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 »
The narrator refers to the large armored, spiky herbivorous reptile in the Triassic segment as DeMAStosuchus. The proper name is DeSMAtosuchus. The name of the "duck-billed" dinosaur from the Cretaceous is also mispronounced: instead of Anatotitan, it's called AnaTAtotitan. See more »
One of the very best of the Discovery Channel movies
Perhaps the best effort to date of dinosaur documentaries... "When Dinosaurs Roamed America" takes us back in time and presents the most well known of American dinosaurs in their day to day trials and fight for survival.
My daughter and I loved this movie and watch it again and again. The special effects are not quite up to Jurassic Park but they are the best yet in any documentary I've seen. My only criticism is that the movie is too short, just as it starts to pull you in, it's off to another timeline and new dinosaurs.
Overall a great movie for youngsters, though it will leave serious dinosaur fans wanting more, much more.
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