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Re: dinotopia is just tv
From: John Conway <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I disagree, although children will realize they are watching a story, they
will also assume that the dinosaurs are visually accurate. After all, why
shouldn't they be?
I agree with John in this case. I think "first impressions" are what it's
all about, and if you're going to introduce someone as acquiescent as a
child to a new dinosaur, it is important to be accurate and make a good
first impression. When the news of _Giganotosaurus_ came to light a few
years ago, some of the first images I saw of the animal were Robert Walters'
(http://www.dinoart.com/images/license/giganotosaurus.jpg). Now, everytime
I hear the dinosaur's name, I think back to Walters' depiction of the
At any rate, for what it's worth, I was more saddened by the acting than by
the portrayals of the dinosaurs. That David kid couldn't act his way out of
a paper bag!
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