Monday, 8 June 2015

Manic Monday: Dinosaur Mania

RRRRoooaaarrrrrr! This Manic Monday we are already anxiously awaiting our journey to Jurassic World and, seriously, what better way to get you through the week than with a bunch of dinosaurs?! We are fed up with all the speculations about the movie. So, instead of joining in the hating or loving, we each present you with our Top 3 dinosaurs of all time:


3. Grisu the Dragon (1972)
Strictly speaking not a dinosaur (which might be what landed him on the 3rd spot only), this cutie does have the looks and charisma to pull it off. A baby dragon that wants to be a firefighter when he grows up - talk about difficulty explaining your life choices to your parents....

2. Robbie Sinclair from Dinosaurs (1991 - 1994)
©Fräulein Magazin | ABC
How a dinosaur can be hunky I may never understand, but Robbie was just that and even managed to steal the Baby's show.

1. Rex from Toy Story 1 - 3 (1995 - 2010)
© | Pixar
The original gentle-saurus! Once thought to be the big shot killer, T-Rex Rex is a gentle and likeable sidekick to heroes Woody and Buzz Lightyear. Still his love for video games that is only hindered by the shortness of his arms, takes a bit from the majestic beast of a creature.


3. The Dinocroc from Dinocroc (2004) and Dinocroc vs. Supergator (2010)
© New Concorde International | Source: Paleo-DNA
I know, right? How could a cute little fellow like the Dinocroc NOT make it onto the list? Half dinosaur, half crocodile, this trashy creature not only unites the best of two worlds, it's also the only living thing capable of eliminating the mighty Supergator. Credit where credit's due, people.

2. Petrie from The Land Before Time (1988) 
© Universal Pictures | Source: landbeforetime.wikia
It's very hard to pick just one of the adorable bunch from The Land Before Time, but since I've always had a thing for the little flyer Petrie, he's my choice. Scared of heights and, well, almost everything, it is lovely to see him overcome his weaknesses in order to support his friends. Espeically his friendship with Ducky always warms the cockles of my dino-loving heart.  

1. Daddy T.rex  from The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
© Universal Pictures | Source: jurassicpark.wikia
In order to rescue his infant from the hands of some ruthless humans, this concerned T.rex father travels all the way from Jurassic Park to San Diego. Cars crash, things get destroyed, people are eaten - and it's a joy to behold. Daddy T.rex is a perfectly fierce and furious dinosaur, put into the middle of some highly engaging action sequences. Mayhem can be so much fun.

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3. Manda from Destroy all Monsters (1968)
© Toho Company | Source: Godzilla.wikia
Although many years have passed and my memory is more than hazy I remember that I loved the Godzilla movies and I especially loved the benevolent giant moth Mothra and the primeval sea-serpent-saurier-dragon Manda (depends on where you look it up.) Because, let’s face it, deep sea creatures are the best and I’m really looking forward to seeing the terrifying Tylosaurus.

2. Spike from Extreme Dinosaurs (1997)
© DiC | Source: Deviantart
The Triceratops Spike is the hard-boiled, tough-guy fighting expert of the Extreme Dinosaurs. Never short of words, he owns his opponents both verbally and physically. And he loves salsa and gardens in his free time. Enough said.

1. Dino from The Flintstones (1960-1966)
© ABC | Source: Chud
Having a dog is pretty great already but having a pet dino? How awesome would that be? Just imagine getting out of an uncomfortable conversation by saying: “I have to take my Dino for a walk” or “My Dino ate my assignments.” Wasn’t having your own Dino the dream of every The Flintstones-watching child?

For all of you who've always wondered what the world would look like if dinosaurs still existed and not just in a theme park, then this fall's The Good Dinosaur might be worth taking a look at:

Have a Rooarrring week, folks!

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