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Walking with Dinosaurs 

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Documentary-style series about the era of the dinosaurs, mixing real locations and CGI.
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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Kenneth Branagh ...  Narrator 7 episodes, 1999
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Using the latest technology the amazing lost world of the Cretaceous, Triassic and Jurassic periods of Earth's history, when the dinosaurs reigned supreme, is brought stunningly back to life. The series provides insights into how these mammoth creatures appeared, how they survived for millions of years and probes the mysteries of their sudden disappearance leaving only a fossil record to show they had ever existed! Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK] | Discovery Channel

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Akolouthontas tous deinosavrous See more »

Filming Locations:

Bahamas See more »

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Budget:

£6,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(6 episodes)

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Stereo | Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Tim Haines at first approached the animators at Industrial Lights and Magic to create the computer graphics for the series, but their working fee would have been a staggering $10,000 per second of animation. This is how the England-based Framestore came into picture, but they still had to work very hard and precise to keep production costs under budget. See more »

Goofs

A recurring animation error throughout all of the episodes is how the body parts and muscles of the CG animals clip through each other while moving. Wrinkles and skin patterns appear and disappear, and sometimes strange bulges stick out of the animals, seemingly moving independently from the surrounding flesh. This kind of error is perhaps the most noticeable on the shoulder region of the Diplodocus, as the shoulder muscles and the upper part of their front legs "merge" and separate repeatedly at each step. See more »

Alternate Versions

The original UK version, shown on BBC, and the US version, shown on Discovery Channel, differ in various aspects:
  • Kenneth Branagh does the narration for the UK version, Avery Brooks for the US version
  • UK version is presented in 6 episodes à 30 minutes, US version is shown as a 3-hour special
  • US version is cut for gore
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Spin-off Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet (2014) See more »

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Wow!!
24 November 1999 | by giraffeloverSee all my reviews

This documentary is absolutely fantastic. I was really astonished that you can make with so less money such amazing fx. Especially the scenes of the birth of the Diplodocus babies or the sad story of the big flying dinosaur were wonderful and breathtaking. Well the only flaw was: It was to short!!


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