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The Making of 'Walking with Dinosaurs' (1999)

TV Movie  |   |  Documentary  |  6 October 1999 (UK)
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A behind-the-scenes look at how the animators, sculptors and palaeontologists, using the latest state-of-the-art animatronics and computer graphics, collaborated to re-create not just these... See full summary »

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A behind-the-scenes look at how the animators, sculptors and palaeontologists, using the latest state-of-the-art animatronics and computer graphics, collaborated to re-create not just these pre-historic behemoths but their behaviour as well for the BBC natural history documentary series _"Walking with Dinosaurs" (1999) (mini)_. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Many gag scenes are sprinkled throughout the program, featuring dinosaurs interacting with the filming crew or dinosaurs complaining about the difficulties of production. See more »

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When the filming crew is shown shooting the Tyrannosaurus family, the third baby Tyrannosaurus can be seen walking in place to the left before it enters the shot. See more »

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No dinosaurs were harmed in the making of this programme See more »

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I found it really interesting
11 December 2005 | by (South Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

The making of walking with dinosaurs was interesting because - I liked the way you came up with the "walk" for Ornithocherus; the "hop" made me laugh, because it was so unusual!! I still wonder how they came up with a colour scheme for the dinosaurs, and I liked the "weight-gaining" part of the process, because the skeletal structure changed into the final image of the dinosaur itself. Although the images were so obviously computer-created, that did not detract from the enjoyment and fascination of the concept. Kenneth Branagh's voice-over (as always) contributed to the overall attraction, and increased the "compulsive viewing" of the whole production.


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