The 1925 movie The Lost World is the precursor to everything awesome in the world. Based on the Arthur Conan Doyle novel, the movie follows a group of explorers beyond the edge of civilization, where they encounter cute sloths, camp-follower bears... and a weird apeman. Then they find dinosaurs, leading to cute claymation fights between Allosaurs, Stegosauruses and T-rexes, to the sound of classical-ish music. Finally, they take a Brontosaurus back to London, leading to a sequence that looks like the old-timey version of Rampage, my fave video game. [IMDB]