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Dinosaur (2000)

An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sancturary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home.

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Thom Enriquez (story), John Harrison (story) | 10 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfre Woodard ... Plio (voice)
Ossie Davis ... Yar (voice)
Max Casella ... Zini (voice)
Hayden Panettiere ... Suri (voice)
D.B. Sweeney ... Aladar (voice)
Samuel E. Wright ... Kron (voice)
Peter Siragusa ... Bruton (voice)
Julianna Margulies ... Neera (voice)
Joan Plowright ... Baylene (voice)
Della Reese ... Eema (voice)
Matt Adler ... (voice)
Sandina Bailo-Lape Sandina Bailo-Lape ... (voice) (as Sandina Bailolape)
Edie Lehmann Boddicker ... (voice)
Zachary Bostrom ... (voice)
Cathy Cavadini ... (voice) (as Catherine Cavadini)
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Storyline

During an attack on a pack of Iguanodon, an egg is separated and ends up with the possession of a group of lemurs. The lemurs care for this egg and the young creature born from it, which they call Aladar. When meteorites hit earth, Aladar and his family must leave their homeland. Away from home and as close to danger as they have ever been, they meet up with a huge group of dinosaurs, led by Kron and Bruton. All together they are trying to reach the nesting grounds, but it's not going to be easy. Written by simon

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for intense images | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dinosaurio See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$127,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,854,851, 21 May 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$137,748,063, 5 January 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$354,248,063
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The second computer-animated film to be rated PG by the MPAA. The first being Antz (1998). See more »

Goofs

The Carnotaurs seen in the film were much bigger than their real life counterparts. In reality the were smaller than Iguanodon (Aladar's species), whereas here they are made even larger than some of the biggest dinosaur predators (like Tyrannosaurus). This was presumably done for dramatic effect and wouldn't be the first time such a change has been made (the Velociraptors from Jurassic Park are also several times the size of the actual animals). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Plio: Some things start out big, and some things start out small, very small. But sometimes the smallest thing can make the biggest changes of all.
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Alternate Versions

The original print included a song by Kate Bush, but this was cut after unfavorable response from preview audiences. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Seattle Creation Conference: Dinosaurs and the Bible (2006) See more »

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A Dinosaur Classic
23 July 2008 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

I am quite surprised at so many negative comments people have made. It's just a movie and one that is sheer entertainment. People seem to have a problem with the way violence is portrayed but I liked how the directors portrayed the brutally and the honest way death was portrayed. Thankfully, it's not excessively sugar-coated and there are some very sad scenes but it beautifully ends on the note of hope. I liked the way Leighton and Zondag told Enriquez's written story but I thought that some of the situations weren't developed. For example, how does Aladar adjust to the lifestyle of the dinosaurs considering that he was raised by lemurs. Most likely it may have been due to time constraint but nonetheless the current adventurous story of migration and survival is engaging and moving. Aladar's selfless attempts to save the dinosaur's are touching to watch as it reflects how the kind-hearted Plio raised him. The characters are enjoyable and the voice cast, that includes talents like Alfre Woodard, Joan Plowright and Ossie Davis do a fine job. D.B. Sweeney too does a very good job voicing Aladar. The animation is very detailed, giving the characters and setting a very authentic look. Even though the slight stop motion takes away from the realism, this is only a minor quibble. Newton Howard's score flows well with the story. 'Dinosaur' is sheer beauty and a pleasure to look at. It's a dinosaur classic and it's become one of my favourite dinosaur films.


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