Trivia / Dinosaur

  • Creator Killer: Not to Disney itself, but despite being a box office success, The Secret Lab (the special effects company that Disney made to produce this film) was shut down, with the only other project they made being Wild Life (specifically, they were animating it). This was cancelled. More on The Secret Lab's history can be found on a Jim Hill article.
  • Fan Nickname: Ozzy and Strut for the two Oviraptors that fight over Aladar's egg.
  • Playing Against Type: Whoever knew Samuel E. Wright, the voice of the Softshell-hearted crab Sebastian could play a rude total jerk-ass demanding iguanadon, with almost nothing redeeming about him?
  • Science Marches On: Oviraptors were assumed to be nest raiders when they were first discovered, and named appropriately. Then it turned out, thanks to new technology, that the eggs they are usually found with contain baby Oviraptor. This discovery was made several years before the movie. However, this discovery does not completely rule out the inclusion of eggs in an Oviraptor's diet. Recent research has however, revealed Oviraptor nests, containing embryonic bones from other species, as well as its own, suggesting that it may have eaten eggs after all...
    • The Pteranodon, despite being accurate for its time, is shown dip-feeding (snatching food from the water with its beak) and rearing its young like birds. In recent years, its been proven that Pteranodon would be more likely to catch food by swimming (its prey was noted to be rather small, so dip-feeding would have been impractical) and that baby pterosaurs would have been able to take care of themselves when they were born.
  • What Could Have Been: Enough examples it needed its own page.

  • Dinosaur has the honor of being the very first film from Walt Disney Home Video to be released on Blu-ray format in 2006. The film's animation was presumably the reason it was put on the then-new High Definition format first. This Blu-ray at least retained the original 2001 Walt Disney Home Entertainment logo, but the Blu-rays replaced it the next year with the "There is only one Disney" opening. This Blu-ray also has the industry-wide Blu-ray logo on it; the Disney Blu-ray logo was created in 2008.
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