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An astonishing six-part series that brings to life the most incredible creatures that ever existed. From Spinosaurus, the biggest killer to ever walk the Earth, to the immense sea-monster Predator X, and the deadly cannibalistic Majunasaurus - dinosaurs were more monstrous, more horrific and bizarre than ever before imagined. Combining a 3D graphic world, incredible CGI and stunning photo-real fight scenes, this is a whole new perspective on dinosaurs. Written by Anonymous

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Unlike most dinosaur documentaries, for instance BBC's previous Walking with Dinosaurs (1999), which blended live-action footage with CGI animals, Planet Dinosaur relied solely on computer generated graphics to create its imagery. 21 habitats were created altogether. They primarily used a software called SOFTIMAGE XSI as well as NUKE to build up these environments, combining actual, CGI terrains and digital matte-paintings to fill in the background, since building up an entirely 3D environment would have been next to impossible, given the immense computing power and rendering times that such an undertaking would have required. See more »

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Throughout the show, the wing feathers of all the feathered dinosaurs are incorrectly attached to their third fingers, when in real life these grew out of their middle (second) digits. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #16.25 (2011) See more »

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Best Dinosaur documentary
13 November 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I can't believe people bother so much about the CGI of a documentary. If the CGI detail matters so much then you're missing the point of a documentary. If you're more concerned with CGI then go watch Avatar.

I feel the best way to describe this documentary is to think of Walking with Dinosaurs where they cut in at points to explain how they know/have come to believe what they just stated/showed. For instance they show Spinosaurus preying on large swordfish like animals. They freeze the animation to discuss and show fossil remains and other findings as to how they know Spinosaurus indeed hunted these animals. It all makes for a documentary where you feel you're not being shoveled theory as fact...or straight up BS as fact, both of which are common place in documentaries these days. This style of documentary is a breathe of fresh air in that respect. My only criticism is each episode is only half an hour in length, but that's not enough to mark it down as it still displays more fact than most documentaries where the episodes go for the usual hour. Hopefully they plan on making a second series.


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