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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 »
User Reviews:
The Best Dinosaur Documentary Ever! See more (37 total) »


 (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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
30 min (6 episodes) | USA:180 min | Netherlands:30 min (6 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Although the series was a major success with viewers, it evoked the exact opposite response from the paleontologist community. Many scientists and journalists derided and attacked the show, arguing that it put too big an emphasis on baseless speculation and sheer, unscientific sensationalism, instead of aiming to educate audiences with a strictly scientific, factual approach. Even some of the scientists who had helped in creating the series expressed regret, and one infamously labeled his colleagues prostitutes for "selling out" their knowledge to a television company. Several other scientists, most famously Prof. Michael Benton from the University of Bristol, wrote articles defending the production. Still, the negative reception from the scientific community has left a mark on the entire "Walking with..." franchise, and they have since grown weary of many later television productions about prehistory that adopted a similar "spectacle over science" approach.See more »
Factual errors: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in SuperCroc (2001) (TV)See more »


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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
The Best Dinosaur Documentary Ever!, 2 March 2000
Author: startrek2000 ( from Darwen, England

Walking With Dinoasaurs is a new and exciting programme that uses amazing visual graphics to display the living dinosaurs. The information presented here is stunning. The moods in the series alter to get your attention, things such as dramatic music when fights break out. There is clear evidence here for one cracking documentary! My greatest thanx to the writers, directors and producers, and not forgetting the other people involved. If you stumble accross this video in shops I suggest you buy it not just for the graphics, but for the extreme efforts and productive work the series has to offer. 10/10

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