Pixar's The Good Dinosaur Is Being Entirely Reworked Top To Bottom

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Pixar's The Good Dinosaur movie has always been a strange little film that we were hotly anticipating. The animated film was supposed to get released this year but has since been pushed back to November 2015. Why? Because it's getting a total reworking, top-to-bottom.

The idea for The Good Dinosaur was pretty interesting. The whole thing was based around the idea of "What if dinosaurs never died and lived with humans?" From there things got sketchy; a ton of voice actors were cast as members of an Apatosaurus family that somehow were interacting with a young human boy named Spot. But all that may have changed because the entire film is getting "reimagined."

In an interview with Collider, John Lithgow (who voices the father dinosaur) revealed that Pixar was bringing him back to re-record all of his dinosaur lines.

"I recorded the entire role in Good Dinosaur. They have now dismantled it and completely reimagined it, and it is a fantastic new story. So I'm gonna record again on it within the next month. Don't worry. It's coming and it's gonna be better than I ever imagined."


Not surprising as this film was always in transition — director Bob Peterson left the movie while co-director Peter Sohn stayed on, but as more of a collective member of the Pixar hydra. This isn't anything new for Pixar; it's a place where creators work on something until it's done, and done well. So we're fine with them taking their time, but we're also interested in what The Good Dinosaur will look like in the end.