Animated prehistoric creatures convey civilised message

The latest Disney animation Dinosaur tells a compelling story of a group of prehistoric creatures fighting for survival.

Wednesday, 26 July, 2000, 12:00am

Dinosaurs fight for life

In Walt Disney's latest computer animation Dinosaur, an iguanodon, Aladar, was separated from its own species and raised on an island by lemurs.

One day, a devastating meteor shower forces Aladar to join a group of dinosaurs in a desperate search for a safe nesting ground. Aladar challenges the traditional ways and shows how being adaptable is the best survival strategy.

14 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

What The Critics Say

Shanghai Noon Hong Kong's Jackie Chan headlines in this action spoof billed in the US as a 'kung fu horse opera'. Chan plays an imperial guard dispatched from China to the American frontier to rescue the exotic kidnapped Chinese princess Pei Pei, played by Lucy Liu. Also staring Owen Wilson. Tom Dey directs.

1 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Monster search ends in failure

I was sitting alone in my room when the door suddenly swung open. In the doorway stood a strange little creature with a huge eye covering its face. It walked slowly towards me, and said: 'I come from planet Jupi ter, I need your help.' Referring to an instrument like our computer, it said there was an enormous animal on Earth, with four legs, a tail and rough skin.

1 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Play cowboy this summer

Young people have a chance to explore the lost world of dinosaurs as part of a thrilling summer adventure in the United States.

The programme combines learning with fun.

You can rustle cattle, host a rodeo show or dine at an authentic native American resort.

You can even join a US Independence Day march on July 4.

14 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Dinosaurs roam Net

How much do you know about dinosaurs, the enormous prehistoric reptiles that vanished from the Earth millions of years ago? Some dinosaurs were herbivores - eating just plants - while others were carnivores, eating their fellow creatures. They became extinct during the Cretaceous period.

29 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Warning: dinosaurs are heading this way

Ever since I saw Jurassic Park, I have been most curious about dinosaurs. I am sure this is true of everyone who saw that wonderful film. So my ears certainly pricked up when I heard about a grand dinosaur display which is coming to town.

17 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

More dino eggs seized

FORTY-FIVE dinosaur egg fossils were among 500 antiques seized by Customs at Lok Ma Chau on a lorry returning from China yesterday, the second such find within a week.

The haul, found under a load of silk flowers, included 283 pieces of clay, porcelain figurines and pottery, 23 bronzes, 10 stone sculptures, 85 bags of antique coins, 50 antique drawings and 66 antique books.

14 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Value of dinosaur eggs hits 'Jurassic' heights

THE value of a recently discovered haul of fossilised dinosaur eggs has rocketed due to the dream of creating modern day dinosaurs.

Collectors would be prepared to pay up to a $250,000 for one egg, following the success of the blockbuster film Jurassic Park, Kamuel Chow Sheung-Loong said.

13 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

No auction

MACAU cancelled the auction of fossils of dinosaur eggs and 13 antiques after what was believed to be a request by the Chinese authorities. Finance Services was to auction 58 batches of confiscated goods, including the fossils of six eggs valued at about $5,500 each. The items were smuggled out of China this month.

23 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Sir Arnold is no dinosaur

FORMER Astronomer Royal Sir Arnold Wolfendale has been buzzing about Hong Kong relaying exciting tales about the possibility of life on other planets.

17 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Rex keeps visitors on edge

TYRANNOSAURUS Rex, the most frightening meat-eating dinosaur made infamous by box-office classic Jurassic Park , is now at Ocean Park. It hollers and shrieks from behind a fence, threatening visitors with its back-pointing razor-like teeth the size of a heavy butcher's knife.

6 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Trio's dinosaur design wins title

THREE Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School Form Four students won the Mid-Autumn Lantern Design Competition's overall championship with their huge, head-turning dinosaur lantern.

Jointly organised by the Urban Council and the Education Department, the event attracted 454 entries in the four categories - primary, secondary, tertiary and open.

23 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

The merchants of Jurassic art

FINE ART has taken on a new meaning in the eyes of Brian Lerner and Anna Leong. Compare the works of Van Gogh and Picasso with a structure of bones 65 million years old, and the latter will win their vote every time.

22 May 1994 - 12:00am

Children's Books

THE animals of Farthing Wood eventually made it to White Deer Park in the television series, but the story continues and so do the picture book spin-offs. Here we have Fox's Foe by Colin Dann, illustrated by Gary Rees (Red Fox $34).

Fox, the leader of the band of animals that overcame natural instinct to care for each other, faces a nasty rival in Scarface, the blue fox.

16 Apr 1994 - 12:00am