Disney Pixar's The Good Dinosaur Now Available on DVD #GoodDino #sponsored

I received a copy of The Good Dinosaur for review purposes.  All opinions are my own.

Disney Pixar's The Good Dinosaur

Disney Pixar's The Good Dinosaur is now available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD and Disney Movies anywhere Feb. 23rd.

My daughter went with her daddy to see this while it was in theaters and she fell in love with Arlo!

About the Movie:

From the innovative minds of Disney•Pixar comes a hilariously heartwarming adventure about the power of confronting and overcoming your fears and discovering who you are meant to be. 

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. Bring home this original story full of humor, heart, action and imagination, perfect for the whole family! 


BONUS:                                 Digital HD*, Blu-ray Combo Pack & Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA)
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.”
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.
Blu-ray 3D & DVD:
·       THEATRICAL SHORT – Sanjay’s Super Team
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.

This is a beautifully animated film that my daughter has asked to watch over and over again.  Her favorite scene is so visually amazing:  when Arlo is afraid to walk out in the forest at night and his dad encourages him to look past his fears to "see the beauty on the other side."  The fireflies dancing and lighting up around Arlo's tail just mesmerized my five year old!  

(I'm sure that my nieces will enjoy this movie too, as fireflies are special to them and remind them of their daddy)

The theme of this movie is about facing fears and doing things you didn't think you could do.  It is woven throughout the movie and is well done.  We talk about being afraid and having courage quite often at home.  It's also about friendship and has some happy moments as well as some sad ones.  It will open up some discussions with your younger kids about some tough issues.

We also enjoyed the bonus features with deleted scenes.  Our favorite was the theatrical short Sanjay's Super Team.  Sanjay is conflicted between the world he lives in now and the traditions of his Hindu family.   He dreams up imaginative super heroes based upon Hindu gods.  We have some Indian neighbors and are interested in learning more about their traditions and understanding their culture.  So it was great to learn a bit more about them! 

Download some free Good Dinosaur printables at the link below for your kids to enjoy.

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