Luckily for young Arlo, his parents and his two siblings, the mighty dinosaurs were not wiped out 65 million years ago. When a rainstorm washes poor Arlo downriver, he ends up bruised, battered and miles away from home. Good fortune shines on the frightened dino when he meets Spot, a Neanderthal boy who offers his help and friendship. Together, the unlikely duo embark on an epic adventure to reunite Arlo with his beloved family. This story is about what happens if the asteroid doesn’t hit!
This movie has amazing special features too:
Sanjay’s Super Team
Pixar animator Sanjay Patel created this short that focuses on a young Indian boy who imagines Hindu gods and goddesses as superheroes.
True Lies about Dinosaurs
This one is my favorite special feature on here! It was a great fun way to learn about dinosaurs.
Pixar had a dinosaur making contest using recycled items. It’s amazing you can do with a little “junk”!
The Filmmakers’ Journey
Here you learn about Peter Sohn’s foray into the west to do location research.
Every Part of the Dinosaur
Following the T-Rex Trail
This is about the filmmakers retreat to a cattle ranch to do research for the cattle drive scene.
Who doesn’t like watching what didn’t make it into the movie? Sometimes you totally get why it didn’t. Sometimes you don’t.
These are clips of the characters doing random things.
I always love to watch this because it’s always cool to find out why they did what they did.
My family liked The Good Dinosaur. My kids are 8 and 12. That being said there are some scenes that younger kids may be scared with. The animation in this film is something you’ve never seen before, and I find quite amazing. The water animation is just incredible. For us, this film gets a two thumbs up and should be in your video library!