Mychael Danna is composing the music for Pixar Studios’ upcoming animated feature The Good Dinosaur. The film is directed by Peter Sohn and features the voices of Lucas Neff, John Lithgow, Frances McDormand, Neil Patrick Harris, Judy Greer and Bill Hader. The movie is set in a world where dinosaurs have never become extinct and follows a young dinosaur who loses himself after falling into a river, sweeping him far away from his home. Denise Ream (Cars 2) is producing the project and John Lasseter is executive producing. Thomas Newman was originally attached to score the film when the movie was being directed by Bob Peterson and set to open in 2014. The Good Dinosaur will be released on November 25, 2015 by Walt Disney Pictures.
As previously reported, Danna also has Atom Egoyan’s Remember starting Christopher Plummer coming up. The Academy Award-winning composer whose previous credits include Life of Pi, Moneyball, Capote and Little Miss Sunshine is also scoring the Pixar animated short Sanjay’s Super Team, which will be playing in front of The Good Dinosaur.