Dinosaur Island is an upcoming family movie about a young teenage boy who finds himself stranded in a strange land with artifacts, people, and animals from throughout time. This means, of course, there are dinosaurs, and they are colorful and feathered — including the T. rex.

The newly released trailer projects a bit of a Land of the Lost or Mysterious Island vibe, with sly references to Jurassic Park and even Godzilla mixed in. And the dinosaurs really look good. Check out the official trailer below:

Swimming spinosaurus art by Marco Auditore; and size comparison with other “largest theropods” giganotosaurus and tyrannosaurus and the related suchomimus by Davide Bonadonna.

Source: http://theropoda.blogspot.com/2014/09/spinosaurus-revolution-prologo-epico.html

joakinmar:

Fantastic reconstructions of dinosaurs by concept artist Wayne Barlowe from An alphabet of dinosaurs (1995).

1. Gallimimus.

2. Iguanodon.

3. Maiasaura.

4. Oviraptor.

5. Velociraptor.

6. Yangchuanosaurus.

7. Chasmosaurus.

8. Zephyrosaurus.

strangebiology:

strangebiology:

Gertie the Dinosaur was released in 1914 by Windsor McCay. It was the first film to use some animation techniques such as keyframes and tracing paper, and was the first film to feature a dinosaur.

100 years later and we have come a long way in animation technology as well as scientific knowledge of dinosaurs. Hollywood has featured dinosaurs in popular science fiction movies, and BBC has published many documentary-style films about prehistoric life. In December 2013, BBC released a reboot of their popular Walking with Dinosaurs documentary with a new 3D film.

Happy centennial, Gertie!

GERTIE THE DINOSAUR IS EXACTLY 100 YEARS OLD TODAY!

Still 9 months until Jurassic World but my collection has already begun.

Still 9 months until Jurassic World but my collection has already begun.

grimchild:

Been doodling Spinosaurus again after the new findings came out.  Also since every goddamn article and video about Spinosaurus has to compare it to T. rex, have a comparison between my rex and spino.  The legs are a bit bigger than NatGeo’s version after what Scott Hartman came out with.  Also thought it would be neat if the sail sort of mimicked the look of river debris and dead branches so it could camouflage itself as such when trundling along through the water.

The Truth About the Jurassic Park III Spinosaurus by HodariNundu
fromdirectorstevenspielberg:

mattsynowicz:

mattsynowicz:

but, uh… well, there it is.
*EDIT*
I added some people to the Explorer!

Goodbye Richard Attenboro.

Beautiful work!

fromdirectorstevenspielberg:

mattsynowicz:

mattsynowicz:

but, uh… well, there it is.

*EDIT*

I added some people to the Explorer!

Goodbye Richard Attenboro.

Beautiful work!

Spinosaurus was weirder than previously thought, according to new research

Stubby hind legs, a low, quadrupedal stance, and webbed feet for an aquatic life are among the features revealed by the discovery of new fossils of the dinosaur previously known from incomplete remains.

There’s been lots of media coverage about this story released today. National Geographic and the New York Times in particular have provided excellent content. Check them out to fill your head with juicy dinosaur knowledge.

There is also this cool video from the University of Chicago detailing the findings:

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