The Big Picture: An Animated Guide to Dinosaurs, Evolution and the Universe!
A compilation of three science titles covering the history of the earth and its animals from prehistoric times to the present and the cosmos from the atom to outer space. Cosmic Zoom: This film probes the infinite magnitude of space, and its reverse, the ultimate minuteness of matter. Animation art and animation camera achieve this journey to the farthest conceivable point of the universe and then into the tiniest particle of existence--an atom of a living human cell--with a freshness and clarity that would seem impossible with other means of exposition. A film without words (8 min.). 64,000,000 Years Ago: This short animated film for children looks at the last of the great dinosaurs to stalk the central plains of North America. Lifelike models of ornithomimus, edmontosaur, and triceraptops recreate the late Cretaceous period, offering a view of how our world may have looked 64 000 000 years ago (11 min. 25 sec.). Five Billion Years: This animated science film traces the evolution of North America from the Earth's geophysical beginnings, through the genesis of the first living organisms, right up to the arrival of humans. Radiant colours and smooth-flowing animation evoke sizzling lava rivers, oceans bursting with life, and freezing ice ages. The film provides an excellent view of the time frame within which these remarkable events took place and highlights the fact that, relatively speaking, we are newcomers to Planet Earth (7 min. 7 sec.).
1996, 26 min 32 s
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