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Planet Dinosaur uses unique hi-tech CG to bring to life the most awesome and amazing creatures that ever lived! Featuring many of the species discovered in the last 10 years, Planet Dinosaur presents a brand-new perspective on the prehistoric era with newly uncovered and astonishing discoveries. Paleontologists now know that dinosaurs spread to every part of the globe and evolved in ways that make even the T-Rex look ordinary. A complete visual experience filled with amazing facts and jaw-dropping action of the charismatic monsters, Planet Dinosaur re-creates everything about the creatures, their habitats and how they lived, all in stunning detail.]]>
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If you were disappointed by Jurassic Fight Club (and I was!), this is everything JFC wasn't. No repetition of video sequences, and best of all, no annoying George Blasing (sorry, George).
I see a lot of reviews for dinosaur shows that begin with something like, "My 5-year-old grandson is crazy for dinosaurs, so I bought him this..." Well, maybe you think dinosaurs are a phase that you're supposed to grow out of, but not all of us think like that. And the BBC, with "Walking With Dinosaurs" and this show, Planet Dinosaur, acknowledges this fact. This is NOT a kiddie show. This is aimed at an adult, very sophisticated audience, and it shows.
The visuals here are beautiful, and often stunning. The animation is so lifelike it must be seen to be believed. The effects are amazing - my favorite may be the running raid on a Centrosaur herd by a group of Daspletosaurs, driving them into a flooding river -- in a thunderstorm.
As someone mentioned, many animals make their animated debuts in this series, and they're worth the wait. Don't confuse Planet Dinosaur with "Dinosaur Planet"; that was good, but this is far, far better.
One earlier review complained about the constant "drumbeat" of eating and killing, that dinosaurs are portrayed as mindless eating machines.Read more ›
The first episode covers the three superpredators of Mid Cretaceous Africa - Spinosaurus, Carcharodontosaurus and the crocodilian Sarcosuchus (a/k/a SuperCroc), which remarkably coexisted together. The second episode covers some of the more important feathered dinosaurs of Asia which have changed the way we look at dinosaurs. The third episode profiles Daspletosaurus and Majungasaurus as representatives of the two major predator groups that dominated the Late Cretaceous worldwide. Episode four takes a look at two Jurassic predators - the sea monster Predator X and the domination of Allosaurus by it's less prolific but larger relative Saurophaganax (stay tuned for further scientific news regarding whether or not it's actually not a separate species but rather an oversized Allosaurus). Episode 5 profiles the sauropods Argentinosaurus and Paralititan, two contenders for the largest dinosaur ever found. The series wraps up jumping around to examine several lesser known dinosaurs of the Late Cretaceous.
There are a few instances where the CGI seemed evident to me, but all in all there were alot of quite memorable images. A few of the dinosaurs have already been covered in other documentaries, but there are also a few long overdue debuts. Camptosaurus, a mid-sized herbivore which appeared in almost every kid's dino book back in the day but is probably not quite as well known by today's kids, finally shows up after having been inexplicably omitted from Walking With's Jurassic episode and Allosaurus spinoff.Read more ›
I could not recommend this DVD series more highly.
Splashy, but missing important concepts. This series is OK for elementary school children.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great educational video. Bought it for my little cousin, as he's obsessed with dinosaurs. He was very interested and obsessed with this DVD. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Melany Nazarian
The series are based on solid scientific data, that is my favorite feature! Graphics are very nice, entertaining and backed by science. I love it!Published 11 days ago by tato
This show is great! My four year old and I watch it all the time; he's now obsessed with Onchopristis, Spinosaurus, and his absolute favorite, "SARCOSUCHUS!! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer