Dinosaur - * * 1/2*

A combination live-action/computer animation/stop motion film about why the dinosaurs became extinct. D.B. Sweeney voices the main character, a dinosaur raised by lemurs. When a giant asteroid threatens, the lone dinosaur leads the lemurs to safety, while his fellow dinosaurs become extinct, thus ensuring the rise of the mammals. Kiefer Sutherland, D.B. Sweeney, Joan Plowright, Alfre Woodard, Samuel E. Wright, Ossie Davis, Della Reese, Jonathan Harris and Juliana Margulies will provide voices. Previously titled Dinosaurs and Expedition.

Capsule Review: This film is packed with wonderful eye-candy. The first ten minutes, or so, are dialogue free. They play so well that it is a complete disappointment when the dinos begin to talk. Suddenly, the film is thrust back into being an average animated feature, with little merit or originality. It’s a shame…Dinosaur feels like the next step in cartoon evolution, but is unfortunately shackled to the past. Some violent scenes might frighten the youngest kiddies, but children will definitely get more out of this film than adults

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