This 2010 Discovery Channel film is another in what has become quite a long line of animated prehistoric documentaries which have proven popular not only for their educational value, but for the stunning recreation effects used.
Discovery is at the top of the game when it comes to special effects and Clash of the Dinosaurs continues that legacy.
It runs in four separate episodes, each focusing on a particular aspect of dinosaurs from their survival mechanisms, to how some dinosaurs become such effective and feared predators.
On the other side of the coin is an episode focused just on the the less fearosome but often no less huge plant eating dinosaurs.
Finally, the episode on procreation and how it is believed dinosaurs courted and mated provides a lot of interesting insights into the scientific research that has gone into this aspect of the life of dinosaurs.
Clash of the Dinosaurs is presented in typical Discovery style, with plenty of drama and cut outs to interviews. This only adds to the appeal though, particularly when talking to experts on the subject who provide invaluable insights in language that anyone can understand.
Running at 172 minutes, there is plenty to keep the dinosaur fan entertained but it’s not short on scientific facts either so will appeal to those who want more than just a story to follow.
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The Leopard Son
The Leopard Son is one of the most classic and masterful documentaries ever produced in Africa. There is a book, soundtrack and VHS recording but as yet, it does not seem to have been released on DVD.
Is there anywhere else on Earth with wildlife as unique and amazing as Australia?
Little wonder there are some awesome films and docos out there focused on the continent as a whole, or just one specific location or species.
A fascinating Australian documentary about an ongoing study of the little known, highly intelligent and extremely large Manta Rays – the largest of all Rays. This film focuses on the work being carried out by scientists, which is the most comprehensive study ever carried out on these mysterious, and at risk, creatures of tropical waters.
Disneynature films might not be everyone’s cup of tea, particularly if you’ve grown up watching and enjoying more traditional documentary styles. But one thing is for sure – Disney provides an excellent way to get the kids involved in watching nature films.
Take a break from fictional animation movies, and let them learn about the wild world of wildlife. In the case of Monkey Kingdom, our primate relatives are the stars.
A familiar name provides one of the voiceovers in Monkey Kingdom, in the form of Tina Fey (yes, she who does an impeccible impersonation of Sarah Palin). She makes this film fun, and at times, funny.
You’ll find yourself laughing at various moments throughout Monkey Kingdom, which is not something that can often be said for a wildlife doco!
There’s a big storyline with Monkey Kingdom, as you would expect from Disney. They make their documentaries to be as immersive and emotive as their movies and Monkey Kingdom is no exception.
With a name given to the lead character, Maya, we follow her as she brings a new son into the world and deals with the trials and tribulations of keeping him safe and helping him thrive; much the same as a human mother.
A great storyline, excellent entertaining narration and stunning photography make Monkey Kingdom a superb film for both adults and children. It certainly won’t disappoint if you like your wildlife films to be entertaining, dramatic and with a great storyline to boot.