"Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea" is a claymation adventure following two geology students on a time-traveling adventure to experience one of the greatest geological events of all time: the separation of the supercontinent Pangaea. From racing across the landscape atop dinosaurs to plummeting to the center of the earth, "Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea" explores the tectonic forces that shaped our world.
Stop Motion Animation is a time-consuming process. An animator poses a character in front of a camera and takes a picture. The figure is then moved ever so slightly and another picture is taken. It took over 50,000 pictures to create the film
How long did it take to make this movie?
With a running time of 40 minutes, the film took over 1 1/2 years to make.
Each character has over 50 exchangeable mouth pieces to create the illusion of all manner of emotions, from talking and smiling to laughing and crying.
on the set?
All elements on the set are hand-made, from huge styrofoam mountain ranges to the tiny wooden rivets in a tiki hut.
Kids of all ages are encouraged to bring homemade clay dinosaurs for a free ticket to the movie and the chance to win a free family membership.
Kids are encouraged to bring their dinosaurs from 10am-10:45am.
The winning dinosaur will be announced after the show.
And of course, all kids will get to take their dinosaurs home!
"Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea" premiers Friday, August 3 at 11:00 a.m. in the ATK IMAX® Theatre. The film runs 35 minutes and is appropriate for all ages.