For thousands of years, humans have believed that there were once
flying monsters. But did they really exist beyond our nightmares?
220 million years ago dinosaurs were beginning their domination of
Earth. But another group of reptiles was about to make an extraordinary
leap: pterosaurs were taking control of the skies. The story of how and
why these mysterious creatures took to the air is more fantastical than
In Flying Monsters 3D, David Attenborough the worlds leading
naturalist, sets out to uncover the truth about the enigmatic
pterosaurs, whose wingspans of up to 40 feet were equal to that of a
modern day jet plane. Attenborough works with scientists to understand
the incredible story of the evolution of the pterosaurs, a story that
unfolds in such stunning locations as New Mexico, the Jurassic Coast of
Lyme Regis in Britain, an ancient pterosaur landing site in Southern
France and a fossil pit in Germany where near perfect pterosaur
specimens have been found.
The central question and one of the greatest mysteries in
palaeontology is: how and why did pterosaurs fly? How did lizards the
size of giraffes defy gravity and soar through prehistoric skies? Driven
by the information he finds as he attempts to answer these questions,
Attenborough starts to unravel one of sciences more enduring mysteries,
discovering that the marvel of pterosaur flight has evolutionary echoes
that resonate even today.
Flying Monsters 3D is a groundbreaking film that uses cutting-edge 3D
technology and CGI to bring the story of giant flying monsters and
their prehistoric world to life. Audiences of all ages will be in awe as
they enter the world and experience, as never before, REAL Flying
Monsters in 3D.