The Good Dinosaur ★★★

Visual enthralling - I mean with all the hyperbole I can muster that The Good Dinosaur is the film that proves digital landscapes have not only cleared, but have catapulted across the uncanny valley of our natural world. Unfortunately, while the vignette-based adventure story is mostly uplifting without being mawkish as is Pixar's recent wont, the narrative doesn't flow and would have been - had the studio been brave enough to make a film without dialogue - an easy masterpiece if as much attention had been paid to the traditional script as to the scripted code in Disney's server farm.

Very nearly The Great Dinosaur, but I'll settle for good if this is the direction Pixar's art department is going in.