The small herbivorous dinosaur that Al tries to catch, Othnielia, has been renamed Othnielosaurus since this special aired, since many fossils originally thought to have belonged to Othnielia had proved to be those of a different dinosaur. Othnielia is considered by some palaeontologists to be a dubious name. See more »
When the female Allosaurus tackles Al to the ground and jumps over him, for a moment as a cloud of dust bursts up, she becomes transparent. See more »
The American version splices _Big Al Uncovered_ between chapters of _The Ballad of Big Al_ alternatingly, so the effect is that you have a one hour show, instead of two 30 minute shows. See more »
I have seen all 3 series of the "Walking with..." specials. They are all high quality and add more of a wild life nature show feel to it than they do a typical boring special on dinos.
Some really cool shots are in this film. For example:
When the baby Al and his siblings are feeding near a creek, we see them jumping up to try and catch dragonflies. One falls into the water. The scene is really cute. Yet also in on scene have a baby Al nip at the camera. This little touch makes this series so well done. Gets you out of the mind set of you are watching fake dinos and for a second makes you feel as though they are real.
Watch all of the Walking With series if you can get the chance.
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