“The Good Dinosaur” tried to cash in on the Halloween Asteroid Buzz and tried to generate interest among fans for the movie.
By now even the people living in the densest forest region of Congo will have heard of the asteroid that passed by Earth on Oct. 31. The asteroid that was going to pass by at about 1.3 moon distances from Earth was no danger to us all. However, the people at Pixar thought that this was a great opportunity to use the hype surrounding the asteroid to promote their movie – “The Good Dinosaur.”
It is a well-known fact that most scientists believe that the dinosaurs became extinct when an asteroid hit Earth back in the Cretaceous Paleogene era. That happened about sixty-five million years ago. Pixar was looking to cash in on this piece of common knowledge when they released a new trailer coinciding with the event. They even mentioned the name of the asteroid on their youtube trailer’s page. Yep. The asteroid which is affectionately called Spooky and Halloween Asteroid has been named TB145 by the scientists.
In Pixar’s original storyline, the dinosaurs do not become extinct instead they evolve alongside the humans. Some of them even take up farming and ranching to while their time. The asteroid event is given the status of a near miss and the storyline assumes that the event never really happened. The trailer cashes in on the near miss event of TB145 on the Halloween. Here it is for your viewing pleasure.
Of course, TB145 never got close enough to hit the earth, so there was no inherent danger. Nasa only reported on the event after it had happened. Another interesting fact about the asteroid was that it was a dead comet that looked almost like a skull.
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