Dinosaur (film)

Dinosaur (film) During the Cretaceous period, 65 million years ago, a three-ton iguanodon named Aladar is raised by a clan of lemurs and eventually reunited with his own kind. With flaming meteors devastating the landscape and water in diminishing supply, the dinosaurs find themselves in a race against time to reach the safety of their nesting grounds. When Aladar comes to the aid of a group of misfits unable to keep up with the breakneck pace of the herd, he makes an enemy of Kron, the stone-hearted leader. Faced with such perils as treacherous rock slides and attacking carnotaurs, Aladar and his friends must overcome tremendous obstacles before they can settle into a new life in a beautiful valley. Directed by Ralph Zondag and Eric Leighton. Released on May 19, 2000. Voices include Ossie Davis (Yar), Della Reese (Eema), Joan Plowright (Baylene), D.B. Sweeney (Aladar), Alfre Woodard (Plio), Samuel E. Wright (Kron), Julianna Margulies (Neera), Hayden Panettiere (Suri), Peter Siragusa (Bruton), Max Casella (Zini). 82 min. Musical score is by James Newton Howard. The film breaks new ground by combining state-of-the-art computer character animation with digitally-enhanced live-action backgrounds. While previous features using computer animation, Toy Story, Toy Story 2, and A Bug’s Life, were produced by Pixar in association with the Disney Studio, this film was the first to be produced in-house. The Countdown to Extinction attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom was renamed Dinosaur! to tie in with the film. Released on video in 2001.