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The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur

DVD - 2016 | Widescreen edition
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What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2016]
Edition: Widescreen edition
Branch Call Number: DVDC GOOD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
digital,optical,stereo,Dolby Digital 2.0
widescreen (2.39:1),24 fps
video file,DVD video,Region 1


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Disney Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur starts at the end. Well, not the end, exactly, because the end doesn’t happen. The movie opens with the comet that brought about the demise of the real dinosaurs, this time narrowly missing the earth. This opens an alternate history where dinos and humans could co-exist (no, not The Flintstones). Arlo, the smallest member of a pioneering apatosaurus family, mu… (more)

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adport1 Aug 13, 2020

This is definitely is an underrated Pixar movie. This movie is visually stunning and I loved the adventure/finding yourself journey that Arlo goes on.

This movie was on t.v today i remeber it was on t.v before too on y.t.v and today was on Disney Channel

Jun 05, 2019

A more serious children’s movie with some mature, soothing background music.

I don’t have a problem with the movie dealing with betrayal, loss of parents, etc. Those things are part of life, and kids may have to deal with those things before the age of 8. Death happens, ya know. Besides, what about Lion King?! That movie had betrayal and death of parents too!

My young kids watched this dinosaur movie and were not disturbed. But I think it’s ideal for kids who are old enough to understand what’s going on, and perhaps at least the age of when their teeth are falling out because one dinosaur has a loose tooth which kids of that age can relate to (albeit alongside dialogue in which a dinosaur is boasting that he drowned an enemy in blood). Another good beginning age is when your kids begin swimming lessons, since there’s a scene where the dinosaur learns how to swim.

What I did have a problem with was normalizing the look of chemtrails in the skies in the beginning of the movie, and later making light of consuming rotten food that made the characters hallucinate.

Warning: watching this might make your kid want to imitate “Spot”, a human who acts like a dog.

May 09, 2019

I love the movie I had seen it before with my first born and wanted to see it again with her and her sister but the movie was scratch that we couldn’t see some parts of the movie it would skip

Nov 23, 2018

hands down the worst Pixar movie. Worse than Cars I, II, and III. That's saying a lot, considering how bad the Cars movies are.

Oct 14, 2018

The cover illustration on this movie makes it SEEM like it would be good for young children but it is NOT appropriate for anyone under 8 years old because it deals with the untimely death of the parents of both the main characters and has several scenes of gory gratuitous violence and the betrayal of trust. The loss of a parent is a child's worst fear. Also there a scene where a cute fuzzy creature is befriended by the "bad" bird who seems trustworthy at first but then the cute fuzzy creature is unexpectedly and brutally eaten. There are also scenes of animated blood and gore which might be very disturbing for any child, much less a young one. Don't be fooled by the title and cover illustration. This movie will be disturbing for any child under the age of 6 or even older. In fact, as an adult, I found it disturbing.

Feb 18, 2018

I don't quite understand people's disappointment in this movie. The animation is gorgeous, the jokes are funny enough to elicit a chuckle or two, and there are some fairly intense scenes. It may not be the best story Pixar has ever told, but by no means is it bad.

LiztheLibrarian Feb 14, 2018

This was not Pixar's best movie. The premise was only okay and the whole film just felt like emotional blackmail. The continual cry inducing scenes were over the top.

Oct 18, 2017

This is definitely one of my favorite animated movies. I just loved everything about it. I loved the animation it was very well done. The producers did a really good job. I loved the storyline and it was clearly well thought out. Even though I am a teenager and this movie is made for a younger audience, I still learned so many lessons from this movie and the themes were just amazing. The characters were really well thought out as well. It was such an amazing movie and it was sad at the same time. I love how Arlo faces his fears even though he is not too brave or strong. This movie shows that even if you think you are weak, you can accomplish a lot, you just have to work harder. I totally recommend this movie to people of all ages. I give the movie a 5 out of 5 stars. @terrficbooklover of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

The Good Dinosaur is about an Apatosaurus whose name is Arlo, he is the youngest of his siblings and although the egg that he hatched from was big, Arlo is much smaller than his siblings. Compared to his siblings and parents, Arlo isn’t the bravest or toughest but, his dad, Poppa Henry keeps on encouraging him to be brave and motivates him.  When the food from the family’s silo is being stolen, Arlo is put in charge of guarding it but, when he finds out that the culprit is a small cave boy, Arlo tries his best to keep him at bay but to no avail. Later, Arlo and his dad, Poppa Henry try to catch the cave boy but then things go wrong. The Good Dinosaur is an amazing movie filled with heartwarming moments and some moments of laughter. I really enjoyed seeing the character’s progression from beginning to end and I would definitely recommend this movie.
- @Grimvar of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Jun 10, 2017

Great story that touches heart, breakthrough animation with natural splendor blending in realistically. Characters are created based on familiar physical appearance, yet allure the curious beyond the ordinary realm.

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