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Walking with Prehistoric Beasts 

Walking with Beasts (original title)
Using the latest digital technology, the era between the dinosaurs and man is superbly recreated by the BBC and Discovery Channel in another winning production from the coalition.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Kenneth Branagh ...  Narrator 8 episodes, 2001
Stockard Channing ...  Narrator (U.S.A Version) 8 episodes, 2001
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Where _Walking With Dinosaurs (1999) (TV)_ took us through the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous Eras, Walking With Prehistoric Beasts examines the various Cenozoic eras, when mammals began to dominate after the massive late Cretaceous extinction that killed 65% of life on Earth, including the dinosaurs. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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English

Release Date:

15 November 2001 (UK) See more »

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Walking with Prehistoric Beasts See more »

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£15,000,000 (estimated)
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(6 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Some of the animals were redesigned for the companion book and in promotional images. In particular, the Dinofelis cat looks almost entirely different, and the cave lion was also given a short, stumpy tail instead of the long tail it has in the series. See more »

Quotes

[Last lines.]
Kenneth Branagh: [narrating] We have since built museums to celebrate the past, and spend decades studying prehistoric lives. And if all this has taught us anything, it is this: no species lasts forever.
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Alternate Versions

The Discovery Channel broadcast edits all six episodes into one program, splicing in the documentaries Triumph of the Beasts and Walking with Prehistoric Beasts: The Beasts Within, and is narrated by Stockard Channing. In addition, many scenes of gore and sex have been removed. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Beasts Within (2001) See more »

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One Big Freak Show
22 December 2003 | by franklyn-2See all my reviews

In terms of the age of our planet and in relation to 'Walking with Dinosaurs' set in Earth's distant past, 'Walking With Prehistoric Beasts' happened only last week so to speak. The series starts off with one of the first Mammals then finishing with Humans and the Giant Mammoths, with carnivorous Wolf like animals who's nearest modern day relative are Sheep! this is one big freak show from start to finish.

'Walking With Prehistoric Beasts' tells the story of how Mammals have come to dominate this planet we call home, with each part a different story about an individual, family or group and how they survive and cope in the harsh new Post-Dino world

If you enjoyed 'Walking with Dinosaurs' (it's predecessor) you're love this, the narration, models, FX & CGI have all improved greatly, with some of the `Beasts' in parts even interacting with the camera that is suppose to be filming them.

Great viewing for young and old


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