Dinosaur [DVD] [2000]

  • SKU: 4087142
  • Release Date: 01/30/2001
  • Rating: PG
One look at this DVD, and viewers won't believe it's all animation. One of the most detailed DVDs out today, this is bound to go down as a classic both in animation and children's features. Dinosaur, released by Walt Disney Pictures, is the charming story of a dinosaur mistakenly raised by lemurs. The special effects of the meteor hitting the earth are so realistic, you'll find it hard to believe that this is an animated movie. Because the movie was released digitally, the DVD is created straight from the digital source, and it shows in the sound and quality. The sound is Dolby 5.1 (other options are THX-certified and DTS 5.1) with French and English tracks. It's available for viewing in both standard and 1:85:1 widescreen versions. Along with the awesome visuals and sound, there are plenty of features to occupy viewers long after the movie is over. Highlights include background on how the special effects were created, a documentary on the sound design, a feature on "building a better dinosaur," and several games, including "Dinosearch" and "Aladar's Adventure." Also included are web links and a dinosaur encyclopedia. Disney went all out with this DVD, and it shows.
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (112 out of 115)

    Special Features


    • Created directly from digital source
    • Widescreen [1.85:1] enhanced for 16x9 televisions or full-screen [1.33:1]
    • DTS 5.1 Digital Surround Sound
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
    • THX-certified
    • French-language track
    • Four behind-the-scenes featurettes: "Building a Better Dinosaur," "Sound Design," "Special Effects: The Monster Cloud," "Where in the World Are We: Creating a Dinosaur World"
    • "Dinopedia": animated dinosaur fun facts
    • "Dinosearch": search and assemble game
    • "Aladar's Adventure": virtual reality game
    • DVD-ROM and web links

    Synopsis


    Dinosaur
    Walt Disney Pictures redefined computer animation with this technically accomplished fantasy of prehistoric life, combining live-action backgrounds with computer-generated animals. After a pterodactyl snatches a dinosaur's egg and accidentally drops it while flying away, the egg is rescued by a family of lemurs, who keep it warm until it hatches. They raise the baby dinosaur, named Aladar, as one of their own, and as he grows to adulthood, Aladar protects the primates that he has come to regard as his family. When a giant meteor appears in the sky, packs of dinosaurs have no idea what to make of the strange fiery light, but Aladar and the lemurs are convinced that they must escape to a safer place before the huge flaming stone destroys their home, leading Aladar to encounter his own kind for the first time. D.B. Sweeney provides the voice of Aladar; other actors in the voice cast include Joan Plowright, Julianna Margulies, Alfre Woodard, and Ossie Davis. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • D.B. Sweeney
      D.B. Sweeney - Aladar
    • Alfre Woodard
      Alfre Woodard - Plio
    • Ossie Davis
      Ossie Davis - Yar
    • Max Casella
      Max Casella - Zini
    • Hayden Panettiere
      Hayden Panettiere - Suri



    Customer rating

    4.6
    98%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Like a bridge betweent the "Old" and the "New"...

      Posted
      therobbie15
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      Here's a Blu Ray transfer that got caught between the old and new style or "type" of animation. The transfer is stellar. Beautiful sound; beautiful color. The draw back is the Blu ray transfer shows ALL the flaws between the mixing of the old" style of animation and the "new" CGI at the time this film was done. You can clearly see the difference between the styles during several, more complicated scenes in the film (water splashes; falling trees in the background) BUT at the same time it does NOT take away from the story. I guess you'd have to see it for yourself. I personally LOVE this film and so do the kids.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic - But Truly PG

      Posted
      LLMom
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      So much learning. Some things weren't fully explained. Watch with your kids and be careful with really young children watching with older kids. It has a mildly violent meteor shower, the killing of one dino by another, a T-Rex and 2 other mean dinos. My child was okay with it as long as I explained it. There were a lot of questions and a little fear. I told him the mean dinos were not nice and were bullies. I told him the dead dino had a boo boo and was hurt. He likes it, but I skip past certain sections.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie for Kids who Love Dinosaurs

      Posted
      GrandmaCarrot
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      My six-year-old granddaughter has loved dinosaurs probably since she was about two -- it makes her sad that they're not around anymore! She loves to watch this film -- wore the first dvd out! The dinos are realistic, and the storyline is a good one. The dvd was not in stock in the store when I went to find another, but the Best Buy guy offered to look for it online and order it -- everybody was happy!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great for movie night with the kids

      Posted
      MichelleNorris01
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      This movie had some scenes that worried my 5yr old, but not terribly. She laughed more than she worried; we all laughed and then found ourselves rooting for the dinosaurs as the over-came each hurdle! I think it helps little kids realize they can do anything they want as long as you put your mind to it, work together & never give up!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      My 3 yr old likes it

      Posted
      TheHonestOne
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      I got this for my son. I didn't think it would hold his attention, but surprisinglyit did. He's not one to sit down and watch movies, maybe it was his love of dinosaurs, who knows. I personally think it's one of Disney's more mediocre movies, but that basically means that it's still a pretty good movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Family Movie!

      Posted
      Brian
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      I owned the DVD of this movie, and always loved it. I hardly every watch anything in standard def anymore, so was glad to pick up this great movie in Blu-ray! Even better than before!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good movie for a child

      Posted
      ikrat1
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      I purchased this movie for my 2.5 year old son to watch. He enjoyed it as he likes dinosaurs quite a bit. He only watches TV for about 30 minutes before he gets bored and goes off to do something else. But the movie is a nice distraction while I do things around the house.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      sooo cute

      Posted
      ZOMBIZZOL29

      this movie is really cute and almost a true story -its about what happened to the dinosaurs a ling time ago and you really feel for the poor things-u go through what they experianced-its really cute and smart-and i love it-oh and my daughter loves it too more importantly--

      I would recommend this to a friend



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