In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.

Director:

Peter Sohn

Writers:

Bob Peterson (original concept & development by), Peter Sohn (story by) | 7 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 40 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeffrey Wright ... Poppa (voice)
Frances McDormand ... Momma (voice)
Maleah Nipay-Padilla Maleah Nipay-Padilla ... Young Libby (voice) (as Maleah Padilla)
Ryan Teeple ... Young Buck (voice)
Jack McGraw ... Young Arlo (voice)
Marcus Scribner ... Buck (voice)
Raymond Ochoa ... Arlo (voice)
Jack Bright ... Spot (voice)
Peter Sohn ... Pet Collector (voice)
Steve Zahn ... Thunderclap (voice)
Mandy Freund Mandy Freund ... Downpour (voice)
Steven Clay Hunter Steven Clay Hunter ... Coldfront (voice)
A.J. Buckley ... Nash (voice) (as AJ Buckley)
Anna Paquin ... Ramsey (voice)
Sam Elliott ... Butch (voice)
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Storyline

"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 travelling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of. Written by Pixar

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for peril, action and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The song featured in the first official trailer for this film is "Crystals" by Of Monsters and Men. See more »

Goofs

Apparently Arlo and his family live during the same time as the pack of Tyrannosaurus Rexes but in reality Apatosaurs lived in the Jurassic period millions of years before the Tyrannosaurus Rex appeared. Plus other dinosaurs of the Crotectus period can be seen, meaning Arlo and his family should not have existed. See more »

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[first lines]
Momma: Henry, it's time.
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Crazy Credits

This sentence appears towards the end and is then encircled in a ring, like the human family towards the end of the movie: "We are grateful to the family and friends of The Good Dinosaur crew your love and support made this film possible." See more »

Alternate Versions

Also released in 3D version See more »

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References Toy Story (1995) See more »

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Beautiful visuals
17 February 2016 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a cowardly young dinosaur, who lost his way home after a storm. He befriends a young human being in prehistoric times. They navigate the treacherous lands in search of their respective homes.

The visuals in the film are quite stunning. The colours are vivid and bright, while the backdrop is always beautiful and at times even breathtaking. It's interesting to see a talking dinosaur, while the young human being behaves more like a dog, which is further reinforced by the name spot. I enjoyed the exciting and on occasion dangerous adventure they share together. It's an inspiring story to help children and adults find courage to conquer difficult times.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Pixar/Dinosaurs Project See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,155,217, 29 November 2015

Gross USA:

$123,087,120

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$332,207,671
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2.39 : 1
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