#DinoWeek Free Activity Sheet Fun from Disney•Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur”
This week we are kicking off #DinoWeek with these fun and free activities for Disney•Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, which opens everywhere Wednesday, Nov. 25 just in time for Thanksgiving.
“We didn’t want it to feel like a walk in the park. This world feels big—even to a dinosaur.” — Peter Sohn, Director Disney•Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur
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? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend named Spot. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.
“From the moment Arlo is born, he’s afraid of the world,” says first-time director Peter Sohn, a 15-year Pixar veteran and graduate of CalArts. “He’s fun-loving and determined; he’s got a lot of fi re when it comes to his desire to help his family. And his father is his biggest supporter. But Arlo is scared. His fear holds him back. “Spot is the opposite of Arlo,” continues Sohn. “He’s tenacious, brave and an animal in every sense of the word. It’s the story of a boy and his dog—only in our story, the boy is a dinosaur and the dog is a boy.” Inspired by the American Northwest, filmmakers found that even towering dinosaurs could feel small in the right surroundings, which worked to intensify Arlo’s fears. According to producer Denise Ream, the stunning and often overwhelming landscape that artists created ultimately played an important role in the story.
“Nature can overcome anything,” she says, “including a massive dinosaur.” This original story catapults Arlo into a vast wilderness, where he struggles to face his fears and survive, all while dealing with the tragic loss of his father. Arlo encounters a host of unique personalities who all contribute to his evolution— whether they mean to or not. But the friendship he builds with Spot has the biggest impact. Spot can’t speak, yet he gives Arlo the kind of loyalty and unconditional love that fuels his self-discovery. “Arlo has a lot to overcome,” says Sohn. “His father always knew he was capable of much more, but it’ll take this emotional journey for Arlo to realize it.”
“The Good Dinosaur is one of the most emotional movies we’ve ever made,” says executive producer John Lasseter. “It’s really funny and clever, and as the story unfolds, this deep emotions emerges. You fall in love with Spot right along with Arlo. Their bond is so interesting and unique—so different from anything we’ve ever done. It’s a very special movie.”
The voice cast includes Jeffrey Wright as Arlo’s wise Poppa, Frances McDormand as Arlo’s strong Momma, Marcus Scribner as Arlo’s brother Buck, Raymond Ochoa as Arlo, Jack Bright as Spot, Steve Zahn as a fearless pterodactyl named Thunderclap, AJ Buckley as teen T-Rex Nash, Anna Paquin as Nash’s tenacious sister Ramsey, and Sam Elliott as T-Rex patriarch Butch. Disney•Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur is executive produced by Lasseter, Lee Unkrich and Andrew Stanton. With original concept and development by Bob Peterson, the fi lm features a story by Sohn, Erik Benson, Meg LeFauve, Kelsey Mann and Peterson, and a screenplay by LeFauve. Music is by Academy Award®-winning film composer Mychael Danna and Emmy®-nominated composer Jeff Danna .
Now you can bring home the fun and the magic of this heart-warming family film with these free activity sheets from The Good Dinosaur. Simply right-click on the ones you want to save to download them to your own computer.
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Disney•Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur lumbers into theaters Nov. 25.