Disney Releases Concept Art and Voice Cast for 'The Good Dinosaur'

Arlo the dinosaur (Raymond Ochoa) and his friend Spot (Jack Bright) (Disney/Pixar)
Arlo the dinosaur (Raymond Ochoa) and his friend Spot (Jack Bright) (Disney/Pixar)

The Disney/Pixar movie, Inside Out, isn't even in theaters yet, but the studio has already begun promoting its Thanksgiving release of The Good Dinosaur with concept art, a list of voice talent and a teaser trailer.

Depending on your views on just how old the earth is and when exactly dinosaurs became extinct, pretend for a moment if the asteroid theory never happened. What if it missed the planet completely? That is the premise of this comedy about an Apatosaurus named Arlo and his unlikely friendship with a human. "While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of."

The voices behind the characters include:
  • Raymond Ochoa (NBC’s The Night Shift, TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles, Disney’s A Christmas Carol) provides the voice of an Apatosaurus named Arlo.
  • Jeffrey Wright (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - parts I & II, HBO's Boardwalk Empire) was tapped as the voice of Poppa, Arlo’s father.
  • Steven Zahn (Captain Fantastic, Ridiculous Six, Rescue Dawn, Mad Dogs) provides the voice of a pterodactyl named Thunderclap.
  • AJ Buckley (TNT’s Murder in the First, FX’s Justified) voices a T-Rex called Nash.
  • Ann Paquin (HBO’s True Blood) is the voice of T-Rex Ramsey.
  • Sam Elliott (FX's Justified, I’ll See You In My Dreams, Grandma) was called on as the voice of a tough T-Rex named Butch. 
  • Frances McDormand (HBO's Olive Kitteridge, Fargo) was tapped as the voice of Momma, Arlo’s mother.
  • Marcus Scribner (ABC’s black•ish) voices Arlo's brother Buck. 
  • Jack Bright (Monsters University) provides the voice of Arlo’s unlikely human friend, Spot.

“We were lucky to work with a number of incredible pros along the way and our story ultimately led us to this amazing and talented group,” said the first-time-feature-film director Peter Sohn. “We’re all taking this journey with Arlo, and it’s been a privilege to see these performers bring our characters to life.”

Concept art for The Good Dinosaur (Disney/Pixar)
Concept art for The Good Dinosaur (Disney/Pixar)

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