Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure transports the audience back to the Late Cretaceous, when a great inland sea divided North America. A curious and adventuresome dolichorhynchops travels through the most dangerous oceans in history, encountering long-necked plesiosaurs, giant turtles, enormous fish, fierce sharks, and the most dangerous sea monster of all, the mosasaur.
The film connects paleontology digs from around the globe into a compelling story about scientists working as detectives to answer questions about this ancient and mysterious ocean world.
Length: 20:00 and 40:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2007
  • Date Released:
    October 2007
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: Yes
  • Run Time: 20-30, 31-50
  • Formats: 8/70, 15/70, DCI-compliant Digital, IMAX Digital, Fulldome
  • Distributor:

    Cosmic Picture

  • Produced By:
    National Geographic
  • Executive Producer: Tim Kelly
  • Producer: Jini Durr, Lisa Truitt
  • Director:  Sean Phillips
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Mose Richards
  • Cinematography: T. C. Christensen. Underwater photography: Bob Cranston
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Richard Evans, David Rhodes
  • Editor: Jonathan Shaw
  • Narrator: Leiv Schreiber
  • Other Credits:
  • Sponsors:


  • Animals
  • Documentary
  • Oceanography
  • Paleontology



  • Best Sound Editing in a Special Venue Film, Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE), Golden Reel Awards, 2008.
  • Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project, Visual Effects Society, 2008.
  • Best Giant Screen Film, Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA), 2008.
  • Best Film for Learning, Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA), 2008.
  • Big Idea Award, Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA), 2008, for the coordinated day-and-date release of the film to 260 screens worldwide.
  • Best Poster, Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA), 2007.

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