Coming Out at 19 May 2000 in theaters
Animation, Adventure, Family
Dinosaur is live-action/computer-animated adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and The Secret Lab. The 39th Disney animated feature film,1 it follows a heroic young Iguanodon who was adopted and raised by a family of lemurs on a tropical island. After surviving a devastating meteor shower, the family move out for their new home and befriend a herd of dinosaurs along the way while on a journey to the “Nesting Grounds”. Unfortunately, they are being hunted down by predators such as Carnotaurus.
The initial idea was conceived in 1986 by Phil Tippett and Paul Verhoeven where it was conceived as a darker, naturalistic film about dinosaurs. The project underwent numerous iterations with multiple directors attached. In 1994, Walt Disney Feature Animation began development on the project and spent several years developing the software to create the dinosaurs. While the characters in Dinosaur are computer-generated, most of the backgrounds are live-action and were filmed on location. A number of backgrounds were found in various continents such as the Americas and Asia; various tepuis and Angel Falls also appear in the film. It is the second film (after Fantasia 2000) produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation to feature computer-generated three-dimensional animation. With a budget of $127.5 million, Dinosaur was the most expensive computer-animated film at the time and was the most expensive film of 2000.
Dinosaur was released on May 19, 2000. The critical consensus on Rotten Tomatoes criticizes the plot but praises the art. The film grossed $137.7 million in the US and $350 million worldwide, becoming the fifth highest-grossing film of 2000. It was the fourth best-selling home video release of 2001, selling 10.6 million copies and garnering $198 million in sales.
Directors: Eric Leighton, Ralph Zondag
Writers: Thom Enriquez, John Harrison, Robert Nelson Jacobs, Ralph Zondag, John Harrison, Robert Nelson Jacobs, Walon Green, Gregory Gunter, Shirley Pierce, Jonathan Roberts, Rhett Reese, Tamara Lusher
Stars: Alfre Woodard, Ossie Davis, Max Casella, Hayden Panettiere, D.B. Sweeney, Samuel E. Wright, Peter Siragusa
|Alfre Woodard||…||Plio (voice)|
|Ossie Davis||…||Yar (voice)|
|Max Casella||…||Zini (voice)|
|Hayden Panettiere||…||Suri (voice)|
|D.B. Sweeney||…||Aladar (voice)|
|Samuel E. Wright||…||Kron (voice)|
|Peter Siragusa||…||Bruton (voice)|
|Julianna Margulies||…||Neera (voice)|
|Joan Plowright||…||Baylene (voice)|
|Della Reese||…||Eema (voice)|
|Edie Lehmann Boddicker||…||(voice)|
|Linda Harmon||…||Singer (voice)|
|Gary Schwartz||…||Additional Voices (voice)|
Sources: imdb & wikipedia