I don't think it would replace the Renaissance, but rather complements it. Much like I'm not saying a successful stop motion film in 1990 doesn't stop CGI completely, but might leave filmmakers open to other options for special effects.Honestly, I think people would have wanted to see Dinosaurs, but as a film it would have ended up being viewed as a sort of sequel to the Wonderful World of Disney Edu-tainment stuff rather than something that would substitute for the Rennaisance.
For one thing, I expect it doesn't get released under the Walt Disney brand- it probably comes under Buena Vista, rather than the odd situation of Dinosaur being this one entirely CGI film in the middle of a period where 2D animation is still a big thing. Which would have pretty interesting cultural effects in and of itself.
We'll save that discussion for Jurassic Park IV. I have a lot of problems with the Jurassic World series, but them just going "LOL no" about feathered dinosaurs isn't one of them.Very interesting stuff!
I initially misread the antepenultimate paragraph as saying they'd had to change the Iguanodons because paleontologists' reconstruction of them had changed in the meantime. The film wasn't in development hell quite that long at least!