Dinousaurs poster
Directed by
Andrew Mason
Produced by
Adam Campbell-Sing
David Elison
Andrew Mason
Screenplay by
John Garvin
Richard Price
Story by
Adam Campbell-Sing
Michael B. Jordan
Ellie Kemper
John Leguizamo
Jesse Plemons
Sam Neill
Rooney Mara
Keegan Michael-Key
Richard Roxburgh
Djimon Hounsou
Gary Oldman
Ben Kingsley
Edited by
John Carnochan
Jeremiah O'Driscoll
Anthony Dod Mantle
Music by
David Hirschfelder
Skydance Media
Nickelodeon Movies
FamilySing Entertainment
Hopscotch Features
Paramount Animation
Animal Logic
Distributed by
Paramount Pictures
United Kingdom
United States[1]
Release date
4 December 2020 (UK/Australia)
18 December 2020 (United States)
108 minutes
$160.5 million

Dinosaurs is an upcoming 2020 live-action/computer-animated fantasy adventure buddy film set on a fictional Earth in which dinosaurs never became extinct. The production features computer-animated dinosaurs in live-action settings with actors providing voiceovers for the main characters. It was directed by Andrew Mason from a story by Adam Campbell-Sing and a screenplay by John Garvin and Richard Price.

A British-Australian co-production between Sing's FamilySing Entertainment (UK) and Mason's Hopscotch Features (AUS), The film was produced on a 160.5 million budget, making it one of the biggest independent productions to date; it was financed by FamilySing, Hopscotch and David Elison's Skydance Media instead of a major studio. Worldwide distribution rights were sold to Paramount Pictures just after production finished. The film was shot at Village Roadshow Studios in Gold Coast, Australia. The Australian government provided a tax credit for 46% of the film's budget, whilst Animal Logic designed computer-animated dinosaurs and added them to the live-action backdrop.

Dinosaurs is set to be released in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D screens in the United Kingdom on 10 November 2018, Australia on 4 December 2020, three weeks before opening in the United States, Canada and remaining international territories on 18 December 2020.


Archi, a Triceratops cub who’s been raised by a royal family of horned dinosaurs, finds he is no longer welcome in the kingdom when fearsome Gigantopithecus Corvus, who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat using the power of the elusive and deadly son of lightning: fire. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Archi embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by his fellow villager and friend Rubi, his Dodo guide Crash, and Sabre-Toothed Cat-turned-stern mentor Saba. Along the way, Archi encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Butch, a pteranodon who runs a "ranch" filled with prehistoric "longhorns", including his children Splinter and Ramsey, and Colonel Severus, a Mammoth who leads a military group of horned creatures patrolling the island of Erabor.


Voice cast

  • Michael B. Jordan as Archi, a young Triceratops and the main protagonist of the film.
  • Ellie Kemper as Rubi, a young Triceratops and Archi's best friend, who joins him on his quest.
  • Ben Kingsley as Saba, a Sabre-Toothed Cat who trains Archi the "Law of Erabor" in order to defeat the Long Mau Lua.
  • John Leguizamo as Crash, a charismatic Dodo who assists the two young dinosaurs on the quest.
  • Gary Oldman as Corvus, the main antagonist, A Gigantopithecus who leads an evil society of simians called the Long Mau Lua and has sworn to rule the island of Erabor under the use of the deadly "Lightning's Son."
  • Richard Roxburgh as Mezodon, the leader of the Triceratops herd, and a father figure to Archi.
  • Djimon Hounsou as Severus, the head of the Mammoth Army, the Armed Forces of Erabor.
  • Jesse Plemons as General Gox, Corvus' second-in-command.
  • Sam Neill as Butch, a Pteranodon who runs a "ranch" filled with prehistoric "longhorns".
  • Keegan Michael-Key as Splinfter, Butch's son.
  • Rooney Mara as Rika, Butch's daughter.
  • Kath Soucie as Chet, an Irish elk fawn.
  • Emjay Anthony as Pach, Archi's younger brother.
  • Dan Wyllie as Brodsky, a Rhinoceros living in Kookaburra Woods.

Additionaly, Dee Bradley Baker, Stefan Ashton Frank, Grey Griffin, Maurice LaMarche, Kerry Shale, Troy Baker, and Allan Trautman also provide additional animal voices.

Creatures in film



The Movie was filmed in 7 locations: Chile, New Zealand, Tasmania, California, Hawaii, Galapagos,and Mexico


The movie is animated by Impossible Pictures


The Movie has 12 tracks ranging from 30 seconds to 5 minutes long.

1.My Nest


3.Meet Corvus

4. Still Breathing by Green Day

5.The Big Sea


7.Stupid Dodo



10.Swept Ashore

11.A New Home

12. Credits


Palaeontological accuracy

While the movie doesn't strive for accuracy it is still a very accurate movie.



On 21 November 2017, just a day after filming wrapped, Paramount Pictures acquired worldwide distribution rights to the film, as part of the studio's production deals with two of the film's production companies, Skydance Media and FamilySing Entertainment, set for a 21 December 2018, release date. Paramount distributed the film in the USA, UK, Latin America, Europe, Asia and several international territories except Australia, Canada (where Entertainment One handled distribution rights) and Germany (where Constantin Film handled distribution rights).

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