Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D

About the movie

A fight for survival...

Spin back in time to an extraordinary prehistoric world.

Our main characters are a herd of large, frilled, plant eating dinosaurs – Pachyrhinosaurus. The film follows their youngsters through the seasons and the challenges of growing up and establishing themselves in this prehistoric world. From the moment they hatch, they face predators, extremes of weather and natural disaster as they fight for survival.

Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D is an immersive 3D experience – the characters are animated throughout against real backgrounds. It’s the most authentic dinosaur experience ever to be seen on the giant screen. The animals’ bodies and movements have been precisely built up from fossil evidence and their behaviour is derived from both palaeontology and detailed knowledge of the behaviour of modern animals. Even their body language has been inspired by what we know of real animal behaviour and gives these creatures an amazing realism.

This film is inspired by the major motion picture Walking with Dinosaurs: The Movie. Released in 2013, this family adventure follows the thrilling prehistoric journey of Patchi, an underdog dino, who triumphs against all odds to become hero for the ages.


Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch | Narration written by Richard Dale | Music composed by Paul Leonard-Morgan | Executive produced by Marcus Arthur, David Nicksay, Tim Hill, Miles Ketley and Zareh Nalbandian | Produced by Mike Devlin, Amanda Hill and Deepak Nayar | Directed by Richard Dale, Barry Cook and Neil Nightingale

In January 2016, BBC Earth was awarded the Sir Charles Wheatstone Award by the International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society which is given in recognition of a body of work in 3D. This is for our films (Walking with Dinosaurs, Enchanted Kingdom) and giant screen films (Tiny Giants, Wild Africa, etc.).