Courtney Howard is a LAFCA, OFCS and AWFJ member, as well as a Rotten Tomatometer-approved film critic. Her work has been published on Variety, She Knows and Awards Circuit.
Courtney Howard// Film Critic
There’s something about dinosaurs that keeps audiences coming back for more. Whether it be the legacy JURASSIC PARK and THE LAND BEFORE TIME left behind or not, dinos aren’t the least bit extinct in our imaginations. Disney-Pixar brings us there clever take on gargantuan creature with THE GOOD DINOSAUR – a film that asks ‘What if that asteroid missed Earth and the dinos never became extinct?’ HERE IS ALL OF OUR MONIES!
The first trailer had us at hello – or whatever dinos say when they greet each other – but this second trailer opens up the narrative a bit more. We also hear a few castmembers ( such as Raymond Ochoa as ‘Arlo,’ Jeffrey Wright as ‘Poppa,’ Anna Paquin as T. Rex ‘Ramsey,’ Sam Elliott as T.Rex ‘Butch,’ and Jack Bright as ‘Spot’)
Looking like THE LAND BEFORE TIME meets THE LION KING, THE GOOD DINOSAUR is sure to tug on our heartstrings. I mean, try to hold back those tears from swelling during this trailer. Written by Meg LeFauve (who co-wrote INSIDE OUT and is writing CAPTAIN MARVEL) and directed by Peter Sohn (the voice of ‘Squishy’ in MONSTERS UNIVERSITY and director of the Pixar short, PARTLY CLOUDY), the film tells the tale of Arlo as he goes on an adventure of a lifetime to reunite with his mom after the tragic death of his father. Along the way he meets a whole slew of colorful characters – including a little caveman boy he names ‘Spot.’
THE GOOD DINOSAUR opens on November 25.