Up 65 this week

Walking with Dinosaurs 3D (2013)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Family  |  20 December 2013 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 8,380 users   Metascore: 37/100
Reviews: 63 user | 113 critic | 21 from Metacritic.com

See and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, in a story where an underdog dino triumphs to become a hero for the ages.


(screenplay), (dialogue written by)
Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

1 nomination. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dinosaur (2000)
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sancturary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home.

Directors: Eric Leighton, Ralph Zondag
Stars: D.B. Sweeney, Julianna Margulies, Samuel E. Wright
Free Birds (2013)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.

Director: Jimmy Hayward
Stars: Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson, Dan Fogler
The Nut Job I (2014)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An incorrigibly self-serving exiled squirrel finds himself helping his former park brethren raid a nut store to survive, that is also the front for a human gang's bank robbery.

Director: Peter Lepeniotis
Stars: Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson
Dinosaur Planet (TV Mini-Series 2003)
Documentary | Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

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 ... See full summary »

Stars: Christian Slater, Scott Sampson
Khumba (2013)
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Rejected by his superstitious herd, a half-striped zebra embarks on a daring quest to earn his stripes but finds the courage and self-acceptance to save all the animals of the Great Karoo.

Director: Anthony Silverston
Stars: Jake T. Austin, Steve Buscemi, Loretta Devine
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet.

Director: Cal Brunker
Stars: Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba
Rio 2 (2014)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they're hurtled from Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets his father-in-law.

Director: Carlos Saldanha
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Jemaine Clement
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.

Director: Rob Minkoff
Stars: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he joins a forest fire and rescue unit to be trained as a firefighter, or else his air strip will be shut down.

Director: Roberts Gannaway
Stars: Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen
Planes (2013)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A cropdusting plane with a fear of heights lives his dream of competing in a famous around-the-world aerial race.

Director: Klay Hall
Stars: Carlos Alazraqui, Dane Cook, Stacy Keach
Zambezia (2012)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Set in a bustling bird city on the edge of the majestic Victoria Falls, "Zambezia" is the story of Kai - a naïve, but high-spirited young falcon who travels to the bird city of "Zambezia" ... See full summary »

Director: Wayne Thornley
Stars: Leonard Nimoy, Jeremy Suarez, Abigail Breslin
The Smurfs 2 (2013)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped by Gargamel since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer's newest creation - creatures called the Naughties - into real Smurfs.

Director: Raja Gosnell
Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Katy Perry


Complete credited cast:
Uncle Zack
Alex (voice)
Patchi (voice)
Scowler (voice)
Juniper (voice)
Clay Savage ...
Radio Announcer (voice)
Jude Tinsely ...
Dinosaur ID Card (voice)
Dinosaur ID Card (voice)
Dinosaur ID Card (voice)
Dinosaur ID Card (voice) (as Madison Moellers)
Dinosaur ID Card (voice)


For the first time in movie history, audiences will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. "Walking with Dinosaurs" is the ultimate immersive experience, utilizing state of the art 3D to put audiences in the middle of a thrilling and epic prehistoric world, where an underdog dino triumphs to become a hero for the ages. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


The Greatest Adventure in 70 Million Years

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for creature action and peril, and mild rude humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:




| |


Release Date:

20 December 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Caminando con Dinosaurios  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,091,938 (USA) (20 December 2013)


$36,073,232 (USA) (4 April 2014)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Animation Director Marco Marenghi was an animator on the original Walking with Dinosaurs (1999). See more »


Due to the changes and updates to dinosaur knowledge which are constantly being discovered, there are small inaccuracies in some of the creatures' appearances. See more »


Patchi: That's right, Tiny Arms!
Alex: Seriously, what's up with those little, baby hands? I mean, look at him he's so cute! I'm sorry, seriously, I mean, what's up with that?
See more »


Written by Lindsey Buckingham
Performed by Fleetwood Mac
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Even more visually stunning than the BBC series, this 3D feature update is ultimately no more than a kids flick no thanks to the addition of kid-friendly Disney-fied dialogue
18 December 2013 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

The most obvious departure of this 3D feature spin off from the acclaimed BBC series with the same name on which it is based is the fact that the titular dinosaurs actually talk. Well to be honest, talk might be a bit of an overstatement seeing as how the characters' mouths don't actually move much; rather, what we have is an attempt to humanise these dinosaurs for a young target audience, which in the minds of the filmmakers, means fitting Disney-fied dialogue into the picture.

As scripted by 'Happy Feet's' John Collee, the kid-friendly plot follows the template of a coming-of-age story where a young Pachyrhinosaurus named Patchi (voiced by Justin Long) grows into a leader over the course of a long migration. His companion and buddy happens to be a prehistoric parrot that goes by the name of Alex (voiced by John Leguizamo), who forms the bridge between the opening modern-day sequence - featuring a cameo by Josh Duhamel - and 70 million years back where most of the action unfolds.

Cast as timid and socially awkward, the film introduces Patchi as the runt of the litter, easily distinguishable from the rest of his siblings by a hole on the right side of his frill following a close shave with a predator as a kid. A change in the weather patterns prompts his herd's migration by his father Bulldust, which sets into motion a chain of events that will have Patchi eventually claiming the honour of leading the herd. It isn't just his inner strength that Patchi will discover by the end of the journey; along the way, Patchi also finds a romantic interest in the form of Juniper (Tiya Sircar), a fellow Pachyrhinosaurus he experiences love at first sight with.

As far as children-oriented pictures go, the story in this one is on many accounts too simplistic. There is some attempt to inject dramatic tension by setting up Patchi's rivalry with his brutish older brother Scowler (Skyler Stone), but it is hardly compelling stuff. Same goes for the storybook romance between Patchi and Juniper, which to no surprise builds to a happily-ever-after ending. In fact, much more entertaining is Patchi's loquacious friend and ally Alex, whose non-stop chatter consisting of all sorts of puns makes him the undeniably most engaging one of the lot.

Truth be told though, little would be lost if directors Barry Cook and Neil Nightingale had simply done away with the formulaic story. Simply put, the visuals are stunning, seamlessly mixing CGI with breathtaking backdrops in Alaska and New Zealand to transport its audience back in time into a world when dinosaurs ruled the Earth; and the experience is even more awe-inspiring captured on film using the cutting-edge cinematographic technology which James Cameron had employed for 'Avatar'. Seeing as how tacked on the dialogue feels to the visuals of the movie, one can't quite help but feel that the filmmakers should simply have stuck with the original's documentary approach.

Of course, Nightingale is no stranger to that; as the creative director of BBC Earth and the producer of countless other nature documentaries, he is more than well versed in the language of non-fiction. Unfortunately, he seems to have given freer rein to Cook, whose background in animated features like 'Mulan' and 'Arthur Christmas' has resulted in what is essentially a live-action Disney cartoon about dinosaurs. In spite of the occasional educational cards sharing the scientific names of the dinosaurs and their general dietary preference (whether herbivore or carnivore or omnivore), there is no shaking off the feeling that the charm of the original series has been largely lost on its journey to the big screen.

Not that the US$85 million dollar production is without merit - like we said, the combination of computer animation and live-action is never less than impressive and captivating, demonstrating the leaps and bounds by which technology has advanced since Steven Spielberg first enthralled the world using animatronics in 'Jurassic Park'. On that account alone, it should more than be a fascinating watch for the kiddies; grown-ups though will have a harder time immersing themselves into the lifelike world, ultimately challenged by the artificial dialogue and even more clichéd plot.

24 of 29 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Another perfectly awesome BBC documentary series lobotomized by America. jet89147
Is 3D safe for a 3 year old? TKD_kid
'Cretacious Cut' Troodon_Sapiens
Disney's Dinosaur ursula22
saw this movie today not a bad kids movie. hlyknightx
Discuss Walking with Dinosaurs 3D (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: