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Allosaurus: A Walking with Dinosaurs Special (2000)

The Ballad of Big Al (original title)
The first half of this special is a recreation of Al's life, from birth through his death in adolescence.
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Credited cast:
Kenneth Branagh ... Narrator (voice)
Avery Brooks ... Narrator (US version) (voice)
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This new, extra chapter of Walking with Dinosaurs (1999) focuses on an allosaurus later discovered in 1999 affectionately called "Big Al", who died as a late adolescent/early adult of six years of age. Narrated by Kenneth Branagh, who also narrated the original series. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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UK

Release Date:

25 December 2000 (UK) See more »

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Allosaurus: A Walking with Dinosaurs Special See more »

Filming Locations:

Arizona, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The small herbivorous dinosaur that Al tries to catch, Othnielia, has been renamed Othnielosaurus since this special aired, since many fossils originally thought to have belonged to Othnielia had proved to be those of a different dinosaur. Othnielia is considered by some palaeontologists to be a dubious name. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the big Diplodocus hunt-scene, as the giant animal rears up on its hind legs, take a look at the second Allosaurus to run into view: it is actually transparent. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD version is missing the thundering sound effects of diplodicus feet hitting the ground during the herd attack. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Walking with Dinosaurs: Big Al Uncovered (2000) See more »

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Excellent Documeterary..
4 February 2002 | by Rattrap007See all my reviews

I have seen all 3 series of the "Walking with..." specials. They are all high quality and add more of a wild life nature show feel to it than they do a typical boring special on dinos.

Some really cool shots are in this film. For example:

When the baby Al and his siblings are feeding near a creek, we see them jumping up to try and catch dragonflies. One falls into the water. The scene is really cute. Yet also in on scene have a baby Al nip at the camera. This little touch makes this series so well done. Gets you out of the mind set of you are watching fake dinos and for a second makes you feel as though they are real.

Watch all of the Walking With series if you can get the chance.

A+


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