Dinosaur (2000)
Front Cover Actor
D.B. Sweeney
Samuel E. Wright
Julianna Margulies
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure; Family
Director Eric Leighton; Ralph Zondag
Studio Disney
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 82 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Dinosaurs come alive like never before in this costly computer-animated film from Disney. After a breathtaking opening (a dino egg is kidnapped), the film changes style; realistic dinosaurs are given human characteristics and voices. The kidnapped egg grows into an iguanodon named Aladar (voiced by D.B. Sweeney), who is raised by lemurs (shades of Tarzan) on a lush island void of other dinosaurs. When a meteorite destroys their island home in a thrilling sequence, the lemur family and Aladar become part of a dinosaur troop roaming the mainland deserts looking for the lush nesting grounds (shades of the fourth installment of the Land Before Time series and Fantasia). Disney's usual mix of modern language (one lemur calls himself "a love monkey") is present, as is its typical capital punishment law: anyone against our forward-thinking hero (or even disagreeing with him) ends up dead. Curiously, the meanies, a pair of carnotaurs following the group, are nameless and voiceless. This more realistic approach might have been a bigger wow, as in the BBC's Walking with Dinosaurs, which looked extraordinary with only a fraction of the budget. The complexity and scope of Dinosaur's visual scale is impressive, and group shots and a point-of-view angle are stunning. Rated PG for general intensity, the film should be a favorite for the 6- to 11-year-old set. --Doug Thomas
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 27
In Collection Yes
Links IMDB
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85 (16:9) Letterboxed
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 717951008381
Chapters 28
Release Date 2001
Subtitles English
Standard Features "The Making of..." Documentary
Interactive Game
Interactive Menus
Scene Selection
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
DTS 5.1 - English
Stereo - French
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Animated Closed-captioned Widescreen