David Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur
David Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur

David Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur

Director Charlotte Scott

Production year 2016

Length 60min.

Country UK

SYNOPSIS

David Attenborough follows the twists and turns of a forensic investigation, into what is revealed as the largest land animal ever known . Using cutting edge graphics, the film reveals the internal structure of the dinosaur and how it lived. The fossils are pieced together into a new species of giant titanosaur and David Attenborough meets the palaeontologists on their journey of discovery culminating in the making a huge replica skeleton. In 2014, a shepherd spotted the tip of a gigantic fossil bone sticking out of a rock in the Argentinian desert. The first bone excavated by palaeontologists turned out to be a 2.4m long (femur) thigh bone, the largest ever found. By the end of the dig they had uncovered more than 220 bones. These fossils came from a new species of the giant plant-eating titanosaur – the biggest animal ever to walk the earth.

CAST & CREW

Charlotte Scott
Charlotte Scott

Director

FILMS 2017