different fraternities and sororities to choose from. After the jump, learn more about each Greek house in  Monster University.  Continue reading

Pixar’s ‘Monsters University’ Trailer Shows School Spirit (80 Screenshots)

Pixar Monsters University Trailer

It may be difficult to hear, but Pixar has hit a bit of a slump. With Cars 2 misfiring and Brave gaining mixed reviews–leaning more negatively, despite it’s Oscar win–the once glorified animation studio has seen better days. So why not bring back two characters everyone loves, again? A full theatrical trailer has been released for Monsters University. See for yourself, after the jump, whether or not Pixar has what it takes to pick itself up. Continue reading