Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur’ Now Available on Blu-ray and Digital HD

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Pixar Animation Studios’ latest feature film The Good Dinosaur is now available at your favorite retailers on Blu-ray and Digital HD.

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Blu-ray cover art © Disney/Pixar

Here’s what is included in the Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD combo pack (digital features vary by retailer):

THEATRICAL SHORT – Sanjay’s Super TeamSanjay loves the world of cartoons and comics, while his father tries to draw him into his Hindu traditions. Reluctance quickly turns into awe-inspiring adventure as the boy embarks on an amazing journey, returning with a new perspective they can both embrace.

TRUE LIES ABOUT DINOSAURS – We know – it’s preposterous to think Apatosaurs spoke English. Learn more about what separates the fictional dinosaurs of The Good Dinosaur from what scientists know about real dinosaurs.

RECYCLOSAURUS – Pixar takes creative competition seriously. Maybe a little too seriously. Watch as The Good Dinosaur crew competes to see which department can create the best dinosaur ever…using only discarded items from the studio’s “free table.”

THE FILMMAKERS’ JOURNEY – Finding your way from an idea to a film takes a lot of exploration. Director Peter Sohn and his fellow filmmakers talk about the challenging, inspiring, and unexpectedly emotional experience of making The Good Dinosaur.

EVERY PART OF THE DINOSAUR – The filmmakers talk about the special animation challenges of The Good Dinosaur – including figuring out how to animate a dinosaur who’s really a boy, and a boy who’s got the spirit of a dog.

FOLLOWING THE T-REX TRAIL – Follow the filmmakers as they travel to a working cattle ranch and meet the McKays, a close-knit family whose work ethic, generosity, and stories inspired the T-Rex ranchers of the film.

COMMENTARY – Commentary from director Peter Sohn, story supervisor Kelsey Mann, supervising animator Mike Venturini, director of photography/lighting Sharon Calahan, and supervising technical director Sanjay Bakshi.

DINO BITES – Montage of original animated pieces produced to promote The Good Dinosaur.

HIDE AND SEEK – A short animated clip produced to promote The Good Dinosaur.

DELETED SCENES

  • The Attack  – An idyllic introduction to the family farm is cut short when a savage predator attacks the newborn Arlo. With an introduction by Director Peter Sohn.
  • Building the Silo – An admiring Arlo is thrilled to follow along as his father builds a silo for the family farm. With an introduction by Director Peter Sohn.
  • Waiting for Poppa – Arlo awaits the return of his beloved father on a stormy night, only to be greeted with tragic news. With an introduction by Director Peter Sohn.

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE: JUST LISTEN – Trace the development of the unique soundscape of The Good Dinosaur, from the wilds of British Columbia as Sound Designer Craig Berkey collects sounds, to the recording studio where Jeff and Mychael Danna use instruments from around the world to create the music.

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Although I was completely wowed by the technically ambitious and breathtakingly beautiful animation of The Good Dinosaur when I saw it on the big screen last November, it wasn’t one of my Pixar favorites. My problems were more with the disjointed and genre-hopping story, but I still was touched by the emotional resonance that director Peter Sohn and his team infused into the film. I am hoping that spending some time with the bonus features will help me appreciate it more. I am also very excited to see again the brilliant short Sanjay’s Super Team. (I’m picking up the Blu-ray later tonight.)

Peter Sohn (@PEETSOWN) has been doing a live Q&A on Twitter today (search for #AskPeterSohn), so check that out as well.

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Here are the technical specs of the Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD combo pack:

RATING: Feature Film: PG in U.S.; PG in CE; G in CF

ASPECT RATIO: Blu-ray Feature Film = 1080p High Definition / 2.39:1; DVD Feature Film = 2.39:1

AUDIO: Blu-ray = 7.1 DTS; DVD = 5.1 Dolby

LANGUAGES: English, French & Spanish

SUBTITLES: English SDH, French & Spanish

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