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How Dinosaurs Learned to Fly

1995 5 min
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Are dinosaurs really extinct?

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How Dinosaurs Learned to Fly


The dinosaurs were headed for trouble. They ate nothing but junk food. They never brushed their teeth. They stayed up all night. And though they loved jumping off cliffs, they didn't like the landings much. The early mammals tried to warn them. "Keep that up and you'll all be extinct!" they said. But the dinosaurs just laughed... and over time, they evolved into birds.
  • director
    Munro Ferguson
  • animation
    Munro Ferguson
  • colourist
    Anne Ashton
  • trace
    Torill Kove
  • animation camera
    Pierre Landry
    Jacques Avoine
    Raymond Dumas
    Lynda Pelley
  • music
    Normand Roger
  • sound
    Normand Roger
  • narrator
    Jackie Burroughs
  • voice
    Liz MacRae
    Mark Trafford
  • voice recording
    Michel Chalut
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • studio administrator
    Carrol Smith
  • producer
    Isobel Marks
    David Verrall
  • executive producer
    Barrie McLean

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Ages 6 to 10
Students research dinosaurs, pick one, research and report (1 pager) environment, food, characteristics, etc. Students brainstorm what we can learn from dinosaurs’ “mistakes” as presented in film and reflect on their own practices (eating, relationships, etc.) and write how they can improve or what they would like to change. Students write stories about an animal today or dinosaur - one bad habit, how they deal with it and change for the better.
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