Walking with Dinosaurs

Episode 7

The Ballad of Big Al

Aired Unknown Mar 28, 2001 on BBC
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Episode Summary

The Ballad of Big Al
The short, hard life of a single Allosaurus is followed through his entire six to seven year life. Life for Al starts within a single egg, but even with mom around, it ain't easy being a little preadator. Al's adventures get more exciting as he grows, including a dramatic hunt of Diplodocus. Al is well on his way to becoming top dino in his world - until a fateful accident stops him cold.moreless

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    Avery Brooks

    Avery Brooks

    Narrator (U.S. version)

    Kenneth Branagh

    Kenneth Branagh

    Narrator (U.K. version)

    Andre Dussolier

    Andre Dussolier

    Narrator (French version)

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Some of the dinosaurs in Ballad of Big Al sound different than their counterparts in Time of the Titans. Most noticable are the carnivores. Allosaurus gets new vocalizations, while the Ornitholestes sound like the Dromeaosaurs in Death of a Dynasty. In addition, the head of the Allosaurs has recieved a makeover, most noticable in their eye crests.

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    • NOTES (5)

      • Many of the dinosaurs featured in Time of the Titans return for this special. Newcomers include Apatosaurus and Othnelia.

      • The video release of Big Al is the original UK version, as it was with the original series. Both VHS and DVD releases include both The Ballad of Big Al and Big Al Uncovered.

      • Avery Brooks returns to narrate this episode in the U.S. release.

      • As with the original Walking with Dinosaurs series, several scenes were cut from Ballad of Big Al for violence and time when it aired on Discovery. Several scenes from the Making of... program Big Al Uncovered were fitted into the program in the US airing.

      • In the United States, this program was shown - and marketed - as Allosaurus: A Walking with Dinosaurs Special

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