Hello, everyone!

Does anyone have any information about this documentary I found on Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQpzamAP_GQ

The animation is quite good and I was wondering if anyone knew who the animators (or company) was that produced this.  I can't seem to find any more information about it.

Thanks!

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I have no idea!  I thought at first it might turn out to be some of Karel Zeman's footage with new narration, but it's not that.  

There was someone on this board compiling info on all stopmotion dino documentaries for a book, but I can't recall his name, it was a few years ago.  Just checking my email archives since I supplied info about a couple of Austalian productions...

Ok, calls himself Dino Sauriana, this is his Youtube channel.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6W2YpE1MTMS3YYS7fEzzOA?feature=em...

He may know something about this film.  Don't know if that book ever happened, or is still in the works.

I've been going through a book I have (the stop motion filmography), but I haven't come across a match yet. Thanks for the info.

Neil Pettigrew's stop mo filmography?  It covers live action feature films with stop motion creature effects, not documentaries, shorts, or purely puppet films.  So it wouldn't help.

I'm thinking it is probably a British production, meaning it may have been made for the BBC or ITV.  

I searched on the HuntleyArchives website, found it there, but only identified as no 15010 in their catalog.  They have a lot of other stuff that they also don't identify, but I recognise, like Lost World 1925 and a Will Vinton dino doco, that are either in the public domain or possibly they don't even have the right to reproduce and sell, which may be why they won't say what anything is.

It's definitely not from the 60's, probably more like late eighties due to the stances of the Dino's....... the bipedal Dino's are not dragging their tails, and that wasn't discovered to be the proper stance until the mid to late eighties.

I didn't even notice that, but yeah, good point!   Tippett's Prehistoric Beast short was released in 1984, that had the modern poses, as do a couple of books in my collection published in 1985.  But 1960s is too early.

Here is the man Arthur Hayward and info ;-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_oBI385qSE

Terrible narration on that Arthur Hayward clip, referring to plaster bandage being used to make a mould, when we can see it is being used to wrap the wire sculpting armature to stiffen it and bulk it out before adding clay. And calling some pink liquid poured into the mould "latex", which I don't think it is - too translucent, latex appears opaque and white in a liquid state. Typical, not having a clue about what he is actually doing.
Nice seeing the shots of him working, but the shot of his finished theropod models do not match this documantary we are trying to identify. They have the upright, tripod stance that was usual in the sixties, not the more modern horizontal pose that Fantamation pointed out in the doco. So I don't see a connection here.

I think you guys are right in that it looks like it was produced in the late 80's or even early 90's.  When I watch it again, it seems like there are sequences which are emulating Phil Tippett's work on Prehistoric Beast and that dinosaur documentary hosted by Christopher Reeves.  It looks like the duckbill sequence emulates behaviors that Phil did with the dinosaurs rubbing necks together.

Also, the T-rex in this doc looks awfully familiar to me.  It seems like it may have been used in something else I've seen over the years, but I can't place it yet.  I looked up the T-rex from the Land of the Lost remake in the 90's, but no match.

That is from 64'000'000 YEARS AGO (1981).  It is from Canada.

Yay! Mystery solved! Thanks!

http://www.bcdb.com/cartoon/41861-64000000-Years-Ago

Found a better quality version here:
http://film-gratuit.tk/search/64000000-years-ago.html#

Looks like Bill Maylone was the animator

You are welcome.

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