Dinosaur


Disney's latest animated feature which pushes the boundaries of the genre. Set in prehistoric times, we follow the adventures of a dinosaur raised by monkeys. When disaster strikes, they are forced to leave their island and seek a living on the mainland. They join up with a herd trekking to its nesting grounds, across a barren plain. Along the way he falls in love, as well as discovering his own identity.


82 minutes.
All ages .
Family movie, Kiddie movie

Showtimes

Mmmm she
Mmmm she's cute, pity about those pesky kids tho...

Credits

Cast
Voices of D.B. Sweeney, Julianna Marguiles, Joan Plowright, Ossie Davis, Max Casella
Director
Eric Leighton, Ralph Zondag
ScreenplayWalon Green, Thom Enriquez, John Harrison, Robert Nelson Jacobs, Ralph Zondag,
MusicJames Newton-Howard
CinematographyDavid S. Hardberger, S. Douglas Smith
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2000
Produced byWalt Disney Productions

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Movies for Africa
Ian Douglas
9
Cape Argus
Bianca Coleman
10
The Cape Times
Julia Landau
10
The Star
Darryl Accone
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
Rapport
Barrie Hough
18
Beeld
Marius Jooste
16
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
16
SAfm Saturday Wired
Alan Swerdlow
13
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
5
Box Office
Wade Major
10
Rough Cut
Susannah Breslin
16
Total Film
Dan Jolin
10
Film Review
Jason Caro
10

What the People say

Internet
887 Netizens
14

Average .. 59%

12

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Clayton Petersen 16

Average .. 80%

16

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: After seeing the trailer, I was dying to see this film, prepared to be impressed like never before. I came away disillusioned. Yes, the artwork is without a doubt the best ever done for an animated feature, but it is not enough to carry the film for adult audiences. The film is let down by its plotline, which has been done too many times before - The Ugly Duckling, The Jungle Book, Tarzan, etc. The kids should enjoy it. Other factors which may work against it are the fact that the hero is not the cutest character on screen (a lovable dinosaur? come on...), his love affair with an unmarried mother of two, and the casting of some of the dinosaurs with distinctly Black American accents may be seen as racist stereotying. Opinions on the music vary.

Clayton Petersen (28): I tend to disagree with Ian. I think that some movies, like this one, should not be taken so seriously and over analysed. Sometimes it is good to just go and watch and enjoy, especially if the story line is Sci-Fi.






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