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Re: Hollywood dinosaurs: a selective timeline of the movies about dinosaurs



We were flattered to see that the LA Times (which interviewed us) cribbed this
entire list from CELLULOID DINOSAURS
http://www.dinosaur.org/MovieHistory.htm

They did, at least, attribute the quotes in a second article that accompanied
this one.


"Terry W. Colvin" wrote:

> Hollywood dinosaurs: a selective timeline of the movies about dinosaurs
> Susan King, Los Angeles Times
> Friday, May 19, 2000
>
> 1908 "Prehistoric Man": Little is known but it may have been animated.
> 1912 "Man's Genesis": D.W. Griffith short may include the first live-action
> dinosaur.
> 1914 "Brute Force": Griffith also directed this caveman short starring a
> young Lionel Barrymore.
> 1914 "Gertie the Dinosaur": Winsor McCay's first animated short.
> 1919 "Adam Raises Cain": Tony Sarg provided the silhouette cutout animation
> for this rarity.
> 1923 "The Three Ages": Buster Keaton's classic has stop-motion dinos, one of
> which he rides.
> 1925 "The Lost World": Terrific version of Arthur Conan Doyle adventure
> starring Wallace Beery and featuring Willis O'Brien's stop-motion dinosaurs.
> 1927 "Flying Elephants": Laurel and Hardy encounter dinosaurs in this Stone
> Age-set short.
> 1933 "King Kong": Before the explorers meet the big ape, they find
> dinosaurs. Impressive stop-motion effects by Willis O'Brien.
> 1940 "Fantasia": History of dinosaurs set to Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring"
> in the Disney landmark.
> 1940 "One Million B.C.": Hal Roach and Hal Roach Jr. directed this hoot with
> lizards dressed like dinosaurs. Footage recycled in 1950's "Prehistoric
> Women," 1952's "Untamed Women," 1953's 3-D "Robot Monster" and Roger
> Corman's 1958 "Teenage Caveman."
> 1948 "Unknown Island": Richard Denning stars; lizards stand in for
> dinosaurs.
> 1953 "The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms": Terrific stop-motion effects by Ray
> Harryhausen.
> 1955 "King Dinosaur": An iguana plays "T. rex" in this turkey directed by
> Bert I. Gordon.
> 1956 "Godzilla, King of the Monsters!": First of the legendary Japanese
> imports.
> 1956 "The Animal World": Ray Harryhausen and Willis O'Brien supplied
> stop-motion effects for this Irwin Allen documentary about life on Earth
> before man.
> 1957 "The Land Unknown": Jock Mahoney lands his helicopter in a valley
> inhabited by prehistoric creatures (mechanical and people in costumes).
> 1958 "Behemoth, the Sea Monster," a.k.a. "The Giant Behemoth": Willis
> O'Brien supplied the stop-motion dinosaurs.
> 1959 "Journey to the Center of the Earth": Pat Boone and James Mason star;
> lizards play the dinosaurs.
> 1960 "Dinosaurus!": Thawed-out prehistoric monsters and a caveman.
> 1960 "The Lost World": Jill St. John and Claude Rains star in remake of the
> Arthur Conan Doyle story with lizards as dinos.
> 1966 "One Million Years B.C.": A fur-bikini-clad Raquel Welch flees from
> stop-motion dinosaurs created by Ray Harryhausen.
> 1969 "Valley of Gwangi": Harryhausen provided dinosaurs for this sci-fi
> western in which cowboy James Franciscus captures a "T. rex."
> 1970 "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth": Animator Jim Danforth supplied
> stop-motion dinos.
> 1975 "The Land That Time Forgot": Doug McClure encounters dinosaurs (people
> in dino suits); followed in 1977 by "The People That Time Forgot."
> 1977 "The Last Dinosaur": Big-game hunter Richard Boone is trapped in the
> prehistoric past.
> 1980 "Dinosaur": Will Vinton supplied Claymation for this short.
> 1981 "Caveman": Dennis Quaid, Shelley Long and Ringo Starr appear with
> stop-motion dinos by Jim Danforth and Dave Allen.
> 1985 "Baby, the Secret of the Lost Legend": Disney adventure features a
> mechanically operated family of dinosaurs.
> 1988 "The Land Before Time": First in series of animated adventures about
> baby dinosaurs.
> 1993 "Jurassic Park": Dinos soar to a new level of sophistication in Steven
> Spielberg's blockbuster, the first film to use computer graphics to create
> the creatures. Followed in 1997 by "The Lost World: Jurassic Park." Stan
> Winston supplied effects for both.
> 1994 "The Flintstones": Computer-generated imagery (CGI) and mechanical
> dinosaurs help bring this live-action version of the animated series to
> life. Followed in April 2000 by "The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas."
> 1998 "Godzilla": Beast and her babies created by CGI and mechanical dinos
> wreak havoc in New York.
> 1998 "T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous": This Imax movie utilized CGI animation
> and 3-D effects.
> May 2000 "Dinosaur": Disney's latest uses CGI in live-action backgrounds.
>
> --
> Terry W. Colvin, Sierra Vista, Arizona (USA)
> < fortean1@frontiernet.net >
> Home Page: < http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Stargate/8958/index.html >

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