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March of the Dinosaurs (2011)

TV Movie  |   |  Documentary, Animation, Drama  |  7 July 2011 (USA)
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Set 70 million years ago in the Cretaceous period in North America, this animated docu/drama follows the journey of a young Edmontosaurus named Scar and his herd as they migrate south for ... See full summary »

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Set 70 million years ago in the Cretaceous period in North America, this animated docu/drama follows the journey of a young Edmontosaurus named Scar and his herd as they migrate south for the winter. This film depicts recent findings about Dinosaurs, such as Tyrannosaurs with feathers. Written by Joyce M

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The movie shares many similarities with the major theatrical film Walking with Dinosaurs 3D (2013), including taking place in the same general time and place (Cretaceous North America, 70 million years ago), depicting many of the same animals (Pachyrhinosaurus, Gorgosaurus, Edmontosaurus, Troodon, Edmontonia and Quetzalcoatlus), and focusing on a similar story with numerous similar set-pieces. The two productions are however unrelated and the similarities are probably coincidental. See more »

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As the Edmontosaurus gather around to protect themselves, one of them is walking in air, as evidenced by its shadow. See more »

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We watched this last night & I found it to be a real mixed bag. First the good; the animation is terrific. The creatures, the settings, everything is done to a very high standard. Very impressive.

The bad? Pretty much the rest of it. Stephen Fry has a wonderful voice but I found his performance to be totally OTT; like a local am dram performance. Secondly, the pace of the show is s-l-o-w. They somehow even manage to make the chases and hunting scenes appear as if they're in slow motion. Thirdly, it's very anthropomorphic. Possibly, with the target audience in mind (14 and younger I'm guessing), that's the only way to do it, but giving a 3 ton dinosaur a brain tumour & making him forgetful?! Finally, there was no real tension at all. Having given names to 2 of the characters, it was clear from the second we heard their names that no harm would come to them, and it didn't.

So, for younger (or generally non-critical) viewers, this is a beautiful looking docudrama. For the older / more critical viewer, it's a lovely looking but slow, tension-free piece.


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