The Good Dinosaur
DIRECTOR: PETER SOHN
CAST: JEFFREY WRIGHT, FRANCES MCDORMAND, MALEAH NIPAY-PADILLA
The best American western of 2015 didn’t star Leo DiCaprio—it was this undervalued Pixar sleeper, a deeply-felt coming-of-age tale set on an Earth where dinosaurs survived to develop agriculture and co-exist with grunting, preverbal humans. Struggling to fill his farmer father’s big shoes, runt-of-the-litter Apatosaurus Arlo sets out on an epic journey with a young caveman, across a landscape people by cowboy Tyrannosaurs, rustler Velociraptors, and much danger and beauty.