Pixar has just announced (via the LA Times) that The Good Dinosaur’s original May 30, 2014 release date has now been pushed to 2015. The release date for the film has been an almost consistent point of discussion since Pixar announced that Bob Peterson would no longer be Directing the film late last month.
The Good Dinosaur is now slated to be released on November 25, 2015, and if that date sound familiar that is because it was the original release date of Finding Dory. So what does that mean for the Nemo spinoff? Well, Finding Dory is now slated for an open-ended summer 2016 release date. In an effort to put people’s minds at ease, Pixar’s President, Ed Catmull noted, “Nobody ever remembers the fact that you slipped a film, but they will remember a bad film. Our conclusion was that we were going to give the film [The Good Dinosaur] some more time.”
Currently, the film is still listed with the directing team of Lee Unkrich, Mark Andrews, John Lasseter, and the film’s original co-director, Peter Sohn. No news was announced as to who the film’s final director will be as the film steps back to the story department. Additionally, with the release date being pushed back a year and a half from its originally slated 2014 release date, we have to assume that this will mean some major changes to the film will be coming. Will the dinosaurs still remain farmers, will the film still be set around the journey of Arlo and Spot?
So, what are your thoughts? Does this move make sense for the movie? Leave a comment below or chat about it more in-depth in the Pixar Post Forum.