The Good Dinosaur
New concept art from The Good Dinosaur. Pixar

Last year Pixar's entire schedule shifted when The Good Dinosaur, the company's planned 2014 release, was delayed following problems with the story and the departure of director Bob Peterson.

Over a year later and a new director has finally been found in long-time Pixar employee but first time feature film director Peter Sohn – who has been with the company since he started work as a production and story artist on 2003's Finding Nemo.

The news was revealed by The LA Times, which also says that a new story for the film has been cracked.

Sohn has continued to work as an artist at the company and has contributed as a voice actor to Ratatouille and Monsters University, playing sizeable characters as well in Emile and Squishy respectively.

It's always nice when a company gives a new director a chance and it's good to see Pixar's tradition of looking internally when it needs people to step up is still going strong.

"The heart of the story remains the same," Sohn said, speaking to LA Times. "It's always been about this young dinosaur growing up. But the world itself has changed a lot. Nature has become a character.

"When Bob was taken off, I was supporting the film as best I could. It felt like, this child, this film still needs to be raised. It was just about how to take care of the thing at that time... Trying to keep the original vision of this film intact and trying to plus it as well."

This is the fourth occasion over Pixar's previous eight films that a director has changed, but it is a fairly common occurrence in the lengthy-productions of animated films.

The Good Dinosaur is set for release on 27 November 2015.