A four-episode animated series charting the adventures of four dinosaurs - each on a different continent in the prehistoric world: a lone female Velociraptor in Asia; a young male ...
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Max Taylor is the son of paleontologist Dr. Spike Taylor and is a fan of dinosaurs. Upon falling out of bed one morning, he sees something crashing into the woods. With his friends/fellow ... See full summary »
Carl and David, two boys flying a small aircraft over the ocean with their father, crash land near an uncharted island. The boys swim safely to shore, but their father unfortunately drowns ... See full summary »
A vacation becomes the adventure of a lifetime as a boy finds himself stranded in a world filled with ghost ships and prehistoric creatures. He embarks on a journey that will change his future forever.
Petrie and his siblings get ready to fly for the Day of the Flyers, but Petrie is frustrated that he keeps flying out of formation. While practicing, he meets Guido, a Microraptor who does ... See full summary »
Littlefoot and his pals set off in search of a "stone of cold fire" that fell from the night sky. Since he's the only one who has seen it though, nobody really believes him. Petrie's uncle ... See full summary »
A four-episode animated series charting the adventures of four dinosaurs - each on a different continent in the prehistoric world: a lone female Velociraptor in Asia; a young male Daspletosaurus in North America; a South American female Saltasaur; and a young adult Pyroraptor in Europe. Narrated by Christian Slater and hosted by paleontologist Scott Sampson. Written by
One of the first documentaries to depict small coelurosaurian dinosaurs such as raptors and oviraptorids with feathers. However we now know that they were much more feathered in real life. Instead of having scaly faces and hands with wing-feathers sticking out of their wrists, these dinosaurs had feathery heads (only their nose remained scaly), and their hands were permanently integrated into their primitive wings, with the wing-feathers lining their entire hand, specifically the line of their middle finger. See more »
In the Pod's Travels segment, when an animatronic model is filmed for Pod's head instead of a CGI dinosaur, clearly visible burrs, excess pieces of rubber can be noticed around his eyelids. See more »
Four stories of varying quality concerning four dinosaurs and their struggles to survive.
Because its a Discovery Channel Production, the place where the landmark series Walking with Dinosaurs played in the US and because Discovery played up the similarities one will have to make a comparison. In my eyes Walking With Dinosaurs is the clear winner, thats not to say that Dinosaur Planet is bad, its not, its just much too long for what it is.
Where Walking was a semi documentary (but mostly a best guess) on how dinosaurs lived. Here we have hour long stories about the fights for survival of four different animals. We follow them as they try to survive in the various locations they live in with each animal getting name in the narration. Its a dinosaur version of Wild Kingdom. The problem is that each story goes on for an hour. Thats all fine and all but there isn't enough story to hold the attention for an hour for each of the characters, especially since the eat and be eaten theme gets a bit too over played.
I liked it at first, and probably would have enjoyed it more in small bits instead of the four hour marathon I saw it in.
Worth a shot on cable, especially if you love dinosaurs. Not sure about a rental and certainly see it before you buy it.
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