Reign of the Dinosaurs: A Discovery Channel special from Pixar?

Back in August of last year, there was some question regarding whether or not the above imagery was a part of pre-production concepts for a possible upcoming Pixar project. Well, it is for an upcoming Pixar project... but not one you'd expect.

Called "Reign of the Dinosaurs", Pixar's project is in fact a television special made in collaboration with the Discovery Channel. Here's the official line:

Avatar meets Jurassic Park as the latest paleontological research meets Hollywood story telling. Discovery Channel teams with the top creative talent from Disney and Pixar to create an unparalleled television event. New creatures abound in a wondrous new world - giant dinos with Freddy Krueger style clawed hands, pygmy T-rex, frogs so big they can eat dinosaurs. Learn the latest in understanding of dinosaur behaviors with exotic mating dances, the inner workings of the T-rex's nuclear family, dinosaurs drunk on fermenting fruit, dinosaurs in apocalyptic events, the underwater birthing of mosasaurs, and prehistory's angriest mammals. A daring and provocative new chapter in television, REIGN OF THE DINOSAURS is bound to be the benchmark for all future dinosaur natural history programming.

If you're interested in checking out the rest of Discovery Channel's 2010-2011 programing slate, CLICK HERE.
Extra Tidbit: Do you guys like seeing Pixar expand into other arenas such as this? Or do you prefer they stick with shorts and feature-length films?



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