Modern Dinosaurs

Modern Dinosaurs explores New Zealand’s wildlife and extraordinary fossil record. Over six episodes we visit remote and spectacular locations to learn why creatures here are so unique. We’ll be also exploring the differing wildlife of nearby Australia. Modern Dinosaurs considers evolution over millennia: how New Zealand was created and how it changes.

What will the future bring for today’s animals?

Episodes:
1 The Tuatara
2 The Kiwi
3 Extreme Survivors
4 Island Giants
5 Violent Seas

News

  • 04/2018 - MODERN DINOSAURS broadcast on ARTE

    We are delighted to announce the TV premiere of our five-part series “Modern Dinosaurs” will begin its run on April, [...]

    We are delighted to announce the TV premiere of our five-part series "Modern Dinosaurs" will begin its run on April, 23rd at 6:35 pm on ARTE. The series is a production of film-makers from New Zealand, Germany and Brazil in which they take us on a picturesque journey through the rich wilderness of a country cut off from the world.      

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Modern Dinosaurs

Modern Dinosaurs explores New Zealand’s wildlife and extraordinary fossil record. Over six episodes we’ll learn why creatures here are so unique. Each episode is led by scientists and adventurers who take us to remote, spectacular locations:

New Zealand’s tuatara is a living fossil. How did it survive when dinosaurs became extinct?
The Kiwi; how did a flightless bird find itself on islands in the middle of the ocean?
New Zealand’s dramatic landscape has been violently forged, creating environments in which unique species evolved.
We’ll also be exploring the incredibly different landscapes and wildlife of Australia, New Zealand’s nearest neighbor and to which it was once attached.
Modern Dinosaurs considers evolution over millennia: how New Zealand was created and how it is changing. What will the future bring for today’s animals?

Episodes:
1 The Tuatara
2 The Kiwi
3 Extreme Survivors
4 Island Giants
5 Violent Seas

Directors: Quinn Berentson, Mark Strickson, Penny Ashbrook
DoP: Scott Mouat, Jacob Bryant
Sound: Mark Messenger, Tony Spear
Editing: Simon Voldrick, Jason Lindsey, Richard Shaw
Production Management: Anna Geddes, Charlotte Valletta
Post Production: Nicky Spencer, Paul Klement-Smith
Line Producer: Kathrin Isberner
Music: Plan 9, David Donaldson, Steve Roche, Janet Roddick
Color Correction: Alana Cotton
3D Animations: Pedal FX, Donald Ferns, Jacob Barrow, Karsten Schneider
Producers: Polly Fryer, Spencer Stoner
Supervising Producer: Kerstin Meyer-Beetz
Producers: James Heyward, Christian Beetz, Fernando Dias
Commissining Editor ZDF/ arte: Martin Pieper

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Kooperation

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  • Modern Dinosaurs - The Tuatara

    ARTE
    23 April 2018 at 6:35 pm

  • Modern Dinosaurs - The Kiwi

    ARTE
    24 April 2018 at 6:35 pm

  • Modern Dinosaurs - Extreme Survivors

    ARTE
    25 April 2018 at 6:35 pm

  • Modern Dinosaurs - Island Giants

    ARTE
    26 April 2018 at 6:35 pm

  • Modern Dinosaurs - Violent Seas

    ARTE
    27 April 2018 at 6:35 pm