Cast: Charlie Rowe, Angourie Rice
MPAA Rating: PG
Plot: During the Late Cretaceous period 70 million years ago, the Alexornis bird Alex narrates about three Pachyrhinosaurus named Patchi, Scowler, and Juniper who grow from infants into adulthood. Alex has a symbiotic relationship with Pachyrhinosaurus. Patchi leads the herd in migrating, and they also encounter the predator Gorgon the Gorgosaurus. Thanks to recent discoveries and a breakthrough in technology this immersive, big-screen, 3-D experience will introduce new and unique dinosaurs that are more real than ever before and put moviegoers in the middle of a thrilling prehistoric adventure, where an underdog dinosaur triumphs against all odds to become a hero for the ages.
Parenting Points: Based on the 1999 BBC miniseries of the same name, the film features computer-animated dinosaurs in live-action settings. The directors filmed footage at the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska to serve as a live-action backdrop for the computer-animated dinosaurs. The film’s dinosaurs lived in Alaska during the Late Cretaceous period approximately 70 million years ago, though they lived more in the northern part of the state due to the climate at the time. Children will be able to follow up the discussion in various planned back-to-school merchandise based on the film, and Keldan International will sell a hatching-egg toy for Christmas.