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Dinosaur (2000)

An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sancturary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home.

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Aladar (voice)
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Plio (voice)
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Yar (voice)
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Zini (voice)
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Suri (voice)
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Kron (voice)
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Neera (voice)
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Bruton (voice)
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Baylene (voice)
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Eema (voice)
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Storyline

During an attack on a pack of Iguanodon, an egg is separated and ends up with the possession of a group of lemurs. The lemurs care for this egg and the young creature born from it, which they call Aladar. When a meteor shower hits earth, Aladar and his family must leave their homeland. Away from home and as close to danger as they have ever been, they meet up with a huge group of dinosaurs, led by Kron and Bruton. All together they are trying to reach the nesting grounds, but it's not going to be easy. Written by simon

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Rated PG for intense images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 May 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dinosaurio  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$127,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$38,854,851 (USA) (19 May 2000)

Gross:

$137,748,063 (USA) (5 January 2001)
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Trivia

The elderly Brachiosaurus named Baylene was initially meant to be a much younger male Brachiosaurus named Sorbus who was described by the makers as a sort of Chris Farley-like character who had a fear of heights and so kept his head close to the ground. The character was revised to become Baylene, who, according to her official background story, was the last of a group of elderly Brachiosaurus. See more »

Goofs

While Aladar does look similar to the rest of the Iguanodons, he is the only one who looks slightly different than the other Iguanodons, while the rest of them are completely identical, as well as Neera looking slightly different from the female Iguanodons, while they all looked the same. It is presumed that the filmmakers did this, so that viewers wouldn't confuse Aladar and Neera with the rest of the Iguanodons. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Plio: Some things start out big, and some things start out small, very small. But sometimes the smallest thing can make the biggest changes of all.
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Could have been the best. As it is, its the prettiest.
16 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When i heard that the original screenplay o this film planned no dialogue at all for the characters, i became even more disappointed at the end result. While a very good film Dinosaur certainly is, it could have been incredible. The visual effects alone are a sight to behold, never more so than in the opening sequence. This is probably the best stretch in the whole film for me; it's unsanitised by talking animals and genuinely feels like a prehistoric world (ignoring the multitude of historical inaccuracies like grass in the Mesozoic era, particular dinosaurs living side by side). Once the animals start to talk the film is bogged down by the shortcomings of the script, which is idealistic and morally exposition heavy, for the sake of the target audience. It also detracts from the illusion the film so effortlessly produces on the screen at the start; it all just becomes so standard an routine when it seemed to be so much more. With a weak script, the visuals no longer arrest like they did before and would have done had nobody talked. Without the amazing cgi, this could have almost been straight to video.

I say almost because despite the shortcomings Dinosaur is a good movie; it's at times thrilling, exhilarating, touching and surprisingly intense, for a movie with a such a routine story. Had it had a better script it could have been great. Had it had no dialogue at all it could have been a classic and perhaps one of Disney's finest. The era of risk taking and inventiveness for the company seems to be at an end, or at least under suppression. Damn you Eisner! They were onto something this time.


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