Toy Story (Two-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo w/Blu-ray Packaging)
Pixar’s animators took plenty of creative liberties with the design of their dinosaurs in this imagined era where dinosaurs walk the Earth alongside humans. The movie’s dinos are cartoony and caricatured, but there are also nods to what paleontologists have discovered about real dinosaurs by studying fossils. Arlo encounters a pack of velociraptors, and paleontologists will rejoice upon seeing that Pixar animated them with feathers. Production designer Harley Jessup explained that they have to hide amongst the leaves, so they have some stringy hair too.
As to their role in the story, the raptors — or Rustlers, as the T-Rexes call them — prey on the prized herd of longhorns that belong to the T-Rex ranchers. “They can attack pretty viciously, but at the same time, they’re kind of comedic characters,” Jessup told HitFix. “They’re hillbilly kind of backwoods bad guys.”