Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB. USA, 2000. Walt Disney Pictures, The Secret Lab, Walt Disney Feature Animation. Story by Thom Enriquez, John Harrison, Robert Nelson Jacobs, Ralph Zondag, Screenplay by John Harrison, Robert Nelson Jacobs, Creative development by Gregory Gunter, Additional written material by Shirley Pierce, Additional story material by Jonathan Roberts, Rhett Reese, Additional story by Tamara Lusher, based on an earlier screenplay by Walon Green. Cinematography by David R. Hardberger, Steven Douglas Smith. Produced by Pam Marsden. Music by James Newton Howard. Production Design by Walter P. Martishius. Film Editing by H. Lee Peterson. Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2000.
Among the worst fully-animated Disney films is this incredibly boring retread of every hero-fighting-the-odds-of-normality tale that takes place in the world of the great prehistoric lizards. The computer animation is completely dazzling, the folks over at the Mouse studio having certainly outdone themselves. Without a good script and quite frankly, without any songs to liven the place up a bit, the technical achievements fail to impress you past the first ten minutes.