Run time: 100mins

Director: Peter Sohn

Voice cast: Raymond Ochoa, Jeffrey Wright, Steve Zahn, Jack Bright, Frances McDormand

Synopsis: An epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where the Apalosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend


Director and actor Peter Sohn, who brought us Ratatouille (2007), The Incredibles (2004), Monsters University (2013), has co-written this tale which is set in a world where dinosaurs never became extinct. Pixar’s delightful animation charts the friendship between a small boy and a giant Apatosaurus, sixty-five million years ago, as a giant asteroid races towards Earth – but misses it! This simple twist of fate leads to dinosaurs peaceably toiling in the fields. A big-hearted 70-foot-tall Apatosaurus named Arlo (Lucas Neff) then befriends a small human boy named Spot (Jack Bright)

Pixar Animation Studio’s sixteenth feature creates an epic journey through a harsh and mysterious landscape, where Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what are his true capabilities. By Pixar’s high standards, it is an average film, probably best suited for young children who will enjoy the cute dinosaur and stunning visuals, over the disappointing narrative which is quite dull in parts.

The Good Dinosaur feature is preceded by the short Sanjay’s Super Team, directed by Sanjay Patel, which is funny, unique and charming and definitely not to be missed.

Images courtesy of Walt Disney  


THE GOOD DINOSAUR (L-R) Arlo and Spot. ©2015 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.