Saturday, October 26, 2013

First Teaser Poster for The Good Dinosaur [2 UPDATES]

This awesome* (and apparently legit) teaser poster for Pixar's The Good Dinosaur emerged online today. It gives us our first look at the rendered characters—teenage apatosaurus Arlo and his small human friend Spot—that will arrive on screens, hopefully, on November 25, 2015.

(via Bleeding Cool)

*So awesome, in fact, that I spent an unseemly amount of time Photoshopping out the hideous watermarks put on by whatever desperate site was first to find it. Because I care.

Update (9:00 PM): It looks like this poster, nicely designed as it is, is simply a mockup leaked from the studio.

Take a look at the grasses in the bottom, particularly on the left. As reader Jonah Sidhom pointed out in comments, they appear to be exactly the same as in the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 one-sheet. Stock CG elements, perhaps?

Earlier this evening on Twitter, Pixar character designer Daniela Strijleva said that she was unaware of its origins, but that it "looks like an unfinished, unofficial piece of work that's not supposed to be out there. Not Pixar endorsed." Her tweet has since been deleted.

Update (Oct. 28): While declining to discuss specifics, Pixar publicity confirms that the poster is "unofficial and was not distributed by Pixar."

10 comments:

Ben Zacuto said...

Thanks for the awesome photoshopping!

Anonymous said...

Amazing Photoshop job, Mike!

Jonah Sidhom said...

The only reason I'm a little skeptical of this being official is the grass. It's from the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 poster: http://imgur.com/VQGTd3m

RandomUser said...

Awesome photoshopping, awful (rather disappointing) poster.

Mike Bastoli said...

Jonah Sidhom: Good catch.

Anonymous said...

Sadly Jonah is right - it looks like a fake - albeit a good one. Maybe the dinosaur is authentic, but the boy isn't modern day, and the grass is clearly ripped from the Cloudy 2 poster.

Jordan said...

It's great to see those distinctive Pixar eyes again.

Mike Bastoli said...

Anonymous #2: The boy looks just like he does in the officially-released concept art.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-x5IJ3yJvb2o/UjoIGiXuldI/AAAAAAAAJYE/_eJsDdVnldQ/s1600/Pixar_Good_Dinosaur_concept_2.jpg

Alexandro Fantino said...

While the environment for the poster looks fake, I bet those character renders are official. And I have to say I'm a bit disappointed on Spot's look. He looks like he jumped out of the Croods. Arlo, though... Makes me want to take a look at the other dinosaurs NOW!

René van den Abeelen said...

This looks absolutely horrific. If this is really what Pixar is making I will be very, very disappointed.
Cars 2 was a disappointment, Monster University was a little bit less a disappointment, that umbrella-short was really very disappointing... It seems to me Pixar is loosing it's touch. These characters look like what Dreamworks and Wedge/Saldanha make. I feel very sad about that.