We learned more about Pixar’s upcoming movies at the D23 Expo on Friday convention. Director Bob Peterson’s The Good Dinosaur, which opens next summer, takes place on an Earth where the asteroid never killed the dinosaurs and the creatures thrive as excellent farmers. The lead character, a dinosaur named Arlo, will be voiced by Lucas Neff (Raising Hope), and Bill Hader, Neil Patrick Harris and Judy Greer voice his siblings. The dino parents will be voiced by John Lithgow and Frances McDormand. The film centers on the friendship between Arlo and a wild human boy, who pops up in his world one day. The Good Dinosaur opens in theaters on May 30, 2014. Here is the official synopsis:
The Good Dinosaur asks the generations-old question: What if the cataclysmic asteroid that forever changed life on Earth actually missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In theaters May 30, 2014, the film is a humorous and exciting original story about Arlo, a lively 70-foot-tall teenage Apatosaurus with a big heart. After a traumatic event rattles Arlo’s tranquil community, he sets out on a quest to restore peace, gaining an unlikely companion along the way—a young human boy named Spot.
Pixar’s next film, Up director Pete Docter’s Inside Out, takes place within a young girl’s mind as she is forced to move to San Francisco. The voice cast—playing the girl’s emotions—includes Amy Poehler as the lead character, Joy, Bill Hader as Fear, Lewis Black as Anger, Mindy Kaling as Disgust, and Phyllis Smith (The Office) as Sadness. Inside Out opens in theaters on June 19, 2015. Here’s the official synopsis for Inside Out:
From director Pete Docter (Up, Monsters, Inc.) and producer Jonas Rivera (Up), Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out takes you to a place that everyone knows, but no one has ever seen: the world inside the human mind. Riley, an 11-year-old girl who recently moved with her family to San Francisco, is not the main character but the setting for the film. Moviegoers will go inside her mind to explore how memories are formed and how a mixture of five emotions—Joy, Disgust, Anger, Fear and Sadness—defines life experiences.