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When Dinosaurs Roamed America (2001)

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 unnamed dromaeosaurs from the Early Cretaceous segment were based on fossils that, during the show's production, turned out to have belonged to a more basal coelurosaur dinosaur. Thus, an unnamed coelurosaur was also added into the story, however the dromaeosaurs were kept despite there having been no direct evidence that they lived in the presented ecosystem. See more »

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The Allosaurus is seen attacking Ceratosaurus after ambushing from the side. In reality, Ceratosaurus would be able to see the Allosaurus sooner than shown here and perhaps even react quicker. See more »

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Featured in Monsters Resurrected: Great American Predator (2010) 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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