I’m so genuinely happy to see Pixar back to being Pixar.
After its recent string of sequels, I wondered if success had gotten the better of the studio that brought us “Finding Nemo,” “Monsters, Inc.” and, of course, “The Incredibles.” But after catching the recent press screening for “Inside Out” and now seeing this latest trailer for “The Good Dinosaur,” I’m back among the Pixar believers.
The trailer, which is barely a minute long, asks us to imagine a world where dinosaurs weren’t destroyed by a six-mile-wide asteroid — as if we haven’t been asking ourselves that question in every slow class, movie and meeting since we were 6-year-old children. Then, after giving us a brief look at the character designs and a few action sequences, reveals a clever and compelling logo that I’d like on a T-shirt immediately.
Considering that the best CG dinosaur we’ve seen on screen in the last 15 years is Rex from the “Toy Story” series, I’m going to put my money on “The Good Dinosaur” when it comes to who will win in the best-2015-dinosaur-adventure competition.