We all know "It's Tough to be a Bug" is a spin-off of the upcoming Disney film
"A Bug's Life," but did you know that Countdown to Extinction is also a spin-
off of a Disney movie that has not debuted yet?
The movie in question is "Dinosaur" and it isn't expected to come out until
1999 or 2000. It is tied in to Countdown To Extinction.
REPORTED: Preturb 17 JUL 98
The first was Sleeping Beauty Castle in 1955 before the movie in 1959.
CONFIRMED: DisneyMan 23 JUL 98
The Iguanadon in the pre-show footage of Countdown to Extinction is the main character in Dinosaur. I noticed this on a recent trip and discussed it with an animator at MGM later that day. He confirmed my suspicion.
CONFIRMED: Safari Steve: Jungle Skipper 05 OCT 99
The beginning of this movie is just like the beginning of Disney's 1999 Tarzan.
The lemurs raise a dinosaur.
The Grandfather lemur doesn't want to keep the dinosaur.
The thing that's different is that the Grandfather likes the dinosaur later in the movie.
REPORTED: anon 19 MAY 02
Dinosaur will be completely computer animated, they aim to top The Lost
World for realism, however, the backgrounds will be painted traditionally.
REPORTED: anon 02 AUG 97
The trailer for "Dinosaur" came out. The trailer is some what of a movie short. Like a short, it has a story, the story is about an dinosaur egg and the many near-death experiences it has before it get on the right hand. (think Bette Midler's "The Lottery") Well anyway, the dinosaurs are computer animated, but the scenery is live action. It's very realistic because it gives us that live-action feel. The animation is breathtaking! My guess is that it has nothing to do with Countdown to Extinction.
UPDATE: anon 24 NOV 99
Dinosaur will be released Memorial Day of 2000, and the backgrounds are live shots from all around the world, not drawn in anyway. The dinosaurs are completly CG Animated. Confirmed from university professor that worked for Disney before returning to teach.
REPORTED: anon 06 MAR 00
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - Some actors aspire to become the voice of a
generation. D.B. Sweeney is the mouthpiece for the entire Cretaceous
Period of 65 million years ago. He is the voice of Aladar, the
iguanodon star of Disney's new computer-animated adventure
"Dinosaur," which opens Friday. Sweeney believes that giving the
realistic-looking dinosaurs human speech makes storytelling sense.
And so does Disney, which is gambling that audiences will accept the
huge reptiles yammering in English. It's one thing when animated
kitchenware breaks into song in "Beauty and the Beast" or a cartoon
crab croons in "The Little Mermaid." When these dinosaurs speak, the
effect is more like the talking live-action animals of "Babe." It
could have come off as silly as Godzilla asking a cabbie how to get
to Carnegie Hall so he could stomp on it. But Disney's creative team
took some liberties with the reptiles' facial expressions to make it
more credible, and laid the groundwork to prepare the audience.