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Release Date:
1 January 2001 (UK) See more »
After 65 million years... they're back.
The life of American dinosaurs is seen in amazing detail. The Feathered Dromeosaurs (Raptors) debut on this film along with the bizarre Therizinosaur... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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Excellent with hopes for others like it See more (5 total) »



John Goodman ... Narrator (voice)

Directed by
Pierre de Lespinois 
Writing credits
Georgann Kane (written by)

Produced by
John Copeland .... producer
Tomi Bednar Landis .... executive producer
Pierre de Lespinois .... executive producer
Pierre de Lespinois .... producer
Fran Lo Cascio .... executive producer
Original Music by
Christopher Franke 
Film Editing by
Barrett Sanders 
Production Management
Julio Serna .... production manager
Art Department
Mark Dubeau .... creature designer
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
David Esparza .... sound effects editor
Shawn Kennelly .... foley mixer
Nancy Nugent .... sound editor
Michael Payne .... sound editor
Jeff Septoff .... narration recordist
Jonathan Sola .... sound editor (as Jonathon Wareham)
Liz Sroka .... sound re-recording mixer
Jonathan Wareham .... sound editor
Dave Winston .... sound
Special Effects by
Ali Pearce .... special effects assistant
Brian Pearce .... special effects supervisor
Cassie Pearce .... special effects
Kevin Turner .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Rob Aitchison .... digital artist
Christine Arboit .... texture artist: Meteor Studios
Manon Barriault .... visual effects coordinator
Robert Bock .... visual effects supervisor
Genevieve Boisvert .... visual effects coordinator
Michael Borhi .... texture artist
Jean-Christophe Boue .... digital compositor: Meteor Studios
Jean-Christophe Boue .... lighting artist: Meteor Studios
Yanick Bourgie .... digital texture painter
Philippe Brochu .... modeler
Shannon Casey .... visual effects supervisor
Philippe Desiront .... Flame artist
Gina Di Bari .... lighting supervisor
Sebastien Dostie .... digital artist
Mark Dubeau .... art director
Stéphanie Dubé .... texture painter
Frederic Fortin .... technical director
Marie-Josee Gagnon .... lighting artist
Marie-Josee Gagnon .... modeler
Aaron Gilman .... lead animator
Joe Han .... senior animator
Suzanne Jandu .... digital compositor
Miae Kang .... lighting artist
Emanuel LaFrance .... digital compositor
Virginie Lamotte .... digital compositor
Nadine Lavoie .... digital artist
Jean-Pascal Leblanc .... digital artist
Jean-Pascal Leblanc .... matte painter
Christine Leclerc .... lead texture artist
Pierre de Lespinois .... visual effects supervisor
Charles Marchand .... Flame artist
Charles Marchand .... digital compositor
Simon Marinof .... motion tracker
Omar McClinton .... visual effects production manager: Cantina Pictures, Inc.
Jamie Minett .... lighting artist
Thai-My Nguyen .... animator
Velislava Nikolova .... character animator
Lorne Nudel .... layout artist
Christophe Pacaud .... compositor
Christian Paradis .... texture & shading artist
Benoit Pelchat .... digital artist
John Poisson .... animation producer
John Poisson .... visual effects producer
John Poisson .... visual effects supervisor
Carl Prud'homme .... texture artist
The-Hung Quach .... digital artist
Sébastien Quessy .... rendering artist
Jay Randall .... lead animator
Jean-Pierre Riverin .... lighting artist
Philippe Roberge .... digital compositor
Peter Skovsbo .... visual effects line producer
Martin Tardif .... lighting artist
Mark van den Bergen .... digital compositor
Don Waller .... digital effects animation director
Dennis Yoo .... CGI animator
Marie-Josee Auclair .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Jami Levesque .... system support (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Bock .... camera operator
Animation Department
Steeve Boulianne .... animator
Charles Le Guen .... animator
Sean Mahoney .... animator
Thai-My Nguyen .... animator
Music Department
Chuck Ferry .... music editor
Edgar Rothermich .... music producer
Edgar Rothermich .... music recordist
Other crew
Kenny Davis .... production assistant
Mario Ghersi .... local production
Wade Woods .... production assistant

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Germany:90 min | USA:120 min (TV)
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Did You Know?

The dinosaur Stegosaurus actually attempts to mate in this documentary, an act which for them probably was difficult to achieve, due to the giant plates on their backs. As they near each other, the camera promptly faces away skywards.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When the Coelophysis is done eating the insect, its broken-off wing falls to the ground. At the moment it touches the ground, the wing disappears.See more »
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References The Flintstones (1994)See more »


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Excellent with hopes for others like it, 23 April 2007
Author: skoyles from Calgary AB Canada

When Dale Russell, who loved and worked for a time in Ottawa, wrote "Dinosaurs of North America" I doubt that it was with jingoistic purpose. Indeed one of the best ways to begin to understand the inter-relationships of various species is to concentrate on a certain area rather than globally. "When Dinsoaurs roamed America" is, like Russell's classic book, just such an attempt. In specifying locations known to most viewers world wide the producers grounded the extinct animals in real life. The restorations of the dinosaurs seemed to owe a great debt to the brilliant work of Gregory Paul. There were parts of the movie to warm the heart of paeleontologists such as Jack Horner and Robert Bakker, as well as parts to infuriate both men. Perhaps it is a testimony to the even-handedness of the writers that offence could be given to almost anyone interested in paeleontology. Goodman's authoritative voice seems well suited to the material while the CGI work is simply superb. It is amazing what can be done today. The great Ray Harryhausen would have needed several lifetimes to equal the animation in this programme. I enjoyed it immensely and hope that the producers will see fit to make "When Dinosaurs Roamed Europe", "When Dinosaurs Roamed Africa" (and give us a truly terrifying vision of Carcarodontosaurus and Spinosaurus) and "When Dinosaurs Roamed Australasia" and "When Dinosaurs Roamed China". I would recommend this programme very highly.

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