Dinosaurs and the inner mind: Pixar’s future looks bright

Pixar's 'The Good Dinosaur,' which will be released in 2014, features an agrarian society populated by dinosaurs — and one very small child.

(Credit: Disney-Pixar)

ANAHEIM, Calif. — What if the asteroid that ended the age of the dinosaurs actually missed Earth?

That’s the central What If at the heart of Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur,” the hit animation studio’s next film, which will be released in May, 2014.

Today, at D23 Expo, Disney’s fan-fest, the entertainment giant unveiled the most details yet on “The Good Dinosaur,” as well as its summer 2015 film, “The Inner Mind,” and fall 2015’s “Finding Dory.”

And if the teasers Pixar showed during the presentation are any indication, fans of the studio can look forward to a creative resurgence after three films that have received lackluster critical response.

“So many [Pixar] films start with the big questions we ask ourselves,” Disney chief creative officer and Pixar head John Lasseter began. Like, “What if toys were alive after you left the room….Or, what if a rat actually became the top chef in Paris. But this is the biggest what if ever.”

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