BBC Earth Films and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment sent me the Walking with Dinosaurs Blu-ray Combo Pack for review on my dad blog. As you can guess, the animated movie is about dinosaurs that lived in prehistoric times. The visual effects are nice, but this film will only appeal to young kids. Walking With Dinosaurs (giveaway) is available now on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD.
5 Things About the Walking with Dinosaurs Blu-ray Combo Pack
It’s a story about dinosaur migration
Walking with Dinosaurs is essentially a story about a group of Pachyrhinosaurus that migrates back and forth during the movie. The main character is Patchi. During his first migration, Patchi and his brother (Scowler) are the only family members to survive after an attack by a pack of Gorgosaurus. Over the years, the Pachyrhinosaurus continue to migrate south for the winter and return north in the spring. Eventually Scowler becomes the leader of the herd. Unfortunately, Scowler isn’t a good leader and leads the herd into danger. Patchi rescues the herd and then becomes their new leader.
There are some educational elements
During the movie, the story pauses from time to time to introduce a new dinosaur. The narrator tells you the name of the dinosaur and whether it’s a carnivore or herbivore. It was nice to have the educational element in the movie. On the other hand, the pauses also broke up the flow of the story.
It’s like watching a poorly dubbed Godzilla movie
Walking with Dinosaurs includes both live actors and voice talents. The live actors in the movie were Charlie Rowe (Ricky), Karl Urban (Uncle Zack), and Angourie Rice (Jade). They were barely in the film so there’s not much to say about them. The voice over, however, was awful. It was like watching an old Godzilla movie where the dialogue doesn’t even come close to matching the movement of the mouth. Sometimes the dinosaurs even talked and roared at the same time. How’s that even possible? Anyway, the movies featured the voices of John Leguizamo (Alex), Justin Long (Patchi), Skyler Stone (Scowler), Tiya Sircar (Juniper), and Clay Savage (radio announcer). Walking with Dinosaurs was directed by Barry Cook and Neil Nightingale.
Walking with Dinosaurs is rated PG
The 87-minute film is rated PG for creature action and peril, and mild rude humor. The movie is fine for young children. However, there are some scenes of dinosaurs attacking other dinosaurs.
The Blu-ray includes several bonus features
The Blu-ray Combo includes the movie in Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD formats. Extra features include:
- Ultimate Dino Guide
- Interactive Map
- Match the Call game
- Brainosaur Trivia Track
- Nickelodeon Orange Carpet Dino Rap