2014 marks the first year since 2005 that Pixar has not released a new movie, following the studio's decision to shift their upcoming project The Good Dinosaur from a May 30, 2014 release to November 25, 2015, after they removed director Bob Peterson from the project last August.
We haven't heard anything about this delayed Pixar animated adventure since then, but now we have a new update from voice actor John Lithgow, who revealed in a new interview that the studio has completely reworked the story, and he will have to come back in to record the new dialogue next month.
"I recorded the entire role in Good Dinosaur. They have now dismantled it and completely reimagined it, and it is a fantastic new story. So I'm gonna record again on it within the next month. Don't worry. It's coming and it's gonna be better than I ever imagined."
The actor confirmed that both he and Frances McDormand are still on board as "Momma and Poppa Dinosaur."
"But me and Frannie McDormand, we're still playing Momma and Poppa dinosaur."
It remains to be seen if the rest of the previously-confirmed voice cast, which included Judy Greer, Neil Patrick Harris, Bill Hader, John Ratzenberger, Lucas Neff and Adam Stedman will return to re-record their dialogue.
Our report from last August revealed that a number of Pixar filmmakers such as John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Mark Andrews and The Good Dinosaur co-director Peter Sohn had stepped in to oversee various aspects of the production until a replacement could be found, but the studio never announced a replacement for Bob Peterson.