Thursday, 31 May 2012

Bob Peterson Talks About The Good Dinosaur

Pixar's upcoming slate is, for all its exciting premises, shrouded in mystery, with very little being known about anything past this summer's Brave. However, today, Bob Peterson (co-director Up, voice of Dug in Up and Roz in Monsters, Inc.) shed some light on his highly anticipated directorial debut, The Good Dinosaur.

The film, set for a 30th May, 2014 release, explores a world in which the asteroid that caused the dinosaurs to go extinct, never hit the Earth, and dinosaurs now share the planet with mankind. Speaking to the LA Times, Peterson, as well as the film's co-director Peter Sohn (Partly Cloudy) and producer John Walker (The Incredibles) gave us some details on the film's inspiration, as well as whetting our appetite in terms of what we can expect to see in the film.

The LA Times says:

"Peterson, who served as codirector and writer on "Up," said the inspiration for the movie came from a childhood visit to the World's Fair where he was awed by some dinosaur animatronics."

With Peterson stating that "It's time to do a movie where you get to know the dinosaur, what it's really like to be a dinosaur and to be with a dinosaur".

Those of you that follow Bob Peterson's Twitter will know that he's been undertaking the writing of the film's script over the past few weeks, stopping at various spots around California in his car when inspiration strikes, and Walker says:

"So if there's a bunch of dinosaurs in a Whole Foods parking lot in this movie, you'll understand why,"

The Good Dinosaur sounds incredibly interesting, and I can't wait to see what Peterson does as a director!

Read the full story at LA Times.

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