A ravaged Nanotyrannus reacts with alacrity to the end credits of Walking With Dinosaurs…Yes we know: Walking With Dinosaurs 3D is all the rage these days. I am not going to dwell in the details, but obviously the animation is extremely sophisticated and it had its brilliant moments (including a Three-Stooge Pterosaur sketch or the albertosaur-pachyrhinosaur chase!) . It also had its not-so-good points (including the fact that dinosaurs “talk” and the soundtrack in general is cringe-worthy… but that remains in the realms of my personal taste). Not long ago I was approached by the production team with a request to add some of the best known illustrations from a book that is rapidly becoming a standard and -I expect- is soon to be fully revamped : “Dinosaurs The Most Complete Up To Date Encyclopaedia” by Dr.Thom Holtz and myself. I very much appreciated the request and felt good about it, but was surprised and puzzled. After all, my “old” illustrations would be as far from the extremely advanced technology used in the movie as anything could be. However, when I saw the results a few days ago, I understood their approach: THEY DO WORK within the context of the movie! I was pleasantly amazed to see these familiar faces rotating in truly spectacular 3D close-ups .
No new stuff here… But given the fact that unfortunately someone somewhere forgot to include me in the film credits’ list, I have decided to share with you a gallery with all the illustrations provided for the end credits… I recommend you see them in the big screen and in 3D though!