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Imagine you could travel back in time; to a time long before Man.

Walking with Dinosaurs is a machinima series created by Past Eons Productions. By the title alone, this is heavily influenced by the well-acclaimed documentary, Walking with Dinosaurs. All animation that has been used is from Jurassic World: Evolution with characters models being modded to better fit the narrative and tone of the series.

The first season comprised of 3 Episodes:

  • Chapter 1: Dawn of Titans
  • Chapter 2: Hostile Lands of Asia
  • Chapter 3: Clash of Dynasties

The second season premiered on 26 March 2022. Episodes so far:

  • Chapter 1: The Narrow Path to Survival
  • Chapter 2: Against All Odds

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The series contains the following tropes:

  • Albinos Are Freaks: There is a albino male among the Bagualosaurus herd but unfortunately for him, the females prefer a male with more vibrant colors.
  • Always a Bigger Fish: The poor Sinraptor find this out the hard way once it crosses paths with the Yangchuanosaurus.
  • And the Adventure Continues: Clash of Dyansties ends with a young Rex and a ceratopsian battle each other, much like their ancestors had done.
  • Anti-Climax: Justified. Just as the Tyrannosaur and Triceratops were about to engage each other in mortal combat, lightning strikes right near them, knocking the former out but surprisingly, unharmed while the Trike flees in terror.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: The surviving Buriolestes take refuge within a large herd of Bagualosaurus.
  • Book Ends: Season 2, Episode 2 has the young Acro and her mother sleeping together at the beginning and in the end, the now adult Acro sleeps besides her own child.
  • Cock Fight: Male Dinos like Gigantspinosaurs would clash with one another in order to gain the loyalty of the females.
  • Coming of Age Story: Season 2, Chapter Two follows a young Acrocanthosaurus as she struggles to survive following the death of her mother.
  • Death World: In episode 2, the volcano erupts and turns the lush forests of Asia into an inhospitable wasteland.
  • Dinosaurs Are Dragons: The Guanlong and Yinlong. Both of them having "long" in the name which means "dragon" in Mandarin.
  • Eats Babies: The Herrerasaurus waste no time in making a meal out of the juvenile Buriolestes. The Narrator even states how harsh a scene that is.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: The Yangchuanosaurus were the apex predators of ancient Asia's lands until the volcano wiped them all out. Now, their carcasses will become the food source for the smaller predators.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: The lead Diabloceratops gored the female Lythronax, leaving her to die from blood loss.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • The dead sauropod at the beginning of Episode 1 mirrors that of the Ornithocheirus from Episode 4, "Giant of the Skies".
    • The introduction to the Diplodocus can be considered a direct remake of Episode 2, "Time of Titans", right down to having the episode's signature music.
  • Nature Documentary: Like its namesake, the series follows the lives of the ancient dinosaurs.
  • Nice Day, Deadly Night: Predators would rather hunt during the night as their prey would have poor eyesight to navigate through the darkness.
  • Superior Successor: Episodes like "Dawn of Titans" and "Clash of Dynasties", especially the latter episode where the tyrannosaurids and ceratopsians adapted and evolved over the centuries to overcome one another.