Episode 25: Countdown to Extinction

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●      “Feature Film” – Dinosaur

○    Trivia: (Theme - don’t make this like the other movies)

i.        In order to separate this from the similar movie The Land Before Time (1988), the film was intended not to have any dialogue at all, but Michael Eisner of Disney insisted they include it.

ii.        The backgrounds in the movie are actually superimposed photos of exotic tropical locations such as Tahiti and Hawaii.

iii.        One original concept for the dialogue in the film would have seen the characters not moving their lips and beaks to talk but rather as voice-overs, similar to Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993).

iv.        Initially, the directors were to use the popular Tyrannosaurus as the film's antagonistic predator but at around the time of production, The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) was released, which depicted a somewhat softer, motherly side to the classic dinosaur. Thus, a Carnotaurus was used. However, they still changed the Carnotaurus's size and ferocity to that of a Tyrannosaurus. In real life, Carnotaurs were smaller than Iguanodons.

 v.        At an official $130 million (unofficially $200 million) it is the most expensive movie released in 2000.

vi.        The original planned opening shot, showing the meteor moving through space, was cut when an identical opening shot was used in Armageddon (1998).

vii.        Unfortunately the Plot ended up like Tarzan in many ways

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viii.        The attraction called Dinosaur (previously called Countdown to Extinction) at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park was originally to be created/opened at the same time as the movie's release as part of the company's "synchronicity" between branches of the WDC, but due to the overwhelming technology development required to begin production, the film's opening was delayed. Even though it was started after the film was in-production, the theme park ride opened first (by almost 18 months) before the movie's release; hence, the ride's name change later.

ix.        First Disney Animated Feature Film to be Computer Animated instead of Traditionally Hand Drawn. Starting with Chicken Little (2005) 5 years later, all films in the Animated Feature Film line up would be 3D Animated, with the exceptions of The Princess and the Frog (2009) and Winnie the Pooh (2011)

●      Segment: This week in Disney history “Once Upon a Time”

○    June 5 1998 - Disney's 36th animated feature film Mulan premieres at the Hollywood Bowl in California.

○    June 7 2002 - Disney's animated series Kim Possible premieres on Disney Channel with 3 back-to-back episodes.

●      Segment: News/Announcements  “The Newsies Banner”

○    Pixar’s Next Film: Onward

●      Segment: Top 4 Ranking “Let’s get down to business”

○    Disney Animation Studios Computer Generated Films:

○    1. Tangled

○    2. Frozen

○    3. Moana

○    4. Meet the Robinsons

Tease Next Week: Meet the Robinsons

Top 4:  Fathers/Father Figures

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