This November, Disney/Pixar invites us all to travel back to an alternate timeline. One where the dinosaur-killing asteroid whiffed, leaving the “terrible lizards” to reign unfettered as the dominant species on Earth.
“The Good Dinosaur” follows the story of an Apatosaurus named Arlo and his unlikely human friend. Traveling through a harsh and mysterious land, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears to discover what he is capable of. An important message for any kid (or adult) told through the medium of dinosaur, because dinosaurs are cool as heck!
Considering Disney has a history of fudging the timeline with dinosaurs – looking at you Stegosaurus fighting a Tyrannosaurus Rex in “Fantasia” – it should come as no surprise to see Jurassic-era Apatosaurus rubbing elbows with late-Cretaceous Parasaurolophus. After all, the entire premise of “The Good Dinosaur” hinges on suspending disbelief that evolution would still lead to large mammals and Homo sapiens, even with dinosaurs still at the top of the food chain.
If anyone can make it work, Pixar can.
“The Good Dinosaur” roars into theaters Thanksgiving of 2015.
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