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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

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for intense images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the first drafts, the Carnotaur was supposed to have a couple of lines at the end of the movie before fighting Aladar, but as it had been mute and threatening the rest of the movie, the creators thought it would have been too creepy to make it speak out of nowhere. See more »

Goofs

In one scene where Zini is trying to wake up Aladar by pulling on his eye, Aladar's sclera appears black, as the white of his eye had not been rendered. Shortly after, the tail of one of the lemurs clips into his side. 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 »

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Beautiful!
7 October 2005 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

This movie was shear pleasure to watch. The movie looks visually absolutely stunning and the animation is done nicely. It's true eye-candy and entertaining as well.

The movie has a typical adventurous story and feeling and is at times spectacular as well. Especially the beginning is impressively spectacular. There are some nicely done action sequences that are at times tense as well. My only true complaint of the movie are the characters. There isn't really any character development in the movie and we never really get to know the character or care much about them, this is probably mainly due to the short running time of the movie. Also of course the story itself is somewhat predictable but that doesn't take away any of the fun or entertainment value of the movie.

Dinosaur fans will enjoy this movie as well, unless you're one of those persons who complains about the accuracy of the movie. This movie is entertainment, not a documentary.

The musical score by James Newton Howard fits the movie like a glove and in my opinion he delivers one of his best and moving scores, in his career.

There is much hate for this movie but quite frankly I can't see why. If you simply take the movie for what it is, you'll have a good time watching it. It's beautiful, adventurous and at times truly spectacular.

8/10

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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:

Dinosaur 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

Gross USA:

$137,748,063

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$349,822,765
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1.85 : 1
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