Velociraptors were dinosaurs that lived in the Cretaceous Period of Asia. The dinosaur was made popular by the 1993 film, Jurassic Park, and they also appear as minor antagonists in the 2000 Disney CG film, Dinosaur.
Although not evil, they are hunters who need food to survive, but they have no malicious intent. They just care about feeding themselves in order to survive, though they don't care for anybody else.
As Aladar and the lemurs walk through the barren wasteland, they see a Velociraptor go by, Aladar and the lemurs became curious on what it is and decide to check it out. When they found it, it snarled at them and others came, and started chasing them. They soon ran away when the herd, led by Kron, came by. After Aladar walked the opposite direction of the herd, he and the lemurs looked at the herd. Yar was about to convince Aladar not to be in the herd until Zini, spots the Velociraptors and Aladar and his family then decides to join the herd for protection against the raptors. Although very dangerous, the raptors are not seen as a major threat by the adult dinosaurs in the herd, as Eema tells Aladar that they are the only predators following them.
Later as the herd migrates to find some water, Aladar sees one of the dinosaurs, Struthiomimus has died of exhaustion and some Velociraptors coming near by and there were three of them only. With no choice on helping the dead dinosaur, Aladar decides to keep on going, as the raptors soon start to feast on it. A little later, when Eema collapsed, Aladar told her that she must get up without getting eaten, and that there out there, waiting. However, the Velociraptors have already eaten their fill. Suddenly, two Carnotaurs come and scare them away. They are not seen again for the remainder of the movie.
Velociraptor appears on the ride at Disney's Animal Kingdom, DINOSAUR. One is seen right after the riders see the Parasaurolophus. It is identified as "Raptor".
- The Velociraptors in Dinosaur were originally supposed to have feathers, but they were removed as the team felt that audiences wouldn't take them as a serious threat that way and went with the popular scaly perception.
- Their size is more accurate to their real-life counterpart than those in Jurassic Park.
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