First Trailer for Cheesy 'E.T. Meets Pixar' Kids Movie 'My Pet Dinosaur'

January 17, 2017
Source: THR

My Pet Dinosaur Trailer

Making friends is easy, keeping them is impossible… What in the heck is this? A trailer has debuted for an Australian kids adventure movie titled My Pet Dinosaur, which is literally being pitched as "E.T. meets Pixar". The story is about a boy who befriends a dinosaur, that is actually a creation of a military experiment gone wrong. But as they grow closer, he does his best to keep him safe and prevent it from being captured. Seems more like The Iron Giant than Pixar. Starring Jordan Dulieu, Annabel Wolfe, Christopher Gabardi, Tiriel Mora, Harrison Saunders, David Roberts, and Joanne Samuel. This is made by a VFX supervisor, so he knows how to make it all seem realistic, but that doesn't make up for the cheesiness.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Matt Drummond's My Pet Dinosaur, originally from THR:

My Pet Dinosaur Poster

Short description: A troubled town is plunged into chaos when a boy accidentally makes a new friend. THR's description: "The film takes place in a town where a military experiment gone wrong has some unexpected consequences. Against that backdrop, a young boy discovers and befriends a dinosaur, even as a military leader seeks to kill it." My Pet Dinosaur is both written and directed by Australian filmmaker Matt Drummond, a former visual effects supervisor who made his directorial debut with Dinosaur Island. The film is searching for global distribution, showing at the European Film Market (EFM) coming up. My Pet Dinosaur opens in theaters in Australia this April, but has no US release date set yet. Is anyone interested?

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Reader Feedback - 8 Comments


E.T. is coming a bit uglier this year ... And harder to hide within other toys ...

shiboleth on Jan 17, 2017


So this is basically the remake of The Water Horse?

tarek on Jan 17, 2017


Is that a good movie for kids? I saw it on Netflix...but wasn't sure it was worth a watch. The name sounds stupid... lol

RAW_D on Jan 17, 2017


I believe kids wouldn't mind it. It's not E.T good, but it's not bad either. As for the title, yeah, laziness at work. ;D

tarek on Jan 17, 2017


I like this the first time I saw it when it was called "Super 8".

RAW_D on Jan 17, 2017


Damn! This came out in the 90's I swear!

DAVIDPD on Jan 17, 2017


Whew that acting is terrible. Some of the worst I've seen!

backwardsprogress on Jan 18, 2017


Also, no actual dinosaur looked like that. Ever. The closest thing would probably be Psittacosaurus, except those "fins" were actually just porcupine-like quills on the tail, and just horns on the face (Psittacosaurus was an older relative of Triceratops, you know), plus adults were only the size of Golden Retrievers, fully grown. Anyway, here's a model of the current reconstruction of Psittacosaurus, said to be the most accurate depiction of a dinosaur, ever:

Mark Brackney on Jan 21, 2017

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