Discovery Kids Channel and BBC have just created a new series called DinoSapien, which explores what would happen if dinosaurs were roaming the earth today in an evolved state.
Although dinos of today would still be pretty dangerous, series producer Rick Siggelkow did everything he could to portray dinosaurs in a humane light.
Siggelkow explains, The main dinosaur is a sweet, gentle giant named Eno who has been separated from his family. Hes not very scary, hes actually pretty lovable, kind of like the dinosaur E.T.
And while Siggelkow used human traits to create Enos personality, birds were the true inspiration for the physical appearance of the fictional, evolved dinos on the show.
Says Siggelkow: Birds are the closest thing to dinosaurs that we have on this earth, so we used their evolution as a springboard. Cockatoos, vultures, and ravens helped us create the dino-language you will hear, as well as some of the physical features of the dinosaurs.
DinoSapien debuts on Discovery Channel Kids July 7th.
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