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List: Dinosaur Movies

posted by Nell Minow

This week’s 20th anniversary re-release of “Jurassic Park” is a good reminder to check out some other dino delights.  These are some family favorites, most of which have the same plot: the dinosaurs have to leave their home to move to a safer place.

1. “The Land Before Time” A group of little dinosaur pals go on a journey to find a safer place to live in this family favorite that sparked a series.

2. “Walking with Dinosaurs” This TV series combines real-life settings with CGI to explore the world of the dinosaurs.

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3. “Fantasia” Disney’s animated classic set to symphonic music has a segment with dinosaurs set to Strindberg’s “Rites of Spring.”

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4. “Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend” A couple protects surviving dinosaurs from a predatory scientist in this film starring William Katt, Sean Young, Patrick McGoohan, and future “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes.

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5. “Dinosaur” Same plot.  But this one has voices of “The Good Wife’s” Julianna Margulies and “Nashville’s” Hayden Panettiere.

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