The Dinosaurs are Back on the BBC – this time in 3-D

The BBC have announced details of their new ground breaking television programmes combining prehistoric animals, the latest research and new media technology.  This marks the first time that the BBC has developed a palaeontology themed television series since the world famous “Walking with Dinosaurs” aired more than a decade ago.

Prehistoric Animals

The new documentary series, filmed in 3-D is to be entitled “Planet Dinosaur” and focuses on the research that has been carried out since the “Walking with” series.  Dinosaurs featured will include Spinosaurus and the fierce, cannabalistic Majungasaurus (also known as Majungatholus).

To see a replica of Majungatholus and other dinosaur models: CollectA Age of Dinosaurs Prehistoric Life Models.

Giant Marine Reptiles

The television programmes will also include giant marine reptiles such as the infamous pliosaur “predator X”, perhaps the largest carnivore ever to live on planet Earth.  The three-part series will combine 3-D graphics, computer imagery and photo-realistic fight scenes to give a fresh perspective on dinosaurs.  At Everything Dinosaur, we have been contacted to help with the graphics, advising on a number of projects associated with the programmes.

A Scale Drawing of a Pliosaur

Pliosaurus scale drawing. Huge pliosaur remains.

A scale drawing of a Pliosaurus. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

To accompany the programmes BBC 4 will show three documentaries – a sort of “making the sequels to Walking..”, they will be called How to build a dinosaur, Survivors and Dinosaurs, Myths and Monsters.

For models and replicas of prehistoric animals: Models of Prehistoric Animals.

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