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Documentary-style series about the era of the dinosaurs, mixing real locations and CGI.




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Using the latest technology the amazing lost world of the Cretaceous, Triassic and Jurassic periods of Earth's history, when the dinosaurs reigned supreme, is brought stunningly back to life. The series provides insights into how these mammoth creatures appeared, how they survived for millions of years and probes the mysteries of their sudden disappearance leaving only a fossil record to show they had ever existed! Written by Mark Smith <>

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Release Date:

16 April 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Akolouthontas tous deinosavrous  »

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£6,000,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Producer Tim Haines at first approached the animators at Industrial Lights and Magic to create the computer graphics for the series, but their working fee would have been a staggering $10,000 per second of animation. This is how the England-based Framestore came into picture, but they still had to work very hard and precise to keep production costs under budget. See more »


Every pterosaur (flying reptile) in the series folds its wings incorrectly -- sideways. The bone structure only allowed these animals to turn their hands outwards to the sides, rather than frontwards, and this allowed them to neatly fold back their long, wing-supporting fingers, but not to the side. See more »


Referenced in Screenwipe: Episode #3.4 (2007) See more »

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User Reviews

Excellent viewing, and extra effort in the "little things"
24 April 2000 | by (Denver, Colo.) – See all my reviews

We bought the DVD of "Walking with Dinosaurs" and have been nearly ecstatic over the things that are done so very well on it.

Many DVDs today offer the bare minimum ... the feature itself, and maybe one other language (which doesn't help the viewer at all, but makes it easier for the company to see the DVD in multiple markets).

Not so in the case of WWD. There are so many wonderful extras and well-thought-out vignettes that watching even the *navigation menu* is interesting. The intros to each chapter in "The Making Of" DVD are laugh-out-loud funny. The quality of the sound and video is terrific. And of course the story and content ... what more could a dinosaur lover ask for?

I did watch most of the version broadcast on TDC (narrated by Avery Brooks) then watched about half of the DVD (narrated by Kenneth Branaugh). As near as I can tell, the broadcast version slipped in a number of mostly American slang terms in the narration (i.e. in a section about T. Rex mating, Branugh says "the female is tiring of the male's attention" and Brooks says, "The honeymoon is over")and cut out some of the closer-in puppet work. I prefer the Branugh version simply because it is more complete.

Overall, a great value and wonderful production. many kudos to the BBC and the crew that made this gem.

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