The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur
Animation, AdventureComedy
2015

Director: Peter Sohn Cast: Raymond Ochoa, Jack Bright, Steve Zahn, Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Marcus Scribner, Sam Elliott, A.J. Buckley, Anna Paquin, Maleah Nipay-Padilla, Ryan Teeple, Jack McGraw, Peter Sohn, Mandy Freund, Steven Clay Hunter, David Boat, Carrie Paff, Calum Grant, John Ratzenberger

Synopsis: An epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.

Oscar Nomination Prediction: Best Animated Film

A Word from the Guise: This was a pretty cute film. It didn’t have the most original story. In fact, the story was pretty generic. But it was still really cute, and – in true Disney/Pixar fashion – managed to make me tear up a few times. I really enjoyed that it was a dinosaur western. It was both sad and hilarious. I don’t think I’ve ever cringed so much at animated injuries than I did with The Good Dinosaur; I felt really bad for poor, knobby-kneed Arlo with his bruised legs. But on a funnier note, my mom and I laughed uncontrollably in the middle of the theatre during the scene where they accidentally ingested rotten, hallucinogenic fruit.