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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 »
Plot:
Documentary-style series about the era of the dinosaurs, mixing real locations and CGI. Full summary »
Awards:
Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 wins & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Superb on DVD -- avoid Discovery's televised version See more (35 total) »

Cast

 (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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Runtime:
30 min (6 episodes) | USA:180 min | Netherlands:30 min (6 episodes)
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The 50 Greatest Documentaries (2005) (TV)See more »

FAQ

Do the prehistoric animal reconstructions of the show still hold up?
What are the unnamed animals called?
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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Superb on DVD -- avoid Discovery's televised version, 28 July 2000
Author: Jonah Falcon (jonahnynla@mindspring.com) from New York, NY

You can't watch this documentary as aired on the Discovery channel (narrated wonderfully, though, by Avery Brooks). Apparently, they thought us American audiences couldn't handle, say, the cynodonts devouring their own young, or a mother T-rex regurgitating freshly killed meat for its young. How presumptive of Discovery.

On the other hand, the documentary is flawlessly done. You really get the impression of "being there", and you don't just get dinosaurs. You get the cynodontia (mammal-like reptiles), the dung beetles, the postosuchus, the terrifying liplurodon (which makes the T-rex look like an iguana by comparison), the sneaking didelphodon, and early birds.

The UK 6 episode version puts everything into perspective. Ending with a shot of the African jungle, and now we can see how similiar the world then was to the world today.

There are no iguanadons or sauropods in herds, but elephants and zebras. There are no tyrannosaurs or utahraptors, but lions and tigers.

Notably, the documentary wisely stays aware from the question of, say, whether the sauropods were warm- or coldblooded, or the new concept of gigantotherms (the sheer size of the body creates its own heat).

Congratulation, BBC.

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