Let’s be honest: Pixar has lost a bit of its luster. While I still love the company and will see everything they release, they’ve moved from being a studio that releases home-run after home-run to a company that has to answer to Disney shareholders and sell merchandizing. And I’m fine with that. The fact is, I’m cool with Pixar making sequels because it then allows them to make films that take chances like Ratatouille, WALL•E, Up, and next summer’s The Good Dinosaur.
For those unfamiliar, The Good Dinosaur takes place on an Earth where the asteroid never killed the dinosaurs and the creatures now live happily alongside humans. The lead character, a dinosaur named Arlo, will be voiced by Lucas Neff (Raising Hope), while Bill Hader, Neil Patrick Harris, and Judy Greer voice his siblings. At D23, I was able to talk with Neff, Greer, and co-director Peter Sohn and producer Denise Ream on the red carpet. Hit the jump what they had to say.
And if you missed Dave’s recap of The Good Dinosaur panel from D23, click here to read it.
Co-Director Peter Sohn and Producer Denise Ream