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Dinosaur Docudrama Blends Fact, Fantasy

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Science  07 Apr 2000:
Vol. 288, Issue 5463, pp. 29-31
DOI: 10.1126/science.288.5463.29a

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When Walking With Dinosaurs, a $10 million dino-extravaganza that uses computer animation and detailed puppets to resurrect the creatures and place them in real landscapes, aired in the United Kingdom last fall, 17 million people tuned in, making it the BBC's most watched science program ever and one of its top 20 programs of all time. Some experts, however, attacked its blending of fact and fiction. A recut version comes to North and South American TV on 16 April.