EXCLUSIVE: The Surprising Connection between Disney and Girls in STEM #MilesEvent

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I went on a fantastic Disney press trip a few months ago that I’m still reeling from. There’s plenty of information here about my experiences with The Good Dinosaur and Inside Out, but I did something extraordinary on that trip that I doubt I’ll ever do again:

I went to Google Headquarters! …to talk about STEM! …and getting young girls excited about coding! …with Disney Junior!

If you can’t tell, I love every single noun in those sentences and I’m so very excited to share the information with all of you!

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STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. 

There’s plenty of sociological data out that there tells us we need to gently push several different demographics of young children towards exploring STEM fields, and there’s no denying that there’s a great gender imbalance when it comes to working in STEM occupations.

In its most simple breakdown, an equal amount of boys and girls in 9th grade will have taken enough math to pursue a STEM career. But check this out:

  • Of these, about 50% of the men but only 20% of women will major in a scientific field in college.
  • Roughly 15% of the male 9th graders 10% of the female 9th graders will complete their degrees in science.
  • 2% of those male students will obtain their PhDs in science, but less than half of one percent of women will do the same.

It’s pretty easy to see that more females drop out of science fields as they progress through their education.

The happy surprise is that influential companies are taking notice of the gender imbalance and they’re working to do something about it.

I’m especially thrilled that Disney Junior is one of those companies, and they’re partnering with Google to make sure they have the biggest impact on their young female audience!

I had the amazing opportunity to attend a panel discussion about inspiring kids — especially females — to explore STEM fields.

The panel was moderated by Julie Ann Crommett, CS Education in Media Program Manager at Google.

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Participants included (above pictured from left to right):

  • Sascha Paladino, Miles from Tomorrowland Creator and Executive Producer
  • Diane Ikemiyashiro, Director of Original Programming, Disney Junior
  • Isis Anchalee, Software Engineer, Creator of #Ilooklikeanengineer Movement
  • Dr. Yvonne Cagle, NASA Astronaut and Consultant on Miles from Tomorrowland
  •  Angela Navarro, Google Software Engineer

One simple thing we can all do to encourage our daughters, granddaughters, nieces and friends to explore STEM is give them positive role models starting at a young age.

STEM Miles from Tomorrowland

With all the entertainment options out there for our children, remember that you can control who your kids look up to on their screens. Why not give them Miles from Tomorrowland, which has an entire family of those role models?

There’s even an extra-special standout in Loretta, the coding, problem-solving, lead-taking sister of the title character!

You and your family can get a great introduction to Loretta this Friday, December 4th, at 10:30am EST/PT in an all new episode of Miles from Tomorrowland titled, The Discovery Expedition. 

Watch the above Loretta Coding featurette now and tune in on Friday to get a great look at Loretta!

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About Disney Junior’s Miles from Tomorrowland: Disney Junior’s “Miles from Tomorrowland” is an intergalactic adventure that charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family – mom and ship captain, Phoebe; mechanical engineer dad, Leo; tech-savvy big sister, Loretta; and best friend robo-ostrich pet, Merc – as they help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.

Miles, Merc and the Callisto family explore wondrous and diverse new worlds, taking young viewers and their families on a futuristic journey designed to fuel kids’ natural interest in space, and at the same time reminding them of the importance of what lies close to home – the family bond.

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If you want to see more of Miles from Tomorrowland, check out Miles from Tomorrowland: Let’s Rocket! on DVD and see my Let’s Rocket review!

Exclusive: Writing THE GOOD DINOSAUR at Pixar Animation Studios

peter sohn on making the Good Dinosaur

I’m a reader. If I had to describe myself in three words, Reader would be one that I’d use. I’d rather read than do almost anything else in the world.

As a reader, I understand the magic of storytelling. Telling a story, articulating it in a way that grabs a person and holds them to the last word, is no easy task. Being able to do that over and over again is a skill that not many people hold.

In the past few weeks I’ve written about the sessions I attened at Pixar Animation Studios to learn all about the making of The Good Dinosaur. Here’s what I’ve covered:

Today I’m going to tell you about the final session I attended for The Good Dinosaur press event, which was all about how the story of the movie was developed and translated into the scenes from the film.

The Story of The Good Dinosaur

Put Your Heart Into It: Developing the Story of The Good Dinosaur

I had the incredible opportunity to sit down with these two Pixar artists:

Screenwriter for The Good Dinosaur

Meg LaFauve, Screenwriter, Pixar Animation Studios

 

Kelsey Mann is photographed on September 25, 2013 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

Kelsey Mann, Story Supervisor, Pixar Aimation Studios

After everything I learned about what goes into the making of a Pixar animated film, it’s impossible to say which aspect of the process is the most important.

I can say, however, that a movie without a great story is one that most people won’t be talking about and one that most people won’t remember.

The process of creating the story behind The Good Dinosaur is far more complex than one person simply sitting down and writing a screenplay. It’s a collaborative effort where, as Mann said, It’s our “primary job to take Meg’s beautifully written words and translate them to the visual medium.”

Meaning, the Story Team creates the images to go with the screenwriter’s story.

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PROGRESSION IMAGE 1 OF 6: This storyboard was drawn by story artists Rosana Sullivan and Gleb Sanchez-Lobashov, both members of the Story team for “The Good Dinosaur.”

The Story Team is comprised of artists sketching ideas and working together to make the words come alive. Director Peter Sohn wanted The Good Dinosaur to be a collaborative effort, so he gathered the team in one room to work with one another.

The Good Dinosaur storyIn past Pixar productions, scenes would be pitched to the director and a few other team members. In making The Good Dinosaur, scenes were pitched to the whole team and worked out together. While everyone had their own responsibilities, the whole team was aware of how the film was progressing on a more detailed basis.

I’ve always believed that people skilled at storytelling were artists of a different medium, but learning about the story creation of The Good Dinosaur cemented that for me.

While the session was called Speaking from the Heart, this presentation spoke directly to my heart. I can’t wait to see The Good Dinosaur in theaters and see the whole story from start to finish!

The Good Dinosaur opens in theaters everywhere on November 25th! 

Check out newest trailer for The Good Dinosaur:

Follow the movie on these social media channels to stay on top of all The Good Dinosaur news:

Check out the other posts about my recent trip to San Francisco for the #GoodDinoEvent, #InsideOutBloggers and #MilesEvent:

Disclosure: Disney and Pixar flew me to San Francisco to participate in The Good Dinosaur press event and other PR activities. All opinions are my own. See my disclosure policy for more information. 

The Moving Story Behind SANJAY’S SUPER TEAM

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I’ve had so many amazing opportunities as a blogger, but, outside of movie screenings, I don’t think I’ve ever attended a blogging-related event that made me cry.

…until the first day of The Good Dinosaur press event I attended at Pixar Animation Studios last month. Before screening highlights fromThe Good Dinosaur, we were treated to a screening of the new animated short Sanjay’s Super Team, followed by an interview session with the director, Sanjay Patel.

In “Sanjay’s Super Team,” the new short film from Pixar Animation Studios, accomplished artist Sanjay Patel uses his own experience to tell the story of a young, first-generation Indian-American boy whose love for western pop culture comes into conflict with his father’s traditions.

Sanjay is absorbed in the world of cartoons and comics, while his father tries to draw him into the traditions of his Hindu practice.

Tedium and reluctance quickly turn into an awe-inspiring adventure as the boy embarks on a journey he never imagined, returning with a new perspective that they can both embrace. 

Sanjay’s Super Team is spellbinding. It’s enthralling. You’ll love it. But I want the entire world to know the real story behind Sanjay’s Super Team.

Sanjay Patel

Sanjay Patel, Director, Sanjay’s Super Team

Raised in San Bernadino, California, Sanjay Patel was far more interested in his Saturday morning cartoons than he was in his father’s and the rest of his family’s Hindu traditions.

As Patel grew older and came into his calling as an artist, he was drawn to the Hindi-inspired art he continually found in modern forms, like rave posters. While he liked the combination of traditional and contemporary, it wasn’t how Patel wanted to see his Hindu deities.

Sanjay Patel has worked at Pixar Animation Studios since 1996, but his appreciation for the Hindu deities became a side job entirely separated from Pixar when he self-published his book, Little India in 2005.

Little India by Sanjay Patel

The book was picked up by Penguin publishing in 2006 and was republished and distributed as The Little Book of Hindu Deities: From the Goodess of Weath to the Sacred Cow.

From there, Patel took some time off from Pixar to write more modern, family-oriented books on Hinduism with the goal of freeing people to look at both the ancient and modern interpretations of Hinduism. His artisitic work was featured in an exhibit at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum.

When his work went on display as employee art at Pixar Animation Studios, Pixar asked patel to bring his Hindu-inspired art into the studio and make it a part of his day job. Surprisingly, Patel turned down the offer three times. “I was scared,” he said.

Then he talked to his dad about Pixar’s offer.

Sanjay's Super Team quote

Patel’s father stated, “This studio has supported you for 20 years. To not try to do what they’re asking you to do would be bad karma.” It was then that Patel realized, “It was my sacred duty to try.”

He decided to create a short for Pixar and he dug back to ancient caves in Maharashtra, India for he research.

Patel showed pictures of the Ellora and Ajanta caves that were carved in 480 BC. Oh my gosh, you guys!! How have I never seen pictures of this area before? I feel deprived that I wasn’t aware of this. I have no words to describe the magesty and wonder, so I’ll show you a few pictures.

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From there, he developed the pitch that would become Sanjay’s Super Team.

Throughout production of the short, Patel remained dedicated to making sure all the details of the Hindu traditions were correct.

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“I was like, Dude. If you get any of these details wrong…This is my family’s culture. I’m not going to do wrong by them.”

In addition to staying true to the traditions, Patel’s film also has a look unlike anything you’ve seen from Pixar in the past.

Patel posed, lit and filmed the deities from extreme angles to make them appear like giants. As their role in the short is to fight for the protagonist, he also had to choreograph their battle sequences.

Rather than turning to the Kung Fu he was used to seeing as a child in his beloved cartoons, Patel instead looked to ancient Indian classical dance. The result ends up looking like the most beautiful animated fight scenes I’ve ever seen!

In the end, Patel and Pixar were most anticipating the screening of Sanjay’s Super Team for Patel’s dad. Patel said, “Pixar’s never done anything this personal before. We’re turning [my dad] into a Pixar character. What will he think?”

Sanjays super team still

In addition to Patel’s apprehension that his dad might not be enthused about being an animated character, he noted that his father hadn’t seen a single movie Patel had worked on. In fact, he hadn’t seen a movie at all since The Sound of Music was in movie theaters.

When Patel finally watched the short film with his father, Pixar filmed both of their reactions. When the camera cut to the tears streaming down Patel’s father’s cheeks, and he expressed his pride for his son, I lost it. A man I didn’t know who was sitting next to me gave me his handkerchief because I was such a mess!

A month later, I’m still so moved by the story I can hardly think about Sanjay Patel and his father without feeling a little choked up.

Everyone should know that the story told in Sanjay’s Super Team is Patel’s way of connecting his world with his father’s dedication to Hinduism.

See the trailer for Sanjay’s Super Team:

Sanjay’s Super Team shows before The Good Dinosaur, opening in theaters everywhere on November 25th! 

Check out the newest trailer for The Good Dinosaur:

Follow the short and the movie on these social media channels to stay on top of all The Good Dinosaur news:

Check out the other posts about my recent trip to San Francisco for the #GoodDinoEvent, #InsideOutBloggers and #MilesEvent:

Disclosure: Disney and Pixar flew me to San Francisco to participate in The Good Dinosaur press event and other PR activities. All opinions are my own. See my disclosure policy for more information. 

Exclusive: Creating THE GOOD DINOSAUR AT Pixar Animation Studios

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I love sharing everything I learn on Disney press trips. You might not know it, but I’m anxious to start writing and cranking out information as soon as I have a new tidbit of information.

I’ve been holding onto details about The Good Dinosaur for over a month now, and I finally get to share more with all of you!

Last week I wrote a post about two interactive sessions I had at Pixar Animation Studios with animators and designers who played key parts in the making of The Good Dinosaur.

Today is something of a continuation of that post. I have so many great details about what went into the making of The Good Dinosaur, and it’s all broken down into three categories:

  1. Color Scripts: Creating the Visual Design of The Good Dinosaur
  2. Special Effects: Effective Storytelling of The Good Dinosaur
  3. A View from Above: Creating the Expansive World of The Good Dinosaur

Creating the Visual Design of The Good Dinosaur

I haven’t had the privilege of seeing The Good Dinosaur in its entirety, but I did get to see about 30 minutes of finished footage during my first visit to Pixar Animation Studios.

I often find myself going with my gut about how something feels instead of identifying all the pieces that I like and don’t like. It’s like my brain zooms into the big picture, the notion that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

In the end, I’ll make a snap decision as to whether I love or hate something, but articulating exactly why I feel that way takes far more time.

The Good Dinosaur Color Scripts

THE GOOD DINOSAUR – Color script by Sharon Calahan. ©2015 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

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Josh Cooley and Mark Nielsen on RILEY’S FIRST DATE, INSIDE OUT & TOY STORY 4

watch riley's first dateThere’s nothing like meeting people responsible for parts of life I’m most passionate about. Josh Cooley and Mark Nielsen of Pixar are two of those people.

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Disney-Pixar’s Mark Nielsen

Mark Nielsen has worked on a legacy of memorable Disney-Pixar films:

  • A Bug’s Life
  • Toy Story 2
  • Monster’s, Inc.
  • Cars
  • Up
  • Cars 2
  • Inside Out
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Josh Cooley of Disney•Pixar

Josh Cooley’s work at Pixar is just as memorable:

Just after our group of mom bloggers had the privilege to watch Riley’s First Date for the first time we sat down with Mark Neilsen and Josh Cooley to talk about their work on the short, on Inside Out and their future projects.

Did you know that you wanted to make the short film when you were making Inside Out

Josh Cooley (JC): I came up with the idea while working on the film because I was working on Inside Out for 4 years. 

How did you come up with the idea for Riley’s First Date?

Mark Nielsen (MN): Toward the end of Inside Out production Pete [Docter] and Jonas [Rivera] (the film’s director and producer)  started thinking about doing a short film for the DVD. They asked Josh to really start thinking about it come up with some ideas.

So Josh came up with a few different ideas and pitched those to Pete and Jonas. 

JC: This is the one they liked the best. 

How long did it take for the actual idea to get to what we just saw? 

MN: It took us about 10 months from when Josh first pitched to Pete and Jonas and then to John Lasseter to the time we had our final sound mix up at Skywalker Ranch. 

Did you have other ideas for shorts that didn’t make the cut? 

JC: I know I pitched at least two of them, Riley’s First Date being one of them. the other one was a Bing Bong idea. 

Do Either of you have daughters? Did a lot of Riley’s First Date come from being a protective father? 

JC: Absolutely! First we had the idea for the kid at the end of the movie. We wanted to go into a boy’s head at the very end. We’d been crying for 20 minutes, so let’s think of something happy.

So we had that as a joke and I always loved that character. I wanted to see more of that. This was not planned at all, but all of us have daughters–the director, the co-director, the editor. We’re all fathers of daughters, so we would just talk.

We were trying to write the story of Riley and we’d just naturally talk about our own experiences. I was talking about my daughter who was 4 or 5 at the time I was working on Inside Out. 

I was talking about how she was acting crazy. Our editor, who has daughters that are in college or out of college said, “Oh, you have nothing to worry about until she brings home the first boy.”

I was like, “I never even thought of that ever being possibility.” That’s where the seeds of this idea came from.

Was it intentional to do something that was comedic instead of more emotional, more serious? 

JC: Comedy’s kinda my thing that I go towards. When you have 4 minutes to tell a short story I think you jsut want people to come out laughing. A short, quick cut lends itself to comedy a little easier.

MN: As we were working on Inside Out, the dinner sequence where you go in and out of Mom and Dad’s head, that what was playing so well with audiences, we knew the rhythem of that. We saw the potential and we knew that going back into their heads was worth pursuing. 

Already people are asking about an Inside Out sequel. Will there be an Inside Out 2

MN: Not at this point. That’s not really been any real talk about that. 

Do you see yourself using the emotions and language in daily conversation? Like long term memory and short term memory? 

JC: My kids use it constantly, which I think it’s awesome. I never thought of that being something 4 years ago. They’re saying things like, “Daddy my Anger wants to take control.”

MN: I have 4 kids. They talk about emotions now in different terms than they did before.

Do you think that helping kids deal and talk about emotions is going to be a legacy of Inside Out? 

JC: I didn’t expect it, but I’ve actually heard that from health professionals. They’ve approached me and have said, “You have no idea how you’ve made it so much easier for me to get kids to talk about how they’re feeling about things. I was blown away. I think that’s a great legacy to have for this film. 

MN: It wasn’t the intention going in but we found that along the way. 

What’s the Inside Out emotion that’s closest to your own heart?

MN: I think Joy is the one I was drawn to the most. I love Amy Poehler and what she brought to that character. 

JC: I would probably say Joy as well, although I had a lot of fun writing Sadness because I feel she was just a great part. She’s what the movie is about. You can’t have Joy without Sadness. Without Sadness Joy has nothing to play off of. So Sadness was always the one who was just knocking her down and it was really fun to do that. 

MN: Josh was the one who did the voice of Sadness in Dad’s head. 

JC: My line is, “Go back to jail!” 

MN: He also did the voice of Jangles the Clown in Inside Out. 

In casting Riley’s First Date were there certain cast members you had in mind immediately?

MN: We inherited most of the cast from the feature film for the short. But Jordan doesn’t have any dialogue in Inside Out, so we did have to cast a boy and the emotions in Jordan’s head.

JC: One is Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers. Another is Bill Hader just doing one sound.

What’s next for you two? 

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JC: Well, I’m working on a small, independent film called “Toy Story 4”

MN: Josh is the co-director.

JC: Yes, I’m the co-director with John Lasseter. So I’m a little busy. It’s going to be exciting. That’s all I can say.

MN: And I’m working on a future Pixar feature film that I’m not allowed to talk about at this time.

Do you feel any pressure working with John Lasseter? 

JC: No, I love working with him. I’ve worked with John Lasseter since Day 1 at Pixar. I’ve been here for almost 13 years and the first movie I worked on was Cars. I love working with that guy. He’s so talened and so awesome. There’s no pressure at all.

MN: He’s incredibly inpsirational with his crew. I worked on all his earlier films and the crew just loves working with him. He’s so engaged and he’s complementary. He’s great at cutting to the chase and getting right to the solid notes that just blows us all away every time.

JC: He’s the best storyteller I’ve ever worked with. He just knows how to tell a great story. It’s really exciting. 

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This was such a great interview. Mark Nielsen and Josh Cooley are two incredibly talented people and I can’t wait to see anything they work on in the future!

Inside Out with Riley’s First Date and other bonus features is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD! 

About Inside Out:

Do you ever look at someone and wonder what’s going on inside their head? Disney-Pixar’s “Inside Out” takes an exciting and hilarious journey into the mind to find the answer.

Based in Headquarters, the control center of 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy.

She strives to make sure Riley stays happy as she operates alongside fellow emotions Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness.

It’s “an instant classic,” raves Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times.

Experience it like never before on Disney Blu-ray!

If you’ve never seen Inside Out, check out the official Inside Out trailer. Be prepared, you’re going to want to see the whole movie after watching it!

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Buy Inside Out on Digital HD and watch it today, or get the Blu-Ray DVD combo and have it delivered to your door!

Check out the other posts about my recent trip to San Francisco for the #GoodDinoEvent, #InsideOutBloggers and #MilesEvent:

Disclosure: Disney and Pixar flew me to San Francisco to participate in The Good Dinosaur press event and other PR activities. All opinions are my own. See my disclosure policy for more information. 

Exclusive: Designing THE GOOD DINOSAUR at Pixar Animation Studios #GoodDinoEvent

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I’ve said it before: one of my favorite parts of all Disney press trips is all the insider information I get to learn. Not just the inconsequential stuff (like the hottest Disney dads!), but the real details about filmmaking that I’d never have access to if it wasn’t for this blog and all of you who are reading this!

The reason I get to have these amazing experiences is because of you, my lovely readers! I recently got to learn all about how The Good Dinosaur was made and I’ve been waiting for weeks to be able to write more about it.

You can see the first part of my story of The Making of The Good Dinosaur in my post How Peter Sohn & Pixar Researched The Good Dinosaur in the Pacific Northwest.

While I was at Pixar Animation Studios I had crash courses in six different areas of Pixar’s moviemaking process:

  1. Production Design: Designing the Environment
  2. Animation: Creating Movement of Characters
  3. Special Effects: Supporting the Story
  4. The Set: Creating the Expansive World with A View from Above
  5. Color Scripts: Creating the Visual Design of the Good Designer
  6. The Story: Put Your Heart Into It

Today I’m going to cover the first two presentations. Of course, you’ll see the others in a future post.

Designing A Big World: How Pixar Created the Dinosaurs

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Production Designer Harley Jessup of Pixar

We had the good fortune to sit down with Harley Jessup, the Production Designer for The Good Dinosaur, to learn more about how all the dinosaurs in the movie were created and how they fit into the environment.

I got the distinct impression that size and proportion was a challenge to everyone involved in the making of The Good Dinosaur, but I also got the impression that they loved every minute of figuring it out!

Clay models from The Good Dinosaur Harley Jessup

After all, the main character in the movie, Arlo, is 18 feet tall. Everything around him needs to be proportional to that height.

The Pet Collector triceratops the good dinosaur

If you think about it, we never see that kind of scale throughout an entire movie! It adds even more logic to choosing a vast setting like the United State’s Pacific Northwest.

Jessup showed us how various drawings were created to get the concepts of each character down. Then, clay sculptures are made to provide a consistent 360-degree view of the characters.

The Good Dinosaur Clay Models

I feel like I have a much better understanding of why clay models are made and how critical they are to a movie with so many people working on it.

It was also amazing to see Harley Jessup’s passion and enthusiasm for his job. He’s an Academy Award-winning designer, and I expected him to be a bit more uptight about his role in the film.

Instead, I don’t think he stopped smiling through his entire presentation. I would have loved to hear so much more about what he does, and I feel like he would have talked to me all day about it if we had both had the time!

ACTING Like Dinos: How to Make Dinosaurs Move

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Pixar’s Kevin O’Hara, Animator

The second session of the day was a fantastic peek into the actual animation process.

Kevin O’Hara and Rob Thompson were the amazingly talented animators who walked us through the process of how they determined Arlo the apatosaurus should walk.

This was especially interesting considering there’s no way to study how dinosaurs really walked during their time on earth. Of course there are assumptions and calculated guesses that have been made, but all of the information out there is subject to interpretation.

The Good Dinosaur Arlo and Spot

When they began to work on Arlo’s movements, they decided to mimic the motions of an elephant. It was super interesting to see how invested O’Hara and the rest of the animators were about getting all the details right. A few things they did:

The animators visited the local zoo to study the movement of elephants. They made videos of one elephant walking from every imaginable angle and brought it back with them to get to work.

They studied the videos in all sorts of ways, but they essentially isolated how all the body parts moved when she walked. Then they did it again from each angle until they could break down all the moving parts.

I’ve never thought of it before, but elephants are so massive, and each step transfers weight from one area of the body to another. Figuring out how each leg moves and how the weight shifts with that step is a huge process!

The Good Dinosaur Pixar Animation StudiosOnce they had all the movement data from the elephant, they were able to apply those same moves to Arlo. When you see him in the movie, take a good look at his feet. It’s definitely one area that was inspired by the elephants who gave him motion!

Every time I see the credits for any animated movie I’m astounded by the number of people it takes to put the film out there. After this experience, I’m blown away by how much work individual people do that contributes to the far bigger goal of creating an amazing movie.

I can’t wait to see The Good Dinosaur and see how all these parts play into the whole movie!

The Good Dinosaur opens in theaters everywhere on November 25th! 

Check out the newest trailer for The Good Dinosaur:

Follow the movie on these social media channels to stay on top of all The Good Dinosaur news:

Check out the other posts about my recent trip to San Francisco for the #GoodDinoEvent, #InsideOutBloggers and #MilesEvent:

Disclosure: Disney and Pixar flew me to San Francisco to participate in The Good Dinosaur press event and other PR activities. All opinions are my own. See my disclosure policy for more information.