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 »
Brings to life some of the most bizarre, ferocious and fascinating creatures to ever inhabit the ocean. Combines animation with recreations in a prehistoric adventure. A journey to the ... See full summary »
Sean MacLeod Phillips
Against a backdrop of global catastrophe, Animal Armageddon brings to life an unprecedented vision of ancient Earth. From the very beginning, the course of evolution has been dramatically ... See full summary »
If it weren't for a series of cataclysmic events, a comet impact being first on the list, our planet could well still be the domain of dinosaurs. Following Pr Rodolfo Coria, a world-reknown... See full summary »
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 »
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
The dinosaur referred to as Syntarsus was, since this program had been made, renamed Megapnosaurus, since its former name had been already taken by a kind of beetle. See more »
When the Dilophosaurus kills the Anchisaurus, and starts to feed, take a look at the head of the dead animal: it actually rises up into the open jaw of the predator. This particular part of the shot is in fact reversed, because not only does the Anchisaurus's head rise up, the Dilophosaurus also repeats its motions, this time backwards. 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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