As long as films are still being made, Pixar will still be doing it alongside everyone else. It’s the best (i.e., still not very good) way I can try and grasp how a company, one opening something in a few weeks, could have enough projects for me to lose total track of. If there’s one that’s stayed in my line of sight over the past few months, however, it would be The Good Dinosaur, a Jurassic adventure from directors Bob Peterson (Up) and Peter Sohn (Partly Cloudy) — even though we know almost nothing about it. (Save for the fact that it’s set in an alternate world, wherein no meteor wiped out the species.) Still, Pixar trying their hand at dinosaurs? How could that not work?
But there are now some items being brought to our attention, and they might even justify interest that existed in the first place. A piece in 24Frames reveals that The Good Dinosaur is, in reality, “a movie where you get to know the dinosaur, what it’s really like to be a dinosaur and to be with a dinosaur,” and one in which we can expect a subversion of “what dinosaurs represent today.” Specifically, how these good dinosaurs might be undermined by the bad ones — the sort that give them the image perpetuated by most other movies and TV shows.
I like what they’re angling toward at the moment — and it’d be nice if this course is maintained — though even those involved don’t sound entirely confident as to where things will head. While a release date that’s almost exactly two years away would, from what I understand, normally mean that things are clearly laid out, the writing process is still underway; basically, this is all we can really know at the moment, because there may not be a whole lot more already developed. A good start, in this case.
The Good Dinosaur will open on May 30th, 2014.
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