Walking with Dinosaurs 1 Season 1999

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Season 1
(118) IMDb 8.1/10

4. Giant of the Skies TV-NR CC

Over the course of the program, Ornithocheirus, King of the Sky, meets his end after undertaking an epic flight to find a mate. During his journey the incredible diversity of life in the early Cretaceous period is revealed.

Starring:
Kenneth Branagh
Runtime:
30 minutes
Original air date:
October 25, 1999

Giant of the Skies

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Product Details

Genres Documentary
Director Tim Haines, Jasper James
Starring Kenneth Branagh
Season year 1999
Network BBC Earth
Producers Lottie Cooper, Nick Green, Tim Haines, Jasper James, Tomi Bednar Landis, Sue Learoyd, John Lynch, Ailsa Orr, Sharon Reed
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Customer Reviews

My boys love the dinosaur show.
L. Lyon
This is more like one of those nature documentaries that uses more drama in the narration of what's happening.
Jeana
My 5 year old LOVES this and asks to watch all of the time!
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54 of 54 people found the following review helpful By LFW on July 18, 2007
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This series is brilliant. The special effects are truly impressive, the style (made like a fake nature documentary, as if the filmmakers are just observing the dinosaurs in the wilds) is clever, and it's all just fascinating. Some of it is quite graphic with dinosaurs battling each other, eating each other and dying off in lots of different ways, so I was worried that my almost-four-year-old wasn't ready for it. But he's started to ask questions about dying and animals eating each other and this has actually been a nice segueway into those discussions. We've especially enjoyed the "making of" featurette - lots of information there well beyond how they acheived the special effects.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By YankeeChick on July 24, 2007
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This is a classic--we checked it out a million times from the libary before finally buying it ouselves. There are six episodes and each one examines the lifestyle of a particular type of dinosaurs from one major group (flying, swimming, adapted for cold climates, predators, early dinosaurs, and the big ones with long necks). My son is a dino-maniac and pulls this out & watches it again every few weeks, absolutely loves it and it's EDUCATIONAL!! How often does that happen?
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Morgan on June 11, 2008
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Walking with Dinosaurs is a fast paced and never feel like you're going to fall asleep because you're bored series! It follows at least 4 different dinosaurus raning from the tiny cute little Liannaosaura { Spelling? } to the swift frightening Utah Raptor to even the gigantic Tyrannosarus. I bought this when I was 8 and I'm 15 and I still love it! There is no crappy animation, you really feel like your walking with the dinosaurs, as the title suggests. I would highly recommend this series to any fan of dinosaurs or a fan of entertainment.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By T-Rexx on June 8, 2008
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If you're looking for a visual, all-encompassing, overall understanding of the world of dinosaurs, then look no further, as you've just found one such a document. This video covers the whole era of the "mighty lizards" with a timeline spanning over hundreds of millions of years, from the Triassic up until 60 millions years ago with the sudden and massive extinction of this world of giant. It is amazingly punching, with very well rendered CGI scenes, both on the ground, under the sea and in the air. This documentary is both educative and entertaining. The Allosaurus, Tyrannosaurus, Diplodocus, Plesiosaur, Ichthyosaur, (etc.) will have no more secrets once you finish viewing the DVD.

Major preys and predators of each era is covered graphically. Sequences are linked with one another in chronological order. Explanatory comments are clear, to the fact, based on scientific facts rather than on extrapolations, and are provided throughout the documentary to help understand the physical evolution of the flora and fauna of the world. Rationales, although sometimes tentative, are given about the reason why some species became extinct at times. Also, a special focus is given on the emergence of a very small, second tiers species, somewhat out of place is a world of "giant lizards": mammals. It is rather moving to see what we owe in today's world to such a "negligible" mammal ancestor.

It is also a fascinating testimony to the vanity of our civilization today, built on a few thousand years (taking the invention of writing as its start), when Dinosaurs roamed and ruled the world for HUNDREDS of MILLIONS of years.

British TV animal documentaries are renowned worldwide for their utmost qualities. They have no equivalent anywhere. This is yet another example of their unequaled superiority.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By SC Grandpa on October 17, 2007
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After seeing the travelling show, our grandsons loved having the DVD to learn more about the dinosaurs. Our seven year old, was entranced and watched the whole DVD in one sitting.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Cathy M. Robinson on July 7, 2007
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This is an excellent video into the life and times of the world of Dinosaurs.
The animation is remarkable and they appear to be very real on the screen.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By H. singh on October 24, 2007
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This is one of the bet BBC movies they had ever made. The graphics are amazing and its like you are in the movie yourself. This a great product and I would recommened it to any dinosaur lover out there.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Crouch on March 28, 2008
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I bought this for my seven year old grandson who is a dinosaur addict. He was captivated and I ended up watching as well. I was amazed at the quality and have since ordered a couple of other DVD's from this BBC series. Very enjoyable and something we will watch over and over.
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