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Partial screening of Disney's Dinosaurs
This is from the AInt It Cool News web page. Someone got to see some bits
of this movie. Here's their report:
Last week I saw a sneak showing of bits from Disney's Dinosaur.
It was a lecture with the producer, visual effects supervisor, and one of
the character animators.
Well, disappointingly they only showed the first seven-eight minute
sequence. But what a sequence. Absolutely jaw dropping.
It starts out with an egg in a nest with the mother taking care of it. The
nest is in a herd of herbivores all grazing and wandering around. You know
that feeling when you first saw the dino in Jurassic? Yeah, same "holy
shit, look at that" feeling. I can't really identify the dinosaurs, but
they didn't look like ones I had seen before. Similar, but not quite. The
camera tracks a young dinosaur as it runs through the herd that is
watering in a swamp type area. The young dino runs thorugh the swamp under
the legs of the larger dinos. Then it chases a bug into the woods where
there is a huge tyranosaur type dino(the filmmakers called it a carnosaur)
The carnosaur blasts out of the trees and tears into the herd. In the
process the nest is destroyed except for one egg. Which is pucked up by a
small velociraptor/chicken-type dino. It takes this egg into the forest
where it fights with another of it's kind and the egg is dropped into the
water. Where it drifts past several different types of dinos. It is then
picked up by a pterodactyl and carried over the ocean to an island where
the dino is attacked by birds and the egg is dropped.
That's all we got.
Now, the story that they told us, was that it deals with the dinos before
and after the comet hits that supposedly wipes out the dinos. Now I
remember hearing the story and how it follows a young dino that is raised
by lemurs. But the filmmakers didn't say anything about that. Actually I
asked about the furred creatures and the producer said that they were not
allowed to talk about it.
The rest of the presentation was basically, "how did they do that"? During
this segment they showed a few more shots but nothing major. They talked
and showed one of the voice talents but for the life of me I can't
rememeber the name. An old refined british lady.
What makes this film so spectacular is the use of live action backgrounds.
The dinos blended almost perfectly with the environments. There were
people on either side of me, asking "was that all computer graphics?"