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Walking with Monsters 

Not Rated | | Documentary | TV Series (2005)
A 90-minute documentary about life before the dinosaurs.
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Kenneth Branagh ...  Narrator 3 episodes, 2005
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A 90-minute documentary about life before the dinosaurs. Starting from the Cambrian Period (530 MYA) and ending at the Early Triassic Period (248 MYA), Walking With Monsters shows the life and death struggles prehistoric creatures before the dinosaurs went through. It also portrays an accurate picture of our first ancestors. Written by EugeneandSasha

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UK

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English

Release Date:

5 November 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

I giganternes verden See more »

Filming Locations:

Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain See more »

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Impossible Pictures See more »
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(3 parts)

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Very late into production it was discovered that Megarachne, the basis of the giant spider seen in the Carboniferous segment was actually an eurypterid or sea scorpion like those seen in the Silurian part. The crew decided then to rename their now obsolete creature "Mesothelae", after the most primitive group of living spiders. There were Mesothelae spiders in the Carboniferous, but just not that big. See more »

Alternate Versions

There are two widely available variations of the show's original British version:
  • One that has all three episodes being separate. This version has previews and recaps at the beginning and end of each episode. Also, at the very end there is a never-before-seen shot of an Allosaurus walking on a Jurassic plain.
  • The other version combines the three episodes into a one-and-a-half hour long movie, with the episodes flowing together. This one lacks the new shot of the Allosaurus. It begins with primordial Earth being shown from afar, whereas the other version lacks this shot and starts out with a closer view. It also has an extended ending, with more stock footage taken from Walking with Dinosaurs as the narrator talks about the mammals' ancestors. The other version lacks this scene.
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Referenced in Primeval: Episode #1.2 (2007) See more »

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Possibly the Best Documentary Of All Time!
21 December 2005 | by EugeneandSashaSee all my reviews

What can I say, Walking With Monsters is quite possibly the greatest documentary ever. It is thrilling, suspenseful, action-packed, entertaining, and educational.

It portrays the constant struggle of life before the dinosaurs. It has some excellent CGI and music. The way it shows the prehistoric creatures are far better than how I imagined they would be.

No scenes bored me and I was always enthralled and at the edge of my seat. If you want to see a good documentary see this one. It exceeds in everything and far surpasses Dinosaur Planet and Walking With dinosaurs.

This is a spectacular documentary not to be missed.

My Rating: 9.9/10


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