As tense as these scenes can be, it's okay. Sweeney too does a very good job voicing Aladar. I was also very touched by Aladar's attempts to save the old dinos, and although I'm a grown-up, I jumped in my seat when the carnotaurs emerged. Everyone in the audience was stunned at the incredible visuals. Broadcast cable television quality is garbage and what I saw on my television tonight blew me away - I can just imagine how it must have looked in the theater. This is a Disney film that shows us in the end we can get through things by sticking together.
It's terrific family entertainment that isn't afraid to venture into darker territory. I liked the way Leighton and Zondag told Enriquez's written story but I thought that some of the situations weren't developed. In reality the were smaller than Iguanodon Aladar's species , whereas here they are made even larger than some of the biggest dinosaur predators like Tyrannosaurus. I'm really mad at myself for forgetting to go and see it in the theater. The animation is very detailed, giving the characters and setting a very authentic look. It's beautiful and adventurous with themes that evoke a sense of wonder. It's true eye-candy and entertaining as well.
What usually bugs me about Disney's films is the constant bursting-into-song sequences that clog up the stories, and the comic side-kicks that keep making bad jokes. With Dinosaur the first 20 minutes are incredible up until shortly after the asteroid hits and the last 10 minutes are also visually impressive. If you are looking for a perfect movie - this definately isn't it. Newton Howard's score flows well with the story. This was presumably done for dramatic effect and wouldn't be the first time such a change has been made the Velociraptors from are also several times the size of the actual animals. This movie is entertainment, not a documentary. The characters are enjoyable and the voice cast, that includes talents like Alfre Woodard, Joan Plowright and Ossie Davis do a fine job.
Finally, computer animations have reached the stage where it doesn't look animated anymore! It's a film that contains all the right elements for a family masterpiece. Ultimately I feel that is the moral of this film and it's a good one. It's just a movie and one that is sheer entertainment. Perhaps, my only wish is that it was a bit longer, but it is what it is and I am more than happy with it. Even though the slight stop motion takes away from the realism, this is only a minor quibble. The look of the film is fantastic.
An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sancturary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home. The dionsaurs merge seemlessly into the real surroundings, and they move and look absolutely real. Thankfully, it's not excessively sugar-coated and there are some very sad scenes but it beautifully ends on the note of hope. There isn't really any character development in the movie and we never really get to know the character or care much about them, this is probably mainly due to the short running time of the movie. All together they are trying to reach the nesting grounds, but it's not going to be easy.
The movie looks visually absolutely stunning and the animation is done nicely. I am quite surprised at so many negative comments people have made. Watch it complete and the middle drags it down to about a 5. Storyline: During an attack on a pack of Iguanodon, an egg is separated and ends up with the possession of a group of lemurs. All together they are trying to reach the nesting grounds, but it's not going to be easy. This is a film that will delight viewers time and time again.
I just caught the end of it tonight broadcast on the Disney Channel while doing some channel surfing. When meteorites hit earth, Aladar and his family must leave their homeland. Also of course the story itself is somewhat predictable but that doesn't take away any of the fun or entertainment value of the movie. The lemurs care for this egg and the young creature born from it, which they call Aladar. If you simply take the movie for what it is, you'll have a good time watching it. It's a serious movie that is very sad and partially cruel: a wonderful tale of courage and survival, told with respect for the audience, with unpresidented animations.
Away from home and as close to danger as they have ever been, they meet up with a huge group of dinosaurs, led by Kron and Bruton. They are just stunning at times. I recommend the movie for its story and innovative techniques. Written by Goofs The Carnotaurs seen in the film were much bigger than their real life counterparts. The colors are particularly good in the opening minutes.
Just as Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor's attack scenes were visually spectacular and the rest of the movie pretty much was a waste - the same could be said for Dinosaur. The musical score by James Newton Howard fits the movie like a glove and in my opinion he delivers one of his best and moving scores, in his career. Finally Disney has created an animation that isn't sugar-sweet! Then there was all this hoo ha about the inappropriateness of a Kate Bush song so the movie was re-edited and when it finally did come out, it came out rather quietly so I never got around to seeing it in the theater. Some of the scenes in here look so real you wouldn't know they were drawings. Most likely it may have been due to time constraint but nonetheless the current adventurous story of migration and survival is engaging and moving. My only true complaint of the movie are the characters. Dinosaur fans will enjoy this movie as well, unless you're one of those persons who complains about the accuracy of the movie.
During an attack on a pack of Iguanodon, an egg is separated and ends up with the possession of a group of lemurs. There are carnivorous dinosaurs chasing herbivores and a giant asteroid that crashes towards earth. It's not great, but not boring, either, and not too kid-oriented. It's a film that earns it's place along the great Disney classics such as The Lion King, Toy Story, Mary Poppins, and all the other classics. The story is pretty interesting, too.