* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Has its own [[AwesomeMusic/WalkingWithDinosaurs subpage]].
* SugarWiki/AwesomeArt: Specifically, Awesome FanArt: [[ScienceMarchesOn since much of the series has become outdated]], people on Deviant Art have begun making their own versions of the series that are more up to date than the original.
* AngstWhatAngst: The deaths of Patchi and Scowler's entire family in the 2013 movie. By the next morning, they're done mourning their father, and the loss of their mother and siblings is never even mentioned.
* AuthorsSavingThrow: The powers that be seemed to have realized what a misstep the voiceovers for the 2013 film were, because now they're going to re-release the film (at least in the UK at an unknown time) without the voiceovers. Even better, ''Creator/BenedictCumberbatch'' is going to narrate!
* BetterOnDVD: For those who disliked the childish dialogue in the 3D movie, at least. The Blu-ray release has the "Cretaceous Cut", which eliminates it completely.
** From the general scientist/paleontologist community, but mostly from those to whom scientific accuracy is SeriousBusiness and any amount of speculation is intolerable. One such person infamously labeled the show's paleontology consultants "[[http://palaeo.gly.bris.ac.uk/Essays/WWD/default.html prostitutes]]" for "selling out" their knowledge to a fancy TV show.
** Pretty much [[http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304367204579267860766225746 every]] [[http://moria.co.nz/fantasy/walking-with-dinosaurs-2013.htm critic]] and their mothers are attacking the 3D movie. Few people are willing to contest them.
** Of the 3D movie, Gorgon. He's treated as the main villain, and yet just a predator trying to survive and feed his pack. Probably justified, though, as the story is told from the point of view of his prey.
** The giant sea reptile ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Liopleurodon]]''. This show did to him what ''Film/JurassicPark'' did to ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Velociraptor]]'': make it stock (as well as exaggerate its size).
** The huge dinosaur ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Giganotosaurus]]'' with its memorable predation upon the gigantic [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sauropoda sauropod]] ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Argentinosaurus]]'' may be counted as another example. It's interesting both ''Giganotosaurus'' and ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Spinosaurus]]'' (the latter became stock after ''Film/JurassicParkIII'') achieved their popularity in the same year (2001).
** The goose-like dinosaur ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Therizinosaurus]]'' with its [[WolverineClaws giant claws]] that it uses to drive off a ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeLargeTheropods Tarbosaurus]]'', as well as being a unusual [[VegetarianCarnivore herbivorous theropod]].
** While they didn't become stock, ''Ornithocheirus'' and ''Tapejara'' became fan favorites after this show and were given more attention in educational dinosaur books. The ''Ornithocheirus'' character became particularly popular due to the [[TearJerker tragic outcome of his story]].
** Gorgon from the 3D film, partially for being one of the few named characters not to receive an annoying voiceover.
** Although for characters that ''do'' have a voiceover Alex has some popularity with the viewers, considering him to be less annoying than the others and he even does a MomentOfAwesome.
** The TerribleTrio of azhdarchids from the 3D movie, due to their slapstick and [[UglyCute strange adorableness]].
* EvenBetterSequel: ''Beasts'' and ''Monsters'' got even more acclaim and have aged significantly better than ''Dinosaurs''.
* EvilIsCool: Not that any of the characters are actually ''evil'', but a lot of the predators which fill the role of villains are quite cool.
** The ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles Postosuchus]]'' in "New Blood". As the narration puts it, "[[TheDreaded the only thing she fears is another]] ''[[TheDreaded Postosuchus]]''."
** The ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Allosaurus]]'' in "Time of the Titans" certainly qualifies, considering it hunts some of the biggest creatures on the planet.
** The ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Liopleurodon]]'' in "Cruel Sea". It's the biggest predator on the planet, and its EstablishingCharacterMoment is probably the coolest scene in the series.
* HilariousInHindsight: The "Cruel Sea" opening reminds people of the ending to ''Film/JurassicWorld''.
* ItWasHisSled: Spoiler alert--[[spoiler:The K-Pg extinction happens!]]
* MemeticBadass: ''Liopleurodon''.
* MoralEventHorizon: Scowler almost crosses this when he disowns Patchi and leaves him stuck in a ditch to be killed by predators for leading the herd away from a lake of thin ice that he himself led into (and never shows remorse or responsibility for it). By ''almost'' as in he redeems himself as he's getting mauled by Gorgon and Patchi rescues him.
** "[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Anatotitan]]"'s "roar" (it does sound like they're saying the word "roar").
** The [[ExecutiveMeddling decision]] to give some of the characters in the 3D movie voices ruined the movie for most people.
** The final fate of the tyrannosaurid family at the end of "Death of a Dynasty" rather comically clashes with the grimness of the scene. To elaborate: The mother died from her leg wound, with the surviving infants clustering around her body. Then the meteor shockwave hits. The babies get suck up by the wind and zoom away, followed by the mother's corpse being lazily dragged after them.
** ALL of the dialogue in the 3D film.
* NoProblemWithLicensedGames: In contrast to the 3D film, the video game is much better received.
** The ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeMammals Gigantopithecus]]''.
** ''Plateosaurus'' only shows up at the end of the first episode, but it's easily the biggest creature seen thus far, and makes quite the EstablishingCharacterMoment for large dinosaurs.
** ''Stegosaurus'' appears during the canyon scene, but his badass intimidation of the ''Allosaurus'' leaves an impression.
** The unidentified pliosaur (presumably ''Plesiopleurodon'') is only in frame for a few seconds, but impresses the dangers of the sea that the ''Ornithocheirus'' was flying over.
** Narrowly averted with ''Ankylosaurus'', as they have a small introduction early on.
** ''Quetzalcoatlus'', which captures the majesty of the large pterosaurs (in the series at least, in the book it's subjected to a karmic death) and highlights their decline.
** ''Deinosuchus''. A few shots are all that is needed to make the danger feel palpable.
** Juniper, from the 2013 movie, is considered a bizarre ''Gender'' Scrappy for being a FlatCharacter and evident of the gratuitous sexism the movie shows.
** The ''Liopleurodon'' snatching up the ''Eustreptospondlyus'' is easily the most memorable moment of the original series, and immediately put the former species on the map.
** The ''Diplodocus'' hunt is the main set-piece of ''The Ballad of Big Al''.
** Patchi nearly allowing himself to be eaten in the 2013 film was seen as the most jarring and nightmarish in an otherwise unremarkable film.
** Nigel nearly getting eaten by the ''Megalodon'' for ''Chased by Sea Monsters''. The grueling fight between the pack of ''Giganotosaurus'' and ''Argentinosaurus'' for his other two specials from ''Chased by Dinosaurs''.
* SoBadItsGood: Arguably the 2013 movie, with its inept childish dialogue, over-the-top cliché plot and gratuitous sexism. Others just see it as horrible, though.
* SpecialEffectFailure: Even these shows weren't immune to this: the most common goofs are CG clipping errors (like when the mammoth's trunk "merges" with its tusk), wires from the animatronic models or parts of the people controlling them being visible, and shadow/reflection effects being messed up. Some are obvious, others you only catch if you watch the clips frame-by-frame.
** The film has no lip synching, leading to speculation that it was supposed to be a serious documentary and was changed to a comedic film a la WesternAnimation/IceAge at last minute. Cue outcry of TheyChangedItNowItSucks.
** The animals in the earlier series often suffered from weird clipping and deformation. Sometimes during motion, their skin-textures would overlap and clip through each other near the joints, creating odd-looking "seams". There were also some rigging problems evident, like the shoulder-spikes of ''Polacanthus'' moving separately from its skin, or the upper teeth of the ''Diplodocus'' stretching when they open their mouth in a couple of shots. [[SpecialEffectsEvolution These issues were gradually ironed out as the series progressed.]]
** In "Spirits of the Ice Forest", a herd of ''Muttaburrasaurus'' is tormented by flies, which bite them on [[EarAche the insides of their ears]]. The idea of an insect entering an orifice to feed is enough to make most viewers shudder in disgust.
** Early on in the 2013 movie, a hatchling Patchi is defecated on by a larger dinosaur. This wouldn't be so bad if he hadn't received a ''gaping open wound'' in his frill less than a minute before.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Many a dinosaur fan and ''Walking with Dinosaurs'' fan have complained about the 2013 movie humanizing the animals too much.
* UglyCute: Oh so many examples.
** The cynodonts from "New Blood", and their babies for that matter. They're like little, half-bald puppies.
** The baby ''Diplodocus'' from "Time of the Titans". At certain points, they even sound like ''human'' babies! And rather than being [[UncannyValley creepy]], the effect is downright ''adorable''.
** The ''Cryptoclidus'' and baby ''Opthalmosaurus'' in "Cruel Sea". The former is basically a Jurassic seal (although closer to a fully marine penguin in RealLife… still sounds cute) and the latter is essentially a Jurassic dolphin.
** The ''Tapejara'' from "Giant of the Skies" and pretty much every pterosaur in the series. The fact that pterosaurs were this in real life certainly helps.
** The ''Leaellynasaura'' from "Spirits of the Ice Forest". All of them.
** The baby ''Tyrannosaurus'' from "Death of a Dynasty". Especially [[TheWoobie the runt of the litter]].
** The ''[[http://i0.wp.com/www.cgmeetup.net/home/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Walking-with-Dinosaurs-11.jpg?resize=860%2C482 Troodon]]'' from the 3D movie. How can you not "d'aww" at [[PuppyDogEyes that face?]]
** The baby ''Pachyrhinosaurus'' in the movie have adult voices which, combined with the lack of lip-synching, sound disconnected to the characters.
** The ''Diplodocus'' hatchlings of the original show sometimes utter noises awfully reminiscent of human babies.
* SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Its visual effects are among the most impressive in any TV series ever, period.
** Special mention must go to ''Sea Monsters''. It features pre-historic creatures ''underwater'' and interacting with Nigel.
** The arena spectacular for the sheer spectacle of seeing life-sized dinosaurs live in front of you.
** Although the ''WWD'' movie got mostly negative and mixed reviews, the visuals have impressed mostly everyone, whether it's just the CGI or the 3D effects as well. The bulk of the critics single them out as the sole saving graces of the film.
* WhatAnIdiot: Nigel. Oh, Nigel. "There's no way I'd even think about jumping in waters where a ''mega-sized piranha'' is the least of your worries... OH!!! A TURTLE!!! WHERE'S MY DIVING SUIT?!"
** TyrannosaurusRex in the final episode. First, she loses her eggs after volcanic activity kills the embryos. Then, she seeks a new mate and then drives him away, but after laying twelve only three hatch. ''Then'', one of her babies dies, implicitly at the teeth of its own siblings. Then she is fatally injured by an ''Ankylosaurus'' [[MamaBear while trying to protect them]] and suffers a slow agonizing death shortly after. The only saving grace is that her death meant she didn't have to die in the mass extinction.
** The old ''Ornithocheirus''. He risked his life flying all the way to his old mating grounds, is driven away the minute he gets there, and dies of exhaustion without managing to mate at all.