Monday, March 17, 2014

Walking with Dinosaurs 101 -- Educational Facts for the Family

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Dino fans of all ages will be ‘herding” to get their own copy of Walking With Dinosaurs The Movie, releasing on Blu-ray™ and DVD March 25th. This movie is known for it’s explosive visual achievements and bringing dinosaurs back to life! The gigantic voice talents of Justin Long (Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise) and John Leguizamo (Ice Age franchise) take you on a thrilling prehistoric journey the whole family will enjoy! In a time when dinosaurs rule the Earth, the smallest of the pack — a playful Pachyrhinosaurus named Patchi — embarks on the biggest adventure of his life. As he tries to find his place in a spectacular world filled with fun-loving friends and a few dangerous foes, Patchi will discover the courage he needs to become the leader of the herd...and a hero for the ages.

We are so lucky to have a film like Walking With Dinosaurs to remind us how important it is to be remember these prehistoric creatures and teach us about all the different species! To help you prepare for the films release on DVD and Blu-ray, here are some fun dinosaur facts:

Did you know?

1. A stegosaurus was twice as heavy as a car, but had a brain only as big as a kitten?

2. Dinosaurs were not alone! Alphadons were small mammals, similar to possums, that roamed the earth with dinos!

3. Some believe that the Tyrannosaurus rex might have had feathers!

4. Pachyrhinosaurus (the kind of dinosaur Patchi was) means “thick nose reptile”, probably named for the pad of bone it had on its face, instead of horns or a brow!

5. Carnivores are believed to have lived to be about 30 years old, while herbivores lived even longer than that!

Are any of these facts new to you?  What is your favorite dinosaur?


Masshole Mommy said...

We need to see this. We wanted to see it when it was in the theaters, but never made it.

VickeC said...

most of those facts are new to me but not my grandsons,,they are dinosaur crazy an know all the names an all about them,,its really impressive for 2 little kids to know so much about dinosaurs

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I so tried to like this movie, but fell asleep in the theater .. lol

Sara said...

I love dinosaurs