Pixar’s upcoming dinosaur project has a name, as well as a few details for animation fans to ponder.
Up’s Bob Peterson will direct The Good Dinosaur, which postulates that the asteroid that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs never happened and the creatures still walk the Earth today.
“It’s time to do a movie where you get to know the dinosaur, what it’s really like to be a dinosaur and to be with a dinosaur,” said Peterson, speaking to the Los Angeles Times’ 24 Frames blog.
Peter Sohn will co-direct the movie, which is produced by John Walker.
Sohn told the Times Pixar is toying with the other definition of a dinosaur as an anachronism. “The title is deceptively simple,” Sohn said. “It has more meaning than it seems.”
Peterson said the crew visited natural history and science museums for research and looked at fossils and bones to create a dinosaur society and characters.
The movie is in the story-crafting stage, and will be released May 30, 2014.