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Walking With Dinosaurs: Almost the real thing.

life-size Tyrannosaurus Rex and her baby helped to launch an arena show version of the BBC's award-winning Walking With Dinosaurs.

The £10 million spectacle will see 15 dinosaur puppets roam across Britain to arenas in areas including Newcastle, London, Birmingham Sheffield, Manchester and Liverpool.

The launch, in London's O2 Arena, gave hundreds of people a taste of the snarling, "live" dinosaurs which would be taking part in the show.

The show is being brought to the UK from July by Australian company The Creature Production Company.

CEO Carmen Pavlovic said: "The dinosaurs are life-size, making the show so immense, it could only fit in arenas."

Walking With Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular, depicts the evolution of the creatures and is based on the BBC series, which has been seen by a worldwide audience of 700 million and won six Emmy and three Bafta awards.

It took a team of 50 people a year to build the original production, including skin makers, artists and animatronics experts.

Ten species are represented from the 200 million year reign of the dinosaurs.

The largest is the Brachiosaurus at 36ft tall and 56ft from nose to tail.

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Added: Mar-19-2009 Occurred On: Mar-19-2009
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