Having been pushed back a whole eighteen months after a swap in directors, we still know relatively little about Pixar's upcoming feature The Good Dinosaur, whose development can be traced as far back as 2009. We are now just six months away from the film's release and still know next to nothing about it besides its basic plot, and even that information may be outdated since the film is said to have been reworked entirely after Pete Sohn took over for Bob Peterson as director. A new synopsis has now dropped, and though it is somewhat vague, it does give an idea as to where the story lies as of now.
"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."
The film appears to still be, at its core, the same basic story that was originally envisioned.We were never really given a very detailed description of the film's initial plot to begin with, so it is hard to say exactly how much has changed. The whole notion of the dinosaurs being farmers is confirmed to have been scrapped, but outside of that we may not know exactly what has changed from the original version of the film to its current iteration until the home media bonus features arrive.
With the release of Inside Out fast approaching, expect to see a teaser trailer, which should shed some more light on the film's story, sooner than later. The Good Dinosaur opens November 25.