Animal Icons Episodes

2004, TV Show

Episode Detail: Hollywood's Prehistoric Superstars - Animal Icons

Dinosaurs in pop culture are examined over the years, beginning with sculptures displayed at an 1854 exhibit at London's Crystal Palace. From there, the influence of scientific research on artistic imagery is traced. Among the dino movies recalled through clips and interviews are: “Gertie the Dinosaur” (1912); the original versions of “The Lost World” (1925) and “King Kong” (1933); “Fantasia” (1940); “The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms” (1953); “The Valley of Gwangi” (1969); “Jurassic Park” (1993).

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Premiered: June 10, 2004
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: Examining the history and legacy of famous pop-culture animal characters from television, movies and books.

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