Australian Council on Children and the Media

Walking with Dinosaurs

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What’s it about?

This movie is about dinosaurs who roamed the Earth a very long time ago. Patchi and Scowler are two Pachyrhinosaurus brothers who get into all sorts of trouble when they are young. When they get older Patchi falls in love with Juniper, a female Pachyrhinosaurus. Their dinosaur family is often in danger having to move from place to place in search of food while looking out for attacks from other dinosaurs.

Patchi and Scowler’s father dies in one of these attacks and Scowler takes over as head of the herd. He also takes Juniper and sends Patchi away from the herd. Patchi is very sad and lonely but his friend Alex persuades him to go back for Juniper. When they arrive they find the herd is being attacked and Scowler is nearly killed but Patchi and Alex come to help them fight off the other dinosaurs.

What to look out for

There is quite a lot of fighting in this movie between different dinosaur groups:

  • Patchi gets injured when he’s young.
  • The father is killed and Scowler is almost killed.
  • Dinosaurs kill other dinosaurs for food.

The dinosaurs are large and scary creatures, especially in 3D, and could scare younger kids.

Moral of the Story

The message of the story is to follow your heart and not be put off by how other people see you.

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