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I know you’ve all heard of it by now. The Good Dinosaur is one of the most popular movies on the planet. Then again, aren’t all Disney movies? This movie is so special because it tugs at our heart strings. Who wouldn’t love a Dinosaur and his pet boy? Wait, did I just say pet boy? Yes, I said that right. The concept of that in itself is quite interesting. The movie is so much more than that. It’s an animated film that touches on important subjects, like the power of live and the importance of facing your fears head on. It also show children that you can find friends anywhere, as long as you have an open mind. It isn’t too serious, though. Just like most Disney films, it’s filled with happiness, humor, and love. This is a movie that your kids will want to watch over and over again. And maybe you will “accidentally” keep watching it after they go to bed.
The bonus material is also a must-see in The Good Dinosaur. I personally loved the commentary because it’s fun hearing the thoughts of the director. The Sanjay’s Super Team short is so cute. The kids will love it and want to see more! We all loved watching the RECYCLOSAURUS bonus feature because we get to see how competitive the Pixar team can be! It’s fun to see the creative minds at work. Also, the deleted scenes are awesome to watch! We’ve watched them about 3 times already because we just love everything about The Good Dinosaur!
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THEATRICAL SHORT – Sanjay’s Super Team – Sanjay loves the world of cartoons and comics, while his father tries to draw him into his Hindu traditions. Reluctance quickly turns into awe-inspiring adventure as the boy embarks on an amazing journey, returning with a new perspective they can both embrace.
TRUE LIES ABOUT DINOSAURS – We know – it’s preposterous to think Apatosaurs spoke English. Learn more about what separates the fictional dinosaurs of “The Good Dinosaur“ from what scientists know about real dinosaurs.
RECYCLOSAURUS – Pixar takes creative competition seriously. Maybe a little too seriously. Watch as “The Good Dinosaur” crew competes to see which department can create the best dinosaur ever…using only discarded items from the studio’s “free table.”
THE FILMMAKERS’ JOURNEY – Finding your way from an idea to a film takes a lot of exploration. Director Peter Sohn and his fellow filmmakers talk about the challenging, inspiring, and unexpectedly emotional experience of making “The Good Dinosaur.”
EVERY PART OF THE DINOSAUR – The filmmakers talk about the special animation challenges of “The Good Dinosaur” – including figuring out how to animate a dinosaur who’s really a boy, and a boy who’s got the spirit of a dog.
FOLLOWING THE T-REX TRAIL – Follow the filmmakers as they travel to a working cattle ranch and meet the McKays, a close-knit family whose work ethic, generosity, and stories inspired the T-Rex ranchers of the film.
COMMENTARY – Commentary from director Peter Sohn, story supervisor Kelsey Mann, supervising animator Mike Venturini, director of photography/lighting Sharon Calahan, and supervising technical director Sanjay Bakshi.
DINO BITES – Montage of original animated pieces produced to promote “The Good Dinosaur.”
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A short animated clip produced to promote “The Good Dinosaur.”
o The Attack – An idyllic introduction to the family farm is cut short when a savage predator attacks the newborn Arlo. With an introduction by Director Peter Sohn.
o Building the Silo – An admiring Arlo is thrilled to follow along as his father builds a silo for the family farm. With an introduction by Director Peter Sohn.
o Waiting for Poppa – Arlo awaits the return of his beloved father on a stormy night, only to be greeted with tragic news. With an introduction by Director Peter Sohn.
From the innovative minds of Disney•Pixar comes a hilariously heartwarming adventure about the power of confronting and overcoming your fears and discovering who you are meant to be. 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? In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, 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.
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