Video Librarian magazine has now reviewed both of our DVD's. Take a look at what they had to say about Dinosaur George's Guide to Prehistoric Life and Dinosaur George, Live!:
As the DVD jacket says, “Old bones that have been stuck in the ground for millions of years can get a little dry,” but Dinosaur George’s Guide to Prehistoric Life brings them to life. Beginning at the dawn of time, Texas paleontology expert "Dinosaur George" Blasing explains that life on our planet started in a sort of primordial soup (which is followed with a shot of a soup line filled with his colleagues on the bone dig) about three billion years ago and eventually evolved into all sorts of wonderful living creatures, including us humans.
In quickly-paced, interesting, and scientifically accurate vignettes, Blasing illustrates the relationships between the fossil record and contemporary lifeforms, pointing out that some plants and animals (including horseshoe crabs, sea urchins, frogs, and some turtles) are virtually unchanged from their ancient origins. Of course, the main attraction here is the Jurassic-era giant dinosaurs, such as the 10-ton plant eater diplodocus, and the 45-foot-tall (and anything but slow--its birdlike anatomy indicated a fast-moving killing machine) T-rex, which boasted foot-long teeth (George describes the carnivore as a “six-ton bird with an attitude”). DVD extras include a blooper reel, slideshow, and host biography. Sure to be a huge hit with dino fans young and old, this informative and entertaining production is highly recommended. Editor's Choice. ★★★★
Dinosaurs are a perennial hot topic with many kids aged 5-12, and George Blasing knows just how to reach them with a skilled combination of showmanship and expertise. This is not your father's dinosaur film: Blasing, known as "Dinosaur George," is widely knowledgeable about his subject, but he's no stuffed paleontologist shirt, cavorting about the stage in this live production and throwing out tidbits of dino lore laced with humor, while answering a ton of dino questions. "Why did dinosaurs become extinct?" "Why aren't flying reptiles like pterodactyls true dinosaurs?" "How did they get to be so darn big?" "How did they find enough to eat?" A fun and informative look at the lumbering behemoths of yesteryear, this opening volume in The Dinosaur World Classroom Series is Recommended. ★★★