The Beasts Are Back – BBC Makes Follow Up To Walking With Dinosaurs

The BBC has announced a new series of 3D animated documentaries about dinosaurs in the mould of the smash hit Walking With Dinosaurs.

The new show, called Planet Dinosaur, will focus on some of the lesser known ‘terrible lizards’ in a six-part series. Prepare to meet Spinosaurus, the biggest killer to ever walk the Earth, the immense sea monster Predator X and the deadly cannibalistic Majunasaurus. Combining a 3D graphical world, CGI and photo-realistic fight scenes, the BBC promises that the show will give “a whole new perspective on dinosaursâ€?.

As well as the main series on BBC One, BBC Four will have three new programmes called How to Build a Dinosaur, Survivors, and Dinosaurs, Myths and Monsters.

How to build a Dinosaur takes a look at how museums acquire and reconstruct skeletons for their exhibitions, such as ‘Dippy’ the famous diplodocus at the Natural History Museum in London.

Survivors, presented by Professor Richard Fortey, will take a look at how some species survive when other become extinct, and how it would be possible for humans to survive an extinction event.

Dinosaurs, Myths and Monsters tells the story of how ideas, explanations and philosophies about dinosaurs gradually evolved, and how humans began to develop theories about the creatures through discoveries.

All these programs are due to air on the BBC in 2011.