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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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The Rutiodon sound effects are those of modern crocodiles. Desmatosuchus is voiced by a warthog or pig. Triceratops was given the sounds of an Elephant. Zuniceratops is also voiced by an Elephant, but there is also a couple of lion or tiger roars. These can be heard when the two males are locked in battle. See more »

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As a young Triceratops rolls playfully on its back, the large bony frill on the back of its skull sinks into the ground. See more »

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One of the very best of the Discovery Channel movies
16 September 2001 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

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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