With "Inside Out" arriving in theaters next weekend, Disney•Pixar is already looking ahead to the next film on their slate -- "The Good Dinosaur." The film, which is set on an Earth where the extinction-causing asteroid veered off course and left the dinosaurs free to flourish, has revealed the list of voice talents that will bring "The Good Dinosaur" to life.
Thirteen-year-old Raymond Ochoa ("The Night Shift," "Rizzoli & Isles") will take on the lead role of an Apatosaurus named Arlo. Jack Bright ("Monsters University") will voice Arlo's human friend Spot. Frances McDormand ("Fargo") and Jeffrey Wright ("Boardwalk Empire") will voice Arlo's parents, while "Black-ish's" Marcus Scribner will take on the role of Arlo's brother Buck. A trio of T-Rexes will appear in the film; A.J. Buckley ("Justified"), Anna Paquin ("True Blood") and Sam Elliott ("Justified") will voice Nash, Ramsey and Butch, respectively. Lastly, Steve Zahn ("That Thing You Do") will portray a pterodactyl called Thunderclap.
“We were lucky to work with a number of incredible pros along the way and our story ultimately led us to this amazing and talented group,” said Peter Sohn in the press release. “We’re all taking this journey with Arlo, and it’s been a privilege to see these performers bring our characters to life.”
The animated feature marks the directorial debut of Peter Sohn, who served as a story artist on previous Pixar films "WALL-E," "Ratatouille," "The Incredibles" and "Finding Nemo" among others. The film comes from a script by Enrico Casarosa ("La Luna") and Bob Peterson ("Up").
"The Good Dinosaur" opens on November 25, 2015.