Cameos, in-jokes, re-used animation and other trivia from The Good Dinosaur.


  • Peter Sohn has indicated that the Pizza Planet Truck appears twice in the film.[1] However, only one appearance is currently known:
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      The Pizza Planet Truck as an asteroid

      The Pizza Planet Truck makes an appearance as an asteroid in the opening shot, floating in the top left part of the frame.
  • The likeness of Hank from the next feature Finding Dory can be seen at the bottom of the river when Arlo learns to swim.
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    A113 can be seen formed by pickets on the wooden fence surrounding the area of the "cluckers" on Arlo's family's farm.
  • The Luxo Ball appears floating around Arlo and Spot during their hallucination.
  • Also in the hallucination scene, the likeliness of Gus from Partly Cloudy appears as one of the background clouds.
  • There are several allusions to other non-Pixar movies:
    • The T-Rex scene resembles the scene from Jurassic Park.
    • The phrase: "The storm provides" is an allusion to The Big Lebowski, where one famous phrase is: "The dude abides."
  • The monster in the flashback resembles the shark in Partly Cloudy which the director of The Good Dinosaur, Peter Sohn directed

Other trivia

  • It is the second Pixar film to be released on November 25th, after A Bug's Life.
  • Along with Inside Out, it marks the first time that Pixar had released two feature films in the same year.
  • According to the directors' commentary, the forces of nature are the main antagonist(s) in this movie.
  • This is the last Pixar film to use the short 2011 Disney logo as a closing logo.
  • This is the only Pixar non-sequel/prequel film not to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.


  1. Pete Sohn on Twitter via @DisneyPixar
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