19th Jan2017

First look at Spielbergian ‘My Pet Dinosaur’

by Kevin Haldon

Its always an absolute pleasure to wake up to a cheeky email from our good friends in La-La-Land about a new movie they would like us to check out. Today was no different when we received a trailer for My Pet Dinosaur. Accompanying the trailer were phrases like “Spielbergian” or “E.T meets Pixar” says the Hollywood Reporter, and well I am totally going to check that trailer out. And you can too below:

When a boy finds the remnants of a failed military experiment his troubled town is plunged further into chaos as he accidentally makes a new friend.

I think My Pet Dinosaur looks great and definitely has a ton of potential to be a great 2017 family film not to be missed. There is a hugely endearing quality to the trailer that does instantly draw comparisons to movies like E.T, 2016s Pete’s Dragon or dare I say it Super 8 (which I love, dont judge me). Not only does the often tricky CGI dinosuar look great but it looks to me like we have a great cast of young actors and a fantastical story to really pull in the children’s imagination and capture the adult’s nostalgia.

From the press release:

[This] Australian-shot family film My Pet Dinosaur will premiere at EFM. This is the second feature for Matt Drummond, renowned for his work as an Emmy Award winning, Visual Effects Supervisor. His previous film Dinosaur Island (2014), was nominated for a 2015 AEAF Award for Feature Film Animation.

A cross between E.T and Monster’s Inc, My Pet Dinosaur fixes on the unlikely friendship between a boy and a dinosaur. Cast includes Jordan Dulieu, Annabel Wolfe, Christopher Gabardi (The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years) and recognizable Aussie actor Tiriel Mora (Farscape).Directed, written and produced by Matt Drummond, My Pet Dinosaur is being sold by Empress Road Pictures.

I will most definitely be keeping an eye out for My Pet Dinosaur and my kids are even more excited than I am. I will keep you all posted on the progress of this movie as we near release!



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