The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur

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What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo 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.
Copyright Date: copyright2016
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 minutes) : (DVD video) sound, colour ; 12 cm.
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
widescreen (2.39:1),24 fps,rda
video file,DVD video,Region 4,rda


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I don't quite understand people's disappointment in this movie. The animation is gorgeous, the jokes are funny enough to elicit a chuckle or two, and there are some fairly intense scenes. It may not be the best story Pixar has ever told, but by no means is it bad.

LiztheLibrarian Feb 14, 2018

This was not Pixar's best movie. The premise was only okay and the whole film just felt like emotional blackmail. The continual cry inducing scenes were over the top.

Oct 18, 2017

The Good Dinosaur is about an Apatosaurus whose name is Arlo, he is the youngest of his siblings and although the egg that he hatched from was big, Arlo is much smaller than his siblings. Compared to his siblings and parents, Arlo isn’t the bravest or toughest but, his dad, Poppa Henry keeps on encouraging him to be brave and motivates him.  When the food from the family’s silo is being stolen, Arlo is put in charge of guarding it but, when he finds out that the culprit is a small cave boy, Arlo tries his best to keep him at bay but to no avail. Later, Arlo and his dad, Poppa Henry try to catch the cave boy but then things go wrong. The Good Dinosaur is an amazing movie filled with heartwarming moments and some moments of laughter. I really enjoyed seeing the character’s progression from beginning to end and I would definitely recommend this movie.
- @Grimvar of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Jun 10, 2017

Great story that touches heart, breakthrough animation with natural splendor blending in realistically. Characters are created based on familiar physical appearance, yet allure the curious beyond the ordinary realm.

Apr 08, 2017

I actually liked it more than I thought I would. It was a well-worn story plot, but done in a fresh and interesting way.

Dec 14, 2016

good movie

Catmamakim Nov 16, 2016

I had heard that this movie wasn't the greatest, and when I watched it I was delightfully surprised. Perhaps my expectations were so low that I could have liked anything, but it really was a touching and entertaining story to watch. Friendship and family ties are emphasized and the take-home message is inspiring. I grew to love Arlo and his friend Spot. Now to get my children to watch it as well!

Nov 10, 2016

I liked this DVD cartoon. I liked the characters. It has a moral story attached to the plot. It shows the importance of working together to be successful. It demonstrates compassion for others. It shows the importance of family and hard work. It shows the value of respecting others. It is a little scary for young children. It is not too sexual. The violence is subtle.

Nov 07, 2016

What a spectacular coming of age story. When failure is presented to Arlo he learns how to strive and survive. The cinematography is amazing, you forget it is an animated film.

Oct 05, 2016

I think this was a very fun movie for kids and adults. The scenery was beautiful. they blended real with animated very well. Great story line about loss in family and learning to be who you are. It is sad in places and some violence so not for real young children.

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