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Dinotasia (2012)

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A collection of vignettes presenting possible experiences in the lives of dinosaurs during various periods.
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One of our favourite natural history subjects, the good old dinosaur, gets a makeover and then some in this fantastically ambitious and groundbreaking documentary. Based on cutting-edge palaeontology and the latest fossil records, DINOTASIA presents a series of vignettes about dinosaurs - both familiar faces and some we have only found out about in the past ten years. The film uses CGI to bring the stories to life, but draws on animation's birth in silent film and early Disney to create proper, traditional visual storytelling. Werner Herzog narrates, reuniting with the team behind GRIZZLY MAN and CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS. Written by Picturehouse Entertainment

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This movie is comprised of segments featured in the Discovery Channel documentary series Dinosaur Revolution (2011), presented as that series has originally been conceived, with minimal narration and the visuals telling the stories. See more »

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The K-Pg asteroid is shown impacting in daylight, but when the Earth is viewed from space, the impact site is on the night side. See more »

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A fun watch, but don't be fooled!
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This is an odd little movie. Although the animation and layout of the film might make you think that this is going to be a straight-up documentary like the BBC's "Walking With..." series, "Dinotasia" is more like a series of vignettes surrounding the experiences of a few individual dinosaurs (a pterosaur learning to fly, a tyrannosaurus couple defending their territory, etc.). Although Werner Herzog is cast as the narrator, he barely speaks at all, though he usually introduces each vignette with a few short lines, but these are more related to the theme of the narrative rather than scientific facts.

Although it comes off a bit cartoonish at times and might turn off people who came in expecting a true documentary, "Dinotasia" is quite an enjoyable viewing experience. At the very least, it's the world's first and only black comedy that can boast photo-realistic animated dinosaurs!


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