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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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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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 (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 C. 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 .... concept artist: 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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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 »
Factual errors: 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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Hot stuff., 11 November 2014
Author: Innsmouth_Apprentice from Earth

Planet Dinosaur has magnificent, realistic, dynamic direction and SFX that serve to put you into the frame with the gargantuan beasts. The informative narrative puts you further - into the mind of these creatures, as they go through their respective daily grinds. PD mainly focuses on the big boys - the titans who are truly the movers and shakers in their environment. When you watch these giants engage in enterprises like mass hunts or migrations, the events on-screen take on truly epic proportions.

The series uses appropriate props like maps and anatomical drawings to help you gain a better understanding of the dramas unfolding before you.

Very well-made, visually and viscerally impressive. 8/10.

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