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Walking with Dinosaurs 

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Documentary-style series about the era of the dinosaurs, mixing real locations and CGI.
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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Kenneth Branagh ...  Narrator 7 episodes, 1999
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Using the latest technology the amazing lost world of the Cretaceous, Triassic and Jurassic periods of Earth's history, when the dinosaurs reigned supreme, is brought stunningly back to life. The series provides insights into how these mammoth creatures appeared, how they survived for millions of years and probes the mysteries of their sudden disappearance leaving only a fossil record to show they had ever existed! Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK] | Discovery Channel

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Akolouthontas tous deinosavrous See more »

Filming Locations:

Bahamas See more »

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Budget:

GBP6,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(6 episodes)

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Stereo | Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

According to animation director Mike Milne, simple off-the-shelf computers were used to create the show's dinosaurs, in order to keep everything under budget. The animation software used, Softimage, had some limitations, such as its inability to switch rapidly between the low-poly animation models and detailed finalized models, so programmer Alex Parkinson had to create a special system to perform this function. See more »

Goofs

Every pterosaur (flying reptile) in the series folds its wings incorrectly -- sideways. The bone structure only allowed these animals to turn their hands outwards to the sides, rather than frontwards, and this allowed them to neatly fold back their long, wing-supporting fingers, but not to the side. See more »

Alternate Versions

The original UK version, shown on BBC, and the US version, shown on Discovery Channel, differ in various aspects:
  • Kenneth Branagh does the narration for the UK version, Avery Brooks for the US version
  • UK version is presented in 6 episodes à 30 minutes, US version is shown as a 3-hour special
  • US version is cut for gore
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Connections

Referenced in SuperCroc (2001) See more »

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Entertaining and Informative. This will make you go oh wow even though you're actually learning something
30 August 2006 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

This is as good as it gets.

This is six episodes tracing (briefly) what life may have been like when dinosaurs ruled the earth. Done in the style of a nature documentary this show does away with talking heads instead just gives us the good stuff with the dinosaurs attempting to survive.

Certainly this isn't a true documentary since none of what we see on screen can be attested to with any certainty, but its a best guess, and an entertaining one at that. Here is a show that brings dinosaurs to life in a realistic way that doesn't involve them eating people. This is a show that should be shown to any kid who loves dinosaurs since it will instill them with the OH WOW factor to go out and find out more. It will also entertain the hell out of them, and you.

See this. If you love animal shows or nature or science or Disney True Life Adventures (except no one really gets killed) or just a really good trip to somewhere else run out and get yourself a copy. Your brain will thank you.


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