Walking with Dinosaurs is an exciting and beautifully animated feature film, but it really exceeds expectations in its ability to execute simple story-telling, that is both educational and highly entertaining. The film is based on the existing BBC-produced franchise that includes a six-part documentary series, book adaptions and a live-action stage show.

Walking with Dinosaurs tells a story similar to The Land Before Time, but it doesn’t exactly ‘jump the franchise-shark’. Like its documentary brother, the movie frequently pops-up Dinosaur fact-cards and informative narration, but it is careful to keep the story familiar and funny. That story is about a young Pachyrhinosaurus named “Patchi,” voiced by Justin Long. He and his older, tougher brother Scowler (Skylar Stone) are lost after an attack from Gorgosauruses divides the migrating pack and kills their parents. The siblings make a few friends on the road, including Alex the Alexornis (John Leguizamo) and another Pachyrhinosaurus named Juniper (Tiya Sircar).

At the heart of this film is a coming-of-age story where wits and courage, triumph over brawn and arrogance. It’s a solid family film, that is sure to ignite a child’s love for Dinosaurs.

Movie Reelist Contributor: Chris Giroux
Chris Giroux is founder and editor-in-charge at Movie Reelist, an entertainment news and review blog serving the most fanatic moviegoers. Chris started his publication in Detroit in 2010 and has since reviewed hundreds of films and interviewed numerous talent across the country. He is an avid film festival attendee and red carpet photographer, having shot the likes of Steven Spielberg, Bill Murray, Mark Hamill, and more. Chris grew up in New Mexico, where he studied mass media writing while working in post-production and multimedia authoring. It is also where he discovered Big Trouble in Little China and Escape from New York, resulting in an unhealthy Kurt Russell obsession.


  1. I really enjoyed this movie and recommend the film for the whole family. I found the movie great for all ages, educational, and funny. The 3D quality was Outstanding and the special effects looked Amazing. I went to see this movie this afternoon at the AMC Forum 30.

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