Two Pixar films this year? What did we do right to deserve this?
The first teaser for the second Pixar film of 2015 was released today and offered our first true glimpse at the long in production, The Good Dinosaur. The film is directed by Peter Sohn and stars Judy Greer, Neil Patrick Harris, Bill Hader, Frances McDormand, and John Lithgow.
The film takes place after a traumatic event unsettles a lively Apatosaurus named Arlo, who sets out on a remarkable journey, gaining an unlikely companion along the way – a human boy.
Originally expected to hit theaters last year, it seems like The Good Dinosaur is going the route of Wall*E or Up and giving us a teaser that doesn’t share much plot or dialogue. It gives us a vague idea of what the film will be about and sells us on the tag that it will be from Pixar.
While there was some discrepancy over who would direct the film, it seems like Sohn is the official director, marking his first ever feature film (he previously wrote and directed the short, Partly Cloudy, that played before Toy Story 3).
The first teaser works perfectly and Pixar is always a bet to have good work. Their first film, Inside Out, earned rave reviews when it premiered at Cannes so maybe they can go two for two this year and make up for the lack of films last year.
The Good Dinosaur opens in theaters on November 25.