6 Dandy Dinosaur Movies
Jurassic World is about to reboot the franchise with the fourth installment starring Hollywood hottie Chris Pratt as a park employee and Velociraptor trainer. Like all amusement parks, this one is dealing with a decline in visitors. The only sure way to get more paying customers is to up the show, and that, of course, means more action.
Twenty-two years ago Jurassic Park brought dinosaurs to the big screen in the sci-fi story of John Hammond and his unusual theme park that features live, genetically engineered creatures from the past. The blockbuster film was followed up by Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III.
But if Jurassic World is too scary for your paleontologists here are six more family friendly dinosaur adventures.
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaur revisits an unusual herd of prehistoric mammals who have formed their own non-traditional family. In this story, Sid the Sloth stumbles across three abandoned eggs and decides to bring them home to hatch. But what he get are three baby dinosaurs—-and one angry momma.
Yes, he’s one of the biggest and most ferocious looking playthings in the toy box but Rex the green dinosaur is a little clumsy and bit afraid of things. However he is full of enthusiasm and proves to be a good friend to Woody in Toy Story.
There’s a long list of The Land Before Time movies, so pick your favorite.The scripts follow a group of baby dinosaurs that are separated from their parents and have to find their way back home.
A father and his two sons embark on an ill-fated plane ride that lands them in the strange land of Dinotopia where humans and dinosaurs live side-by-side in a colorful and exotic landscape. This made-for-TV movie is based on the books by James Gurney.
After the disappearance of his brother a decade earlier, Trevor Anderson and his nephew Sean travel to Iceland to investigate a dormant volcano. But when they climb inside a cave to get out of the rain, the cave floor gives away and sends them on a Journey to the Center of the Earth where they encounter strange life forms including dinosaurs.
The BBC’s educational program Walking With Dinosaurs tries to dish up a mix of documentary and entertainment. The film combines facts about different species of dinosaurs with talking creatures that resort to a mixture of silly banter, potty humor and even mild sexual innuendo. The movie will likely appeal more to kids who already have a strong interest in dinosaurs.