Edutainmenty movies can sometimes be hit or miss, but this was a great watch for such a short movie. This is my first Dorami-chan movie so I'm not sure if there's any continuity or not, as I just decided to watch this at random.
Dorami and her friends notice a bird flying and start to contemplate their origins, instead of simply reading works by Thomas Huxley, Charles Darwin or John Ostrom, they decide to do something even more fun - travel back to the past and find out for themselves!, and rather unusually, they know exactly how to make that happen.
The group head off
to the wastelands in their vehicle, and soon find a mysterious cloaked building, housing Dinosaur bones and rather alarmingly weapons!.
The group soon encounter the warden of the establishment - which turns out to be a kind of virtual Jurassic Park (only without the enclosures) The warden listens to their story and offers them a trip back in time to the Cretaceous.
The offer is taken up and they are taken back in time where they learn first hand the world of the Dinosaurs and many of the Dinosaurs themselves (and so will you!)
The Dinosaurs are well drawn and look amazing! with some nice colours.
Their world though? for the most part is almost completely barren with oases dotted here and there.
The little music there is, is very nice and soft, building to more dramatic music when danger looms.
The Dinosaur sounds are very good, the voice acting work is also good, no complaints at all.
As said previously, this is my first Dorami-chan movie, so I'm not so familiar with the characters for the most part.They all seem likeable, Dorami-chan uses her gadgets to outsmart the dangerous Dinosaurs and protect her friends.
Enjoyment 8/10 & Overall 8/10
I admittedly enjoyed this more than most probably would, because I love Dinosaurs and hopefully whoever's reading this does too! and I've always have a strange appreciation for movies that add educational elements to them (who says Anime can't teach you anything?!.)
I'd recommend this to pretty much anyone but especially to fans of Dorami-chan and Dinosaurs.