The “Good Dinosaur” Movie (Disney-Pixar)
Disney-Pixar have announced that amongst the next three animated movies they will be making, dinosaurs are going to be featured prominently. Disney-Pixar, the makers of the Toy Story films which feature a green, plastic dinosaur called “rex” have enjoyed huge success with their previous animated features. For example, on its day of release in the USA, (18th June 2010), Toy Story 3 took $41 million USD at 4,028 locations, becoming the highest box office gross for an animated film on opening day.
The organisation intends to release a film in 2014 entitled “The Good Dinosaur”, a film which sees humans and dinosaurs co-existing on Earth. Such a scenario is likely to attract some criticism from evolutionists but if the “Flintstones” in the 1960s are anything to go by, the concept is going to be a sure fire success and drive tremendous merchandising sales.
The Flintstones cartoon series was created in the 1960s but spawned a number of live-action feature films that were made in the mid 1990s. It seems that dinosaurs are going to have a high media profile for a very long time to come it seems that everybody is going “Everything Dinosaur” at the moment.
From the first dinosaur animated feature “Gertie the Dinosaur”, prehistoric animals such as Tyrannosaurus rex have always proved very popular with movie goers. With the advent of CGI and improved visual effects stunning images of dinosaurs and prehistoric animals can now be created and it will be interesting to see how the animators at Disney-Pixar depict their characters – perhaps a feathered “rex”?