Celebrate Dino Day as all episodes of the Apple TV+ docuseries Prehistoric Planet 2 are available to watch now!
Happy Dino Day! Today is dedicated to all things dinosaur related. To help all fans of dinosaurs, and the periods they existed in, all episodes of the Apple TV+ series Prehistoric Planet Season 2 are available to watch. The remarkable natural history docuseries is an outstanding show for all the family to enjoy. Facts you didn’t know are discovered, the special effects for the creatures are sublime, and it makes for compelling viewing.
With Hans Zimmer’s stirring score, Sir David Attenborough’s enthralling and comforting narration, and stunning animation from Jon Favreau and the creative visionaries behind BBC’s Planet Earth, this journey to lands long before our time is the best way to celebrate National Dinosaur Day with friends and family! The complete first and second seasons are available to stream now on Apple TV+.
DINOSAUR SIGHTINGS AROUND THE WORLD
To mark the occasion, renowned natural landscape artist David Popa created larger-than-life landscape art installations from purely natural materials, including earth pigments, ground shells, charcoal, and local chalk, to bring Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops, and Hatzegopteryx to life in vivid detail in scientifically-accurate locations that reflect where the creatures would have lived with:
UTAH’S MOAB DESERT – US: the ancient apex predator Tyrannosaurus rex is depicted in Utah’s Moab Desert, where numerous dinosaur species were entombed by sand and gravel
JURASSIC COAST IN DORSET – UK: the fossil-rich Jurassic Coast in Dorset was selected to showcase the majestic Triceratops in its would-be natural habitat
FINLAND: a remote Nordic island was picked to represent the habitat where the flying dinosaur, Hatzegopteryx, would have lived.
NEW AND NOTEWORTHY DINO FRIENDS
Using the latest scientific research and stunning visual effects, season two of “Prehistoric Planet” brings audiences up close and personal with new, never-before-seen species on-screen:
Isisaurus – An Indian sauropod (long-necked, plant-eating dinosaur) that made its home in an extreme volcanic region known as the Deccan Traps, laying eggs in volcanic heated terrain.
Pectinodon – a fierce hunter and fond parent, this bird-like North American feathered dinosaur was part of the troodontid family. A sharp-clawed, long-legged predator, it was an adaptable hunter, its teeth and jaws suggesting that many sorts of small animals would have been on the menu.
Quetzalcoatlus and Hatzegopteryx – The biggest creatures ever to soar the skies, these gargantuan pterosaurs (prehistoric flying reptiles) were the size of a giraffe or small aircraft and are some of “Prehistoric Planet’s” most charismatic characters.
And many more!
ABOUT PREHISTORIC PLANET 2
“Prehistoric Planet” season two combines award-winning wildlife filmmaking, the latest paleontology learnings, and state-of-the-art technology to unveil the spectacular habitats and inhabitants of ancient Earth for a one-of-a-kind immersive experience. The series is produced by the world-renowned team at BBC Studios Natural History Unit with support from the photo-realistic visual effects of MPC (“The Lion King,” “The Jungle Book”) applied to concept art created by Jellyfish Pictures (“The Book of Boba Fett,” “Spirit: Untamed”).
“Prehistoric Planet” season two continues to bring Earth’s history to life like never before as the series presents new dinosaurs, new habitats, and new scientific discoveries while taking viewers around the world in an epic five-night adventure. With new dinosaurs like the Tarchia, one of the largest ankylosaurs, to returning fan-favorites like the Tyrannosaurus rex, and many more, “Prehistoric Planet” returns with an all-new season of prehistoric wonders.
The theme is by Hans Zimmer and Andrew Christie for Bleeding Fingers Music. Original score by Zimmer, Anže Rozman, and Kara Talve for Bleeding Fingers Music.
SEASON 2 EPISODE DESCRIPTIONS
Islands create unusual environments for any animal; surrounded by water and with little opportunity for new arrivals or existing residents to relocate, evolution takes unusual turns. Animals shrink in stature; duck-billed hadrosaurs (which usually rival Tyrannosaurus rex for size) have evolved to the size of a pony, mammals have filled some biological niches and live side by side with giant snakes, and the major predators arrive not by foot, but from the air.
Badlands are the harshest places on the Prehistoric Planet, where temperatures scorch the land, toxic gasses fill the air, and erupting volcanoes spew plumes of lava; yet even in these most extreme environments, dinosaurs thrive. Long-necked titanosaurs take perilous journeys, armored ankylosaurs master survival in the desert and velociraptors show cunning in their hunting.
The waterlogged worlds of our Prehistoric Planet were home to some of the most spectacular animals on Earth. Young pterosaurs hatch from their underground nests on tiny inland islands, surrounded by murky swamp waters. Austroraptors, giant, 20ft long cousins of velociraptor, gather along creeks in summer to fight for the best fishing spot. In the seasonal wetlands of Madagascar, a monstrous toad races against time and a herd of giant sauropods to find a mate. Bizarre dome-headed pachycephalosaurs cling on to survival after a decade-long drought transformed their wetland home. And under the cover of darkness, a pair of Tyrannosaurus rex stalk the fringes of a forested wetland hoping to find their next meal.
The oceans make up the largest habitat on our prehistoric planet. From pole to pole, it covers approximately 70% of its surface. Home to the planet’s biggest predators, every animal needs an edge to stay alive, from the mighty marine lizards, the mosasaurs, to the tiniest shelled ammonites that spend months at sea in a bid for global dominance in sheer numbers. Surprisingly there’s a fully marine dinosaur among them that outmaneuvers one of the largest and fastest predatory bony fishes that has ever lived. The most resourceful animals will always find opportunities in the vast oceans.
North America was home to probably the most famous dinosaur of all time, Tyrannosaurus rex, but it didn’t always have the upper hand as an encounter with a pair of giant flying pterosaurs reveals. Forests echo to the annual triceratops rut, a family of Pectinodons make the most of an unusual seasonal insect bonanza, whilst towards the arctic a Nanuqsaurus hunts Ornithomimus on the tundra.
There’s no better way to celebrate Dino Day than by watching both seasons of the award-winning docuseries. Grab yourself some snacks, get a large drink, unplug the phone, lock the door, and let the prehistoric world transport you back in time!
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Source: Apple TV+
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