Time for one more journey to the tutorial movies of the previous, and this one is a doozy! 1970’s Dinosaurs: The Age of the Horrible Lizard is an edited English translation of an animated Polish movie known as Dinozaury, written and directed by Witold Giersz and Ryszard Slapczynski. It was digitized by IU Libraries and made accessible to the general public by way of Media Collections On-line. It was additionally featured by Rifftrax (accessible to subscribers).
This edit is barely 6 minutes lengthy, however remains to be loads entertaining. It’s filled with touches that date it even for those who missed the copyright yr. Maybe my favourite is the not-too-subtle implication that herbivores are failed carnivores. They’re not tailored to a widespread and assorted dietary useful resource. They only can’t hack it as hunters.
However at the same time as I chuckled on the anachronisms and odd decisions within the script, I used to be rapt by the completely charming animation, just like the tyrannosaur who walks via the body on the 5:32 mark with a really human gait. It’s onerous to select a favourite second when nearly each second of the movie affords one thing enjoyable or weird.
Luckily, the unique Polish movie can be accessible on Youtube, in two components. Benefit from the filmmakers’ unique imaginative and prescient, full with all the footage the American model unceremoniously reduce!