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Rex: kyoryu monogatari (1993)

| Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A young girl befriends an infant T-rex after her palentologist father nurtures a lair of lost dinosaur eggs.

Director:

Haruki Kadokawa
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Cast

Credited cast:
Masanobu Andô
Shinobu Ôtake Shinobu Ôtake
Tsunehiko Watase Tsunehiko Watase
Yuta Yamazaki Yuta Yamazaki
Mitsuko Kusabue Mitsuko Kusabue
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yumi Adachi
Haruka Suenaga Haruka Suenaga
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A young girl befriends an infant T-rex after her palentologist father nurtures a lair of lost dinosaur eggs.

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Family | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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Kadokawa quickly made the film due to the popularity of Jurassic Park (1993) and Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (1992) at the Japanese box office. This film has been credited as taking away some of the box office profits of Jurassic Park in Japan. While Jurassic Park was highly successful in Japan, its profits were slightly less than what Universal expected. See more »

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An interesting little film
16 February 2021 | by floppin-aroundSee all my reviews

Made to capitalize on the success of Jurassic Park and Japan's own Godzilla franchise, Baby is surpassingly quite unique and charming. The story is of a young girl who gets tasked with the extraordinary opportunity to raise an infant T-Rex. The driving theme is motherhood, as the main girl's mother was never there for her so the girl wants to be the mom (for this dinosaur) that she never had. The film accomplishes this with all the appropriate cheesiness. The practical effects are decent and charming enough, but don't expect to "believe" in this T-Rex. The film seems weirdly American to me though, as her family lives in rural Japan in what is essentially an American house. They sit at a dinner table, eating American food while using knives and forks. Maybe this was done for international appeal? The Christmas segments also seemed very western, but this isn't a complaint. It's silly, heartfelt, and fun. This is definitely a recommendation from me if you enjoy this kind of movie.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Also Known As:

Rex: A Dinosaur's Story See more »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Kadokawa Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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