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A four-episode animated series charting the adventures of four dinosaurs - each on a different continent in the prehistoric world: a lone female Velociraptor in Asia; a young male ... See full summary »
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Christian Slater ...  Narrator 4 episodes, 2003
Scott Sampson Scott Sampson ...  Himself - Host 2 episodes, 2003
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A four-episode animated series charting the adventures of four dinosaurs - each on a different continent in the prehistoric world: a lone female Velociraptor in Asia; a young male Daspletosaurus in North America; a South American female Saltasaur; and a young adult Pyroraptor in Europe. Narrated by Christian Slater and hosted by paleontologist Scott Sampson. Written by Anonymous

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Even monsters have a story to tell. This is theirs.


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14 December 2003 (USA) See more »

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The scene in which an avalanche of sand covers and kills a pair of fighting Velociraptor and Protoceratops was based on a real fossil that shows the same event. See more »

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In the Pod's Travels segment, when an animatronic model is filmed for Pod's head instead of a CGI dinosaur, clearly visible burrs, excess pieces of rubber can be noticed around his eyelids. See more »

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References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »

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30 August 2006 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

Four stories of varying quality concerning four dinosaurs and their struggles to survive.

Because its a Discovery Channel Production, the place where the landmark series Walking with Dinosaurs played in the US and because Discovery played up the similarities one will have to make a comparison. In my eyes Walking With Dinosaurs is the clear winner, thats not to say that Dinosaur Planet is bad, its not, its just much too long for what it is.

Where Walking was a semi documentary (but mostly a best guess) on how dinosaurs lived. Here we have hour long stories about the fights for survival of four different animals. We follow them as they try to survive in the various locations they live in with each animal getting name in the narration. Its a dinosaur version of Wild Kingdom. The problem is that each story goes on for an hour. Thats all fine and all but there isn't enough story to hold the attention for an hour for each of the characters, especially since the eat and be eaten theme gets a bit too over played.

I liked it at first, and probably would have enjoyed it more in small bits instead of the four hour marathon I saw it in.

Worth a shot on cable, especially if you love dinosaurs. Not sure about a rental and certainly see it before you buy it.


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