Walking with Dinosaurs Special The Ballad of Big Al (2000)

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  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    2000

  • Type

    Television

  • Category

    Non Fiction

Synopsis

A two-part special which tells the story of `Big Al', an allosuarus whose remarkably complete skeleton, found in Wyoming in 1991, allowed scientists to piece together an accurate picture of the creature's life. In the first programme, 3D computer graphics and animatronics are used to follow the creature from his birth some 145 million years ago to his death - a 15 yer struggle against formidable predators. The second programme is a "making of" documetary, showing how scientists analysed Al's bones and came up with plausible adventures for him.

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