• The Good Dinosaur (2015)

The Good Dinosaur

Release Date: November 25th, 2015

DVD Release Date: February 22nd, 2016

PG |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

Luckily for young Arlo, his parents (Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand) and his two siblings, the mighty dinosaurs were not wiped out 65 million years ago. When a rainstorm washes poor Arlo (Raymond Ochoa) downriver, he ends up bruised, battered and miles away from home. Good fortune shines on the frightened dino when he meets Spot (Jack Bright), a Neanderthal boy who offers his help and friendship. Together, the unlikely duo embark on an epic adventure to reunite Arlo with his beloved family.

Cast: Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Maleah Nipay-Padilla, Ryan Teeple, Jack McGraw, Marcus Scribner, Raymond Ochoa, Jack Bright

Director: Peter Sohn

Genres: Adventure , Comedy , Children , Animated

Production Co: Pixar Animation Studios

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: Amusing, Quest, Survival, Charming, Friendship

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    It might be a given that Pixar’s movies are visually spectacular, but The Good Dinosaur may be the studio’s most purely cinematic, the richness of the design and the emotional power of the widescreen compositions stirring deep, almost primal feelings about childhood, the loss of innocence and the untamed ferocity of the natural world. show more

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The buddies’ adventures are dramatized delightfully, but a case could be made for the movie’s real subject being scenery, and, particularly, water. show more

  • 60
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    The Good Dinosaur emerges as a visually breathtaking work of computer-generated animation that is ultimately unable to compensate for a disappointingly derivative script. show more

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Nominated Best Animated Feature Film