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Dinosaur (2000)."That, children, is what's known as a jerkosaurus.."

This week it's Tarzan meets Land Before Time in a journey back to the Cretaceous period lots of dino deaths, some by predators some by hurt pride. We debate types of dinosaurs and question the exact parentage of a certain messed up looking lemur...is that your dad? or your brother? All this and more on this weeks episode of Dinosaur from 2000. 


 

Storyline :During an attack on a pack of Iguanodon, an egg is separated and ends up with the possession of a group of lemurs. The lemurs care for this egg and the young creature born from it, which they call Aladar (D.B. Sweeney). When meteorites hit Earth, Aladar and his family must leave their homeland. Away from home and as close to danger as they have ever been, they meet up with a huge group of dinosaurs, led by Kron (Samuel E. Wright) and Bruton (Peter Siragusa). All together they are trying to reach the nesting grounds, but it's not going to be easy.


Directors: Eric Leighton and Ralph Zondag


Writers: Thom Enriquez, John Harrison and Robert Nelson Jacobs.


Stars: DB Sweeney, Julianna Marguiles, Samuel E. Wright, Alfre Woodard, and Ossie Davis.


Awards: 4 Wins & 22 Nominations


Film Budget: $127,500,000

Gross Worldwide: $349,822,765



 

Disney was definitely going for a more serious look with this animated feature. No singing lemurs or dancing carnataurs to be found here. Just a score.










 

Discover a world you've only imagined.

  1. Initially, Directors Eric Leighton and Ralph Zondag were to use the popular Tyrannosaurus rex as this movie's antagonistic predator, but at around the time of production, The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) was released, which depicted a somewhat softer, motherly side to the classic dinosaur. Thus, a Carnotaurus was used. However, they changed the Carnotaurus' size to be even larger than Tyrannosaurus rex, close to 17-18 m long, when real Carnotaurus were only 8-9 m in length, about the same size or even smaller then the film's hero Aladar.

  2. One original concept for the dialogue in this movie would have seen the characters not moving their lips and beaks to talk, but rather as voice-overs, similar to Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993).

  3. One creature that was designed but cut from the final film was a Mosasaurus, a large, sea-dwelling reptile that would have been used in a scene where the Herd goes to a river to drink and encounters the Mosasaurus. In some video game versions of this movie, however, the Mosasaurus makes an appearance.

  4. At an official one hundred thirty million dollars (unoffically two hundred million dollars), this is the most expensive movie released in 2000.

  5. This movie has the highest death toll of any animated Disney movie.



 

If you have a dino obsessed kid this isn't the worst possible thing they could be watching and you can let them stream it again and again right here on Disney+



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