John Lithgow on Pixar's reworked The Good Dinosaur

News Simon Brew 19 Aug 2014 - 06:38

Pixar's The Good Dinosaur has been "dismantled" and "completely reimagined", confirms John Lithgow...

If all had gone to plan, Pixar's The Good Dinosaur would already have been released, and we'd be counting down to the DVD and Blu-ray release right about now. Instead, Pixar delayed the film from May 2014 to November 2015, with director Bob Peterson leaving the project. Peter Sohn, his co-director, is still on board, but is reportedly working with Pixar's 'Brain Trust' of directorial talent to reshape the film.

And it sounds like the film has been heavily reshaped. One of the voice artists on the movie is John Lithgow, and he's been chatting to Collider about his latest movie, Love Is Strange. As part of that conversation, he dropped some information about what's been going on with The Good Dinosaur.

"I recorded the entire role in Good Dinosaur", Lithgow said. "They have now dismantled it and completely reimagined it, and it is a fantastic new story. So I'm gonna record again on it within the next month. Don't worry, it's coming, and it's gonna be better than I ever imagined".

He also confirmed that both he and Frances McDormand are "still playing Momma and Poppa dinosaur", which perhaps hints that some other roles may have been recast.

There's still a veil of secrecy over The Good Dinosaur, but we wonder if we may get a quick teaser trailer for it before the year is out. More as we hear it.

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