Walking with Dinosaurs

Walking with Dinosaurs

Walking with Dinosaurs

Realistic, CG animated family adventure from BBC Earth follows three Pachyrhinosaurus dinosaurs named Patchi, Scowler, and Juniper from infancy to adulthood. Based on the BBC's 1999 mini-series of the same name that simulated the style of a nature documentary with animated dinosaurs. 

Like the mini-series, Walking with Dinosaurs utilises computer animation technology and paleontological studies to create the Late Cretaceous period. The settings are real and filmed in Alaska (close to where the Pachyrhinosaurus originally lived), with extra footage shot in New Zealand.

2013Rating: PG, Mild animated violence87 minsUSA, UK, Australia
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Walking with Dinosaurs / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Piles on references to such distinctly human concepts as ninjas and ballet, while 21st-century expressions ("Worst migration ever!") and a forgettable selection of pop tunes feel instantly biodegradable.

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Total Film

Total Film

Ignore the chit-chat, and the CG critters wow.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Looks great, the writing is peppered with moments of wit, and there's even an educational component built in as dinosaur facts are displayed on the screen.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Pretty silly - but reliable machine-tooled family fare for the holidays.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

First-rate CG effects do battle with third-rate dialogue in this 3D adventure based on acclaimed BBC series.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

An object lesson in how one awful creative decision (sassy voiceovers, flavourless pop tunes) can wreck a movie that might otherwise have been watchable.

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