• Dinosaur (2000)


Release Date: May 19th, 2000

DVD Release Date: January 30th, 2001

PG |1 hr 22 min

Plot Summary

This is the story of Aladar (D.B. Sweeney), an iguanodon dinosaur raised by a family of lemurs. Their world is turned upside-down however, when meteors strike, turning their green world into a desert wasteland. Teaming up with a herd of other herbivores, the trek is on to find the "Nesting Ground" where water and vegetation is bountiful... but with carnivores behind them and nothing but desert around for miles, it doesn't look promising!

Cast: D.B. Sweeney, Alfre Woodard, Ossie Davis, Max Casella, Hayden Panettiere, Samuel E. Wright, Julianna Margulies, Peter Siragusa

Director: Eric Leighton , Ralph Zondag

Genres: Adventure , Children

Production Co: Walt Disney Pictures

Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures

Keywords: Endearing, Quest, Survival, Transformation, Touching, Heartwarming

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    I was entertained, and yet I felt a little empty-handed at the end, as if an enormous effort had been spent on making these dinosaurs seem real, and then an even greater effort was spent on undermining the illusion. show more

  • 100
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    For sheer bravura film making, for creating a cartoon world with real air, flesh, blood and the exhilarating cycle of fear and escape, Dinosaur is tops. show more

  • 88
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    Throughout the history of film, nothing turns campier faster than dinosaur movies. This one will have a much longer shelf life than most.

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