The Good Dinosaur comes to theaters this Thanksgiving but you don’t have to wait that long to learn how Disney•Pixar made the film! We were lucky enough to take a recent trip to the Pixar Animation Studios campus, where we went behind the scenes and learned a few secrets along the way. We were never great at keeping secrets, so we’re sharing them with you!
1. Arlo’s movements are based on an elephant’s.
At first we were blown away when we heard that animators studied the perpetual motion of an elephant’s legs when designing Arlo, but after a second look at him it makes complete sense! His feet are totally reminiscent of elephant feet, and those knee joints. Classic elephant.