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Re: Disney's upcoming "Dinosaur" animated film

If it is Disney and with cartoon like material in it be sure it will have
talking dinosaurs in it.  Does anyone know if there was any professional
consultation as to Dinosaur anatomy, looks, et cetera?  Hollywood tends to
forget reality sometimes for the sake of theaters.
~Brandon Haist

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard W Travsky <rtravsky@uwyo.edu>
To: dinosaur@usc.edu <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Date: Saturday, February 13, 1999 6:18 PM
Subject: Disney's upcoming "Dinosaur" animated film

>Below is a bit from the Cool News movie news wab page. One of his
>contributor's attended a thing for "merchandise licensees visiting New
>York's Toyfair", where clips from four upcoming Disney features were
>shown (Tarzan, Dinosaur, Toy Story 2, and Fantasia 2000).
>Here's the Dinosaur bit:
>They kicked off the presentation by showing what's presumably the first
>five minutes of the movie, a sequence (coincidentally) similar to the
>beginning of PRINCE OF EGYPT--an egg that will eventually hatch into the
>movie's dinosaur hero is punted around like a football by numerous
>dinosaurs, swept over a waterfall, etc., escaping what looks like certain
>destruction about 20 times.  The dinosaurs themselves look a little
>plastic, but that doesn't mean the footage wasn't beautiful.  The
>backgrounds look like a combination of CGI and real-world nature footage
>of rainforests and such with the CGI dinosaurs superimposed on top. Really
>beautiful--except for the egg-punting, it looked like it could have come
>off of the Discovery Channel (or a 1950s Disney nature film) if they had
>time travel at their disposal. From the clip, it was impossible to tell if
>the dinosaurs will talk or if it's going to be done entirely as a faux
>"nature film". The release date is set for Memorial Day 2000, making it,
>if I'm not mistaken, the first 2000 movie to claim a summer release date.
>Full url is  http://www.aint-it-cool-news.com/display.cgi?id=3051