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The Ballad of Big Al (2000)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | Short  -  25 December 2000 (UK)
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This new, extra chapter of Walking with Dinosaurs (1999) focuses on an allosaurus later discovered in 1999 affectionately called "Big Al", who died as a late adolescent/early adult of six ... See full summary »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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This new, extra chapter of Walking with Dinosaurs (1999) focuses on an allosaurus later discovered in 1999 affectionately called "Big Al", who died as a late adolescent/early adult of six years of age. Narrated by Kenneth Branagh, who also narrated the original series. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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The Apatosaurus is just a recycled animation model of Diplodocus, without back-spikes and with a different coloration. Since they were very closely related, the animators didn't need to build a completely new model for Apatosaurus. Similarly, the Othnielia and Dryosaurus are slightly tweaked and recolored variations of the original hypsilophodont model. See more »

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When the female Allosaurus tackles Al to the ground and jumps over him, for a moment as a cloud of dust bursts up, she becomes transparent. See more »

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Spun-off from Big Al Uncovered (2000) See more »

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Outstanding Documentary
3 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is without doubt one of the very best documentaries have ever seen. The Ballad of Big Al is a follow-up or extra episode for Walking With Dinosaurs. It describes the life of a particularly big Allosaurus, called Big Al, from the point where it hatches to it's death.

The amazing CGI seen in Walking With Dinosaurs was even better in The Ballad of Big Al. This documentary is missing absolutely nothing. It has breath-taking scenes as well as suspenseful and terrifying moments. I found myself often at the edge of my seat.

The story was well thought out and directed very nicely. The music and sound effects were top notch. Overall there are no real flaws in this documentary. There are absolutely no boring parts.

If you have the slightest interest in dinosaurs this documentary will definitely greatly satisfy you.

My Rating: 9.8/10


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