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With DINOSAUR, Disney breaks a new stride in the technological revolution of computer animation: combining computer-animated characters with digitally enhanced live-action landscapes. The effect is literally unbelievable and the clarity, realness, and definition of the pictures easily make the once surprising effects of virtual reality seem like the dark ages. <br> <br> A dinosaur egg is stolen from its nest and passed along by various birds, animals and other predators each hoping to eat it. Fumbled into a community of kind and nurturing lemurs, it cracks open and Aladar, a baby dinosaur emerges. He lives happily and peacefully among the lemurs, who raise him into adolescence. However, when a natural disaster occurs, wiping out the beautiful rainforest that was their home, teenage Aladar joins a dinosaur pilgrimmage--and discovers his true ancestry--in order to bring his lemur family to safety. Far sweeter and much more realistic than recent dinosaur movies like JURASSIC PARK or even classics like THE ...
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DirectorEric Leighton
Release Date:  2000
MPAA Rating:  PG
DVD Release Date:  Buena Vista Home Entertainment (January 30, 2001)
Runtime:  1hr 22min
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review by . June 15, 2000
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Technical masterpiece...likeable Dinos     Cons: Thin plot line...     This past weekend I took my family (my spouse and two daughters) to see Dinosaurs, not really expecting that I myself would enjoy the movie as much as they would. I was wrong.       Although the plot really has been done before ala “The Land Before Time” (only here we switch the youngsters for an older set of wanders) and the Lion King, the movie was vintage Disney. …
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