'The Good Dinosaur' Blu-ray Combo Pack Review

The Good Dinosaur movie

Disney*Pixar’s THE GOOD DINOSAUR is coming to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere February 23 and CineMovie got the Blu-ray Combo Pack early to preview all the extra goodies included in the new home release.

The heartwarming adventure between a dinosaur and a human cave boy is a perfect adventure for the whole family, and along with the extensive bonus features comes the Academy Award© Nominated Theatrical Short “Sanjay’s Super Team.

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? 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.

Along with the heartwarming tale of THE GOOD DINOSAUR, the theatrical short Sanjay’s Super Team is equally a touching story especially from a point of view we haven’t seen before from a child from Indian heritage. The end credits will certainly bring you tears to your eyes when you see a picture of the director and his own father, and the relationship that inspired the short.

The bonus features are plenty and entertaining for those interested in the making of an animated feature specifically from Pixar. Here’ what else you’ll get when you buy your copy or download THE GOOD DINOSAUR.

'The Good Dinosaur's' Anna Paquin, Sam Elliott and AJ Buckley Geek Out At Pixar Studios

The Good Dinosaur Bluray Combo BONUS 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 - 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
o   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.
o   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.
o   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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