Saturday, April 10, 2010

Pixar's Secret Dinosaur Project Revealed

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...

4 comments:

Derrick Clements said...

Has it been confirmed that there is a connection? It makes sense, but it also might be to prepare for their next film as well. So, is this definitely what that concept art is for?

Bob Irish said...

Official description?? Where are you getting this from?

Adam said...

In reply to Derrick Clements, it has not been officially confirmed, so I will edit the post in that regard, but I think that we can be almost certain that this Dinosaur project is the one we've been hearing about. Pixar doesn't like to redo idea; they are always fresh and original, and I'm sure that they wouldn't have two dinosaur projects running at once.

But, on the other hand, they very well might be...

Adam said...

In reply to Bob Irish, I have edited the article with a link to the official description.