Ever since we spied early concept art of a little boy palling around with a dinosaur, we've been curious how Pixar was going to spin its new movie The Good Dinosaur. And today, at the D23 Expo, the plot details were revealed. Plus a whole lot more info about other upcoming Pixar features.
First up, The Good Dinosaur. According to Ain't It Cool News reporter Eric Vespe, the first preview of the dino drama started with a question, "What if the asteroid missed the earth 65 million years ago?"
The footage itself showed friend story between a boy and his buddy, a dinosaur. So yeah, basically everyone's childhood dream come true.
The voice cast will include John Lithgow as Poppa and Frances McDormand as Momma dinosaurs. So the dinosaurs talk. The main character is voiced by Lucas Neff (Raising Hope). His name is Arlo and he is an apatosaurus, and the son to Momma and Poppa Dinosaur. His siblings are voiced by Bill Hader, Neil Patrick Harris and Judy Greer. Which is a pretty awesome collection of dino siblings.
A few clips were screened, Peter Sciretta of Slashfilm tweeted that the, "first footage looked very beautiful, not very cartoony, almost like a segment from Fantasia."
Entertainment Weekly also just released the above bit of The Good Dinosaur concept art. The Good Dinosaur will be released on May 30, 2014.
Next up is the Body Wars-esque feature that takes place inside an 11-year-old girl's head. The Peter Doctor directed movie now finally has a title, Inside Out (via LA Times Rebecca Keegan). Even though the plot is centered around the raging emotions inside a girl's head as she moves into the city of San Francisco, these five different emotions are all being voiced by hilarious adults.
According to Hypable, Anger will be voiced by comedian Lewis Black, which is a brilliant casting decision. Mindy Kaling will voice the emotion Disgust, Bill Hader (again) will be voicing Fear, Joy is voiced by Amy Poehler, and Sadness will be played by Phyllis Smith (from the The Office).
Buzzfeed described the footage and plot as almost Blade Runner-ish:
The young girl, Riley, has her own world, and then the world inside her brain is a second setting. It has a control center — think of something like The Truman Show — and then massive areas throughout the brain, from imagination (it looks like a film studio) and abstract thought (it looks abstract!) and even memory, which looks like something out of Blade Runner’s setting.
Sounds delightful. Can't wait.