Dinosaur (2000) - Synopsis

Dinosaur (2000)

Set 65 million years ago during the late Cretaceous Period, Dinosaur follows the adventures of an Iguanodon named Aladar, who is separated from his own species as a hatchling and raised on an island by a clan of Lemurs. When a devastating meteor shower plunges their world into chaos, Aladar and his Lemur family escape to the mainland and join a group of migrating dinosaurs desperately searching for a safe new nesting ground. With water and food in short supply and bloodthirsty predators posing an ever-present danger, the herd faces many life-threatening obstacles during the course of their treacherous trek.

Dinosaur was directed by Ralph Zondag and Eric Leighton, produced by Pam Marsden and co-produced by Baker Bloodworth. James Newton Howard composed the score. The screenplay was by John Harrison and Robert Nelson and was based on an original screenplay by Walon Green. The characters are voiced by D.B. Sweeney, Julianna Marguiles, Samuel E Wright, Peter Siragusa, Joan Plowright, Della Reese, Ossie Davis, Alfre Woodard and Max Casella.