Since Pixar is such a wonderful studio, there is always a lot of speculation regarding their future releases. When the above photo of some Dinosaur concept art was discovered on the Up special features, everybody wanted to know what Pixar was possibly doing with dinosaurs. Perhaps it was the short attached to Toy Story 3. Maybe it was Pete Docter's upcoming feature. Nobody knew, but, finally, we all do.
Disney and Pixar will be teaming up with the Discovery Channel for a TV special entitled Reign of the Dinosaurs. It is being produced by "top creative talent at Disney and Pixar," and will focus both on teaching about the dinosaur world and the latest in paleontological research while telling Pixar-quality stories. Here's the official description:
New creatures abound in a wondrous new world – giant dinos with Freddy Krueger style clawed hands, pygmy T-rex, frogs so big they can eat dinosaurs. Learn the latest in understanding of dinosaur behaviors with exotic mating dances, the inner workings of the T-rex’s nuclear family, dinosaurs drunk on fermenting fruit, dinosaurs in apocalyptic events, the underwater birthing of mosasaurs, and prehistory’s angriest mammals.This is great news. I have always loved dinosaurs, and am very interested to see what Pixar will do with the prehistoric world. The special will air during the 2010/2011 TV season.
Stay tuned for more details...