The life of American dinosaurs is seen in amazing detail. The Feathered Dromeosaurs (Raptors) debut on this film along with the bizarre Therizinosaur. Each story is compelling and ...
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Nigel Marven travels back in time to rescue exotic creatures on the brink of extinction. CGI is used to create animals no longer seen on earth, from woolly mammoths, and T Rex, to dinosaur-eating crocodiles.
On a unique underwater voyage spanning millions of years in prehistory, our dauntless presenter explores seven different seas, encountering an extraordinary variety of underwater life from ... See full summary »
This two-part series, a sequel to Walking with Dinosaurs featured Nigel and his "team of fellow explorers" encountering prehistoric life over a large range of time, and seeing creatures not featured in the original series.
Based on the latest paleontological discoveries from all continents, veteran actor John Hurt narrates the gory, bleak stories of the brutal relationship between the ancient apex predators and their gigantic herbivorous prey.
Brings to life some of the most bizarre, ferocious and fascinating creatures to ever inhabit the ocean. Combines animation with recreations in a prehistoric adventure. A journey to the ... See full summary »
Sean MacLeod Phillips
The life of American dinosaurs is seen in amazing detail. The Feathered Dromeosaurs (Raptors) debut on this film along with the bizarre Therizinosaur. Each story is compelling and well-written. From a Coelophysis exploring the world around him to a teenage Tyrannosaurus learning from his mother how to hunt and even a love story between two Stegosaurus. This film also shows audiences real fossil finds and museum displays to show the researcher's work. This is educational, thrilling, and is a well-executed Discovery Channel response to BBC's ground-breaking "Walking with Dinosaurs" miniseries.Written by
Preston Michael Simpson
Walking with Dinosaurs was the first of the CGI dinosaur documentaries, and in its field, it excelled. It was groundbreaking, and the effort put forth in the documentary showed. However, two years later, Discovery made there own dinosaur documentary: When dinosaurs roamed America.
When Dinosaurs roamed America is just as good as Walking with Dinosaurs, if not better. It is just as good quality and the dinosaur behaviors and mechanics are just as good too.
The graphics could be better, sure, but they are on the same par as Walking with, and are agreeably hold the same effect. The dinosaur designs themselves are also very well made, and the Roars are extremely memorable.
Though the documentary doesn't use scientific terms, it still gets the point across, and small little segments that explain the animals anatomy and behavior are a great addition. They feel in place, and necessary.
Inaccuracies aren't very abundant here, and they are sometimes annoying when they appear, but they do not feel so out of place as the other inaccuracies in Walking with. However, they do extract from the experience.
Still, the documentary is great, and personally, I enjoy it more than Walking with Dinosaurs. It feels more fresh, and the scientific segments in between are a new idea filled with knowledge. When Dinosaurs roamed America is one of the quintessential dinosaur documentaries of its time.
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