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Re: credits? (was Re: Impressions - Dinosaurs on screen
There is a COMPLETE list of all the artists on Dinosaur:
Not all of the artists worked on dinos. Some did lemurs and other material
Betty Cunningham wrote:
> aw heck, I saw the movie and enjoyed it. I liked Url's animations esp.
> Too bad we never saw any of the plant-eaters eating.
> The small theater I saw it in hadt a lot of people looking at me funny
> when I applauded all the paleo artists in the credits (they scrolled
> pretty fast).
> Who was on the main list of concept artists? I recall Richard Delgado
> and David Krantz, of course, but have mentally lost the other 4
> artists. And I remember seeing Brian Franzak's name in a different area
> of credit, but don't rememebr what he worked on. I don't recall seeing
> William/Bill Stout in the credits at all.
> Was there a reason to de-emphasize the Iguanadon thumb-spike in the
> character design?
> -Betty Cunningham
> HPB1956@aol.com wrote:
> > Some days ago I bought a copy of Newsweek dated May 15 titled "Dinosaur!".
> > It
> > was a report about the new Disney movie. The cover showed a picture of the
> > Iguanodon Aladar with some lemurs on his back.
> > I did hear about the movie before but somehow I felt disappointed. These
> > modern up to date computer graphics are very impressive. This is some kind
> > of
> > computer generated "Land before Time" looking very real. Mind you, I'm no
> > purist saying "You shall not humanize dinosaurs by creating talking
> > dinosaurs
> > on screen!".
> > But I was somehow reminded of the days of yore :-) when in 1993 Jurassic
> > Park
> > hit the screens. It was a story about recreated Dinosaurs in a modern world.
> > They were shown as animals, animals capable of adaption to their new
> > environment. There was no pretense for hundred percent correctness (just
> > remember the frog DNA).
> > But it created quite an enormous public discussion about how Dinosaurs lived
> > and behaved. In the wake of the movie suddenly many books were available
> > here
> > in Germany either as translation or as original edition. So I were able to
> > get e.g. Dinosaur Heresies, in german translated Dinosaurus! by David Norman
> > and A new look at the Dinosaurs by Alan Charig.
> > Time Magazine had a story (April 26, 1993) titled "Rewriting the Book on
> > Dinosaurs" discussing the newest discoveries on dinosaurs with a small add
> > on
> > report titled "Behind the Magic of Jurassic Park". With the story in
> > Newsweek
> > it's rather the other way - a big story about the movie and it's making, a
> > shorter story discussing new discoveries. Perhaps that's the "modern" way -
> > first show business, then science.
> > In November 1999 Walking with Dinosaurs was broadcasted in Germany. It was
> > titled "Im Reich der Giganten", which means "In the Kingdom of Giants"
> > (stupid translation)! WWD is a very interesting and impressive documentary
> > but I think that's the problem. It showed once and for all how dinosaurs and
> > other mesozoic animals lived and looked like. To rephrase Bruce Hornsby
> > ""That's the way it was". I remember my seven year old son saying "But they
> > showed it that way!" Some kind of comment explaining what was proven and
> > what
> > was a well founded speculation was missing.
> > So for originality of story and starting a wide public discussion about
> > dinosaurs it's kudos to Jurassic Park. But of course this is only my
> > personal
> > point of view regarding JP, WWD and Dinosaur!. And I haven't even seen this
> > new movie myself.
> > Cheers
> > Heinz Peter Bredow
> > Bremen, Germany
> Flying Goat Graphics
> (Society of Vertebrate Paleontology member)
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