Pixar is not a company prepared to release a movie until they think it’s absolutely ready. Several times in its history it’s severely delayed releases, replaced directors a long way into production and completely revamped storylines.
Now it’s happening again with The Good Dinosaur, which was original set to arrive in cinemas last summer but got pushed back December 2015 after original director Bob Peterson was removed in August 2013 and Peter Sohn, with rumours suggesting the entire thing was getting a complete overhaul. It even appears the characters are getting somewhat redesigned, as evidenced by the new concept art above, which differs from previously released imagery.
Here’s the brief synopsis: ‘”The Good Dinosaur” tells the story of Arlo, a lively Apatosaurus with a big heart who sets out on a remarkable journey, gaining an unlikely companion along the way—a human boy. Directed by Peter Sohn (“Partly Cloudy”) and produced by Denise Ream (“Cars 2”), “The Good Dinosaur” opens in UK cinemas on 4th December, 2015.’