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‘The Good Dinosaur’ Pushed Back to November 2015, Knocking ‘Dory’ to 2016

When it was reported that Pixar was rushing to complete The Good Dinosaur after Bob Peterson had been pulled off the project, I mused that it may have been a better idea to delay the film’s release. It didn’t take long for the studio to reach the same conclusion; today, Ed Catmull revealed to the LA Times that Pixar has decided to push The Good Dinosaur back, causing a massive shift in Pixar’s release schedule.

The new date: November 25, 2015, Finding Dory‘s former day of release. Now Dory will release on June 17, 2016, leaving 2014 as the first year without a Pixar film in nearly a decade. (Inside Out‘s June 2015 date remains intact.)

Catmull justified the decision by reiterating Pixar’s emphasis on quality: “Nobody ever remembers the fact that you slipped a film, but they will remember a bad film. Our conclusion was that we were going to give the [dinosaur] film some more time.

Is this change for the better? How do you feel about a Pixar-less 2014?

9 Responses to ‘The Good Dinosaur’ Pushed Back to November 2015, Knocking ‘Dory’ to 2016

  1. Anonymous says:

    WOW. Well I think it’s safe to say we’re definitely gonna get two films in one year THIS time. I must say whatever the creative changes that are made, you gotta say Pixar does have guts for skipping a year.

  2. Anonymous says:

    So the story sucked that bad? Pixar has had clunkers they’ve savaged, but they couldn’t do it with this movie? Doesn’t give me much hope.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I still remember that Cars 2 got a year less of production time, and look what happened. Catmull is right, delays that are done for a good reason are mostly forgotten, but a bad film isn’t.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Noooooooooooooooooooo! 2014 sin Pixar :C

  5. Anonymous says:

    It must be in bad shape to have replaced both directors and the producer. And now Teddy Newton.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I applaud Pixar for the decision (though I personally HATE not having a Pixar film to look forward to next year.) The run from Toy Story to Up is truly phenomenal. Not once in that period, in my opinion, did Pixar release a film that wasn’t brimming with creativity, care, heart and originality. To me, a Pixar film release is a holiday. You do whatever you can to see that film on opening weekend. And you get to the theatre on 1 of the following weeknights to pick up things you may have missed the first time because the stories are layered and reward multiple viewings. Then you find a friend or relative who hasn’t seen it yet so you can go a 3rd time. I felt that way for ALL of their first 10 films. And for the most part, their 11th film, Toy Story 3. Cars 2 was super fun and creative, but lacked a certain something. Brave is a very good film, but felt a little rushed or un-finished. Monster University was a Pixar film in every way, but the fact it was a prequel limited the impact it could possibly make. Lasseter and Catumull, I’m assuming, are taking a step back and challenging themselves and the studio to get back to making super original and special films. That task gets harder every year with the seemingly increased top-notch writing and story-telling in film and TV, and the other animation studios upping their game.

  7. Anonymous says:

    NO!!!!!!!!!!! It is going to feel forever for a next Pixar movie. At least the Toy Story TV special is coming out!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Whilst it is going to be agony for us Pixar Fans to wait another year for a film, otherwise, I think it’s certainly for the better.

    For every one of us fans, there’s someone who still loves Pixar movies if they’re not in love with the company itself. They’re not going to mind whether or not the movie’s are released later as they probably won’t even know they exist until the teasers come out, and when they do know about them, they’re sure to fall in love with them because that extra year will make them a whole lot better.

    Wouldn’t you say? 🙂

  9. Anonymous says:

    WB better not screw up Dolphin Tale 2.

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