Disney has shifted around a bunch of release dates for some of their highly anticipated films, so here's what's going on!
Maleficent will now be out on May 30th, 2014.
The Good Dinosaur will be released on November 25th, 2015.
Last month, Good Dinosaur director Bob Peterson was let go as the director of the film, which is one of the main reasons why they shifted the release dates around. A new director has yet to be announced for the film, which was originally supposed to be released in June of 2014. Now Pixar doesn't have any films being released that year.
Regarding the director being let go, Pixar president Ed Catmull has this to say in a statement to the LA Times:
Nobody ever remembers the fact that you slipped a film, but they will remember a bad film. Our conclusion was that we were going to give the [dinosaur] film some more time.
So they didn't really like the direction that the movie is going, which is interesting because they showed some really fun footage from it at the D23 Expo. What's done is done though, and they are doing what they feel is right for the movie. I'm sure in the end, the movie will end up being great, and Pixar fans will be happy.