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 »
The hind legs of the Allosaurus frequently "clip into" the base of their tail as they walk. 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 »
Big Al Ballad is basically an extra episode of the Walking with Dinosaurs mini-series and it focuses on the life time of an Allosaur named Al, the originality in the name just kills me!! Anyway it is a great time revisiting the Late Jurassic and seen in a sense from the point of view of a predator, how was this environment. I love this documentary , because it feels like a 30 short movie with dinosaurs as the main characters and the fact that they made Al just an animal ,which it was and we still rooted for him ,is a sign of how well-made is this episode. Keep in mind that this, about 30 minutes long episode, makes you feel emotions for a creature ,which is dead for about a hundred forty five million year and there are directors today who can not achieve that with trained humans for the job! In the end just add it in your dinosaur documentary collection and show it to your kids.
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