Pixar's 'The Good Dinosaur' concept art released
Posted on Jan 02, 2013 at 11:05 am IST
Animated film may show a modern world where dinosaurs and humans coexist.
It’s time to do a movie where you get to know the dinosaur, what it’s really like to be a dinosaur and to be with a dinosaur
Pixar has recently released the concept art for its May 30, 2014 release, The good Dinosaur. The film is described as follows: What if the cataclysmic asteroid that forever changed life on Earth actually missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct?
Pixar’s upcoming dinosaur project has a name, as well as a few details for animation fans to ponder. Bob Peterson will direct The Good Dinosaur, which postulates that the asteroid that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs never happened and the creatures still walk the Earth today.
Natural history hints that sometime around 65.5 million years ago, a 3- to 9-mile-wide asteroid passed through Earth's atmosphere and slammed into the Yucatán Peninsula. The resulting impact and energy released was enough to create a mass extinction event and may have been responsible for the demise of the dinosaurs.
But what if that asteroid somehow passed by Earth and never gave the planet an uppercut? That's the intriguing idea behind Pixar's upcoming film, "The Good Dinosaur," which shows a world where the terrible lizards never died out.
“It’s time to do a movie where you get to know the dinosaur, what it’s really like to be a dinosaur and to be with a dinosaur,” said Peterson, speaking to the Media.
Peter Sohn will co-direct the movie, which is produced by John Walker.Sohn told the Times Pixar is toying with the other definition of a dinosaur as an anachronism. “The title is deceptively simple,” Sohn said. “It has more meaning than it seems.”
Peterson said the crew visited natural history and science museums for research and looked at fossils and bones to create a dinosaur society and characters.