Dinosaur 2000

You have never seen anything like this.

6.5 / 10   1790 vote(s)
PG
Family Animation

An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sancturary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home.

Release Date 2000-05-19
Runtime 1h 22m
Directors Steven Douglas Smith, Ralph Zondag, Eric Leighton, David R. Hardberger
Producers Pam Marsden, Baker Bloodworth
Writer John Harrison

'Dinosaur' is pretty impressive in parts. I felt entertained watching it.

The animation, twenty years on, is still admirable. The environments remain beautiful, the living creatures may not look quite as superb but are still nice in my opinion. The voice cast are understated yet suitable, much like everything else from the music to the plot.

D. B. Sweeney plays the lead role, portraying a character called Aladar. His voice isn't as strong as I'd want but he does a good job nevertheless. Alfre Woodard stands out slightly as Plio, I recognised her voice instantly having seen her years back on TV's 'Desperate Housewives'.

Heftier voices and a more dramatic score would've taken this further in my estimations, though there's no doubting this is a film that has many elements to enjoy.

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