Thursday, December 17, 2009
Monster of the Week- Cranky Rex
and YES, he is definitely a HE in the movie.
anyway, he's pictured here, chasing Atouk, Lar and Tala after Gog has inadvertently disturbed him, shall we say? of course, Gog is left behind completely unaware of what the beast is doing to his daughter and their new friends.
and it would kind of keep the whole "Seven Dwarves" motif. he's really not that smart, either. this was shot in scenic Durango, Mexico, which looked prehistoric in 1981, and hopefully doesn't look much different today. beautiful landscape abound, and the dinosaurs and other prehistoric critters look right at home in this place.
this is a well animated and exciting scene, which made Cranky a menace, even if he never did get a meal (until his last scene in the movie).
I love this movie, saw it four times in the theater. even it's page at IMDB seems to have a lot of compliments about it. I always hoped for a sequel back then, I mean, wasn't Son of Caveman a natural title? zug zug, indeed!