A Dinosaur's World
Directed by Mike White
Produced by Owen Laramore
Lori Forte
Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson
Mike White
Story by Owen Laramore
Lori Forte
Mike White
Allen J. Zipper
Starring Ben Mendelsohn
Timothy Olyphant
Austin St. John
Kelly Ripa
Jamie Foxx
Simon Rex
Suki Waterhouse
Catherine Zeta Jones
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Thandie Newton
Allison Janney
Billy West
Ed O'Neill
Music by Mark Mothersbaugh
Cinematography Cory Rocco Florimonte
John Toll
Edited by Kent Beyda
Ally Garrett
Production company Walt Disney Pictures
Olaramore04
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release date September 27, 2028 (United States)
Running time 93 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $175--200 million
Box office $1.511 billion


A Dinosaur's World is a 2028 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by Olaramore04 for distribution by Walt Disney Pictures. The fifth film to be produced by the studio, the film was directed by Mike White from a screenplay by him and Paul Thomas Anderson. A Dinosaur's World stars the voices of Ben Mendelsohn, Timothy Olyphant, Austin St. John, Kelly Ripa, Jamie Foxx, Simon Rex, Suki Watherhouse, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Cuba Gooding Jr., Thandie Newton, Allison Janney, Billy West, and Ed O'Neill. Set during the age of dinosaurs, the film follows a young Tyrannosaurus Rex who must embrace his role as the rightful king of the dinosaurs following the murder of his father at the hands of his evil uncle.

A Dinosaur's World was released theatrically in the United States on September 27, 2028. It earned $1.5 billion at the box office, becoming the fifth highest-grossing animated film. It was universally acclaimed by critics for its story, animation, performances, and Mark Mothersbaugh's musical score, and it won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

Plot

During the Mesozoic, a group of Tyrannosaurus rule the dinosaur kingdom. King McAwesome shows his and Queen Wasabi's son Timmy the Rex Lands and explains to him the responsibilities of kingship and the "Mesozoic Circle", which connects all living things in the Mesozoic. McAwesome's brother Destruct covets the throne and seeks to get rid of both Timmy and McAwesome and become king. After school, Timmy and his friend Anastasia the Tyrannosaurus (whom he falls for) are tricked by Destruct into exploring a forbidden dinosaur graveyard, where they are attacked by Microraptors led the ruthless M. McAwesome is alerted about the incident by his majordomo, Vlad the Volaticotherium, and rescues the kids.

McAwesome berates Timmy for disobeying him, but forgives him and explains that the great kings of the past watch over them from the night sky, from then he will one day watch over Timmy. Meanwhile, Destruct visits the microraptors and convinces them to help him overthrow McAwesome. Now young adults, Timmy and Anastasia graduate from school. Timmy is attacked by a Cretoxyrhina, but is rescued by a gang of dinosaurs called the Varies consisting of Vick Velociraptor, Sandoval Stegosaurus, Walden Pteranodon, Katherine Triceratops, and Alan Ankylosaurus.

Timmy and the Varies go to the Rex Lands, where they approach Anastasia. With the Varies' encouragement, Timmy attracts her attention with impressive roaring. Anastasia falls for him, but unfortunately, their roaring inadvertently causes a stampede. Timmy, and Anastasia make it to safely, but McAwesome ends up hanging perilously hanging over the gorges' depths. Destruct refuses to help McAwesome, so he instead whacks him off the cliff with his tail, and McAwesome falls to his death. Destruct slyly chastises Timmy for causing his father's death and exiles him. He then signals the microraptors to kill him, but he and the Varies survive. Accompanied by the Varies, Timmy decides to return to the graveyard and prove himself as a brave king again. Anastasia appears on the scene and tries to join him as his mate. Fearing for her safety, Timmy indirectly insults her, causing her to lash out at him and run off.

A Stupendemys explains that Destruct took over the Rex Lands, prompting Timmy and the Varies to return, which is in ruins. Timmy apologizes to Anastasia for his insult, and the two reconcile. Timmy devises a plan: while the Varies keep the mircoraptors busy, Anastasia will gather the female T. Rexes. Wasabi tries to explain the herds have move on and that it's best to leave Dino Rock. This outrages Destruct, who kills Wasabi and backs Timmy toward the cliff long enough to reveal that he killed McAwesome. An outraged Timmy pounces at him, and the fight begins. As Destruct tries to escape, Timmy corners him and orders him to leave. When Destruct refuses, Timmy throws him over the edge of a cliff. Destruct survives the crash but is mauled to death by the microraptors, who overheard his attempt to betray them.

With Destruct gone, Timmy takes over as king and makes Anastasia his queen. Their newborn son is presented to the Rex Lands, continuing the Mesozoic circle.

Cast

Reception

Box office

The film opened in theaters on September 27, 2028 in the United States and grossed $227 million in its opening weekend. It grossed over $550 million in North America, and $961 million internationally, for a total of $1.511 billion worldwide. It is the fifth highest-grossing animated film of all-time, the third highest-grossing Olaramore04 film, and a box-office success, produced on a production budget of $175--200 million.

Critical response

A Dinosaur's World received critical acclaim upon release. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 96% approval rating based on 301 reviews. The consensus reads, "A Dinosaur's World marks a gorgeously perfect addition to the Olaramore04 canon". On Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, it has a score of 91 out of 100 based on 40 critics, indicating "universal acclaim". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film a grade of "A+" on an A+ to F scale.

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