The Good Dinosaur has been a long time coming. And though Pixar has released a couple of teasers, we have yet to hear the voice cast behind this grand prehistoric adventure. Today, a new sneak peek has arrived in the form of an international trailer. And in it, we finally get to hear the main character, Arlo, speak. We also get to hear his father for the first time, along with a couple of other assorted characters. There is plenty of new footage mixed in with some scenes we've previously seen before. The Good Dinosaur appears to be filled with comedy and adventure, and will likely be Pixar's second big hit of 2015.
Directed by Peter Sohn, The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo (voice of Raymond Ochoa) 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.
The Good Dinosaur boasts a stellar voice cast that will also include Jeffrey Wright, Steve Zahn, A.J. Buckley, Anna Paquin, Sam Elliott, Frances McDormand, Marcus Scribner, and Jack Bright. Peter Sohn made his directorial debut with the Pixar short film Partly Cloudy. He has worked in the art, story and animation departments, and also has voiced the characters of Emile from Academy Award- winning Ratatouille and Scott "Squishy" Squibbles from Monsters University.
One of the reasons it's taken longer than usually to hear the characters speak is because Pixar did a complete overhaul on the cast. This past June, it was announced by Disney and Pixar that The Good Dinosaur was getting a whole new set of voices after going through major reshoots. The story was improved upon, but actors Judy Greer (Ivy), Neil Patrick Harris (Cliff), Bill Hader (Forrest), John Lithgow (Poppa), Lucas Neff (Arlo) and Adam Stedman (Baby Lola) all abandoned the project as the film was delayed a year. The film also lost original director Bob Peterson. Frances McDormand is the only voice cast member that remains from the original group, portraying Momma.
Raymond Ochoa now provides the voice of an Apatosaurus named Arlo. Jeffrey Wright was tapped as the voice of Poppa, Arlo's father. Steve Zahn provides the voice of a pterodactyl named Thunderclap. A.J. Buckley voices a T-Rex called Nash. Anna Paquin is the voice of T-Rex Ramsey. Sam Elliott was called on as the voice of a tough T-Rex named Butch. Marcus Scribner voices Arlo's brother Buck. And Jack Bright provides the voice of Arlo's unlikely human friend, Spot. We finally get to hear them in this latest sneak peek. Surely a domestic version of this trailer can't be far behind, especially with the movie in theaters in just a few short weeks.