The scheduled release for Disney and Pixar’s upcoming animated movie “The Good Dinosaur” has been delayed 18 additional months to November 25, 2015. Directer Bob Peterson parted ways with the film and other heads on the project knew that it wouldn’t be finished by its original May 2014 date. This move marks the year 2014 as the first since 2005 that Pixar will not have released a movie.

Even more disappointing is that this shift in dates readjusts the releases of a lot more animated and CGI movies.  From the Hollywood Reporter’s article:

As a result of Good Dinosaur‘s relocation, Angelina Jolie‘s live-action fairy tale Maleficent is moving up from July 2, 2014, toGoodDinosaur‘s old date of May 30. Disney likes the date because it gets Jolie’s film somewhat out of the way of soccer’s World Cup, which runs June 12 to July 13. It’s also now out of the way of the second weekend of Transformers: Age of Extinction. In turn, there’s now a spot opened up over the lucrative July Fourth weekend.

Pixar’s high-profile sequel Finding Dory had occupied the Nov. 25, 2015, date; now it won’t open until June 17, 2016 — opposite DreamWorks Animation’s Howto Train Your Dragon 3 in an animation showdown.

While I’m a bit sad that “The Good Dinosaur” is having so many issues getting on its feet, I know that Pixar wouldn’t delay something just for the heck of it– they hold themselves to a high standard and if they want to create the quality animated films they always do, pushing back the release date is a good way to keep afloat. Future posts about this fun movie are sure to happen!

Concept art for “The Good Dinosaur”.