The folks at Pixar are no stranger to significantly overhauling their films during production—Ratatouille and Toy Story 2 were both essentially started over from scratch when Brad Bird and John Lassetter replaced the previous directors, respectively—but The Good Dinosaur has been a curious case. The film was initially planned as Up co-director Bob Peterson’s first Pixar film as principal director, but Peterson was removed from the project nine months before release. Then, eight months before release, Pixar pushed The Good Dinosaur off its May 2014 release date all the way back to November 25, 2015. When Peterson was taken off the project, Pixar neglected to name a replacement and simply stated that the Pixar Brain Trust was acting as interim director for the time being.
The last official word we heard about the film was over a year ago, but now things appear to be back on track as Pixar has finally confirmed the film’s director as Peter Sohn, who was to act as Peterson’s co-director on the project. Hit the jump for more, including a short teaser video from Sohn himself.