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Dinosaur - Aladar Is a What?!
This is one of the things that really annoys me about Disney...
Notice that Aladar doesn't have the correct bone structure at all for an Iguanodon. I heard somewhere that Disney modeled him on a horse. Now, I know there were a few things they had to change for the movie for the sake of the story, but I don't think that was a huge plot point.
(Disney DID consult paeleontologists, but apparently ignored everything they said!)
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@ssKicker on 11-27-2000
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Erinbeth writes:
I don't know exactly what the dinosaurs looked like because I wasn't there. And unless you were then you really don't have anything to complain about. I know from experience that when you draw a moving object you need a model to decide how the muscles move. I haven't seen a dinosaur around anywhere to use as a model so it would stand to reason they would have to use something the did have around. I think the protral of the dinosaurs was very realistic, considering we don't have any idea what they really looked like with there skin on. You can try to use the paeleontologist card all you want, but what they are doing is really guessing too!
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ElecMoHwk writes:
Oh here's a thought... it's a kids movie. Not intended to be 100% accurate representation, otherwise it'd be a jurassic park. get the dvd and watch the behind the scenes interviews and they explain this. You can't have kids warm up to a character, and buy lunch boxes, if it's real... sheesh.
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Mindy Doll writes:
Does it ever say Aladar is an Iguanodon? I mean how do we know he is? He could be a whole different species.
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Cheri writes:
Its a movie. Does it make that much of a difference. I don't think the dinosaurs are going to come back and get revenge if someone didn't make them look exactly the same.
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Articsprings writes:
Actually, I just looked at a picture of an Iguanodon to make sure I was right, and Disney did make a very close replication of it, so I have no idea what you're talking about. They must have chosen Iguanodon carefully, this is what the books says "A fully grown iquanodontid must have posed a formidable challenge to any potential predator. Here we see a carnosaur being viciously stabbed by an Iguanodon using its thumb spike to good effect. At close quarters, Iguanodon was probably more than a match for most attackers." And in the moving they do have the using their thumb spikes, so Disney is correct on many levels, and apparently, they did listen.
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Digital-Girl writes:
Have you ever seen Walking With Dinosaurs, or the Making Of Walking With Dinosaurs!? We have the technology to get a more accurate look! I mean, sure, who knows if the skin color is right? But, still! The structure, the way they walk, the shape... with the help of computers, we can find out all of those things!
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