Dinosaurs in the Ice Age?

Ice Age Mammals
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I have already mentioned the upcoming Land of the Lost movie a few times on this blog, but there's another dinosaur movie coming out this summer. The third installment of the Ice Age franchise is subtitled "Dawn of the Dinosaurs," and the first trailer gives us a look at how the film re-imagines Tyrannosaurus.

The last of the non-avian dinosaurs died out over 63 million years before the Pleistocene, the time during which the regular stars of the Ice Age films (mammoths, giant sloths, and sabercats) lived. I would not have expected a movie that features an imaginary "saber-toothed squirrel" to be 100 percent scientifically accurate, but bringing dinosaurs and mammoths together is a bit of a stretch. From the trailer it looks as if dinosaurs have survived in a sort of lost world beneath the surface of the earth, a time-honored method in science fiction, but it remains to be seen whether this tactic will work or cause the franchise to jump the Stegosaurus.

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