Pixar creators visited Wyoming for landscape inspiration

While working on Pixar’s new film The Good Dinosaur, a team of artists traveled to Wyoming twice to take in the state’s natural landmarks.

Pixar Animation Studios,

Pixar Animation Studios, Image by tyler / CC BY-SA 2.0

Visitors to Wyoming might recognize stylized versions of the Grand Tetons and Fremont County's Oregon Buttes in the film, according to the film’s director of photography. The University of Wyoming’s Geological Museum is also using the movie to educate visitors about the the state’s geological past.

The film, which will appear in theaters on Thanksgiving, depicts an alternate timeline in which the asteroid that scientists believe killed the dinosaurs actually missed Earth, and dinosaurs and humans coexist. Read more: billingsgazette.com

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