Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Good Dinosaur

Digital, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D & DVD Release Date: Feb. 23, 2016
Studio: Disney
Price: DVD $TBA, Blu-ray $TBA, Blu-ray Combo $39.99

The Good DinosaurPixar’s The Good Dinosaur looks at what might have happened if dinosaurs didn’t become extinct and instead, an apatosaurus named Arlo made an unlikely human friend.

The Good Dinosaur is the first feature film directed by Peter Sohn, who previously helmed the animated short Partly Cloudy, which is on the Pixar Short Films Collection Vol. 2 disc.

The animated movie features the voices of Jeffrey Wright (Broken City), Frances McDormand (Moonrise Kingdom), Steve Zahn (Dallas Buyers Club), Anna Paquin (Margaret) and Sam Elliott (Draft Day). Reviewers liked the family film, calling it warm and fun, even as they said it doesn’t quite live up to Pixar’s usual standards, such as Inside Out.

The Good Dinosaur Blu-ray ComboThe Blu-ray of The Good Dinosaur comes with these special features:

  • THEATRICAL SHORT – Sanjay’s Super Team – Sanjay 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 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.
    • 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.

The digital edition also has this 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.


Buy or Rent The Good Dinosaur
Amazon graphicBlu-ray/DVD Combo
| Instant Video
Movies Unlimited graphic Netflix graphic

About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.