Dinosaur Train

2009

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6.5| TV-Y| en| More Info
Released: 07 September 2009 Returning Series
Producted By: The Jim Henson Company
Country: United States of America
Budget: 0
Revenue: 0
Official Website: http://pbskids.org/dinosaurtrain/
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Join Buddy, a Tyrannosaurus Rex, and his adoptive Pteranodon family on a whimsical voyage through prehistoric jungles, swamps, volcanoes and oceans, as they unearth basic concepts in life science, natural history and paleontology.

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Animation, Kids

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Dinosaur Train Audience Reviews

FeistyUpper If you don't like this, we can't be friends.
Robert Joyner The plot isn't so bad, but the pace of storytelling is too slow which makes people bored. Certain moments are so obvious and unnecessary for the main plot. I would've fast-forwarded those moments if it was an online streaming. The ending looks like implying a sequel, not sure if this movie will get one
Arianna Moses Let me be very fair here, this is not the best movie in my opinion. But, this movie is fun, it has purpose and is very enjoyable to watch.
Raymond Sierra The film may be flawed, but its message is not.
invisibleunicornninja This show is ok. There are elements that kinda work. The time-travel is interesting and there is some interesting facts for kids to learn. Some of the stories are good. The animation is so terrible that it actually confused me as a kid. A lot of obvious animation shortcuts were taken. This show either had a low budget, a lazy animation team, or both. There are a lot of elements that don't work. The characters and stories are extremely watered down. I know that this show is for kids, but there could be a little more depth. Each of the main characters has one little gimmick (most of them have it in their name) and they don't really go to far with them except when they want to teach some kind of lesson. Except for when its trying to be educational, this show is mostly filler. If the animation team had enough money and talent to create actual sets, and if the story was more focused on learning and character development, then it probably would've been much better.
topper24hours OK, so this show does a good job of being educational & realistic, but in the intro a T-Rex hatches from an egg, in a Pteranodon nest.This type of scientific inaccuracy should be rectified.Perhaps an explanation. Otherwise, it could be confusing to children.Other than that.... good show!
John T. Ryan BACK IN THE Day, which means to a typical "Boomer" the 1950's, young boys, as they do now, loved to read about, draw and collect toys & models of Dinosaurs. This phenomenon usually began when a lad was about 8 years old.SO WE FAST-FORWARD to 2015 and we see that the awareness of that which is Mesozoic, like so many other things, has a much earlier onset. We can testify to the veracity of this; after observing our 3 year old Grandson, Jack. He knows a "terrible lizard" when he sees one in a drawing or painting and even can tell you some of heir scientific names. Even his younger Brother, Patrick, has a pretty good handle on recognition of the long extinct beasts.NOW HOW CAN this be? We found ourselves asking this very question. WE can modestly boast that the kids are innately bright and get a lot of attention; but still, it was a puzzlement.THE ANSWER WAS provided by their television viewing habits, which have generous helpings of PBS and SPROUT channels. Needless to say the boys see a lot of THOMAS & HIS FRIENDS, CURIOUS GEORGE, DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD and a curiously rendered hybrid animation show called DINOSAUR TRAIN.THE HALF HOUR episodes combine the modern computer generated animation of brightly colored anthropomorphic dinosaurs with a cutely designed railroad train, that rivals that of Walt Disney's DUMBO. As with all worthwhile kiddie shows, there are always problems for the dinosaur families to solve and some little life lessons for the young 'uns to learn.THE LAST PORTION of each installment is the province of real-life Paleontologist Scott Sampson; who gives us (parents, grandparents as swell as the kids) some background info about some creature that was featured in the story. We recently learned about Hespiranis, a large, flightless sea bird from the Cretaceous Period, who had teeth in his beak! THIS FORMULA IS hard to beat or criticize in any way! It gives the child a strong dose of educational material, without being heavy-handed or obvious.SO WE SAY: "Hats off to you, Craig Bartlett (creator), Jim Henson Productions and the Public Broadcasting System (PBS for short).
MrGenre Trains? Dinosaurs? Why they were never put together before has to have folks not associated with Jim Henson's studio scratching their heads.Dinosaur Train completely changes how kids learn about dinosaurs. Finally, all the mistakes I was taught as a kid are repaired! Dinosaurs use tails for balance, have proper names, sometimes are tiny, have feathers, fly, are birds, swim, hunt, etc.Mix in some really well done music and clear, quality animation, and you've got a great show. Best of all is a moment after each episode with a real paleontologist who clears up fact from fiction and even gives great details about what was learned in the cartoon - finally, a TV show is using standard teaching methods like reinforcement and repetition without boring us to death.Thank you, Dinosaur Train! You've created a show on a great subject that I can learn something new from right along with the kids! Well done!!