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MIPTV Picks ’09 – Secrets of the Dinosaur Mummy

This HD special follows scientists studying what they refer to as both the Holy Grail and the Mona Lisa of dino remains, and the fascinating processes by which they uncover 'Leonardo''s - and indeed, the Earth's - back story.
March 19, 2009


In 2000, a team of amateur paleontologists in Montana happened upon an incredibly important fossil – that of a 77 million-year-old, duck-billed dinosaur. The fossilized Brachylophosaurus, dubbed ‘Leonardo’ by the scientific team examining it, was a remarkably special find, in that it was the first dinosaur mummy unearthed with intact digestive tract contents. This HD special follows the scientists studying what they refer to as both the Holy Grail and the Mona Lisa of dino remains, and the fascinating processes by which they uncover Leonardo’s – and indeed, the Earth’s – back story.
Partners: Midcanada Entertainment & Myth Merchant Films for Discovery Channel (US, Canada and International) and ARTE, distributed through Looking Glass International
Length: 1 x 60 minutes
Aired: September 2008 (Discovery Channel US and Canada)
Rights available: Terrestrial – worldwide excluding Germany, France, India and China

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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