Wednesday, November 26, 2014

'The Good Dinosaur' New Story Element & Concept Artwork

The Good Dinosaur hits theaters less than one year from now (November 25, 2015) and Pixar announced the one-year countdown by releasing a new piece of concept artwork along with an updated synopsis. Although we had already updated the concept artwork on our earlier post, we also decided to read the synopsis again to check if it was also updated - sure enough it was. Although the details mostly remain the same, we were excited to catch one new story element in the new plot description - a mention of a traumatic event happening within Arlo's family.

The Good Dinosaur asks the generations-old question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In theaters November 25, 2015, the film is a humorous and exciting original story about Arlo, a lively Apatosaurus with a big heart. After a traumatic event unsettles Arlo’s family, he sets out on a remarkable journey, gaining an unlikely companion along the way - a human boy. “The Good Dinosaur” is an extraordinary journey of self-discovery full of thrilling adventure, hilarious characters and poignant heart.

So, what are your thoughts on the "traumatic event" which unsettles Arlo's family? What could this be? Leave a comment below or chat about it in the Pixar Post Forum dedicated to The Good Dinosaur. If you haven't read the additional story details which were updated last week, be sure to read more here.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

'Partysaurus Rex' Collectible Pin Now Available

WHAT UP FISHES?! If you are an avid Disney•Pixar pin collector, or a fan of the hilarious Partysaurus Rex, then you will definitely want to add this pin to your collection. The pin was originally set to release in September but was pushed back with an undefined release date. We're excited to announce that you can now purchase this pin at Disney parks - While talking to guest services they informed us that the pin is currently only sold at Walt Disney World, though it should be making its way to Disneyland shortly. If you can't make it to the Disney parks anytime soon be sure to contact Disney Merchandise Guest Services by telephone at (877) 560-6477 and order yours today.

If they happen to be sold out at the parks, you can always check eBay for the Partysaurus Rex pin at this link or this link. The reason we have two search links in this case is because some people have the pin listed as "Partysaurus" and others have it listed as "Party saurus" and eBay doesn't see those as the same search term.

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Pixar Post - Julie & T.J.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

'Inside Out' Books Popping up on Amazon - Updated

With all the Inside Out character profiles being released this week, we couldn't help but spread the word that a series of activity books, coloring books and reading books (including the amazing The Art of Inside Out) have been popping up on Amazon to pre-order. The books will be releasing between May - July 2015 and although that's a way off, it's still great to see the titles and merchandise (no covers have been released yet) already starting to appear for the highly anticipated film. We listed all of the titles sorted by release date below - click any title to pre-order the book.

MAY 5, 2015

MAY 12, 2015

MAY 26, 2015

JULY 28, 2015

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

'The Good Dinosaur' Updated Concept Artwork & Additional Story Details - Updated

The LA Times released an article this evening highlighting a series of changes in store for The Good Dinosaur along with a new piece of concept artwork. The article really excites us regarding the story changes which have taken place as well as reveals a new piece of concept art which has a similarity to the original concept art released at the 2013 D23 Expo (shown below). So, what's new, what elements were changed and what about the directing change to Peter Sohn? We have summarized the elements of the article which answer those questions - to read the full article, head over to LA Times.


As in Peterson's version, the film still posits that an asteroid never hit the Earth and the dinosaurs never went extinct; a teenage Apatosaurus named Arlo takes a wild, young human boy named Spot as a pet.
We were excited to see that the premise for the story remained - the idea of the dinosaurs not becoming extinct after an asteroid missed the Earth was extremely intriguing to us.


Over the last year, Sohn has been quietly streamlining the story, a buddy comedy about a teenage dinosaur and a human boy, in preparation for a November 2015 release. "The heart of the story remains the same," Sohn said, in an interview last week. "It's always been about this young dinosaur growing up. But the world itself has changed a lot. Nature has become a character." Sohn has jettisoned some of Peterson's signature ideas, such as modeling the dinosaurs on Amish farmers, and added new elements, including treating nature as the film's antagonist.
If you are a listener of our podcast, on episode 020 we discussed our thoughts on which elements would stay and which would change. T.J. had predicted that the dinosaurs as farmers would eventually be cut and Julie had suggested that Spot (who was originally noted would only speak like a caveman) would have a speaking role. Although we'll have to wait to see if Spot will speak more clearly, we do know that the dinosaurs are no longer farmers.


We especially liked the section which shined light on how Sohn was eventually slotted into the Director's chair and were happy to see a quick note about what veteran Pixarian (and original The Good Dinosaur) director is working on.
Sohn got the "Good Dinosaur" job after he presented a possible new version of the film in storyboards last summer, according to producer Denise Ream. Because of Sohn's relative inexperience, Ream enlisted some of Pixar's veteran department heads to help him finish "The Good Dinosaur," including production designer Harley Jessup and director of photography-lighting Sharon Calahan, both of whom lent "Ratatouille" much of its visual richness. 
Peterson remains at Pixar and, according to Morris, has been working on Docter's next film, "Inside Out," and on "Finding Dory" as a writer.

What are your thoughts on the new concept art as well as the changes which were revealed? Leave a comment below or chat about it further on the Pixar Post Forum dedicated to The Good Dinosaur.

Thanks to Dan the Pixar Fan for the heads up on the new concept artwork.

UPDATED November 25 - Pixar released additional concept artwork this afternoon (1 year prior to the theatrical release) with the tagline.
The Good Dinosaur tells the story of Arlo, a lively Apatosaurus with a big heart who sets out on a remarkable journey, gaining an unlikely companion along the way—a human boy. Directed by Peter Sohn ("Partly Cloudy") and produced by Denise Ream ("Cars 2", "The Good Dinosaur" opens in theaters Nov. 25, 2015.
Click the photo below to view it in high resolution on the Pixar Post Gallery.

Pixar Post: The Good Dinosaur &emdash; The Good Dinosaur Concept Art

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'Inside Out' Character Profiles: Anger, Joy, Disgust, Fear and Sadness - Updated

Yesterday, the first character profile poster from Inside Out featuring Sadness was released. We drooled over the details in Sadness' hair and mentioned that we couldn't wait to see the character profiles for the remaining emotions. Well today, thanks to MouseInfo, the remaining four characters profiles for Disgust, Fear, Joy and Anger were released - rounding out the emotional team members. Check out all of the profile posters below - click any of the images to view the high-resolution profiles in the Pixar Post Inside Out Gallery.

Pixar Post: Inside Out &emdash; Inside Out Character Profile: Joy

Monday, November 17, 2014

'Inside Out' Character Profiles: Meet Sadness - Updated

Pixar Post: Inside Out &emdash; Inside Out Character Profile: Sadness
Click to view High-Res version

Have you ever had a case of the "Mondays"? Well, the perfectly-timed image release of Inside Out's aptly blue colored emotion, Sadness, was released via Mashable today. We knew the characters were made of particulate matter but as we get more high resolution looks at this movie, we're absolutely loving the details. As usual, Pixar is outdoing themselves again - if you look closely at Sadness' hair (shown below) the glittery glow is a beautiful conglomerate of dots in shades of indigo. Similarly, the "sweater fuzz" is so wonderfully close to life you can imagine the softness of the threads.

Pixar also uploaded a brief video of Sadness walking onto the screen in a sullen manner. If you are familiar with the first Inside Out teaser trailer, you'll notice that this isn't a new clip of Saddness though as this was shown at the close of the trailer.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

'Inside Out' International Promotional Posters

Pixar's next full length film, Inside Out, hits North American theaters on June 19, 2015 and although we've seen a few promotional posters in the U.S., the newly released international posters are fantastic. In addition to the updated designs, we also have an updated look at a few of the main characters - the emotions. Both styles of poster feature the same poses for Anger, Fear, Disgust and Sadness, but there are two different poses for Joy.

Inside Out poster from Disney Canada's Twitter