Directed by Peter Sohn
  • Raymond Ochoa
  • Jack Bright
  • Jeffrey Wright
  • Frances McDormand
  • Marcus Scribner
Screenplay by Meg LeFauve
Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy


UK Release Date 27th November 2015


When a rainstorm washes poor dinosaur, Arlo (Raymond Ochoa) downriver he ends up miles away from home. Luckily he meets Spot (Jack Bright), a Neanderthal boy who offers his help and friendship. Together, they have to find their way back home.

Is The Plot Interesting?

The plot never really grabbed my attention, that being said when I got into the story I was vaguely interested. The relationship between Arlo and Spot is enough to melt anyone’s heart.

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Is The Acting Good?

The voice acting was a lot better than I expected, but it wasn’t amazing. There were a few stand out performances (Jeffrey Wright, Raymond Ochoa) but other than that the voice acting was quite average.

Is The Directing Good?

Directing in animation movies is so important, in my opinion, because the movie relies completely on the directors vision and not the acting or cinematography. And Peter Sohn had a very clear vision that came together really well.

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Is The Cinematography Good?

Animation movies never have the best cinematography; it’s all fake and done on computer. However, for an animation movie it really does have some good cinematic sequences.

Is It Worth Watching?

Kids are going to love this movie, by the end they’ll want a little Spot of their own to play with. But it’s also great for adults too, who probably won’t get bored while watching it with their kids.


Sometimes you got to get through your fear to see the beauty on the other side.

– Jeffrey Wright as Poppa