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Both commentaries are exclusive to the 2-disc "Collector's Edition" DVD.
Commentaries on this disc:
Director Eric Leghton, director/writer Ralph Zondag, visual effects supervisor Neil Krepela and digital effects supervisor Neil Eskuri
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Producer Pam Marsden, composer James Newton Howard, co-producer Baker Bloodworth, art director Christy Maltese, look development supervisor L. Cliff Brett, effects compositing supervisor Jim Hillin, layout artist/character designer/visual development artist David Krentz, supervising character animators Eamonn Butler and Mark Anthony Austin, location visual effects supervisor Terry Moews, model development supervisor Sean Phillips and effects lighting supervisor Chris Peterson
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Reviewed by Ace_of_Sevens on July 8th, 2004
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Pam Marsden hosts this commentary and introduces each speaker, who tells you about their job on the movie. This commentary is a bunch of crew members, so it's very technical. Everyone is recorded seperately, so you don't get interaction and wacky anecdotes, but as technical commentaries go, it's as solid as they come. We hear about most every aspect of production: character design, shader programming, the perils of combining CG characters and live action backgrounds, lighting, shooting locations, comparisons to real dinosaurs and more. Some of the people are more interesting than others, but everyone gives plenty of information and there are virtually no dead spots. Recommended to anyone interested in the technical/design side of CG or effects animation.
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