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Movie review: 'Good Dinosaur' sticks to the Disney-Pixar formula

Movie review: 'Good Dinosaur' sticks to the Disney-Pixar formula

Disney films have a tried and true formula, and "The Good Dinosaur" is no exception. However, there's something rather soothing about the familiar, and when it's executed well, it's cinematic comfort food. The time-tested template is in full force in the latest Disney-Pixar flick: take one misfit youth, add parental peril and a journey away from home, where our protagonist learns a life lesson or two and displays some hard-won heroism. It's worked time and again for everything from "Bambi" to "The Lion King." If it ain't broke, don't fix it. This recipe is a family favorite.

This acknowledgement of the formula is not to criticize its use it's highly...

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