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Common Sense Media says

Top-notch education (and entertainment) for dino fans.

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(out of 13 reviews)
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Kid, 10 years old April 12, 2011
What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 17 years old Written byBlue-Bunny February 11, 2011

Great family-friendly show!

Hghly educational, and very entertaining. I can see why it's an Emmy winner. BTW, every dinosaur documentary has blood, so it doesn't come to much surprise. I got to admit, it has the least blood in all the dinosaur documentaries I've seen. Animation is superb. However, it was made in 1999, so some of the facts are a bit dated, but it's still good to watch.
Parent of a 3 year old Written bybrandelyn May 7, 2014

My preschooler's favorite!

This is my dinosaur-obsessed three-year-old's very favorite show - she loves to watch them one episode at a time or to binge-watch them when sick. She definitely snuggles into us and we have to explain things in matter-of-fact language (the sauropods getting burned alive is a rough part for her, as is everytime a baby gets eaten), but she continues to request it and enjoys it. Know your kid - I certainly wouldn't show this to ANY three year old - but it works well for mine!
Parent Written bypbryden April 26, 2012

Walking with Dinosaurs a true delight for the Dino-Crazed

This is such an amazing show, but might scare the little ones who are not head-over-heels dinosaur crazy. Our budding palaeontologist was only five when watching them for the first time and no nightmares to report. The violence is not gratuitous, and is only used to demonstrate scientific facts. If you are shielding your kids from the truth about how the food chain really works, both historically and today, then (shame on you) perhaps this isn't your cup of tea.
Adult Written byFeathered One April 15, 2015

Science has marched on, but the visuals haven't

The most frustrating of all dinosaur documentaries, WWD could've been the perfect media source for paleo-education. Unfortunately, it is plagued with an astonishing amount of errors that could've been rectified in the time it wa s being developed (the late nineties). Please do not let your kids view this as a reliable source: it isn't. For example, the T. rex has a badly deformed skull, shortened tail, the Dromaeosaurus lacks feathers (we knew that dinosaurs had feathers back then), Australovenator is improperly referred as a 'polar allosaur' (chalk that one up to time; Australovenator wasn't named back then) among other things. As for aesthetics, it's perfect. The visuals convince the viewers these are real animals, with a well done blend of life-size puppetry and computer-generated graphics. As for kid-appropriateness, there is a rather copious amount of breeding and gore, and the episode Cruel Sea is extremely scary, with the beefed-up (I say beefed-up because the real creature wasn't as big) Liopleurodon constantly savaging the camera at every turn, and Spirits of the Ice Forest has, for a documentary, an incredible feeling of surrealism and ominosity (and a brief decapitation scene) that may invoke anxiety in younger views. However, it should be noted that this is THE dino-doc, the one that started it all, and, surprisingly, is one of the best despite being fifteen years old.
Teen, 15 years old Written byMavrah333 February 6, 2015

If time travel existed, then besides the outdated effects this could be real!

There is plenty of violence, and some blood, but most children should be OK with this series. Not funny, nor childish, but it appeals to all ages, children (cuz its dinosaurs) and adults (cuz its interesting). There are six episodes, which each discuss a different subject. We have the dinosaurs' origins in episode 1, the Jurassic's finest land and sea monsters in 2 and 3, flying reptiles in 4, the Antarctic dinosaurs in 5, and (spoiler alert) the most likely theory of the extinction in 6.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 13 years old Written byravenr August 22, 2014

It's a documentary not a cartoon

This show is perfect for kids! It's got thrills sadness and it's very fascinating! Not for 2 yr olds though because they are too stupid to listen to what the narrator has to say and they are too stupid to realize these creatures are extinct
What other families should know
Great messages
Kid, 12 years old April 2, 2011

Good for everyone

One of the best show of all time sometimes they show mating other than that its the best
What other families should know
Great messages
Educator and Parent of a 3 and 7 year old Written bykitkat2 January 30, 2011

Educational, informative and hugely entertaining

My 3 year old and 7 year old have watched the series over and over again. They have been fascinated by dinosaurs all their lives. The series are educational, have an intriguing story and the technical effects are amazing. If you children love this they will also love the Nigel Marvin series.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Kid, 8 years old December 14, 2010

For Teens

theres blood that may frighten little kids
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Parent Written byPlague December 18, 2009

Walking With Dinosaurs

I loved this movie when I watched it. Fun and educational.
Parent of a 6, 7, and 9 year old Written bysmille June 8, 2009
While violent, this is "nature" violence, in a documentary style, that has captured my kids' imaginations for years.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Adult Written bySaqr April 9, 2008