It’s almost amazing there won’t be a Pixar movie for the Academy to favor over better animated films during this year’s awards season, which leaves room for studios such as Laika to land what may be their first Best Animated Feature win. However, next year the animated power house will be back with not one but two new films, the first being Inside Out in June along with The Good Dinosaur, and in a new interview with Collider, John Lithgow, who voices one of the characters in Good Dinosaur, has revealed that since director Bob Peterson was removed from the project and it was delayed from 2014 to November 25, 2015, it has undergone some serious changes.
“I recorded the entire role in Good Dinosaur,” Lithgow said. “They have now dismantled it and completely reimagined it, and it is a fantastic new story. So I’m gonna record again on it within the next month. Don’t worry. It’s coming and it’s gonna be better than I ever imagined.”
However, his role hasn’t changed and neither has that of Frances McDormand as he adds, “But me and Frannie McDormand, we’re still playing Momma and Poppa dinosaur.”
As of now it’s a little unclear who the director on the film actually is, but joining Lithgow and McDormand are Lucas Neff, Bill Hader and Neil Patrick Harris.