It’s hard to express how excited I am about Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, which re-imagines our world as one that was never struck by the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs, but I will say it’s enough that it kills any cynicism I would otherwise have towards the studio. Exactly how that vision will shake out is still unclear, but the 2015 release now has an early synopsis (“What if the cataclysmic asteroid that forever changed life on Earth actually missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct?”)  and a bit of concept art, by way of a holiday card Coming Soon received in the mail.


That’s not the only Good Dinosaur news though, as a cast list quietly slid out over the holidays as well. Apparently the cast of the film includes the amazing voice talent, Tom Kenny (better known as Spongebob and The Ice King), Joan River, John Ratzenberger, Dee Bradley Baker, Jason Alexander, and, perhaps most oddly, Lil Wayne. Though that smacks of Dreamworksian stunt-casting, the rapper’s got interesting pipes so I suspect he’ll fit in quite nicely.

The card also came with bits of art for both of Pixar’s other announced films, which are both currently untitled. The first is the sort of Inception for kids film that purports to take us “inside the mind,” while the other is about Dias De Los Muertes.


From director Pete Docter (“Up,” “Monsters, Inc.”) and producer Jonas Rivera (“Up”), the inventive new film will take you to a place that everyone knows, but no one has ever seen: the world inside the human mind.


From director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla K. Anderson, the filmmaking team behind the Academy Award®-winning “Toy Story 3,” comes a wholly original Pixar Animation Studios film that delves into the vibrant holiday of Día de los Muertos.

Pixar has also been busy putting out promotional material for their new film, Monster’s University. The excitement for the prequel seems a bit muted, but the material out there so far is clever, and the film’s sure to be a fun visual experience if nothing else. It’s perhaps the best visual design team in the world cramming a film full of cool monsters- can’t be that painful can it?

This university recruitment spot is nicely authentic, with a cute rug-pull approach. It supports the extremely detailed straight-faced website for MU. Give both a look.

via Film Stage