While it’s worlds away from the emotionally-driven tale of Inside Out in terms of setting, Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur shares a handful of traits with its animation peer in that it is a coming-of-age tale. Similarly to Riley’s journey of dealing with growing pangs and irksome parents, the Peter Sohn-directed picture will orbit around Arlo, a wide-eyed Apatosaurus who is tossed into the deep end – quite literally, going off the most recent trailer – when he becomes separated from his father.
And so, what follows is a defining tale across the primordial land, meeting all kinds of strangers along the way. In fact, today’s all-new teaser finds Arlo striking up an unusual alliance with a trio of T-Rexes. Ditching the carnivores versus herbivores trope, the sharp-toothed squad help our title protagonist along his way, though not before using him as a decoy to gain a quick bite.
It may not have been hinted at during today’s clip, but one of the core tenets of The Good Dinosaur is Arlo’s relationship with Spot, a primitive and feral young boy. The two may struggle to communicate at first, but it isn’t long before Spot becomes a welcome ally as Arlo sets about reuniting with his wayward father.
Raymond Ochoa, Jack Bright, Sam Elliott, Anna Paquin, A. J. Buckley, Steve Zahn, Jeffrey Wright, and Marcus Scribner will all feature in The Good Dinosaur when it stomps into theaters on November 25. Keeping up with tradition, the Pixar feature will open with a standalone animated short. Entitled Sanjay’s Super Team, the religious tale chronicles the adventures of the title character and his interaction with Hindu deities, and you can check out a new image for the short below.
“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? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.