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Dinosaur (2000)

An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sanctuary 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 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 (D.B. Sweeney). 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 (Samuel E. Wright) and Bruton (Peter Siragusa). 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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Rated PG for intense images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The sixth computer animated movie after Toy Story (1995), Cassiopeia (1996), Antz (1998), A Bug's Life (1998), and Toy Story 2 (1999), as well as the first one to release in the 21st century. See more »

Goofs

The small, lizard-like Longisquama is depicted as a chameleon that's able to glide through the air with two rows of elongated scales coming out of its side. In reality, it most likely wasn't a chameleon-like animal and only had a single row of spikes on its back, meaning it couldn't glide. It also lived in the Triassic, well over 100 million years before the movie's time. 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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Crazy Credits

The film opens without any opening credits, which other than the production logo and the title of the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Featured in MsMojo: Top 10 Instrumental Disney Songs (2016) See more »

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What is peoples problem?
8 April 2015 | by felix-bergmanSee all my reviews

I honestly don't see why people are so upset whit this movie. Yes, there is talking dinosaurs, but how are you supposed to understand them otherwise. Mute dinosaurs walking around wouldn't be interesting at all and remember, this is a kid's movie. And yes, the animation might not be as good as in Jurassic Park, but this is a fully animated movie, JP used a mix of animatronics and CGI inside an otherwise live action movie, and in a interview I saw, Spielberg (or if it was a special effects guy, I don't remember) said that they would use the animatronics when ever possible and only cover up rigs and refine movement with the computer 'cause the CGI models looked like crap in comparison the robots. And yes, the story has been used before, but so has the story in most films we're watching today, only in varying degree and in different mixes and it's not like Disney is known for their originality story wise. As good as everyone of their Classics are based or inspired by other works.

Personally I love this movie. The CGI is still good, and at times more realistic than many rushed animations we see today, the characters are fun to follow, unlike Land before Time were they were unbearable and made me hate the movie (even as a kid the first one was never my favorite) despite a similar story to Dinosaurs', which I by the way like, and the moral of it is a really good one.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Gross USA:

$137,748,063

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$349,822,765
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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