The Movie That Destroyed Pixar’s Reputation

The Movie That Destroyed Pixar’s Reputation

I don’t think there’s ever been a company, in as unique a position, as Pixar found itself in for the longest time. Not only were they very much the pioneers of computer-generated graphics used in future animated movies, and the first to ever release one entirely produced as such; they’ve also had an astonishing track record of releasing movies, that were exclusively beloved by anyone, that went out to see them, for a solid decade or so. These were films appraised for their revolutionary storytelling in this medium, that continued to fascinate audiences, both young and old, years after they had come out. They hit a stride not even their very own parent company, Disney, would be able to imitate in this field. And for the longest time, it really seemed like they could do no wrong. But – I don’t need to tell you that – in recent years,
the tide has very much shifted in Pixar’s disfavour. While their widely accepted to be mediocre and unnecessary sequels have been plaguing their library for quite some time now, and though there may be the occasional outlier,
it is clear that when it comes to these films, Pixar cannot be considered infallible anymore. One truth that would usually prevail with every other mediocre Pixar film in my book, however, was that any time they take a stab at a unique story, a completely fresh tale from the studio known for its iconic concepts an stellar writing, it would be bound to result in greatness. I’ll gladly trade a somewhat forgettable sequel every other year or so, if it means getting treated to another masterpiece the one following after that. And yet, in 2015, something unique had happened. After 8 years in a row of standalone films,
that were beloved by critics across the board, we would take a break for a year or so,
to be greeted by another 2 of them in a row. One – a beautiful coming of age story, about the emotions, that make up each of our minds, that would go down in history as one of the highest-grossing, and most critically acclaimed movies of all time; and… “The Good Dinosaur”. The first Pixar film neither to get a nomination for Best Animated Movie of the year, nor turn a profit. This movie was a complete failure,
and that’s not me being cynical. This was the lowest-rated standalone Pixar film up until this point, and whenever I asked my Twitter followers, what their least favorite Pixar film was, the majority of them picked “The Good Dinosaur”,
as far as the standalone stories are concerned. Immediately after the movie came out, it seemed to have already faded into obscurity, only to be brought up by the most die-hard of Pixar fans, even though it actually stuck around the studio for a long time. And remains the one, that had to endure the most re-writes of any of their projects. At multiple points in production,
a complete restart was in order, replacing not only the entire main cast, but also its initial director. While this is nothing new for the company, nothing has ever come quite to the extent this film has, with a total of 18 months of delay prior to the film’s release. Which begs the question: how did this happen? Believe it or not, the concept of what would eventually become The Good Dinosaur, was first guessed as far back as 2009 already. When, in a bureau for Pixar’s latest film Up, in the background of one of the sculptors on the cast, you can see an inconspicuous drawing of a dinosaur, hiding behind the bust of the film’s main character Carl. The film wouldn’t be formally chosen until 2011, but ideas for a potential story about the prehistoric creatures were probably being thrown around since the company’s inception. And their reputation for making stories about literally any kind of inanimate object or animal coming to live on screen, started to precede them. Then, only known as “The Untitled Pixar Movie About Dinosaurs”, the project was being discussed by the two figures most central to this entire story: Bob Peterson and Peter Sohn, who, aside from coincidentally making up two full names, that seemed like ripped straight from a Disney buddy comedy film in and of themselves, have also been no strangers to either major Pixar productions, or collaborating on a project. The both had just finished work on aforementioned the “Up”, Sohn as a storyboard artist, and Peterson as co-director to Pete Docter. While the key story components of the movie were still in development at this stage, the core plot of an alternate reality, in which the comet,
that was supposed to wipe out the dinosaurs missed the Earth, and caused them to develop into a functioning society, was one, that would be the very foundation of everything that would follow, with Peterson at the helm, and Sohn as the lead writer. According to them, the film would play with the idea of what our idea of a dinosaur was, and pretty much twist it on its head. With the deceptively simple title, that would ultimately turn out to not be as black and white, as it may have seemed. The story was to center around a Midwestern agricultural dinosaur society, similar to those seen in the 1930s, with each of the dinosaurs cast for a specific task: the triceratopses were acting as bulldozers to clear the land, the apatosauruses were plowing it and planting seeds, and so on, with the paracelofuses gathering the harvest by the end. And as this simple farm life would have continued on, the young apatosaurus Arlo encountered a strange, disfigured bug in one of his trips. Which would turn out to be the human boy Spot, named after the three little dots he had painted on his forehead. At the core of it would have been this relationship between dinosaur and human, as these two species would be able to coexist, now that there was no meteor to wipe out the dinosaurs. And after a bit of misunderstanding,
and initial discontent from one another, the two quickly would have adopted a fond, owner-dog relationship, that was supposed to carry on throughout the movie. Probably involving some form of evil dinosaur, threatening to cause an imbalance in the simple society. It was supposed to come out November 27, 2013, but it quickly became apparent, that Pixar was not going to hit that deadline. Not just ’cause “The Untitled Movie About Dinosaurs” all of a sudden had turned into what was very clearly not a movie about dinosaurs. Guess they took that idea and let it go, hehehe… It was at this point, that Peterson and his producer John Walker had run into some severe story problems. By the end of it, they had 3 plot lines going on, none of which they really knew what to do with – especially in its third act. And so in, the same year, the film was delayed for the first time. And Peterson was replaced, by none other than Sohn as the main director, with Denise Ream taking on the role of producer.
As she told Huff Post at the time: So, what did the two of them ultimately end up changing? Well, quite a lot, as it would turn out. Aside from the film being about a dinosaur called Arlo and a human child named Spot, not much from the initial concept was carried over to this revised draft. That farming concept from before took on a very minor role, only seen at two points in the film, once Nature itself took on a far more important role, as the “quasi-main villain of the film”, as they put it. Many of the initial characters were removed, including one of Arlo’s brothers, and Arlo’s potential friends, and Arlo himself was aged on drastically, from 17 to 11. And as you can imagine, his original VA [voice actor] wasn’t quite able to replicate the voice of a preteen, and made way for Arlo’s new voice actor, Raymond Ochoa. In fact, the entire voice cast, except for Frances McDormand, Arlo’s mom, has been replaced, as John Lithgow as his dad, was replaced by Jeffrey Wright, for instance. Though we may not know to what extent exactly the initial draft had changed, replacing most of your entire staff makes it seem, like there was some glaring problems, that could not be ignored. Like how the movie started vilifying a certain group of people, or in this case dinosaurs, and I’m assuming probably could have resulted in sending the wrong message, about making assumptions based on your first impressions of someone. Which, [?], going through some rewrites at the time of struggling with. They wanted to streamline and simplify the story, making it about a young dinosaur and his struggle with finding his place in the world. Proving his worth to his family, and making it more personal than the initial draft. This time, Arlo and Spot really don’t start off from the best foot, as he is tasked with protecting the family’s silo,
in order for them to survive the drought. His father Henry wants Arlo to make his mark on the world, like his siblings Libby and Buck have done before him, symbolized by the footprints on the silo, that can be seen in most of the movie’s promotional art as well. But his cowardly nature ultimately results in him getting lost in the wilderness, and alongside, his unlikely companion trying to find his way back, as they discover the true meaning of friendship along the way. And so, yet another delay later, Pixar was proud to announce, that movie was finally going to come out November 25th, 2015. It would be the first time two Pixar films are released in the same year, and two original stories at that. Leading up to the release, it looked very promising. All the promotional art give off the impression of a unique take on a classic [?] story, with a surreal setting of a world, in which dinosaurs and humans can coexist. It seemed like classic Pixar material through and through, and gorgeous one at that. Why should two films coming out the same year be a bad sign? A one that shows, they’re shredding themselves to fin. They’re Pixar, after all. When “Inside Out” came out a few months earlier, it very quickly turned into one of my favorite films in their entire library. And I was extremely curious to see, what lay beyond the trailers. What the unique twist of the story would be. What’s this film’s “mother turning into a bear”, “Wally flying to outer space”… literal rat controlling a French chef’s apprentice, by pulling on his hair? But as I left the cinema that day, there was a constant thought lingering through my head. And I was never quite able to shake it off for the rest of the week. It was eating me up inside, and I just wanted to know… Was that it?? No, for real though. Was that it? Was a predictable, Lion King-style death scene supposed to resonate with me? Were these 50 minutes of Arlo’s wandering around, supposed to be profound? Am I supposed to relate to these characters?
Was there anything I was missing? So I sat on the film for a bit, wanting to reflect, and more probably, not let initial judgement cloud my enjoyment for this film. So I went back to re-watch it, and…
oh my god, this film is so BORING! Not boring, like “Oh, yawn, I can smell what’s happening a mile away, been here, done that”. There’s some of that in here, yes, but mostly just scenes going by without any rhyme or reason. And all the characters just going through the motion,
and the story moving from point A to point B, with no in-between – there’s no charming side plot, like in “Finding Nemo”, there’s no unique side characters, like in “Monsters Inc.”,
there’s no plot for us to mix things up, like in “Coco”, this film played itself so safe, it makes it hard to believe, how many rewrites it went through! It’s not a good sign, when the 7-minute show, that aired before the film, managed to entertain this entire cinema of young kids, more than anything that came right after it. I saw families leave the theater like halfway through, I swear! And I know, I know! With things like this, it’s often easy to assume, I’m judging this too harshly, based on my expectations for this company. Which have been shattered in the past just a bit before, and ignore the fact these movies are made for kids as well. And the majority of them probably would have enjoyed this film just fine, however: 1) I don’t think Brave was anywhere near this much of a predictable snooze fest, and 2)… yes, but when were Pixar films ever “just for kids”? Wasn’t part of the magic, being able to enjoy these films to some extent, as you’re young, and getting a deeper appreciation for it, as you grow older? That’s why I didn’t quite grasp “Up” that much, when it first came out, but get to enjoy it more and more these days, for instance. But this one, might be the closest Pixar has ever gotten to releasing something, that has almost exclusively [?] the kids,
that didn’t grow up with either the “Lion King”, “The Land Before Time”, “Homeward Bound”, or “Dinosaur”, or Jim Henson’s “Dinosaurs”, or “We’re Back! A Dinosaur Story”, which… didn’t- didn’t miss much. That was my only gripe with the film at first, since, obviously, this is a Pixar film,
it was gonna look stunning. That’s a given. You can hate on “Cars 2” all you want, it’s still a great looking movie. And this one simply blew it out of the water, with one scene from “The Good Dinosaur” using as much data, as the entirety of “Cars 2”. And it also took up a total of 300 terabytes of service space, 10 times as much as “Monsters University”. In typical Pixar fashion, they also had a major development under technical departament to show for themselves, as like for Merida from Brave, or Sally from Monsters Inc., the studio developed a whole new software, just to turn the clouds on the movie into what are essentially geometric shapes. And therefore, allow for light to kinda pass through in the most believable fashion, making for absolutely stunning visuals, with backgrounds so lush, they seem photorealistic. Which makes it a shame you had this giant green blob, sort of awkwardly making his way through these gorgeous metals, without a real sense od direction. Like the world’s most boring nature documentary, which funnily enough, is one of the main complaints I keep seeing brought up. Aside from it looking a little too much like Les Croods above. And I think the reason for that, it that it was trying to play itself too safe. The crew realized some time into production, that they’ve written themselves into a corner, with their initial draft for the script. Wanted their way out of there, but due to the budget already starting to balloon, also didn’t want to take too big a risk. And, potentially stray away from the initial premise they had conceived. This whole film is essentially just a road trip story with Pixar’s name on it, visually impressive one at that, like I said, but… not one, that is trying anything new to set itself apart from the rest. According to Sohn: And while I agree with this argument about the heart,
that potentially could’ve been lost due to that, simplistic approach like this is exactly why the story doesn’t work. Pixar stories have always had a simple idea at their core. Like, if you told someone 40 years ago, a franchise about talking cars, or toys, would be two of the highest grossing properties of all time, but also managed to be entertaining movies for all ages, they probably wouldn’t have believed me. As it seems too easy, to make a dumb concept like this fall flat on its face, with playing itself off as too zany, or not believable enough. But as you’re watching a movie like Cars, the suspension of disbelief always allows yourself to resonate with characters you obviously physically can’t, at the end of the day. Because, you know… they’re CARS. And that’s because, even at its simplest, Pixar still has a major conflict going on, that keeps the story interesting. In this case, the Piston Cup. Wall-E’s first half lived off of nothing, but visual comedy alone, and switched it up, right when there was the need for,
making for a great blend between the two, and not shying away from having insane ideas, like incorporating live action into this animated feature, which they had never done before. People like to rag on Brave a lot as well, but, while it may not be the most original story in the world, it is still unique for Pixar, in that they have never set a story in the past up until that point, and also, never had a fairytale centered on a female protagonist at that. It’s a Disney story, but with a twist to it, and some very charming characters to go along with it. The Good Dinosaur, on the other hand, feels too much like a movie I’ve already seen before. Like, all the symbolism and characters he encounters,
are not very well incorporated into the story naturally, but because they saw it work on another project,
and tried to insert it in such a way, that they knew would somewhat resonate with viewers, because it had worked before. The dad for instance, was not supposed to die, until Sohn stepped in for Peterson as director for this film, which, alongside aging Don Arlo, was the biggest changed that were made. But neither have to be a bad thing. If anything, because the other films have been told primarily through the perspective of adults, like Marlin, Bob and Carl, it’s a unique viewpoint for the story, as kid characters have always been around, but it’s never been such a clear-cut narrative, as this one told from the perspective of one. Sohn wanted this to be more of a survival story. It makes sense to not have Arlo be an already somewhat independent, young lad for this to work. And Arlo’s dad getting swepped away by the current feels necessary for this version to work, but honestly, should not be the final draft to end up with, for the main conflict in this film. As what is supposed to be this emotionally resonating story, should not be based in a twist, the average viewer will be able to smell happening a mile away. Not just because the twist itself is obvious, but also because it ultimately is not emotionally resonating enough, with how little screen time Arlo’s dad is being given. And the retrospective moments for Arlo to remember his dad are undermined by the film’s veil attempts at sprinkling comedy in-between. – What do you call a velociraptor, who really likes clapping? – What do you call it? – A veloci-CLAP-tor! [cue in the canned laughter] – YEEEAH! In a weird turn of events, streamlining the story has also caused the creative team to make this film feel not at all like a Pixar film. And yet, in all other ways, it is trying to be fall flat, as other side characters they meet are greatly undermined by both their traits, and the fact they only appear on screen for like, what, a split second each? Making any reasonable impact impossible. That’s probably an issue, that was a bit harder to fix, seeing as how you can’t exactly have these two things at once. But you also can’t just have your best character appear on screen for like three lines, and expect kids to buy his merchandise! THIS ISN’T CARS! To put into perspective, just how little Pixar ultimately ended up caring for this film: for the longest time, you were still able to purchase merchandise of unused characters from the movie on Amazon. Which as I might add, all look a lot better,
than any of the official stuff we ended up with. “They’re like Hulk hands, but for your feet!” “It’s like that one character, but terrifying”, and uh… bug?? [Spot bites bug’s head off] Okayy… maybe- maybe not a kid’s film. The marketing chaos of this movie does not stop with the toys, however. The final release day Pixar settled on, was unpromising as is, with how little a gap between it and Inside Out there ended up being; but, as it was still a Thanksgiving release,it’s not unreasonable to think the movie could’ve ended up doing well, at least during the first week – that worked well for Coco a few years later. The good times, where it only had to compete with “Creed” and “The Hunger Games Part II” in its second week, which it almost beat out! What was curious, however, was just how long this movie ended up staying in theaters, despite not doing that well. This makes more sense, however, when you see, that it was supposed to compete with a certain sci-fi series, making a big comeback under Disney’s helms,
mere weeks after The Good Dinosaur launched, which was when it started to lose all potential traffic. This is a common deal Disney strikes, with theater change, where they have a lesser movie come out right before a big one, and while they knew nothing could compete with Star Wars regardless, it comes off a bit shady, considering how much was going on behind the scenes. Like, they really just wanted to get rid of it at this point. They were trying to cut costs, HARD, as this film was entering its finish line, but it was to no avail. The Good Dinosaur was never a film too many people cared for, and will likely go down in history, as another one of “those” animated movies no one ever seems to bring up, until some random on the internet makes a video on it, and flocks the comment section of a random track from the game’s soundtrack decades after. HAH! Losers. But again: I think this film could’ve worked. And I can still see, why you might have found enjoyment in it. Even Ratatouille, which ended up one of Pixar’s most acclaimed movies, had a switch in directors. The movie screenplay was written by Meg LeFauve, who had previously been one of the writers on what is now my second favorite Pixar film, Inside Out. Like, all the makings of a great film are there, so how knows? Maybe if they had given it more time,
this could’ve ended up a masterpiece. I could go on, ranting about how much I dislike this film for a bit, but that isn’t the point of this video. I’m not trying to condemn anything this movie stands for. I’m not in the position to do so, and all I’m trying to achieve, is wrap my head around how it could’ve come to this, and what Pixar should learn from it. Because believe it or not – at the turn of a century,
there was another animated movie, that was going through some similar, if not
far deeper-rooted troubles, as this one did: A little film called “Emperor’s New Groove”. – Oh yeah! Then still known as “The Kingdom Of The Sun”, the movie in its first draft was supposed to star Pacha, an Aztec llama hoarder,
that decides to switch places with the emperor Manco, who he looks almost identical to, in order for the king to get a break from his royal duties. The loose adaptation of Mark Twain’s “Prince and the Pauper” was to feature a soundtrack by British singer-songwriter Sting of the Police fame, and initially, featured a lot more characters, that didn’t make it into the finished film, while others (such as Kronk) didn’t exist yet. It was ultimately decided, that the movie didn’t work in the state it was in at the time, causing the staff to start from scratch,
and retool the serious musical drama, to be the most comedy-heavy animated Disney feature to date. This all explained in much more detail, on the bad Disney documentary “The Sweatbox”. Directed by Sting’s wife, of all people. It’s up for free on YouTube, I highly recommend you check it out. David Spade: I liked it when I was… what was my old one? Interviewer: Manco.
D. Spade: Manco! Interviewer: Yeah, why did they change Manco? D. Spade: I think, um… it means, um… “pussy” in Japanese. And that’s not what bothered them.
Um, it means “bad movie” in Turkish. And they didn’t want that. What struck me as odd, when I at first watched The Sweatbox, and compared it to my recollection of The Emperor’s New Groove… was that I never got any impression of there being ANY rewrites involved in it. The story seemed like such a refined product, from beginning to end, that I never would have questioned, whether it was ever centering around anything other than an egotistical emperor, on an unlikely adventure with a common shepherd, and everything that came with it. As viewers, we shouldn’t be supposed to think about this stuff. But rather, it’s the severe lack of any likable or unique side characters, repetition of its own plot points, mashing together visual cues from way too many better films, and lackluster conclusion – there are just too many points in this film, where you can tell, how badly they were trying not to delay the inevitable even further. And the inevitable… hit them hard. While the initial production cost was already somewhere in the ballpark of $200,000,000, it was the $150,000,000 in marketing they spent,
in desperately trying to get the word out about this film, after what I can only assume to be “Pixar fatigue”, after another one of theirs had already come out a few months prior, that tipped it over the edge, and made it lose a total of over $85,000,000; putting it on par with their competitor, Dreamworks’ previous failure, “Rise of the Guardians”, 3 years before. Or, making it the lowest-grossing Pixar film to date, even without marketing. The second would be “A Bug’s Life”, which was still the highest-grossing animated feature of that year. This one is not even lucky enough to call itself the highest-grossing dinosaur film of that year. But ultimately, it isn’t just a time and cost management lesson Pixar should have learned and take away from this experience. And I’m sure they’ll get by just fine, seeing as how the succeding film “Finding Dory” made more in opening weekend, than “Good Dinosaur” in total domestically. It shouldn’t even be about them learning a lesson about storytelling, that’s seems to have gotten lost over the years,
or something schmaltzy like that. If there’s anything to learn from all this, it’s for us to realize, that not even a company like Pixar, one that used to seem incapable of ever slipping up, will do so eventually. And that’s okay. We got to witness an impeccable run of animated features, thanks to the creative minds that work on them. All of which have quite the legacy to leave behind. Maybe it is time for them to take the next step in their journey, and revisit past tales. Come back to those films, that both shaped many a childhood, and will be the introduction to a new one at some point in the future. We can call ourselves lucky, that despite Cars 2’s obvious flaws, and this one not going down in history as anything remarkable, there’s not been a single, objectively terrible Pixar film to this day, as they all have something in them to enjoy. Raymond Ochoa: Yeah, the high, high bar to reach. I felt, like it succeeded in my way, because just being a part of that type of franchise, it that type of company, it’s already success in itself. Whatever… I know there’s kids that, you know, throw Good Dinosaur birthday parties, and things like that. When you have moments like that,
it is successful in its own way. No matter what review we’ve gotten, or what reviews we get… I’ll always just cherish being a part of the film. Because I still am a part of the Pixar legacy, and I always will be, and that’s something that I’ll always love. Hey guys, thank you so much for watching. Uh, if i sounded sick, at all… that’s ’cause I still am. Hence the long break in-between videos. But I wanted to give a shout-out to my friend Jim Gisriel for helping with the research on this video. Go check out his channel, he’s AWESOME. Of course, also shout-out to Raymond Ochoa for agreeing to be a part of this video, despite… you know, not being the biggest fan of this film myself. You’ve been a huge help, dude, thank you so much. Thanks also to my top Patreon supporters for June: Ryan Walterson, Paleosteno, Deley18,
and The Face of Team Rocket. If you wanna keep the channel going,
then Patreon is the best way to do so, I have tons of stuff, like…
way too much stuff coming up. So if you’re excited for that at all, I hope to see you then, and uh… bye!

Randy Schultz

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100 thoughts on “The Movie That Destroyed Pixar’s Reputation

  1. Cosmodore says:

    Welcome to The Untitled Cosmodore Video About Dinosaurs

  2. MagsPie says:

    idc what anyone says Brave was a great
    Also, Merida is one of the best Disney princesses of course after Mulan and Pocahontas

  3. Star Strudel says:

    as petty as it sounds, i say in all seriousness: those hideous circular nose holes turned what could've been an innocent snooze-fest into pure torture for my eyeballs

  4. christi land says:

    I actually really loved this movie. I've watched it about 20 times.

  5. Diptanu Chaudhuri says:

    Too much negativity in the air…

  6. Danesha _ says:

    The good dinosaur is DEFINITELY a good movie, y’all trippin’

  7. Kyouko Toshino says:

    Just realized, there has to be naked 3d designs for Brave.

  8. crakhaed says:

    This is completely off-topic but is that pokemon mystery dungeon music in the background around 15:18?
    This movie kind of looked like shit for something that had so much work and detail put into its environments and backgrounds. That's a shame.

  9. The Joker says:

    9:40 which film was that?

  10. That Skeletor dude says:

    1:40 sponsored by Nord VPN.

  11. sAlt F4 says:

    0:38 Kid eats food and has Vietnam flashbacks

  12. Shelly Yllehs says:

    I hope Wayward will be good but…

  13. Kulcsár Lili says:

    I was babysitting two astonishingly smart girls when I watched this movie (for the first and last time). The plot and the animation began to bother me right in the very beginning, and as it kept going on even the girls began complaining about the movie. It was just so incredibly dumb, so predictable, so boring. It felt like the studio wanted to show off their environmental animation skills for a school project but they needed a stupid tedious plot so they made up a pseudo-Lion King+JungleBook crap to fill the space. Arlo's character is a highly frustrating, incompetent main character who is an ungrateful, cowardly Belle-ripoff.Just like this video, I could go on for ages about the many many failures of this movie. It's just… a disappointment. Waste of dollar-millions, other than looking great in some background animator's resume.

  14. Matthew Devine says:

    One of the two Pixar movies that I haven't seen. I'm temped to for the visuals though.

  15. Terry Han says:

    When you're tripping balls on acid: 6:43

  16. Thrumbolt the Great says:

    I actually kinda loved the good dinosaur for how….unbalanced in tone and design it was. I enjoyed it a lot and watched it quite a few times haha.

  17. Pat rice says:

    I love the emperors new groove

  18. Andrew Prime says:

    Huh i loved the good dinosaur. But that's my opinion

  19. Jirka Blahút says:

    Till now I didn't even know this movie existed…

  20. Ritvij Tiwari says:

    9:36 #Which movie is this? #CoCo?

  21. hamsandwich 25 says:

    6:46 my girlfriend with those 2 guys she told me not to worry about

  22. Lord Zizumias says:

    The only scene I remember from this movie was when a couple of Pterodactyls that worshiped storms ripped apart a cute squirrel right in front of our eyes.

  23. Shy The Dungeonmaster says:

    Unpopular opinion; I hate Inside Out. I hate stories that are too grounded in reality and stories that feel slice of lifey. The result of everything interesting going on within a character's head bored me to tears. Everyone else sings its praises, but honestly I'd rather watch the Good Dinosaur. It's not Pixar's best work, but you can see what they were going for but unfortunately failed at. I can respect that. Inside Out doesn't resonate with me at all.

  24. Nyoom Monster says:

    One way to save the plot would have been to have Spot and Arlo make a settlement together and battle the beasts and elements together while trying to live together with different living requirements for each of them. Maybe they even domesticated some animals? That would be cooler. And at the end of the movie we find they are thriving, but then another huge storm hits that threatens to tear down everything they've built together OR a major fight that breaks them up. Then, stranded and apart, Arlo should find his family again/father and reunite with them, and realize he's still not whole. Meanwhile Spot should realize the same thing, that it was better with Arlo, and he doesn't need to look for his family, because he already has one with Arlo. As Spot is coming back to Arlo, he sees Arlo with his family, and gets jealous, but Arlo sees him and goes after him, even though his father tells him to stop. The two ruinite, and Spot joins with Arlo and his family on a new settlement. (The alternate plot where Arlo meets his whole family is caused by their need to migrate due to weather/animals making it too hard to live on their old settlement anymore, forcing them to find a better place to live.) Either way I think the story would have benefited from a twist at the end where the dad turned up alive and had been surviving in the woods by himself for a time, maybe unable to get back to his settlement due to the storm blocking a passage through the mountains. Being older and more resourceful he may have been able to survive a while by himself, as a nomad.

  25. Psychoman says:

    to prove this video , i have to admit as a animation fan . i didnt even heard of good dinosaur at all . when i watched trailer it was so horrible that i thought its for some indie animation company

  26. Heather Gonzalez says:

    I've always liked Brave. Idk what people were thinking. The Good Dinosaur is one of my least favorite Pixar movies. I do like it better than Cars 3 and 2, but it's just boring :/ I wanted it to be better.

  27. Hugh Mann says:

    I'll put it this way, I would rather watch RIO 2 instead of this movie.

  28. Pedro Coelho says:

    i didnt know this movie

  29. ToeScritch 21 says:

    My sister cried to this movie

  30. Paul Fredrickson says:

    I love you vids but I fucking hate it when it cuts to your little character

  31. Frosty 012 says:

    So basically this movie got the Treasure Planet treatment in the context of they just didn't know what to do after a while and just let the film die

  32. J J says:

    Brave was the first that ran into these problems, a director swap and a rewrite, but that one was more divisive and still made a good profit. The Good Dinosaur had serious issues with it and honestly the concept is decent enough, they just failed in the overall execution.

  33. Ronny Dekker says:


  34. Spazman2 says:

    This movie suffered a similar fate like Treasure Planet

  35. Candy Virus says:

    I had not even heard of that movie if I hadn’t seen this video

  36. HealthyAcid Elemental says:

    Them legs look like the ones in spore

  37. Stealphie says:

    Toy Story: 93/100 Incredible
    A Bugs Life: 72/100 Good but not great
    Toy Story 2: 98/100 OH MY GOD THIS IS AMAZING
    Monsters Inc: 91/100 Pretty Good
    Finding Nemo: 74/100 Good but not great
    The Incredibles: 98/100 This is a masterpiece
    Cars: 32/100 pretty bad
    Ratatouille: 95/100 Incredible
    Wall-E: 95/100 Incredible
    Up: 82/100 Overrated
    Toy Story 3: 97/100 THIS IS AMAZING TOO
    Cars 2: 50/100 Better than cars 1 but still not good

  38. ferretypigeon 32 says:

    I asked my friend what the best dinosaur movie was….

    I will spare you the details…

  39. ziba sav says:

    Am I the only one who likes this movie unironically?

  40. Angela Hsiao says:

    Sorry I’m still stuck on Bob Peterson and Peter Sohn

  41. Rink the red Link says:

    I'll be honest though, i really loved incredibles 2. Like alot

  42. Devin Cline says:

    it may not be good, many people don't like it, but for some reason it's one of my favorite disney movies.

  43. FluFflE WaRrioR44 says:

    Just why did they have to make Spot act like a dog?
    It could have been so interesting to see humans and dinosaurs live together but no! We get a dog and owner kind of story…
    If they really wanted Spot to act like a dog, at least you could have him being raised by wolves or something…?

    And the designs just clashed so hard with the stunning backgrounds!

  44. DodgeThatAttack says:

    Welcome to disney pixar
    Disney illumination

  45. Feral Dragon says:

    The designs of all of the dinosaurs were horrible, and they looked so out of place compared to the gorgeous realistic environment to the point it actually hurt me to watch it. Which was a shame, the concept/opening looked so promising. I love Pixar's movies and I really wish they would have been creative with it instead of going with a simple, boring, and predictable story.

  46. JT says:

    In 5 years from 2015 many movies have came leftist, so their story became bad, when leftists are too lazy to do good story.

  47. IAmNoahFlores says:

    i honestly loved the good dinosaur. it’s underrated to me.

  48. nao tenho nome :v says:

    in my opinion "The Good dinosaur" is a pretty boring movie, not because it is a "touching movie" it's just a movie with a very boring experience, when I was watching I just hoped it would end soon

  49. Briana Mills says:

    #1 I had no idea people bragged on Brave. I thought I was 1 of the few crazies.
    #2 I did not know the Emperor's new Groove delt w/ those problems. It was a good comedy/ kids show that is 1 of my favorite Classic Disney movies.
    Mind blown

  50. TheKoyn says:

    I'm probably one of the only people that liked The Good Dinosaur and kind of hated Inside Out

  51. Nerd About Everything says:

    Arlo's parent were pretty mean showing that they wouldn’t love him until he proved himself to be STRONG, even though he was a nice loving dinosaur.

  52. GORDHAN Dass says: watch the link after you have watched the video and you will realize that how you are befooled by the channel for money.

  53. Jordan Harding the meme says:

    Coco is the best pixar movie dont at me

  54. TRL - DanielShaya says:

    I loved the good dinosaur and my least favorite Pixar movie is Cars 2

  55. Jake Ashton says:

    Not Stonks.

  56. ironically_iconic says:

    After I watched the good dinosaur, my father died not much later. To me the good dinosaur holds a very special place in my heart.

  57. Simply Tired says:

    I remember seeing the advertisements for this movie and thinking how the dinosaurs looked like Brian Griffin

  58. joe O Flaherty says:

    Cars 2 – First Mixed Reviewed Pixar Film

    The Good Dinosaur – First Pixar Flop/Bomb

  59. TwistedNinja says:

    1:10 for a second there I thought you put in a final destination scene

  60. Sean Breen says:

    15:45 That was Jontron, wasn't it. I know my Banjo Kazooie Nuts and Bolts

  61. Lucas Gnagy says:

    Unfortunately, this movie led to me not being interested in seeing Finding Dory in theaters

  62. Steve Fisher says:

    Had The Good Dinosaur been a Dreamworks movie, people would have perceived it differently.

  63. Abbimation says:

    At least Finding Dory save them both finically and reputation.

  64. Amaan Khan says:

    Okay it wasn’t great but I traded up in the end. Only time I cried during a Pixar movie

  65. Scypheroth says:

    hey stfu….this was a great fuckign movie

  66. Trevor Tuominen says:

    Until Finding Dory, we thought Pixar was becoming another DreamWorks. This is why.

  67. Andrew Toy says:

    It’s simple. First half of this movie is a snore fest. Once the pterodactyls were introduced, the second half was good.

    I also love the theme music for the T-Rex’s.

  68. Gringo Stingo says:

    The Good Dinosaur is bad, but honestly, Brave is worse.

  69. Lucidity Acid says:

    “The good Dinosaur”

    Seems bad to me

  70. Poke Emblem says:

    I wished I could see the original concept animated…

  71. NocteraTea 77 says:

    Random person:"hey Peterson"


  72. AvaMarieGee123 says:

    I was watching this video,
    And then a Disney ad came up
    Killed me 😂😂😂

  73. WeirdAlSuperFan says:

    We're Back is the greatest movie ever. Fuck you.

  74. Carsten Hilbert says:

    I have never heard of this movie.

  75. Sapphire Paradise says:

    I didn't like that movie, mostly because in the previews they made the movie look so happy and cute, and the actual movie was just dark and depressing. Total clickbate!

  76. Arterexius says:

    "Dinosaurs wearing spacesuits" Can someone mod Kerbal Space Program with this please? Then we already got that x'D

  77. Fortyrannorex 1125 says:

    Potentially a great movie, just turned so bland and boring.

  78. DJFleischman says:

    I just wanted to know— ad

  79. 6maria94 says:

    Ok, basically, the last guy was saying that he treasured being on the production of this movie, not because he enjoys the movie, but because he can brag about doing a Pixar movie, no matter how bad it is??? xD

    Ok, fine

  80. Arko Kasemets says:

    5:06 i just cant xddd

  81. WeeLin says:

    Was anyone else completely put off by the weird goofy green dinosaur against the meticulously designed photo-realistic background? Could not get over how jarring it looked in the trailer, and I've never seen the film. I've no problem with Pixar making cute, harmless fluff for kids now and again – if the profits from sales and merch go on to fund more ambitious projects in the future then fair enough. But it looked like The Good Dinosaur had so much effort put in and… for what, in the end? I guess they'd been working on it so long that they had to release it, but by that point nobody knew what to do with the film anymore. Anyway, great video, and I think I'll go check out that documentary you mentioned.

  82. Immy Dubby says:

    I don't understand, I enjoyed good dinosaur so much. How can it rated low?? Unbelievable

  83. AB draws says:

    To be fair, the animation for the good dinosaur was amazing but the story was kinda confusing and weird.

  84. A.N says:

    Holy shit is that Pokemon mystery dungeon music in the background? Northern desert?

  85. Dr chocolate milk says:

    good dinosaur: you are weak

    cars 1,2,3: i'm ( basicaly plot wise ) you

  86. Dr chocolate milk says:

    plot of cars 1: an asshole race car gets lost and winds up in the middle of nowhere, learns and does some stuff then finds his way back but still is an asshole
    plot of good dinosaur: a coward dinosaur gets lost and winds up in the middle of nowhere, learns and does some stuff then finds his way back but still is a coward

    plot of cars 3: ok so he dies and is still an asshole

  87. Lit BoPeep says:

    Only good part of this movie is when spot and arlo hunt, catch, and eat a full grown teradactyl

  88. kai han says:

    I like the good dinosaur :/

  89. Minty Zaki says:

    I loved cars 2. Remember we’re all allowed to have our own opinion

  90. justin tuffo says:

    pixar in my opinion lately has had alot of fuckin blunders like cars 1 2 planes 1 2 brave & the good dinosaur

  91. Roger Bezerra says:

    i just came to deslike it, bye

  92. Lena De Spell says:

    I loved Coco And Inside Out

  93. Shleepy Dragyn says:

    Your tone of voice is all over the place

  94. Tyrant-Den says:

    The kid's lack of nipples is creepy.

  95. Nikola Dekovski says:

    This movie has the best looking CGI I have seen to this day in terms of photo realism. Forget about the dinosaurs and the crappy story. The landscapes, water and lighting are beyond what any other animation studio has achieved yet. After I saw this movie I was genuinely satisfied with what it was and what it did.

  96. Foxyman says:

    The Good Dinosaur wasn't good but I think I would still watch it over Brave. I can't see a good defense for that Brother Bear Ripoff. It was so boring.

  97. ByChris Channel says:

    The Untitled PIXAR Movie About Dinosaurs should've happened!

  98. kirara2516 says:

    I wish the Good Dinosaur had been about the T-rex family. They were the best part. Aside from the background and landscape visuals. I mean WOW!

  99. mockingjay jabberjay says:


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