An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sancturary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home.
- Aladar (voice): D.B. Sweeney
- Plio (voice): Alfre Woodard
- Yar (voice): Ossie Davis
- Zini (voice): Max Casella
- Suri (voice): Hayden Panettiere
- Kron (voice): Samuel E. Wright
- Neera (voice): Julianna Margulies
- Bruton (voice): Peter Siragusa
- Baylene (voice): Joan Plowright
- Eema (voice): Della Reese
- Original Music Composer: James Newton Howard
- Casting: Mary Hidalgo
- Editor: H. Lee Peterson
- Screenplay: John Harrison
- Director of Photography: Steven Douglas Smith
- Director: Ralph Zondag
- Director: Eric Leighton
- Production Supervisor: Pam Marsden
- Producer: Baker Bloodworth
- Director of Photography: David R. Hardberger
- Visual Development: Rick Maki
- Layout: Rick Moore
- Animation Supervisor: Trey Thomas
- Animation Supervisor: Joel Fletcher
- Animation: Owen Klatte
- Animation Supervisor: Larry White
- Production Assistant: Lisa Marie Webster
- Editor: Don Thompson
- r96sk: ‘Dinosaur’ is pretty impressive in parts. I felt entertained watching it.
The animation, twenty years on, is still admirable. The environments remain beautiful, the living creatures may not look quite as superb but are still nice in my opinion. The voice cast are understated yet suitable, much like everything else from the music to the plot.
D. B. Sweeney plays the lead role, portraying a character called Aladar. His voice isn’t as strong as I’d want but he does a good job nevertheless. Alfre Woodard stands out slightly as Plio, I recognised her voice instantly having seen her years back on TV’s ‘Desperate Housewives’.
Heftier voices and a more dramatic score would’ve taken this further in my estimations, though there’s no doubting this is a film that has many elements to enjoy.