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Terrible Lizards of Oz (2004)


A whimsical review of Australia’s palaeontology. The documentary looks at discoveries of animal life from 115 million years ago. The film shows animated dinosaurs, interviews with experts, digs and a clip from the 1915 film The Lost World.

Curator’s notes

The documentary is fun science. It superimposes prehistoric animals on contemporary settings to humourous effect. The excitement of scientific discovery is well illustrated together with information that is palatable to a general audience. Writer–director Ruth Berry’s credits include, Dinosaurs on Ice, Tropic Gothic, Wildlife of Rangers and Hypsi the Forest Gardener.