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Dinosaur

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Fate saved Aladar from death... now Aladar must find a way to save his world from extinction!

Dinosaur is the journey of a three tonne Iguanadon named Aladar, who is raised from the egg by a clan of Lemurs and eventually reunited with his own kind.

With flaming meteors devastating the landscape and water in diminishing supply, the dinosaurs find themselves in a race against time to reach the safety of their nesting grounds. When Aladar comes to the aid of a group of misfits unable to keep up with the breakneck pace of the herd, he makes an enemy of Kron, the leader of the group. Faced with such perils as treacherous rock slides and attacking Carnotaurs, Aladar and his friends must overcome tremendous obstacles before they can settle into a new life in a beautiful valley.

This remarkable film represents a major advance for computer animation and Disney's in-house feature debut in this medium.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film animation dinosaur adventure meteor

Persons of interest

  • DB Sweeney .... Aladar
  • Alfre Woodard .... Plio
  • Ossie Davis .... Yar
  • Max Casella .... Zini
  • Hayden Panettiere .... Suri
  • Samuel E. Wright .... Kron
  • Julianna Margulies .... Neera
  • Peter Siragusa .... Bruton
  • Joan Plowright .... Baylene
  • Della Reese .... Eema
  • Thom Enriquez .... Storywriter
  • Tamara Lusher .... Storywriter
  • Shirley Pierce .... Storywriter
  • Rhett Reese .... Storywriter
  • John Harrison .... Storywriter
  • Ralph Zondag .... Storywriter
  • Robert Nelson Jacobs .... Storywriter
  • Walon Green .... Screenwriter
  • Robert Nelson Jacobs .... Screenwriter
  • John Harrison .... Screenwriter
  • Eric Leighton .... Director
  • Ralph Zondag .... Director

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Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Skipping with dinosaurs.

This is a Disney movie and despite using the same technology that was used to make the TV series the storyline has nothing in common. One is an examination of life and death in a natural, historical sense and the other is an examination of life and death in a cultural, dramatic sense. I will leave you to guess which is which.

The biggest problem with this film is that it could be about any species and you'd get pretty much the same result. The hero is a strong, silent type raised in a culture foreign to his genes (it's starting to sound a bit like Tarzan). He falls in love with the first female of his kind whom he meets while facing a challenge with the first male. Because of his individual nature he manages to overcome the herd mentality of his peers and succeed where all else fail (it's starting to sound a lot like Tarzan). Can you tell this was made in the USA?

Having completed all the bagging he's going to do, I will now move on to the complements.

The animation is awesome. It's Jurassic Park a hundred times bigger. The Lemurs move with all the grace of a bunch of Lemurs; their fur ripples and flows in a way that makes you want to reach out and stroke it.

Hmmm... why does my flatmate's cat choose this moment to climb onto the desk demanding attention?

Anyhoo, you should know that there are no songs (it's one of those other Disney movies), lots of room for merchandising (although there's precious little for some reason) and an easy sequel ending. the kids will like it, the adults won't mind it and it'll look better on the big screen than it will on the small. Have fun!

Security censorship classification

PG (Low level violence)

Surveillance time

82 minutes (1:22 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 4 April 2001
DVD retail: 19 March 2003
Blu-ray retail: 23 May 2007

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