I finally got around to watching Pixar's The Good Dinosaur (2015) and I'm in love.
The Good Dinosaur tells the story of a little dinosaur, Arlo who lives with his family on a farm. Not far into the film Arlo finds himself separated from his home and the rest of the movie is him trying to find his way back with the help of his little human/critter friend, Spot.
Not exactly the most original of plots, I'll grant you but there is something so special about this film.
In particular the character of Arlo and his friendship with Spot just completely captured my heart.
Pixar knows how to tug on my heart strings and they did so in spades with this film. I sobbed my heart out more than once, let me tell you.
The Good Dinosaur was a 2015 release as was Inside Out. Now, obviously Inside Out made a much bigger splash and while I definitely think it deserves it's success, especially for the originality, I think I actually preferred The Good Dinosaur.
Don't get me wrong, it's not a perfect film. There are a couple of things I would change if I had the chance but in general it was just a really beautiful experience and stays true to the high standard that Disney Pixar has set.
One to try out if you haven't gotten to it yet.