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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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£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

Mike Milne from Framestore originally declined the request to produce CGI animation for the series, but after having thought through the possibilities, he finally offered to help out. It turned out to be a wise decision, and the series was a smash hit. See more »

Goofs

Dromaeosaurids (commonly known as "raptors") like Utahraptor and Dromaeosaurus were featured with no feathers, however when this show was made, the theory that they might have been feathered had already been crafted, and even confirmed by actual fossil evidence. See more »

Alternate Versions

In 2008, the series was given a brand new narration as well as a commentary from scientists in an effort to try and correct some of the mistakes and outdated info presented in the original narration from 1999. However since the footage couldn't be edited, this version still retained a large number of errors, such as the raptors lacking feathers, Ornitholestes having a nose horn, Liopleurodon still being described as the biggest carnivore ever, and Ornithocheirus/Tropeognathus being oversized. They even recorded some commentary with paleontologist Thomas Holtz Jr. over how raptors were feathered in real life, but chose not to use the clip since the footage still erroneously showed the raptors with scales. Apart from these, this new narration contained some errors of its own, such as stating that dinosaurs, lizards and crocodiles were ichthyosaurs, and also reinterpreted some of the original storylines -- for instance, the last episode was moved from taking place 65 million years ago to 70 million years ago. See more »

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Referenced in Troldspejlet: Episode #51.4 (2014) See more »

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Awesome
18 April 2000 | by filmbuff-36See all my reviews

Great "documentary" of how scientist's believed dinosaurs behaved, captured with some of the most spectacular CGI since "Jurassic Park". Done completely seriously, like a prehistoric episode of "Nation Geographic". Grabs your attention from the first frame and never lets go. My favorite part was when the Diplodocus fights off the Allosauros.

10 stars. This is what science is all about.


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