This new feature is based on a 1999 BBC series that took a serious approach to visualizing the world of dinosaurs. Such seriousness extended to the absence of, for instance, talking animals, which would have been an unconscionable sop toward attracting a kiddie audience. In fact, the makers of the new film intended to use the same approach. Now, what do you suppose are the odds that 20th Century Fox would sink $60 million into an animated movie that didn’t have talking dinosaurs?
And so we have Walking With Dinosaurs, starring the voices of Justin Long as a li’l baby dino named Patchi and John Leguizamo as Alex, the prehistoric bird narrating the story.