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March of the Dinosaurs (2011)

Set 70 million years ago in the Cretaceous period in North America, this animated documentation/drama follows the journey of a young Edmontosaurus named Scar and his herd as they migrate ... See full summary »

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Matthew Thompson

Writers:

Jasper James (story), Matthew Thompson (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Stephen Fry ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Simon Kerr Simon Kerr ... Narrator
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Set 70 million years ago in the Cretaceous period in North America, this animated documentation/drama follows the journey of a young Edmontosaurus named Scar and his herd as they migrate south for the winter. This film depicts recent findings about Dinosaurs, such as Tyrannosaurs with feathers. Written by Joyce M

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UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Great Dinosaur Escape See more »

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GBP2,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The specific genus of the ankylosaurian dinosaur isn't identified in the film. It is an Edmontonia. It is unclear why the narration never mentions its name - likely, the creators feared that having two similarly named dinosaurs (the other being Edmontosaurus) would confuse audiences. Unfortunately, some foreign dubs named it Ankylosaurus, which is incorrect, as it was a totally different dinosaur. See more »

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When you first see the Albertosaurs, their teeth continually switch from black to white in between scenes. See more »

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Watchable entertainment
25 April 2011 | by angus-silvieSee all my reviews

This dinosaur adventure is aimed at younger viewers (but not too young as the inter-dinosaur fight scenes could be a bit scary for them). The storyline approach appears to be borrowed from Disney, like the kind of films I remember seeing in my own youth where a cat, a (insert animal of choice) and a goat would team up to trek across America in order to find a previous owner who has moved house and reluctantly sold them to a cruel new owner.... or something like that. This time the narration focuses on Scar the vegetarian dinosaur who treks across what is now America but in those days wasn't. Meanwhile Patch the carnivorous dinosaur - a less appealing Velociraptor lookalike - stays where he is and learns how to survive in the Arctic winters.

The standard of the animation is very good, and is realistic enough for you to sometimes forget you are not watching a real documentary. Shame they couldn't have got David Attenborough to do the commentary, that would have helped. Stephen Fry is an adequate replacement though. Imbibing the dinosaurs with thoughts and feelings seems a bit forced at times, even though I suppose this was the only way they could make a good story out of it.

If you don't mind the predictable storyline and saccharine characterisations, this is a good family film.


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