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


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Release Date:
16 April 2000 (USA) See more »
Documentary-style series about the era of the dinosaurs, mixing real locations and CGI. Full summary »
Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast [1])

Kenneth Branagh ... Narrator (6 episodes, 1999)

Series Directed by
Tim Haines (6 episodes, 1999)
Jasper James (6 episodes, 1999)
Series Writing credits
Georgann Kane (6 episodes, 1999)

Series Produced by
Lottie Cooper .... post-production producer (6 episodes, 1999)
Nick Green .... assistant producer (6 episodes, 1999)
Tim Haines .... producer (6 episodes, 1999)
Jasper James .... producer (6 episodes, 1999)
Tomi Bednar Landis .... executive producer: Discovery Channel (6 episodes, 1999)
Sue Learoyd .... assistant producer (6 episodes, 1999)
John Lynch .... executive producer (6 episodes, 1999)
Ailsa Orr .... assistant producer (6 episodes, 1999)
Sharon Reed .... post-production producer (6 episodes, 1999)
Series Original Music by
Ben Bartlett (6 episodes, 1999)
Series Cinematography by
John Howarth (6 episodes, 1999)
Michael Pitts (6 episodes, 1999)
Series Film Editing by
Britt Sjoerdsma (6 episodes, 1999)
Andrew Wilks (6 episodes, 1999)
Series Makeup Department
Mark Shostrom .... sculptor: dinosaur footprints (6 episodes, 1999)
Series Production Management
Phil Checkland .... unit manager (6 episodes, 1999)
Alison Woolnough .... production manager (6 episodes, 1999)
Series Art Department
Martin Asbury .... storyboard artist (6 episodes, 1999)
Series Sound Department
Simon Gotel .... sound designer: Adelphoi (6 episodes, 1999)
Bob Jackson .... dubbing mixer (6 episodes, 1999)
Sandra Portman .... dubbing editor (6 episodes, 1999)
David Schmidt .... sound re-recording mixer (6 episodes, 1999)
Andrew Sherriff .... sound designer: Adelphoi (6 episodes, 1999)
Series Special Effects by
Nigel Booth .... sculptor (6 episodes, 1999)
Jamie Campbell .... physical effects (6 episodes, 1999)
John Coppinger .... sculptor (6 episodes, 1999)
Richard Gregory .... key animatronics designer (6 episodes, 1999)
Jez Harris .... animatronics supervisor (6 episodes, 1999)
Lindsay Harris .... key animatronics designer (6 episodes, 1999)
Andy Hunt .... key animatronics designer (6 episodes, 1999)
Jeremy Hunt .... sculptor (6 episodes, 1999)
Reza Karim .... key animatronics designer (6 episodes, 1999)
Jason Reed .... key animatronics designer (6 episodes, 1999)
Colin Shulver .... key animatronics designer (6 episodes, 1999)
Barry Sutton .... sculptor (6 episodes, 1999)
Series Visual Effects by
Avtar Bains .... digital effects artist (6 episodes, 1999)
William Bartlett .... digital effects artist (6 episodes, 1999)
Nick Bennett .... digital effects artist (6 episodes, 1999)
Oliver Bersey .... digital effects artist (6 episodes, 1999)
Murray Butler .... digital effects artist (6 episodes, 1999)
Dave Clifton .... digital effects artist (6 episodes, 1999)
Andrew Daffy .... animator (6 episodes, 1999)
Richard Ducker .... 3D animator (6 episodes, 1999)
Stuart M. Ellis .... 3D animator (6 episodes, 1999)
Stephen Enticott .... animator: Framestore CFC (6 episodes, 1999)
Danny Geurtsen .... texture painter (6 episodes, 1999)
Timothy Greenwood .... visual effects supervisor (6 episodes, 1999)
Scott Griffin .... digital effects line producer (6 episodes, 1999)
Daren Horley .... dinosaur skin designer (6 episodes, 1999)
Alec Knox .... technical director (6 episodes, 1999)
Andy Lomas .... software developer (6 episodes, 1999)
Dave Ludlam .... digital effects artist (6 episodes, 1999)
Virgil Manning .... supervising animator (6 episodes, 1999)
Marco Marenghi .... lead animator (6 episodes, 1999)
David Marsh .... lead cgi artist (6 episodes, 1999)
Mike McGee .... visual effects supervisor (6 episodes, 1999)
Mike Milne .... director of computer animation (6 episodes, 1999)
Alex Parkinson .... software developer (6 episodes, 1999)
Steffan Perry .... digital effects artist (6 episodes, 1999)
Sirio Quintavalle .... digital effects artist (6 episodes, 1999)
George Roper .... digital effects artist (6 episodes, 1999)
Carlos M. Rosas .... supervising animator (6 episodes, 1999)
Asa Shoul .... digital effects artist (6 episodes, 1999)
Max Tyrie .... 3D animator (6 episodes, 1999)
Angus Wilson .... digital effects artist (6 episodes, 1999)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Keith Broome .... assistant camera (6 episodes, 1999)
Peter Thorn .... assistant camera (6 episodes, 1999)
Paul Duffy .... electrician (5 episodes, 1999)
Series Animation Department
Richard Dexter .... animator (6 episodes, 1999)
Richard Ducker .... animator (6 episodes, 1999)
Stuart M. Ellis .... animator (6 episodes, 1999)
Stephen Endicott .... animator (6 episodes, 1999)
Sophie Lodge .... animator (6 episodes, 1999)
Marco Marenghi .... animator (6 episodes, 1999)
Max Tyrie .... animator (6 episodes, 1999)
Series Editorial Department
Joi Shilling .... additional editor (1 episode, 2008)
Series Transportation Department
Joe Tavares .... transportation coordinator: Hawaii (1 episode, 1999)
Series Other crew
Mark Jenkin .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1999)
Anna Walker .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 1999)

Keith Jodoin .... researcher (unknown episodes)
David Martill .... scientific advisor (unknown episodes)

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30 min (6 episodes) | USA:180 min | Netherlands:30 min (6 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Mike Milne from Framestore originally declined the request to produce CGI animation for the series, but after having thought through the possibilities, he finally offered to help out. It turned out to be a wise decision, and the series was a smash hit.See more »
Revealing mistakes: A recurring animation error throughout all of the episodes is how the body parts and muscles of the CG animals clip through each other while moving. Wrinkles and skin patterns appear and disappear, and sometimes strange bulges stick out of the animals, seemingly moving independently from the surrounding flesh. This kind of error is perhaps the most noticeable on the shoulder region of the Diplodocus, as the shoulder muscles and the upper part of their front legs "merge" and separate repeatedly at each step.See more »
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Do the prehistoric animal reconstructions of the show still hold up?
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Awesome!, 5 June 2000
Author: JAM-31 from Los Angeles, CA

If you haven't seen this yet, you really should, on DVD. I can't believe how much I enjoyed it! It is amazingly realistic and believable. True, much of it is speculated, and I would have liked to have known more about what was speculative and what were proven facts (there aren't many of them), but it handles everything quite well with a "Cruel Mother Nature" theme. It will remind you of the nature programs that you've seen on Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel, only the animals here are Dinosaurs. They act natural; they eat, kill, mate, play, and fight for survival. You will actually find yourself rooting for some of them and against others.

For the most part, the effects are excellent. At times they will look a little too much like CGI's, but then you will see them in a different angle that makes them look more realistic. In some cases, you will actually be convinced that you've seen a dinosaur. My favorites were the Coelophysis, the raptors, the diplodocus, the iguanadons, the allosaurus and the arctic bipeds. I was most disappointed with the T-Rex, however, which looked a little too computer generated at times.

In any case, you should definitely see this production. It is educational, well made, and very entertaining. For what it is, its an A!

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