'''''Bizarre Dinosaurs''''' is a 2008 TVDocumentary made by Creator/NationalGeographicChannel. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin It deals with strange-looking]] [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]] from various continents.

All kinds of bizarre horns, claws, teeth and back-sails get to be covered, as some of the world's leading paleontologists describe in detail what these beasts used their various eye-raisingly awkward body parts for.

[[{{Narrator}} Narrated]] by [[PeterCullen Peter]] '[[{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]]' [[http://witmerlab.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/nigersaurus_biz-dinos_prime_dsc_3815a.jpg Cullen]]. [[note]]By the way, that is a ''Masiakasaurus'' on the DVD cover.[[/note]]

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!!This series provides examples of:

* ArtisticLicensePaleontology:
** Yes, even [=NatGeo=] couldn't avoid this one. The culprits are the CGI clips. One has a ''chewing'' sauropod. Sauropod jaws and teeth were unable to do this.
** The painfully incorrect position into which carnivorous dinosaurs twist their hands.
** And also the large, well articulated hands of ''Carnotaurus''. While the narration points out how small and insignificant these were, the animation disagrees. For reference's sake: they should appear as nothing more than mere stumps with more little stumps on them.
** Some experts would rather see the show's ''Epidendrosaurus'' referred to as ''Scansoriopteryx''.
*** Likewise, all the maniraptors need a shitoad more feathers.
** The crest[[note]] Not the sail, but an actual crest on the head.[[/note]] on the show's ''Spinosaurus'' isn't nearly pronounced enough.
** The phylogenetic tree that appears in several scenes implies that large [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetanurae tetanurans]] are more closely related to each other than small tetanurans, which was suggested in 1986 but is now of course wrong (tyrannosauroids are actually ''coelurosaurs'', to name the best example).
* FeatheredFiend: ''Epidendrosaurus'', the immense ''Gigantoraptor'' and the mysterious ''Deinocheirus''.
** The first one is not especially fiendish, though.
* GaussianGirl: A slight blur effect is used for the {{CGI}} dinosaur shots, though even these don't conceal the sub-par animation quality.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: ''Nigersaurus'', but it is a rare ''herbivore'' example that has many tiny, tiny teeth.
** The ''Masiakasaurus'' from the DVD cover.
* {{Narrator}}: PeterCullen.
* RealIsBrown: While the CGI animals do have unique skin patterns and colors, these are so muted that this trope could easily be applied.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: ''Masiakasaurus'', ''Epidendrosaurus'', ''Tuojiangosaurus'', ''Gigantoraptor'', ''Dracorex'', ''Amargasaurus'', and ''Deinocheirus'' are all here.
** Also, the magazine article that inspired the show featured a poster that featured ''Paralititan'', ''Majungasaurus'', ''Sinosauropteryx'', ''Carcharodontosaurus'', ''Erketu''[[note]]A sauropod with the longest dinosaur neck relative to its body size[[/note]], ''Mononykus'', ''Afrovenator'' and ''Mamenchisaurus'', among creatures featured in the program and more famous species.
* ShoutOut: To ''Film/JurassicParkIII'', as [[PeterCullen Prime]] describes ''Spinosaurus'' and how it put TheWorfEffect on ''T. rex''.
* ShownTheirWork: All the scenes that focus on scientists.
* StockDinosaurs: Generally averted, but some familiar faces appear, such as ''Coelophysis'', ''Tyrannosaurus'', ''Spinosaurus'', ''Parasaurolophus'', ''Styracosaurus'', and ''Carnotaurus''.
* StockFootage: The dinosaur clips are repeated ''many'' times. Still, there have been [[Series/ClashOfTheDinosaurs worse offenders]].
** Animal footage from different documentaries is also played, as are scenes from the 1925 adaptation of ''Literature/TheLostWorld''.
* TyrannosaurusRex
* UseYourHead: Pachycephalosaurs, but the program demonstrates that they did ''not'' butt heads together, as they are often depicted, since this would have knocked them out. However, ceratopsians and sauropods are seen doing this as part of their natural behavior.
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