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Dinosaur (2000)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Family  |  19 May 2000 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aladar (voice)
Plio (voice)
Yar (voice)
Zini (voice)
Suri (voice)
Kron (voice)
Neera (voice)
Bruton (voice)
Baylene (voice)
Eema (voice)
Sandina Bailo-Lape ...
Edie Lehmann ...
(voice) (as Edie Lehmann Boddicker)
(voice) (as Catherine Cavadini)


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


$127,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


ESP 1,535,407,982 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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Originally, Aladar's name was Noah. See more »


At one point during the migration, Aladar is talking to one of the lemurs who are riding on his back, but the other three lemurs are missing. In the next shot, all four are again on his back. See more »


[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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18 November 2000 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Finally Disney has created an animation that isn't sugar-sweet!

What usually bugs me about Disney's films is the constant bursting-into-song sequences that clog up the stories, and the comic side-kicks that keep making bad jokes. No such thing in Dinosaur! It's a serious movie that is very sad and partially cruel: a wonderful tale of courage and survival, told with respect for the audience, with unpresidented animations. The dionsaurs merge seemlessly into the real surroundings, and they move and look absolutely real. Finally, computer animations have reached the stage where it doesn't look animated anymore!

I was also very touched by Aladar's attempts to save the old dinos, and although I'm a grown-up, I jumped in my seat when the carnotaurs emerged. There was violence in this film: cruel battles between carnivores and herbivores. And surging through it all there is a feeling of sadness and loss, for a world that is about to fade away into the pages of history.

Thus, it's not for the smallest children, but it's a great story that treats it's audience with respect and pays homage to that great lost Earth that was buried in the dust millions of years ago.


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