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Based on the latest paleontological discoveries from all continents, veteran actor John Hurt narrates the gory, bleak stories of the brutal relationship between the ancient apex predators and their gigantic herbivorous prey.


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John Hurt ...  Himself - Narrator 6 episodes, 2011


An astonishing six-part series that brings to life the most incredible creatures that ever existed. From Spinosaurus, the biggest killer to ever walk the Earth, to the immense sea-monster Predator X, and the deadly cannibalistic Majunasaurus - dinosaurs were more monstrous, more horrific and bizarre than ever before imagined. Combining a 3D graphic world, incredible CGI and stunning photo-real fight scenes, this is a whole new perspective on dinosaurs. Written by Anonymous

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14 September 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Planet Dinosaur See more »

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Jellyfish Pictures See more »
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(original) | (6 episodes)


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16:9 HD
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In the third episode, during the Centrosaurus scene when they are crossing the river, one Centrosaurus is dragged under by a crocodile. The crocodile was in fact a Deinoshucus, a 30ft long Alligator that lived during the time this scene takes place. See more »


The feathered dinosaur Sinornithosaurus is shown as having a venomous bite. However, this hypothesis was debunked years before the show came out, and most scientists think it was based on incorrect assumptions. For example, the "venom glands" above the animal's teeth probably were simply its tooth sockets which the teeth have come out of during fossilization. See more »


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Worse than Walking with Dinosaurs
6 June 2018 | by jurassicseanSee all my reviews

I will admit, this is not the worst dinosaur documentary out there. But it is not to the same quality as the "Walking with" series was.

Let's talk about the pros first. This definitely contains a plethora of factual information to share with the audience, which is quite nice. It takes the time to explain how paleontologists have theorized certain aspects and behaviors of the creatures based on direct fossil evidence. The show focuses quite a bit on the actual fossils rather than always showing the dinosaurs on screen, which is a nice change of pace. With all the evidence they present, it makes the dinosaurs in the show more believable in their behaviors and actions.

Now to the cons. I don't like the style of the show. The models look very bland, especially with the models. Most of the creatures look very similar with their models, and the models themselves look cheap. When there is a feathered dinosaur, not all of the feathers look like they're really on the dinosaur. The creatures and the environments don't look real. It all looks like it was done on a computer (which I know it is, but it would be nice if it looked a little more realistic). I also do 't like how basically every scene with a dinosaur involves it fighting and/or killing another dinosaur. I get it, dinosaurs fighting each other is entertaining, but fighting is not something animals do 24/7. It's actually a last resort for animals, as it would be for dinosaurs. Now it's fine to have some scenes with fighting dinosaurs, but not too much. This is something that Walking with Dinosaurs did fantastically. That program had little fight scenes, and was mainly showing dinosaurs just doing what dinosaurs normally do, and it worked. So why does this show feel the need to only have fight scenes? It's unnecessary.

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