Walking with Dinosaurs (1999– )

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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 <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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16 April 2000 (USA)  »

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Akolouthontas tous deinosavrous  »

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£6,000,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1
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One of the show's most infamous bits of sensationalism is its presentation of the marine reptile Liopleurodon, which is said to have been the biggest carnivore ever, reaching a length of 25 m and weighing a colossal 150 tons, close to a blue whale. There was no solid evidence for any of this - based on very fragmentary remains, some of the scientist consultants estimated that the animal might have reached a length of 20 m, and the show's creators added an extra 5 m for dramatic purposes. Today, scientists think that Liopleurodon was only 4-7 m long and weighed perhaps a few tons. 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 »

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Very Well Done
19 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

I viewed "Walking with Dinosaurs" in my Geology class last week. I can honestly say this is the first movie I've ever seen at school that I would buy to watch over and over again at home. The graphics and the stories are simply amazing. Since scientists have only fossils to go by, they of course do not know as much about dinosaurs as they would have us believe. However, the graphics and story lines in this film give you a feel for how the Dinosaurs "probably" were. Many of the scenes resemble wildlife shows in which they follow a lion on the hunt, or an antelope escaping danger. I found myself actually pulling for a turtle to get to the sea, before a gigantic mammal weighing over a ton ate him. The graphics are better than Jurassic Park, however, unlike Jurassic Park, the information is insightful, giving the audience a visual feel for how scientist believe ancient creatures acted. If you're interested in Science, History, or Dinosaurs then you will love this film. If you are a science teacher, show your kids this film! They will love it.

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