Arlo (voiced by Raymond Ochoa) hatches as the third offspring of Poppa and Mama Apatosaurus (Jeffrey Wright and Frances McDormand). They live in a farm where all of them had different chores to do and try to earn their mark. However, little Arlo struggles to keep up with his older siblings. Soon, a tragedy strike, leaving Arlo swept along the river away from his home. He now must face his fears and journey a long way with an unfamiliar companion at his side aiding for his needs.
The Good Dinosaur is a sweet reminder of what Disney and Pixar is giving us each time they release an animated movie. It basically had the same formula, but they delivered it neatly and brilliantly to get your attention right from the beginning. The backdrop animation feels so real with a stunning scenery of the mountains, and crystal clear rivers are indeed a visual treat.
As for the story, The Good Dinosaur is compelling throughout. It is packed with charming characters and emotional tropes but rides on some unfamiliar territory that is quite unusual for a Pixar film. The journey was majestic and made us remember The Land Before Time franchise that also made us feel emotional. For us, Inside Out is clearly the best animated film released this year, but The Good Dinosaur isn't far behind.
Overall, The Good Dinosaur compiles and shows the important meaning of friendship, courage, love and family within an extraordinary adventure that will surely entertain all ages. It is another remarkable Pixar film that you shouldn't dare to miss on the big screen.
Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 10 out of 10 stars
Cast: Raymond Ochoa, Jack Bright, Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand
Directed by: Peter Sohn
Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios PH
Now Showing in cinemas nationwide