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When Dinosaurs Roamed America (2001)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  Animation, Documentary  |  1 January 2001 (UK)
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The life of American dinosaurs is seen in amazing detail. The Feathered Dromeosaurs (Raptors) debut on this film along with the bizarre Therizinosaur. Each story is compelling and ... See full summary »

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The life of American dinosaurs is seen in amazing detail. The Feathered Dromeosaurs (Raptors) debut on this film along with the bizarre Therizinosaur. Each story is compelling and well-written. From a Coelophysis exploring the world around him to a teenage Tyrannosaurus learning from his mother how to hunt and even a love story between two Stegosaurus. This film also shows audiences real fossil finds and museum displays to show the researcher's work. This is educational, thrilling, and is a well-executed Discovery Channel response to BBC's ground-breaking "Walking with Dinosaurs" miniseries. Written by Preston Michael Simpson

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After 65 million years... they're back.


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One of the most notable aspects of this documentary is that it pictures the raptor dinosaurs with feathers, even though their distribution has been proven incorrect since the show's creation. They are also more hairlike than feather-like, but this has its justification in that the available CGI technology at the time couldn't render realistic looking feathers. See more »

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When the Dilophosaurus kills the Anchisaurus, its right hand briefly clips into the latter's body. See more »

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a well-done documentary that lasts just as long as it should and is as good as you want it to be
11 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While it's not as magnificently done, well-told, or visually realistic as the famous and epic prehistoric documentary "Walking With Dinosaurs", this documentary which tells the story of prehistoric life in North America over the course of a hundred and fifty-some million years is above-average when compared to others that try to live up to "Walking With Dinosaurs".

The graphics used to create the prehistoric animals are acceptable. They weren't perfect and at some points during the course of the documentary, were cheap and revealing. The sound design was perhaps better than the visuals, but I felt that the FX were good enough to keep the audience interested and motivated towards watching the story till the end. But some of the dinosaurs were just simply flawless, mostly concerning the Coelophysis towards the beginning of the and the Ceratosaurus, whom I felt the most sympathy toward. The other dinosaurs were pretty good. As I mentioned earlier, the sound effects were excellent. However, I did feel that the Allosaurus really needed a better roar. It's described as the dominant predator of its age and it looks like it is, yet it's roar, which is supposed to have struck terror into the hearts of the other dinosaurs of its day, sounds like a reverberated bird's chirping.

Storyline was also very well-done. It wasn't particularly original, using many aspects that had been used in other documentaries about prehistoric life, yet with John Goodman's excellent narration, you don't even bother to think about it. The music score in the background also served its purpose, especially at the end, which was the most dramatic, almost as powerful as the ending of "Walking With Dinosaurs". And it really makes the viewers think about the great creatures that once roamed and dominated over our land and if it hadn't been for the sudden cataclysmic events which brought them to extinction, we ourselves would have probably never existed.

Bottom line, it's a very well-done documentary. I recommend it.


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