Pixar Animation Has Dismantled & Reimagined 'The Good Dinosaur'
by Ethan Anderton
August 20, 2014
Last fall, Pixar Animation had to push back the release of The Good Dinosaur from an initial release this past summer back to November 25th, 2015. The news came just a few weeks after we learned Bob Peterson had been removed from the film as director and a brain trust consisting of John Lasseter, Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich, replacement Brave director Mark Andrews, and Party Cloudy short director Pete Sohn were put in place to take over the project. Now we have word that Pixar has completely overhauled the film as voice star John Lithgow says the film has been drastically changed for the better.
Speaking with Collider (promoting his forthcoming, fantastic indie Love is Strange), Lithgow said:
“I recorded the entire role in Good Dinosaur. They have now dismantled it and completely reimagined it, and it is a fantastic new story. So I’m gonna record again on it within the next month. Don’t worry. It’s coming and it’s gonna be better than I ever imagined.”
That likely means other stars Frances McDormand, Lucas Neff, Bill Hader, Neil Patrick Harris and Judy Greer have some more work to do in the sound booth too. This is a little worrisome for an animation studio with such a sterling track record, but we're hopeful that this delay allowed Pixar to make the best possible movie. After all, we're really hungry for a new Pixar film since they didn't release a feature length project this year. This isn't the second time big changes have been made to a Pixar film recently as the studio also decided to make changes to the ending of the forthcoming sequel Finding Dory after seeing the revealing documentary Blackfish which shows how SeaWorld is more than a little despicable in their handling of their aquatic animals. Hopefully the changes pay off.
Hopefully it will be good.
Xerxexx on Aug 20, 2014
I'm ready for another great pixar original. 'Brave' was a little disappointing, so it's been a while.
Danimal on Aug 20, 2014
yes we need a new '' toy story ''...
Avi on Aug 20, 2014
Thanks for plugging Blackfish too....anything anti-SeaWorld makes me happy.
TheOct8pus on Aug 20, 2014
Love Lithgow's comedic performances. His Lord Farquad is classic.
DAVIDPD on Aug 23, 2014
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