Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Reign of the Dinosaurs
The horses have been hitched to the publicity wagon and it's about to hit the road. Discovery Channel announced yesterday that to promote their 2011 Reign of the Dinosaurs series, they'll be hosting a panel at the impending San Diego Comic Con. It will include a bunch of artists who worked on it, including paleoart veterans and artists from Pixar and Disney. Richard Delgado, Iain and Mishi McCaig, David Krentz, and Pete Von Sholly will all be there, and I wish I could be, too.
Reign is being touted as the most scientifically accurate, up-to-date depiction of dinosaurs yet. Like Matt Martyniuk said at DinoGoss, it's about time for a big dinosaur series to come out again. I watched the Australia episode of Walking With Dinosaurs recently, and that tail on Leaellynasaura seemed a bit short... and it would have been cool to see some dinofuzz on them.
The press release quoted at /Film says that the series will combine "the latest paleontological research with Hollywood storytelling," which probably means Raptor Red-style stories rooted in single environments for each episode. Or, if we're lucky, a Babe-style romp with a couple of rascally baby dromaeosaurs.