Pixar Removes Director Bob Peterson from ‘The Good Dinosaur’

Pixar chief John Lasseter is currently seeking another director so that they can still hit their summer 2014 release date.

John Lasseter removes director Bob Peterson from The Good Dinosaur
John Lasseter removes director Bob Peterson from The Good Dinosaur
Pixar head John Lasseter has reportedly taken director Bob Peterson off of the upcoming animated feature The Good Dinosaur, due to ongoing issues with the story. Peter Sohn has been attached as co-director since the project was announced last April, but it isn't known if he is still involved.

John Lasseter is reportedly trying to find a new director, in order for the animated film to meet its May 30, 2014 release date. Pixar revealed at the D23 Convention earlier this month that Lucas Neff, John Leguizamo, Frances McDormand, Bill Hader, Neil Patrick Harris and Judy Greer will lend their voices to the project.

The story, written by Bob Peterson and Enrico Casarosa, takes place in a world where dinosaurs never went extinct, and still roam freely about the Earth. The plot follows Arlo the Apatosaurus (Lucas Neff) and his family. Since Pixar was having issues with Bob Peterson's script, it isn't known if the studio plans on bringing in a new writer as well.

The Good Dinosaur comes to theaters November 25th, 2015 and stars Judy Greer, Neil Patrick Harris, Frances McDormand, Bill Hader, John Lithgow, John Ratzenberger, Lucas Neff, Adam Stedman. The film is directed by Peter Sohn.

Sources: Blue Sky Disney

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  1. Vanboy

    Pixar better get their tish together!

    2 years agoby @vanboyFlag

  2. Karl Tall

    Whilst I don't doubt the fact that Bob Peterson has gone, where's all the info on the reasons why coming from? Pixar/Disney haven't (and won't) say anything, same for BP - the story is everything for Pixar, so I'm sure it is script related, but there's a lot of stuff being treated as fact that's nothing more than rumour as yet.

    2 years agoby @Karl-TallFlag

  3. Zak Lee Ferguson

    F*ck lasseter , the guy whose in it for merchandising and all, he has not made a good film in years so the preachy wanker can f*ckoff!

    2 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  4. Fry_3000

    Get brad bird back

    2 years agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  5. Mr.K

    @@ F*CK OFF!

    2 years agoby @mr-kFlag

  6. Mr.K

    Oh boy, it's Brave all over again.

    2 years agoby @mr-kFlag

  7. LuxoIII

    What?! No!!! Are you kidding?! Bob Peterson has been with Pixar since the very beginning and I'm sure he knew what he was doing! Replace him with another director this late in the game, and there's a good chance it'll be another disastrous mess like Brave was (which also had a sudden director switch).

    Lasseter, you used to be the name in quality animated films, but I'm starting to get the feeling you've just become another studio head. Pixar used to be about taking risks, but all this director changing BS is indicating that they're now just trying to play it safe like the rest of the animation companies.

    2 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  8. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Problems in paradise... :P

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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