The Good Dinosaur

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Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for a review. The opinions are all 100% my own and may differ from yours.
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How many of you saw the movie The Good Dinosaur when it was out in theaters? If you were able to see it, did you enjoy it? I never got to see the movie til recently. In fact, The Good Dinosaur was just released yesterday, 2/24. That means the movie is now out there and ready for you to pick up your own copy.

My whole family sat down to watch this movie a couple of days ago. We really enjoyed watching it to. It’s movies that are animated like these ones that our whole family enjoys. They’re great movies for children to watch, yet adults always enjoy watching them as well. Some of my favorite movies are the animated ones that are targeted more towards children. They always seem to come up with more great animated movies like this one.

The Good Dinosaur is a Disney, Pixar movie. I don’t know about you, but those are some of my favorites too. I think Pixar/Disney does an amazing job of making movies. Arlo is the main dinosaur character in this movie. He’s got some fears that he’s always afraid to face, but when it comes time he is ready to face his fears. He’ll end up going on a long journey and meet a new friend along the way. His name is Spot and he’s a human. This shows that anyone can become friends even if you’re very different.

They’ll travel through a harsh and mysterious landscape where they’ll run in to all sorts of things. There are many things they’re going to have to face and be brave about while they’re on this journey. Spot and Arlo will be able to work together to get to where they need to be. Arlo will learn the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

My whole family loved this movie. We thought there were some funny parts and even some heartwarming parts to the movie. We would all highly recommend picking up your own copy of this movie. My youngest daughter has been wanting to watch this movie again, so we plan on watching it again tomorrow. It’s always nice when there is a movie that my daughters enjoy so much that they want to watch it again.

There are some free dinosaur activities you can download. You just have to click on the photo above. I hope you enjoy them! There are also some bonus features to the movie. I would highly recommend watching these bonus clips. I think they’re always fun to watch.

BONUS:                                 Digital HD*, Blu-ray Combo Pack & Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA)

THEATRICAL SHORT – Sanjay’s Super Team – Sanjay loves the world of cartoons and comics, while his father tries to draw him into his Hindu traditions. Reluctance quickly turns into awe-inspiring adventure as the boy embarks on an amazing journey, returning with a new perspective they can both embrace.


TRUE LIES ABOUT DINOSAURS – We know – it’s preposterous to think Apatosaurs spoke English. Learn more about what separates the fictional dinosaurs of “The Good Dinosaur“ from what scientists know about real dinosaurs.


RECYCLOSAURUS – Pixar takes creative competition seriously. Maybe a little too seriously. Watch as “The Good Dinosaur” crew competes to see which department can create the best dinosaur ever…using only discarded items from the studio’s “free table.”


THE FILMMAKERS’ JOURNEY – Finding your way from an idea to a film takes a lot of exploration. Director Peter Sohn and his fellow filmmakers talk about the challenging, inspiring, and unexpectedly emotional experience of making “The Good Dinosaur.”


EVERY PART OF THE DINOSAUR – The filmmakers talk about the special animation challenges of “The Good Dinosaur” – including figuring out how to animate a dinosaur who’s really a boy, and a boy who’s got the spirit of a dog.


FOLLOWING THE T-REX TRAIL – Follow the filmmakers as they travel to a working cattle ranch and meet the McKays, a close-knit family whose work ethic, generosity, and stories inspired the T-Rex ranchers of the film.


COMMENTARY – Commentary from director Peter Sohn, story supervisor Kelsey Mann, supervising animator Mike Venturini, director of photography/lighting Sharon Calahan, and supervising technical director Sanjay Bakshi.


DINO BITES – Montage of original animated pieces produced to promote “The Good Dinosaur.”


HIDE AND SEEK – A short animated clip produced to promote “The Good Dinosaur.”



o   The Attack  – An idyllic introduction to the family farm is cut short when a savage predator attacks the newborn Arlo. With an introduction by Director Peter Sohn.

o   Building the Silo – An admiring Arlo is thrilled to follow along as his father builds a silo for the family farm. With an introduction by Director Peter Sohn.

o   Waiting for Poppa – Arlo awaits the return of his beloved father on a stormy night, only to be greeted with tragic news. With an introduction by Director Peter Sohn.


Blu-ray 3D & DVD:

  • THEATRICAL SHORT – Sanjay’s Super Team

Digital Exclusive:

Just Listen – Trace the development of the unique soundscape of “The Good Dinosaur,” from the wilds of British Columbia as Sound Designer Craig Berkey collects sounds, to the recording studio where Jeff and Mychael Danna use instruments from around the world to create the music.

Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for a review. The opinions are all 100% my own and may differ from yours. 

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