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The Good Dinosaur [Includes Digital Copy] [3D] [Blu-ray/DVD] [Blu-ray/Blu-ray 3D/DVD] [2015]

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    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3307 out of 3404)

    Synopsis


    The Good Dinosaur
    In this enchanting computer-animated fantasy, set in a world where the dinosaurs never went extinct, an amiable young Apatosaurus named Arlo (voiced by Raymond Ochoa) loses his father in a storm and is swept away by a vicious river current, stranding him in a frightening new place far from his home. He soon embarks on a journey to reunite with his family, and befriends a prehistoric human child known as Spot (Jack Bright) along the way.Peter Sohn directed this heartwarming Pixar adventure, with Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Anna Paquin, and Sam Elliott also contributing voice work. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Raymond Ochoa
      Raymond Ochoa - Arlo
    • Jeffrey Wright
      Jeffrey Wright - Poppa
    • Steve Zahn
      Steve Zahn - Thunderclap
    • A.J. Buckley
      A.J. Buckley - Nash
    • Anna Paquin
      Anna Paquin - Ramsey



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    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 3404 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Finding your Roar

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      kidsfirstmedia

      What if? That’s the beginning of this film with its spectacular scenery, a beautiful soundtrack, an exciting story and so much more. What I really love about this film is the animation. A good 20 minutes of the film is dedicated to looking at the scenery, which is incredible. The design of the landscape, with its hills, valleys, mountains and rivers is truly breathtaking. This movie is not all comedy, there is quite a bit of drama. In many scenes you feel touched by the characters and even pity them. The whole plot is a large and exciting adventure which allows for some mild action. There is a bigger moral to the story which is “discover your voice.” Disney has focused on that in its “Find Your Roar” campaign, encouraging kids everywhere to “find your own voice or ‘your roar!’” The story starts when an infamous meteor hits the Earth. Millions of years later, a dinosaur named Arlo is separated from his family and home. He goes on a huge adventure to get back home, which involves enemies, friends and more. The story is dramatic and takes turns that surprise the audience multiple times. The voice acting is excellent in every role, making characters sound alive, personable and full of energy. One of my favorites is Butch (Sam Elliot). Butch is a T-Rex and a pretty cool one too. Sam makes him seem menacing and dramatic, but still friendly, even a bit funny at times. In the Blu-ray version, there are a dozen special features, including an option to listen to commentary throughout the film from some of the creators, including storyboard artists and editors talking about the process they used to make the film. A perfect example of this is when they discuss how they based the terrain on the western United States. The special features also include deleted scenes and some cool interviews. My favorite scene is when Arlo meets the T-Rexes. He and his companion, Spot, are running away from scavenger birds. They see a dinosaur in the distance and plea for help. It turns out they find two powerful T-Rexes and the T-Rexes assist Arlo and Spot to get to safety and on with their journey. The staging in this scene is intense and dramatic, especially when you don’t know if these giant carnivores will be more dangerous than the birds. This film is most suitable for ages 6 to 18. Younger kids may find the more intense and dramatic scenes way too frightening. I give it five out of five stars for its beautiful animation, emotional voice acting, an intense story and smooth editing. Reviewed by Gerry O, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic. For more youth reviews, go to kidsfirst dot org.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Lesser Pixar, which is Still Pretty Solid

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      VandyPrice
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      Like all Disney and Pixar films, The Good Dinosaur pulls at the heartstrings by chronicling the change of innocence into experience, of a child into an adult, and of those premature ideals into broader perceptions. Like most Disney and Pixar collaborations The Good Dinosaur also features a duo on a journey to both save/rescue someone or something while discovering things about themselves and the world they exist in along the way. Sure, there is more to each of these stories that have given the studio partnership a reputation of not just crafting animated movies for children, but for their parents and adults alike. These core ideas and themes are what Pixar tends to stick with, though. With their latest, the studio twists things around by essentially re-writing history and then pulling a role reversal meant to engage the mature minds while utilizing the popularity of dinosaurs to get the attention of young kids. This works for the most part as the premise is just as engaging as Pixar's previous release this year, Inside Out. While such a statement might make some wince given the personified emotions of that film allow it to go to some pretty heavy places for a "children's movie" the idea of mingling in what the world might be like today if a massive extinction hadn't taken place millions of years ago is just as tantalizing as being able to create some kind of organizational system within our own minds. Unfortunately, The Good Dinosaur doesn't do as much with it's promising premise as Inside Out did (though that one didn't do as much as I would have liked, either) it is does mix some interesting genre aspects and narratively creative ideas into it's proceedings often enough that it manages to be nothing short of an entertaining family film. While the film does indeed share many similarities to Pixar's previous offerings in terms of what makes them so effective what is more striking is the kinship it seems to share with the earlier, hand-drawn animated films of the Walt Disney company. Through this affinity for those that have come before it, The Good Dinosaur, while not being innovative or weighty on it's own terms, is a nice reminder of the power of a simple story told through beautiful imagery.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love the movie

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      Eddiestar
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      This film was great. Probably the most underrated movie of the year. I never cared much about animated movies but after seeing this one by chance i was blown away. The visuals were stunning and captured the American west like no other film i can remember. Every inch of the landscape is rendered to absolute perfection. The characters, while cartoon style, were also rendered nicely. Their facial expressions, combined with a gorgeous score and environment, are what told this story. The story line is familiar, but fresh. There are alot of good lessons to be learned for younger viewers... the importance of family, friendship and 'making your mark' in life. Overcoming your fears was a huge theme in the film. Looking back on my own childhood i feel i could really relate to Arlo's character. There was one scene in particular that had very little dialogue but was perhaps the most beautiful piece of cinema ive seen all year. Im not an emotional person by any stretch, but it nearly had me bawling. There's alot of negative reviews saying this film was "too serious" or too "scary" for kids... Those reviews are more a reflection of a generation of over-protective parents who want their kids to grow up in a bubble than they are a reflection of the quality of this film. It is rated PG, and as such, there are some scenes that might be intense for kids under 7, but to be honest, kids under 7 wont appreciate the best parts of movie anyways. Rest assured, there's nothing in this movie that wasn't in Bambi or Land Before Time. Not every movie is supposed to be silly. A good film invokes every emotion... which this one does brilliantly. With theatres stacked with marvel spin offs and Michael Bay explosion flicks, its was refreshing to see a film with emotion and heart in it once again.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      AMAZING Disney Animation!

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      The Good Dinosaur is an absolutely amazing example of just how far to the 'next' next-level that Disney's animation team has pushed the limits of modern technology. This was the 2nd feature film I bravely took my normally rambunctious hard to control 2 year old toddler to see in RPX at our local movie theater. Remarkably, he was on the edge of his seat totally engaged in this film most of the ride (except for some of the slower non-action dramatic scenes where popcorn, drinks and snacks helped with some of that Disney Magic). On Blu-ray using a flat-screen Sony HDTV, Marantz Blu-ray player, and Panamax power filter and voltage regulator (all purchased at Best Buy's Magnolia in-store), the home viewing experience looked equally magnificent. I was honestly shocked by how incredibly true to life the colors popped off the screen and the visual effects were every bit as magnificent as what I had recalled from our theater experience, just in smaller proportion given the constraints of the dimensions of my home theater. I wholeheartedly recommend the Good Dinosaur to any Disney fan as well as any fan of animation.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Decent Pixar Movie/Spectacular Animations

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      I don't understand why people say that this movie is horrible. I would have originally given this movie 4 stars. Its not the best Pixar movie as far as story goes but it's still a good movie. The best part of this movie however is the graphics. Which is why I gave it 5 stars. MY GOD. At times you will LITERALLY believe that the scenery is real landscape with cg animation on top of the picture. It looks that real. I've seen some awesome animated movie graphics but this is leaps and bounds ridiculously real looking. And if you have a 4k upscaling tv or receiver it really makes things look like they shot on actual locations. The only downside is that Pixar did not give the actual characters the same detail and clarity. So it kinda looks weird to see the cg dinosaurs in such a real life looking environment.

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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      A Pixar Disappointment

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      Icesniper
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      I bought The Good Dinosaur mainly because it was a Disney/Pixar film and they are usually great for the family. Unfortunately, this was a bit of a miss. The scenery animation is amazing! Water and leaves are photo realistic, but for some reason the characters are not. I just wish they had stuck with one kind of animation "look", even if it had been the more simplistic rendering done on characters. Also, the overall story line was very weak and unimpressive, at times, even taking plot points directly from other family films, such as the Lion King. Also there was a very random and strange scene/moment in the middle of the film, MILD SPOILER... (when the main characters are foraging for food) that might confuse very young viewers, and downright alarm the parents. For the animation and some basic entertainment it might be worth getting on sale, but for full price, it just doesn't have enough Disney "magic".

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Not Pixar's best, but still a solid entry

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      VTRAINMAN99
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      "The Good Dinosaur" was plagued by a number of issues, including creative team swapouts and production delays. Some of those issues have created an end product not quite as well-rounded as most of Pixar's other releases. The story is in some ways generic and predictable, with apparent plot holes that left many would-be fans scratching their heads. All that said, the movie is beautifully animated, with impressive renderings that we have come to expect from a Pixar film; in addition, there are truly heartfelt moments, the frontier genre works surprisingly well for the characters, and for any dinosaur fanatic, this will not be a disappointment. Last, the bonus features are quite enjoyable; my family's favorite was "Recyclosaurus", a create-a-dinosaur-from-refuse team challenge held at Pixar headquarters. I recommend any animation fan to give this another look.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great family entertainment!

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      Love, loss, and learning to face your fears are important life lessons that Arlo, the good dinosaur, experiences as he and his human pet, Spot, trek through an alternative Earth spared the devastation of the life-altering asteroid that led to the dominance of Homo sapiens. Even in this alternative universe life is difficult yet sprinkled with the joys of family and friendship. Arlo and Spot's odyssey (and subsequent friendship) reminds viewers of the transformative power of selfless love. The amazing artists, both graphic and literary, at Disney Pixar have woven a beautifully stunning and deeply moving story that helps parents teach their children the values of courage, true friendship and forgiveness. Watch this film over and over again and not only will the whole family be entertained but, hopefully, everyone will be uplifted.

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