The first trailer for the upcoming Walking With Dinosaurs 3D, the BBC Worldwide/20th Century Fox helmed family adventure/documentary, was release online this Friday (May 24), offering dino-fans their first glimpse at the three-dimensional spectacular.

The movie looks to have all the halmarks of a hit family movie, with an educational edge that may make it irresistible to kids and parents alike. The movie is the product of years of painstaking research and production to make a film that is not only true to the biology of these marvellous creatures that once dominated the Earth, but is also a genuine cinematic treat that the studios behind the project promise is nothing like what audiences are used to.

Using state of the art 3-D technology, the film will look to emerse audiences in the prehistoric setting of the film, in what will hopefully inspire a generation of future palaeontologist and scientist across all fields. The movie is not just a documentary about dinosaurs, but a well-informed story that follows a young Psittacosaurus who rises from underdog to the leader of his pack and a hero of his age. So there's a little Land Before Time mixed with the BBC documentary Walking With Dinosaurs then; sounds like a pretty good family movie to us.

The film is being directed by Barry Cook and Neil Nightingale with John Collee and Theodore Thomas writing. Charlie Rowe and Angourie Rice will be serving as the voice actors, with Rowe voicing the main dinosaur. No other stars have been revealed yet.

Walking With Dinosaurs 3D is expected to be released 20 December 2013.