Afterwards, Patchi's herd (now led by Bulldust's rival Major) combines with Juniper's as they continue their migration. [32], The film's character designer David Krentz said, "Although the production veered away from being very realistic, the animation still plays independently. He adopted a Spanish accent since parrots had a Latin Americanorigin. They are only anthropomorphised to a small degree and that is necessary for a film like this. The color palette and feather pattern of a golden pheasant was used for the appearance of the Hesperonychus. [14] The characters were based on creatures found at fossil sites in Alaska and in Canada. [35], Palaeontologist Anthony Fiorillo was a consultant for the film and helped determine what dinosaurs lived in Alaska at the time. 1999 Directed by Jasper James, Tim Haines. [68], Walking with Dinosaurs was released on Blu-ray 2D and 3D and DVD in the United States on 25 March 2014. He said, "What was most difficult was finding the right pitch, because Alex is a small bird, but he's also the story's narrator. "[14] Executives at 20th Century Fox, one of the film's main distributors, viewed a rough cut and felt the film needed voiceovers so children in the audience could connect to the characters. [47] It distributed the film in Australia and New Zealand on 1 January 2014. The animators collaborated with the palaeontologists to validate the basic movements of the computer-animated dinosaurs. Instead, Patchi leads them into fighting off Gorgon and his pack. "[51] It predicted that Walking with Dinosaurs would gross US$11.8 million over the weekend and rank sixth at the box office. In what Variety called one of the "biggest deals in years", 20th Century Fox, the one-time U.S. home video distributor of the original series, purchased rights to distribute the film in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Latin America, and other territories. The world was a bit warmer then, so they would have had 24 hours of sunshine in the summer and 24 hours of darkness in the winter. Filming & Production Now before we start there seems to be a couple versions of this documentary. [48] ComingSoon.net predicted that with a crowded weekend of films, Walking with Dinosaurs would gross US$6.8 million over the weekend to rank seventh at the box office. IM Global covered only 15% of the budget directly. "[64], Mark Adams of Screen International said Walking with Dinosaurs worked as "a kids' film for young dino fans". [5] Long said he was cast based on his voicing of the chipmunk Alvin in Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007) and its sequels. A companion book was written by Tim Haines to accompany the first screening of the series in 1999. You get Walking With Dinosaurs, one of the most influential and popular dinosaur documentary series of all time, treating the dinosaurs as real animals and the depictions of them as naturalistic as the animals that roam the world today. "[11] A team of scientific and technical consultants contributed to the film. Radio Announcer. It grossed US$13.8 million, with US$1.6 million grossed in the United Kingdom. [3] It distributed the film in cinemas in the United States and in the United Kingdom on 20 December 2013. Think woody outskirts of Seattle instead. [44], Walking with Dinosaurs premiered on 14 December 2013 at the Dubai International Film Festival. Their story is related by Alex the Alexornis who has a symbolic relationship with the trio. Jolin applauded the visual effects but said that "the decision to insert chirp-pop songs and voice the principal dinosaurs" overshadowed the effects. Over 35% of sales for Walking with Dinosaurs were from Blu-ray sales. For "Cast", the added names are not verified to be in the film. 3D He said where films like The Land Before Time and You Are Umasou (the latter based on the Japanese book of the same name) were children's films with meaningful dialogue, Walking with Dinosaurs instead had dialogue that "is vacuous and not only lacks emotional weight, but actually drains any emotions the audience might feel for the characters". [32], The Wall Street Journal reported that film critics thought that Walking with Dinosaurs's "majestic visuals are seriously undermined by pedestrian storytelling". Scowler. In its final version, the movie has a narration and goes inside the heads of the animals, so you can hear what they're thinking. Created by late renowned Artistic Director and Visionary - William ‘Bill’ May. The crew filmed footage on location in the U.S. state of Alaska and in New Zealand, which were chosen for their similarities to the dinosaurs' surroundings millions of years ago. It's that forced, unnecessary and largely unfunny dialogue—save for Leguizamo's spirited way with words—that comes up distractingly flat. [10] Nightingale and BBC Earth's managing director Amanda Hill sought to produce film adaptations to extend the arm's brand of nature programming. Bulldust moves his herd south as well, but when they try to pass through a forest, they are forced to flee when a storm strikes and a fire erupts. At a beach, Scowler follows a herd of Edmontosaurus to find food, callously leaving Patchi and Juniper behind. Episode 1, New Dawn: Leptictidium auderiense Propalaeotherium hassiacum Darwinius masillae Eurotamandua joresi Ambulocetus natans Dissacus europaeus Gastornis geiselensis Pristichampsus rollinatii Titanomyrma gigantea Episode 2, Whale Killer: Basilosaurus isis Dorudon atrox Physogaleus contortus Moeritherium lyonsi Arsinoitherium zitteli Aegyptopithecus zeuxis Episode 3, … [11] Live-action footage was filmed in New Zealand and in the southern part of the U.S. state of Alaska. After years of making the same migration from north to south and vice versa, an adult Scowler becomes the herd's new leader after defeating Major, and chooses Juniper to be his mate, much to Patchi's disappointment. And not much snow or ice. [53], The film was released in 3,231 cinemas in the United States with 84% of the cinemas having 3D. Enraged and believing Patchi to be usurping him and also trying to take Juniper from him, Scowler confronts Patchi and challenges him for a battle in exchange for leadership of the herd. He said, "The film's attempt to make its story broad and accessible at times sits uneasily alongside the spectacular computer animation. [22] Additional filming also took place in the South Island of New Zealand. The settings of some of the six episodes were changed between the time the book was written and the screening of the television series, and some of their names were changed: "New Blood" is set at Ghost Ranch, and "Cruel Sea" is set at or near Solnhofenin Germany near what then were the Vindelicisch Islands. The film grossed US$36.1 million in the United States and Canada and US$90.5 million in other territories for a worldwide total of US$126.5 million. Walking with Dinosaurs is a 2013 family film about dinosaurs set in the Late Cretaceous period, 70 million years ago. Cast. [18] Animal Logic ultimately created 800 animated shots for the film, which director Cook said was a low number for an animated film. The deal had initially attached Pierre de Lespinois of Evergreen Films and Neil Nightingale to co-direct the film. In the film, the story of the dinosaurs is book-ended by live-action footage. Cast. [58] Outside the United States, Walking with Dinosaurs was released in 40 markets the same opening weekend. Dinosaurs Schleich Cave Playset Walking Tyrannosaurus Rex DINOSAURS Toys For Kids. The Gorgosaurus that appeared in the movie are referred to as Nanuqsaurus; this is probably because other than a few possible indeterminate remains, Gorgosaurus is not known from Alaska, while Nanuqsaurus is. [16] Nightingale explained, "It was originally funded by... Reliance, and then we sold it pretty quickly to 20th Century Fox for most of the world, and to a range of other distributors in a few other countries, and that's not an unusual path for an independent film — in other words, a non-studio film which doesn't originate from a big studio. Variety reported, "Insiders say it's safe to say that the pre-sales cover most, if not all, of the film's budget." [41], Distributor 20th Century Fox focused advertising on young children. He is the son of Bulldust and an unnamed female Patchyrhinosaurus, the older brother of Patchi and his late siblings. Dinosaur ID Card. [40] Travelgoods.com produced back to school merchandise based on the film, and Keldan International sold a hatching-egg toy for Christmas. [18] It also added feathers for some dinosaurs, including the Troodon and the Hesperonychus. "[32] The film review aggregator website Metacritic gave an aggregate score of 37 out of 100, which it said indicated "generally unfavorable" reviews. [16] It also held a launch event at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County in California. [25] The company collaborated with animation producer Jinko Gotoh, who contributed to Finding Nemo (2003) and 9 (2009). Release Dates [52] TheWrap says that box office analysts predict a weekend opening "in the low-teen millions". Technical Specs, See agents for this cast & crew on IMDbPro, post-production producer (6 episodes, 1999), executive producer: Discovery Channel (6 episodes, 1999), sculptor: dinosaur footprints (6 episodes, 1999), Audio supervisor: domestic/international audio delivery (7 episodes, 1999), sound designer: Adelphoi (6 episodes, 1999), key animatronics designer (6 episodes, 1999), animatronics supervisor (6 episodes, 1999), special effects technician (uncredited) (unknown episodes), visual effects artist / digital effects artist (7 episodes, 1999), 3d scanning technician (7 episodes, 1999), digital effects artist (6 episodes, 1999), animator: Framestore CFC (6 episodes, 1999), visual effects supervisor (6 episodes, 1999), digital effects line producer (6 episodes, 1999), dinosaur skin designer (6 episodes, 1999), director of computer animation (6 episodes, 1999), electrician (uncredited) (unknown episodes), transportation coordinator: Hawaii (1 episode, 1999), production coordinator (6 episodes, 1999). Photos + Posters; Cast + Crew; December 20, 2013; PG, 1 hr 27 min 3D; Kenneth Branagh André Dussollier. [14], Paul Leonard-Morgan composed the film score for Walking with Dinosaurs. Scowler reconciles with Patchi and then concedes leadership of the herd to him, while Patchi goes on to have eggs with Juniper, one of which hatches and Alex asks for it to be named after him. "[65], Dan Jolin at Empire panned Walking with Dinosaurs as "insipid, bloodless, pseudo-educational and offensively anthropomorphised". Unlike the series though, Prehistoric Planet 3D has a "profile" appear whenever a new prehistoric animal species shows up; this profile shows the animal's name and diet. Synopsis. In the present day, moved by Alex's story, Ricky returns the Gorgosaurus tooth to Zack and Jade, who have discovered Gorgon's skull buried in the ground. [54] On the opening weekend in the United States, it grossed US$7.1 million and ranked eighth at the box office. Get the latest Walking With Dinosaurs news, movie spoilers, casting info and more on TVGuide.com [41], Supermassive Games developed the Wonderbook game Walking with Dinosaurs for the PlayStation 3. Cast. [27] Krentz initially designed the creatures in pencil then modeled them with the software ZBrush to send to animators. "[63] It also reported, "The pundits say the filmmakers seem to have worried that a quasi-nature documentary approach might have turned off the youngsters, but the narrative is so poorly executed that the end result isn't all that entertaining, much less educational. For other territories, Constantin Film purchased distribution rights for Germany, Alliance Films for Canada, Aurum for Spain, and Dutch Film Works for Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Since merchandising deals already existed, filmmakers easily began releasing merchandise for the film. Buzaveni. The majority of distribution rights were eventually sold to 20th Century Fox. 5:35. 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[71], In 2014, a shortened 45-minute version of Walking With Dinosaurs was released in 3D theaters across the U.S.A. Angourie Rice. Its involvement with the production created 140 jobs in New South Wales. [2] For the role of Alex, Leguizamo said he sought to conceal his own accent and create a unique voice for Alex. Documentary-style series about the era of the dinosaurs, mixing real locations and CGI. [17] For a river chase scene, filming was performed at rapids in New Zealand using a helicopter and with a 3D camera rig in a rubber boat. Kenneth Branagh André Dussollier. voiced by John Leguizamo and 3 others. Their enemy is a Gorgosaurus named Gorgon, a fearless hunter. Fiorillo said "the first known track" of a therizinosaur in Alaska was discovered in 2012,[36] which was too late to include in the film's lineup of dinosaurs. Or much grass. Unlike the movie, this documentary is narrated in a style similar to that of the TV series, and removes the character names and dialogue. A college student suffers a death at the hands of an animatronic dinosaur from a Las Vegas show, while the death of a man whose daughter and friend disappeared years ago is tied a new lead on the locations of their dead bodies. It was directed by Neil Nightingale and Barry Cook from a screenplay by John Collee. The backdrop is live-action, and of course the dinosaurs are animated. Meet the cast and learn more about the stars of Walking With Dinosaurs with exclusive news, pictures, videos and more at TVGuide.com Samwei123's movie spoof of Walking With Dinosaurs: The Movie. Walking with Dinosaurs premiered on 14 December 2013 at the Dubai International Film Festival. [67] Brian Switek, reviewing for National Geographic, said the voiceovers ruined the film. [55] According to the polling firm CinemaScore, audiences gave the film a "B" grade. The game was released on 13 November 2013. So he also had to sound paternal and patriarchal. Brusatte said the filmmakers strove to understand the discoveries about dinosaurs since the release of Jurassic Park in 1993, "They used so much of this information that we've learned over the past few decades, about feathered dinosaurs, about how dinosaurs lived in big herds, which dinosaurs preyed on each other, their environments, and used that to tell the story. The production features computer-animated dinosaurs in live-action settings with actors Justin Long, John Leguizamo, Tiya Sircar, and Skyler Stone providing voice-overs for the main characters. The show played its final show on 22 December 2019 at the Taipei Arena. [New] Dinosaurs for kids: Walking with dinosaurs - types of dinosaurs - dinosaurs names - flying. Scowler is the (former) secondary antagonist of the 2013 computer-animated film Walking With Dinosaurs The 3D Movie (also known as Walking With Dinosaurs The Movie, Walking With Dinosaurs 3D, or just simply Walking With Dinosaurs). There were 4 other movies released on the same date, including Saving Mr. Banks, Wrong Cops and The Past. [42], While Reliance Entertainment released the film in India, IM Global, which represented non-India rights to distribute the film, marketed it at the American Film Market in November 2010. Long, Leguizamo, Sircar, and Stone provide voiceovers for the computer-animated dinosaurs, while the book-end scenes star Urban as an uncle taking his nephew and niece, played by Rowe and Rice, to a dinosaur excavation site. [33] Director Cook said of the Gorgosaurus, "We decided that we wouldn't put feathers on that one, but we did give that dinosaur iridescent scales. [9], The total production budget was $80 million. Recent discoveries and a breakthrough in technology will introduce new and unique dinosaurs that are more real than ever before and put moviegoers in the middle of a thrilling … [31], In the film, actors provide voiceovers for the main creatures. Official Sites [48] Prior to the film's release, Forbes stated that in the United States, Walking with Dinosaurs was the only "kid-friendly film" coming out in December 2013. Software was used to overlay muscle to fit the movements. There, Gorgon's pack attacks them again. It ranked third in both Blu-ray sales and combined DVD and Blu-ray sales. [18] At the locations, the crew built dinosaur shapes out of PVC drain pipes to give the filmmakers a sense of the dinosaurs' scale when filming the live-action backdrop. [66] Tom Meek, reviewing for Paste, also praised the effects as "a visual wonderment" but disparaged "the cutesy animal voices and personas". Walking with Dinosaurs ; Where to watch JustWatch. "[23], Some dinosaurs in the film are feathered. "[2] Michael Rechtshaffen, reviewing for The Hollywood Reporter, also approved of the effects, calling them "first rate". voiced by Justin Long and 2 others. Walking with Dinosaurs Release Date: When was it released? Jasper James Tim Haines. It reported the financiers' response about the anticipated loss, "They contend they will break even because of sponsorships, merchandising, tax breaks and foreign presales in territories where Fox didn't pick up the film." [26], Character designer David Krentz, who also worked on Disney Animation's Dinosaur (2000), designed about 20 creatures for the film and worked with 5-6 palaeontologists. [28] The natural history unit archives were used to create a "behaviour matrix" that matched dinosaurs' anatomically correct gestures to their moods. While alone, Ricky is met by a talking raven, who turns into an Alexornis named Alex. See and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, in a story where an underdog dino triumphs to become a hero for the ages. "[23], Variety reported, "[Director] Nightingale describes the project as 'mainstream entertainment' rather than natural history... but draws accurately on the latest discoveries in paleontology. So, here's the cast! Walking With Dinosaurs Cast. Dope. The critic however complained that the added dialogue was "needless" and that it was "safe to assume that the overlay was added after the fact" by studio executives. [34] While older than Gorgosaurus, Yutyrannus provides further evidence of feathers in tyrannosauroids. Forbes said, "There is already merchandise (toys, lunch boxes etc.) Walking with Dinosaurs (TV Mini-Series 1999) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Directed by Louis Shaw Milito. [19] In the second half of 2011, more than 55 people were working out of Evergreen's office in the Alaskan city of Anchorage. [59] In the United States, it is one of only twelve feature films to be released in over 3,000 theaters and still improve on its box office performance in its second weekend, increasing 2.6% from $7,091,938 to $7,276,172. where it was recorded. Producers. Director Nightingale said, "[They] have that kind of temperate climate which represents the period very well. [69] Around 4% of its total sales were Blu-ray discs in 3-D.[70], The Blu-ray 3D disc for Walking with Dinosaurs features bonus content including a "Cretaceous Cut" of the film that omits the voiceovers. Cast and crew involved in making Walking with Dinosaurs and the specials. Forbes called Walking with Dinosaurs an independent film with an unconventionally large budget since the production did not originate at a major studio. | [37], Don Lessem, a writer who specializes in dinosaurs, said Walking with Dinosaurs was an improvement from Jurassic Park in how the dinosaurs fit the period. In the film, the story of the dinosaurs is book-ended by live-action footage. Adams commended the 3D special effects as "immersive and impressive" but thought audiences may be frustrated at "its rather simplistic story". 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