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When Dinosaurs Roamed America (2001)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Georgann Kane

Star:

John Goodman
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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John Goodman ... Narrator (voice)
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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

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After 65 million years... they're back.


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Unrated
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Official Sites:

Discovery Channel

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dinosaurier erobern die Welt See more »

Filming Locations:

Neuquén, Argentina

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Some of the dinosaur noises, especially the raptor roars, were designed to sound like those used in Jurassic Park (1993). See more »

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When the male Stegosaurus tries to mate, the female's tail clips through his body. See more »

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Referenced in Before We Ruled the Earth: Hunt or Be Hunted (2003) See more »

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A perfect successor to Walking with Dinosaurs.
16 April 2019 | by derrickkilmerSee all my reviews

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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