2014 marks the first year in nearly a decade that hasn’t seen a singe theatrical release from Pixar. This is due in large part to the studio’s delay of their upcoming project The Good Dinosaur, which was reworked and “completely reimagined” after the original director (Up’s Bob Peterson) was removed from the film mid-production. With Inside Out hitting theaters in June, fans will now get a double dose of animated entertainment in 2015.
The revamped Good Dinosaur is finally moving forward and Pixar has shared a new piece of concept art to suggest the scope of the film’s prehistoric universe. Although visually stunning, the sketched landscape doesn’t offer many plot specifics, and a new synopsis for the film describes it as “an extraordinary journey of self-discovery full of thrilling adventure, hilarious characters and poignant heart,” which could describe just about any Pixar film since Toy Story. We do know, however, that the film assumes a giant asteroid never collided with earth, and as a result, dinosaurs somehow managed to stick around beyond the dawn of man. The story will explore the relationship in this alternate history between Arlo the dinosaur and his unlikely travel companion—a human boy.
Raising Hope’s Lucas Neff will voice Arlo the Apatosaurus and joins an impressive voice cast that includes Bill Hader, John Lithgow, Neil Patrick Harris, Judy Greer and Francis McDormand. The Good Dinosaur debuts in theaters on Nov. 25, 2015, so there’s still quite a bit of time for new information to be rolled out as the release date nears.
Check out the new artwork below: