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Snag This: Dinosaur Hunters: Secrets of the Gobi Desert

When real scientists watch Will Ferrell taunting dinosaurs in the trailers for Land of the Lost, I wonder who they're rooting for? Speaking of real scientists, SnagFilms has made a doc available that provides a pretty good look at the trials and tribulations of a true-life field expedition.

Dinosaur Hunters: Secrets of the Gobi Desert follows scientists from the American Museum of Natural History in New York as they head to the "sun-scorched badlands" of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. They are retracing the steps of a famed expedition led by American paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews in 1922, who made a discovery that "stunned the world": fossilized dinosaur eggs. Of perhaps even more interest to movie fans, he discovered the first evidence of a dinosaur he called an ovoraptor, later and more popularly known as velociraptor. (Hello, Jurassic Park!) Andrews became a national hero.

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Up — The Starlog Review

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How do the people at Pixar keep doing it? How do they keep on creating such superb work and then topping themselves with every new production?

At the heart(break) of this tale, Up is about the love story between Ellie and Carl—and his lifelong memories of the adventures they shared together.

It’s a question that I began personally examining almost a decade ago when I took over the Pixar “beat” at Starlog. Subsequently, I traveled to the San Francisco Bay Area and Pixar’s Emeryville headquarters to cover Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and Wall+E. Starlog animation expert Bob Miller spelled me on Cars—since I have zero interest in autos—and Ratatouille—because of my intense fear of French cuisine (rats, I’m just kidding). I’ve met and/or interviewed many of Pixar’s key creative people and written about 20 articles on their
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