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Everything you want to know about dinosaurs.

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Robert Bakker Robert Bakker ... Himself
Philip Currie Philip Currie ... Himself
John Horner John Horner ... Himself
Christopher Reeve ... Himself
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An entertaining documentary look at dinosaurs with Emmy Award-winning special effects, feature film clips and stills, commentary by leading paleontologists and an on camera and voice-over narrative by Christopher Reeve. Shot on location in Los Angeles and New York at the American Museum of Natural History Written by Steven Paul Mark

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5 November 1985 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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$785,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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While the filming progressed, fireworks from the Philharmonic's "1812 Overture" in Central Park occasionally halted the sound recording. See more »

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Christopher Reeve: Join us now for this first-time ever look at a world authentically recreated especially for this program: The World of the Dinosaur.
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A real blast from my childhood!
7 February 2017 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

Dinosaurs were just about my favorite things from my childhood, ever since first seeing the Primeval World segment at the Disneyland Railroad attraction. From collecting books to figurines, dinosaurs were just the most entertaining and fascinating creatures, and I was obviously excited when I saw this documentary on TV - one of my first times seeing live-looking dinosaurs in action.

Though this documentary shows clips from a variety of classic dinosaur films, there were also some original dinosaur footage filmed especially for this movie - most notably the battle between the Tyrannosaurus Rex and Monoclonius, the Trachodon escaping the T-Rex and the pair of Deinonychus chasing down a Struthiomimus. These scenes were definitely the highlight of the documentary and it was a treat for me seeing these live-looking dinosaurs in battle.

A very good documentary with some good insight in the narration and, though dated by 2010s standard, good visual effects for its time.

Grade A-


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