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Planet Dinosaur: Season 1: Episode 6 -- This final episode explores the dinosaurs' extraordinary ability to survive. From the Magyarsaurus, which showed an amazing adaptation to island life, to the Nothronychus, a carnivore that gave up meat eating. This astonishing capacity to evolve meant that dinosaurs not only spread throughout the world, but also, dominated life upon it for more than 160 million years.


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Release Date:
14 September 2011 (UK) See more »
An astonishing six-part series that brings to life the most incredible creatures that ever existed. From Spinosaurus... See more »
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User Reviews:
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 (Series Cast [1])

John Hurt ... Himself - Narrator (6 episodes, 2011)

Series Directed by
Nigel Paterson (5 episodes, 2011)
Series Writing credits
Nigel Paterson (5 episodes, 2011)
Tom Brass (2 episodes, 2011)

Series Produced by
Sara Kenney .... development producer (6 episodes, 2011)
Series Original Music by
Ilan Eshkeri (1 episode, 2011)
Series Film Editing by
Beverly Maguire (6 episodes, 2011)
Series Production Management
Beth Ambrose .... production manager (1 episode, 2011)
Laura Davey .... production executive (1 episode, 2011)
Series Art Department
Giles Asbury .... storyboard artist (6 episodes, 2011)
Series Sound Department
Nick Fry .... dubbing mixer (6 episodes, 2011)
Keith Tunney .... sound editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Nick Cox .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 2011)

Zane Hayward .... sound designer (unknown episodes, 2011)
Blair Jollands .... foley designer (unknown episodes, 2011)
Series Visual Effects by
Mathew Cooling .... lead modeller / lead modeler (6 episodes, 2011)
Dani Devereux .... digital matte painter (6 episodes, 2011)
Martin Furman .... compositor: Jellyfish Pictures (6 episodes, 2011)
Jesus Garrido .... digital compositor (6 episodes, 2011)
Chris Gooch .... lead compositor (6 episodes, 2011)
Ricard Raventos .... digital compositor (6 episodes, 2011)
Iain Read .... digital compositor (6 episodes, 2011)
Carolina Salvador Simon .... motion graphics artist (6 episodes, 2011)
Tom Brass .... motion graphics director (3 episodes, 2011)
Ben Casey .... lighting/texture artist / lighter (3 episodes, 2011)
Philip Dobree .... visual effects director / director of vfx & cgi (3 episodes, 2011)
Luke Dodd .... visual effects supervisor (3 episodes, 2011)
Grant Douglas .... systems support (3 episodes, 2011)
Hasraf Dulull .... visual effects supervisor (3 episodes, 2011)
Tito Fernandes .... compositor (3 episodes, 2011)
Denis-Jose Francois .... lighting supervisor (3 episodes, 2011)
Guntuku Kishore .... lighter (3 episodes, 2011)
Mark Ludford .... systems support (3 episodes, 2011)
Sue Nelson .... digital compositor (3 episodes, 2011)
Lawrence Pankhurst .... senior lighter (3 episodes, 2011)
Clara Parati .... digital artist / digital matte painter (3 episodes, 2011)
Ajanav Ranjeet .... compositor (3 episodes, 2011)
Mark Sherwood .... visual effects producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Jeremy Smith .... systems support (3 episodes, 2011)
Planet Dinosaur .... compositor (2 episodes, 2011)
Thom Jones .... texture artist (2 episodes, 2011)
Naveen Medaram .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Animation Department
Helen Bucknall .... animator (6 episodes, 2011)
Benoit Moranne .... animator (6 episodes, 2011)
Lawrence Pankhurst .... previs artist (6 episodes, 2011)
Stephen Cavalier .... animation director (4 episodes, 2011)
Sam Howell .... previsualization artist / lighting artist / ... (4 episodes, 2011)
Jason Ivimey .... animation director (4 episodes, 2011)
Series Editorial Department
Perry Gibbs .... colorist / grade (6 episodes, 2011)
Series Music Department
Paul Saunderson .... music programming & arranging / composer: additional music (5 episodes, 2011)
Scott Shields .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Other crew
Carmen Perez-Marsa Roca .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2011)
Jessica Norton .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Thanks
Ron Blackey .... thanks (1 episode, 2011)
Steve Brusatte .... thanks: American Museum of Natural History (1 episode, 2011)
Eric Buffetaut .... thanks: National Centre for Scientific Research, Paris (1 episode, 2011)
James Farlow .... thanks: Indiana University - Fort Wayne (1 episode, 2011)
Scott Hartman .... thanks (1 episode, 2011)
Russell Hawley .... thanks (1 episode, 2011)
Thomas Holtz .... thanks: University of Maryland (1 episode, 2011)
Nizar Ibrahim .... thanks: University of Chicago (1 episode, 2011)
Christiano Dal Sasso .... thanks: Museum of Natural History, Milan (1 episode, 2011)
Paul Sereno .... thanks: University of Chicago (1 episode, 2011)
Darren Tanke .... thanks: Royal Tyrrell Museum, Alberta, Canada (1 episode, 2011)
Charlie Underwood .... thanks: Birkbeck College, University of London (1 episode, 2011)
Stephen Wallace .... thanks: East Tennessee State University (1 episode, 2011)

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UK:180 min (original version)
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Bleeding effects were simply created by "plastering" real footage of running ink or milk over the digitally painted skin textures of the CGI animals, subsequently modifying it to look like blood.See more »
Factual errors: Throughout, the narrator pronounces the dinosaur name "Troodon" as TRUE-DON. Its correct pronunciation has an extra syllable: TROH-UH-DON.See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Good science, awful presentation, 21 April 2015
Author: James J. Dominguez (DexX) from Melbourne, Australia

Scientific issues aside, Walking With Dinosaurs was an immense success because it drew viewers into the lives of prehistoric creatures. They were living, breathing creatures, and audiences couldn't help but care about their fates.

Planet Dinosaur has two things going for it: solid science, and a great actor doing voice-over. In all other ways, it is greatly inferior to a series made a decade and a half before.

It is ugly, which for a big, expensive "spectacle" show is unforgivable. Every visual aspect is terrible: WWD's lush real-world locations have been replaced with flat, bland CGI backgrounds that would look disappointing in a video game; the dinosaur models are beautiful, but they are stiffly animated which makes them feel completely devoid of life; and the entire finished product is just terribly rendered. This is abysmal CGI, and the BBC bragging about how it only cost one third of WWD's budget is not a selling point; it's an explanation for why it's so damned ugly.

It would have been so easy for the BBC to hire Impossible Pictures and the whole WWD crew and make a sequel series that kept the heart and soul of what made WWD great while polishing up its more problematic aspects. Instead we get Planet Dinosaur, a series so ugly to look at it makes it seem like it was made BEFORE Walking With Dinosaurs, not more than a decade after.

I was so thrilled that the BBC had made another dinosaur series, but the finished result is deeply disappointing. I am one seriously unhappy dinosaur nerd.

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