So, I just stumbled upon the official US trailer for Disney • Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, set to release on Thanksgiving. Previous trailers have sparsely shown the main characters: a green herbivore and a feral child, choosing instead to focus on shots of scenery and herds of dinosaurs running around. This newest trailer finally introduces our heroes and gives us a glimpse into the relationship that will drive this film.
For the record, I’m a die-hard Disney • Pixar fan. My favorite movies (after the LOTR trilogies) are Brave, Frozen, UP, Inside Out, Finding Nemo, etc. I love how these movies generate all the feels, making audiences laugh and cry, sometimes simultaneous. So, imagine my disappointment when this newest trailer did not inspire me to see the film.
I’m not sure if it’s the dinosaur’s design (a little juvenile) or the boy and his dog story line that has me so uninspired. Or maybe the problem is my expectations are too high. I don’t know. All I’m hoping is that the film exceeds my current expectations. And who knows, maybe it will.
For those of you who haven’t seen the trailer, I’ve provided it below. After watching it, please share your comments below. I’d really like to know your thoughts.