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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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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 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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2 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
oh the disappointment, 29 September 2011
Author: cayates1 from United Kingdom

The cartoon monster show is immensely disappointing. The BBC loves CGI which is fine but not when it's cheap 'n nasty CGI, the sort that would shame Channel5. You see the same rubbish in Doctor Who (which is rubbish anyway) & no doubt many other BBC co-productions which I've long since grown sick of. Outcasts, Bonekickers & Day of the Triffids are but 3 dreadful examples. It wasn't always like this. I kid you not the animation in Walking with Dinosaurs(1999)is easily better. The monsters in that have a gait & vitality that put this rubbish to shame. I can't comment about the palaeontological accuracy of this but I know when animation doesn't ring true. The landscapes look thin & synthetic, I've seen better work by amateurs on youtube. Tom & Jerry are more convincing. Ray Harryhausen must be wondering why his stop-motion technique was superseded by something that has been so shoddily rendered. Where's the quality control? The BBC is throwing a huge amount of prestige into this production with ancillary programmes on BBC2 & 4 by the likes of Alice Roberts, Jem Stansfield & Dallas Campbell(Dallas?) - a blitz really, so they obviously aren't aiming this at 5yearolds. Any simpleton can see this is not up to scratch. It's like evolution in reverse. I gave it 2/10 because the on-screen data blocks are OK, not good just OK.

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