Discovery prepares to unleash “Dinosaur Revolution”

The computer-animated dinosaur special, formerly known as Reign of the Dinosaurs, will air on Discovery over two Sundays in September.
August 16, 2011

Discovery Channel has set an airdate for its long-awaited CGI dinosaur special, Dinosaur Revolution.

Formerly known as Reign of the Dinosaurs, the four-hour presentation, produced by Creative Differences, will make its world premiere on Discovery Channel on Sunday, September 4 and the following Sunday, September 11, from 9-11 p.m. EST each night.

The project, as previously reported by realscreen, uses minimal narration and state-of-the-art animation to illustrate little-known behaviors and other newly unearthed dinosaur discoveries. Animators and illustrators involved in the project include Dave Krentz (Disney’s Dinosaur, John Carter of Mars), Ricardo Delgado (Dark Horse Comics’ Age of Reptiles), Iain McCaig (Star Wars Ep. 1, 2, 3) and Pete Von Sholly (The Mask, Darkman).

Two presentations were made for the project at different editions of Comic-Con – once in 2010 and then this past July. The special will be available on DVD via the Discovery Store in November.

Erik Nelson is executive producer for Creative Differences, and Alan Eyres and Brooke Runnette are exec producers for Discovery Channel.

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