3D dinosaur m reimagines Ea 70 million yea
TAKE a trip back in time in a new 3D movie called Walking with Dinosaurs and find out what life was really like 70 million years ago when these awe-inspiring, prehistoric creatures roamed the Earth.
The adventure follows Patchi, a tenacious Pachyrhinosaurus, as he and his family embark on a perilous and exciting journey across Alaska.
The story is set towards the end of the Age Of The Dinosaurs, when there were many different species of dinosaurs on the Earth, but also birds and insects. The film centres on a family of Pachyrhinosaurus ( thick- nosed lizard), which, as we discover, were huge herbivores, with horns, a frill and a beak.
Patchi is an adventurous and spirited animal (with a hole in his frill). “He’s the last one to hatch, the runt of the litter. We follow Patchi from the first few days in his nest,” says the film’s co-director Neil Nightingale. “And we are with him as he grows up, with all the challenges that face him: his adventures, the friends he meets, the dangers he encounters. Eventu- ally he becomes an adult and we discover that there’s far more to him than we ever thought when he was being kicked around in the nest. He is overshadowed by his older, arrogant brother, Scowler who seeks to dominate him throughout his life. But Patchi is very curious, he doesn’t give up he’s caring towards his friends and eventually those qualities win through. “
Nightingale has been interested in the subject since growing up in the English countryside. “I collected animal skeletons and ran around outside,” he says. “I have an endless wonder for the natural world and I’m absolutely fascinated by dinosaurs. It is amazing that there was a time when the world was completely dominated by dinosaurs.”
The film’s other co- director Barry Cook says, “Patchi is trying to survive in his world and finds himself at a severe disadvantage being the smallest.” He meets Juniper (a female of the species) and develops a crush on her.
“Patchi, Juniper and Scowler become quite a trio,” he says.
Patchi and his family set off on their annual migration with their herd, encountering dangerous predators along the way, notably Gorgon, a terrifying, carnivorous Gorgosaurus (fierce lizard). The villain of the story, Gorgon is a