‘My Pet Dinosaur’ in Australian/NZ theaters this April from Hoyts/Pinnacle Films

My Pet Dinosaur (Hoyts/Pinnacle Films)

Australia and New Zealand will be the first territories treated to Emmy Winner Matt Drummond’s latest family film, MY PET DINOSAUR, with the film confirmed for a countrywide release in Hoyts cinemas through Pinnacle Films from 25 April. The announcement was made by sales agent Empress Road Pictures today in Berlin..

In the film, a boy finds the remnants of a failed military experiment and his troubled town is plunged further into chaos as he accidentally makes a new friend. (Spoilers: it’s the dinosaur).

This is the second feature for Drummond, renowned for his work as an Emmy Award winning Visual Effects Supervisor. His previous film Dinosaur Island (2014), was nominated for a 2015 AEAF Award for Feature Film Animation.  The cast includes Jordan Dulieu, Annabel Wolfe, Christopher Gabardi and Tiriel Mora (Farscape).

The Australian film looks like a cross between E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Pete’s Dragon and Stranger Things, and this Amblin-inspired high-concept adventure is definitely a new direction for the local scene. Check out the trailer (above) and poster (below), which not only have some terrific special effect, but they just look fun.

My Pet Dinosaur (Hoyts/Pinnacle Films)