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Dinosaur train is a whimsical American animated television show that is the perfect show to watch with your children. The purpose of this show is to provide small children with information about dinosaurs and the prehistoric times. This show is also recommended by many clinical and child physiologists because it helps with the development of a child's brain by showing children how to count and how to interact with other people. This show is broadcasted on many public broadcast networks such as PBS and, in addition, this show is also shown in the Discovery Kids network.

The plot of Dinosaur Train is about an outspoken and overly curious tyrannosaur called Buddy. Buddy is different from other tyrannosaurs because he was adopted by a family of vegetarian pteranodons who found him when he was just a small, unresponsive egg. Buddy and his family always ride on the Dinosaur Train, a type of transportation method that teaches Buddy and his family several facts about other dinosaurs, and introduced them to several new friends.

The characters of dinosaur train included:

Buddy: Buddy is an adventurous and curious dinosaur who enjoys creating his own hypothesis and always asks questions. Buddy is a small tyrannosaurus who was adopted by a family of vegetarian dinosaurs which include several brothers and sisters and two loving parents. To satisfy his need for curiosity and information, Buddy rides on the Dinosaur train everyday.

Tinny: Tinny is a small and outspoken pteranodon who has aspirations to become a news reporter and, as a result, Tinny is always questioning and interviewing other dinosaurs.

Shinny: A super curious and girly girl, Shinny is the drama queen of the family.

Mr. Conductor: Te is the dinosaur train's driver.

Mrs. Pteranodon: She is the mother of the family who is nice and is the family's tour guide.

Weekdays 9:30 AM et/pt on PBS Kids
7 Seasons, 126 Episodes - Canceled
September 7, 2009
Animation & Cartoons, Children
6.8/10
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  • Part 1 of 2. Crystal and the King put together a concert to raise awareness that Big Pond is being carelessly over-fished.

  • Part 1 of 2. Crystal and the King put together a concert to raise awareness that Big Pond is being carelessly over-fished.

  • "ZEPPELIN: WATERFALL"- The Pteranodon kids are riding the Dinosaur Train with friend Quincy Queztalcoatlus. When they pass by a waterfall, Buddy comments on how big it is! Quincy's dad mentions a giant waterfall at the edge of the Western Interior Sea. Mr. Conductor suggests they fly in the Dinosaur Train Zeppelin. After learning more about waterfalls, the Pteranodons catch lots of fish before heading back on the one-of-a-kind Dinosaur Train Zeppelin! "ZEPPELIN: ATOLL"- When the Pteranodon family spots Annie and her herd migrating to follow the food, the Pteranodon kids wonder if other creatures, even marine mammals, also migrate. The Conductor flies the Pteranodon family over the ocean in the Dinosaur Train Zeppelin to look for Polycotylus, a type of marine reptile that does migrate in the ocean. The Zeppelin lands in an atoll and our family meets Paulette and Polly Polycotylus, a mother and daughter from what is modern-day Australia. The new friends enjoy a picnic on the reef of the atoll before heading home in the zeppelin.

  • "CLASSIC IN THE JURASSIC: AIR OBSTACLE RACE"- At the 'Classic in the Jurassic,' it's a race between pterosaurs who have to fly between hanging vines, swoop through a canyon, push through a wind tunnel, slalom over and under branches, then carry food from a pond as they race to the finish line! Teddy Pterodaustro finishes first and shows everyone how he filters plankton through his teeth to prove that he did indeed get food from the pond! Teddy is declared the winner! "KING and CRYSTAL LIVE!"- Buddy, Tiny and Mom are riding the Dinosaur Train where Crystal Cryolophosaurus is on her way to visit King Cryolophosaurus and invites our family along. King and Crystal's heartfelt reunion is marred when Crystal tries to convince a reluctant King to take his fantastic new song 'Top Carnivore' out on the road to share with his Mesozoic fans. But King doesn't like leaving home and Tiny has a great idea-King and Crystal can perform a live concert in Gondwana! The concert is a huge success, and Crystal decides to stay there with King instead of going back out on the road.

  • "One Big Frog" The Pteranodon kids are playing a game called "I'm the Biggest," which raises the question: how big is the biggest frog? Dad takes the kids on the Dinosaur Train to find the biggest frog ever, the legendary Beelzebufo. Once off the train, they have to take a river raft to find this illusive creature, but find him they do. The kids are surprised to find that Benny Beelzebufo isn't nearly as large (or mean) as they'd imagined, but he is definitely the biggest frog they've ever seen! Benny teaches the kids about his "sit-still-and-wait" hunting style and shows off his large, floating leaf "home." "Caving With Vlad" The Pteranodon family rides the "Night Train" all the way back to the Jurassic to visit their nocturnal friend, Vlad Volaticotherium, who wants to take them caving! Buddy, Tiny, Shiny and Don don't even know what caving is, but are soon having a great time seeing all of the stalactites and stalagmites that have formed inside the cave. They also learn that it can be a lot of fun to hear your voice echo down the cave's long caverns!

  • "TINY'S FISHING FRIEND"- Tiny can't believe it when he finds out that his friend Cindy Cimolestes doesn't like fish, but she explains that she's a mammal and many mammals don't eat fish. Determined, Tiny sets out to find a mammal in the Mesozoic who likes fish, so she, Buddy, Cindy and Dad set out on a fishing trip, where they run into Cassie Castrocauda, a Jurassic mammal that looks like a cross between a beaver, an otter and a platypus, who also happens to love fish! "BUTTERFLIES"- One morning at the family nest, Don befriends a Butterfly that he names Dan. Don, Buddy, Tiny and Shiny watch Dan and three "sibling" butterflies fly around. The other three butterflies flutter away, leaving Dan with our kids. Don feels for the separated butterfly and vows to re-unite it with his siblings. The whole time the kids search, Don keeps an eye on Dan, who camouflages himself when any threat (birds or a frog) are nearby. At the end of the day, our family is amazed when Dan's family comes out from hiding in a flower headband Tiny made, where they were camouflaged in with the flowers!

  • "Rocket Train Surprise Party" After Buddy, Tiny, Shiny and Don learn that it's Mr. Conductor's birthday, they decide to throw him a surprise party on his favorite place - the Dinosaur Train! The whole family plans the party, and even secretly rides the Rocket Train to pick up friends from all around the Mesozoic and to gather ginkgo leaves for a special birthday cake. The party is a huge success - the Conductor is surprised and moved, and loves his tasty ginkgo leaf birthday cake. "Cloudy With a Chance of Fun" As the Pteranodon kids play in their family nest, Buddy stares at a sky full of clouds and asks the group, "What are clouds?" Mr. Pteranodon and his neighbor, Mr. Lambeosaurus have different opinions. As they all get on the Dinosaur Train, they consider whether clouds are made of water or whether they're just made of fluff. Tiny knows who would have the facts -- Mr. Conductor! He explains that clouds are made of billions of tiny drops of water that are so light they float in the air. He also takes the group to a stop at Cloudy Point Station where the kids play a cloud-spotting game, identifying three types of clouds they learned about: cirrus, stratus, and cumulus. In the end, a rainstorm certainly proves that clouds are made of water!

  • A Sea Turtle Tale: Our Pteranodon family is on the beach watching small eggs hatch and baby Archelon turtles emerge, and start to swim away. Our family and Mr. Conductor get into the Dinosaur Train Submarine and follow the baby Archelons who discover their own facts of nature - that their mother doesn't stay with them after they're born, and that they will grow up to be giant-sized sea turtles. Rocket Train: Tiny and Buddy find out that a newer train will be riding the same tracks as the Dinosaur Train. The new train is called the Rocket Train, and its conductor is named Thurston Troodon, who was a former classmate and rival of Mr. Conductor.

  • From PBS KIDS - Dome-Headed Dinosaur: The Pteranodon kids and their dome-headed friend Spikey Stygimoloch meet a brother and sister, Patrick and Pamela Pachycephalosaurus, two dinosaurs with enormous dome heads. Spikey bonds with the Pachycephalosaurus. Treasure Hunt: Don has a large collection of things he's found in nature, but he's missing one hard-to-locate item - amber. On the Dinosaur Train, Don and the other Pteranodon kids find out that Gilbert is also looking for amber.

  • From PBS KIDS - Double-Crested Trouble: While riding the Dinosaur Train, Buddy and Tiny meet Dylan and Devlin Dilophosaurus, twin brothers with amazing double-crests on their heads. Dylan and Devlin like to compete over everything from getting the best seat on the train, to being the best hunter. Ermna and the Conductor: The Pteranodon family is on the Dinosaur Train headed to the Big Pond for a special nighttime treat - watching a meteor shower in the sky! Mr. Conductor stops to pick up Erma Eoraptor, his best friend, whom he's excited to spend time with that night.

  • From PBS KIDS - Tiny and the Crocodile: Team Pteranodon travels to Dienosuchas Swamp to meet Deanna Dienosuchas, a 40 foot crocodile with many big teeth, and a crabby attitude. Tiny leads the way to warm up Deanna who turns out to be more friendly and less scary than our kids imagined. Meet the Grandparents: The Pteranodon kids have special visitors - their Grandma and Grandpa! The kids delight in realizing they share similar traits with their grandparents (laughs, expressions, and interests), and love showing Grandma and Grandpa around the nest area and playing some games they all like.

  • From PBS KIDS - Arnie Rides the Flatcar: Buddy, Tiny, and Mom visit their very large sauropod friend, Arnie Argentinosaurus, and his dad. Arnie has grown bigger since our kids have seen him and is now too big to ride on the Dinosaur Train anymore. Old Reliable: Mr. Pteranodon and Mr. Lambeosaurus take all the kids to see a field of geysers - holes in the ground that hot water shoots out from! At the same time, Mrs. Pteranodon and Mrs. Lambeosaurus are relaxing nearby in soothing pools of warm water, called hot springs.

  • From PBS KIDS - An Apatosaurus Adventure: The Pteranodon kids visit the Jurassic Time Period to meet Apollo Apatosaurus, a huge, long-necked, long-tailed dinosaur who likes adventure. Nature Art: Mrs. Pteranodon cleans out the clutter from the family nest and the kids are amazed at the pile of stuff - leaves, flower petals, pieces of wood, and shells. Tiny stops Mom from throwing out all the stuff, determined that she and Buddy, Tiny, and Don will find a use for it all.

  • From PBS KIDS - A Heck of a Neck: The Pteranodon kids have a Nature Trackers adventure when they meet Denise Diplodocus, a super-long, super big dinosaur. At first the kids mistake Denise's neck for a snake, and tail as a bridge. Gilbert Visits the Nest: Shiny is nervous about Gilbert's impending visit to Pteranodon Terrace. She goes into a cleaning frenzy, wanting everything to look perfect, and her siblings to act perfectly. When Gilbert arrives, everyone starts having fun except Shiny who feels ignored.

  • From PBS KIDS - Remember the Alamosaurus: The Pteranodon kids and Dad get the idea to travel around on the Dinosaur Train and meet some of the biggest dinosaurs. They even sing a song, `The Biggest Dinosaurs', before meeting Allie Alamosaurus, an enormous, long-necked, plant eating sauropod who is very friendly. Sunrise, Sunset: Dad takes the Pteranodon kids on an overnight camping trip where they watch both a sunrise and sunset, learning that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. The kids also find out more about nocturnal (night-active) animals, and diurnal (day-active) animals.

  • From PBS KIDS - Dinos A to Z, Part Three, Classification: The Pteranodon family rides the Dinosaur Train - now with extra cars attached -- as it continues picking up more dinosaurs that are in the `Dinosaurs A to Z' song. The Pteranodon family reunites with some dinosaurs they've met before, and are introduced to species they've never met! Dinos A to Z, Part Four, A to Z Picnic: The Pteranodon family is on the Dinosaur Train, now very crowded with all 26 dinosaurs mentioned in the `Dinosaurs A to Z' song. The Train has added more extra cars than it ever has, and there's even an additional engine to help pull the Train to Troodon Town.

  • From PBS KIDS - Dinos A to Z, Part One, The Big Idea: While riding the Dinosaur Train with Buddy and Mom, Tiny gets the idea to gather all the dinosaurs in the `Dinosaurs A to Z' song for a picnic at Troodon Town. Dinos A to Z, Part Two, Spread the Word: The Dinosaur Train continues traveling around the Mesozoic picking up more and more dinosaurs that are in the `Dinosaurs A to Z' song, on the way to a picnic at Troodon Town. As more train cars are added, and the rest of the Pteranodon family comes on board, Tiny and Mrs. Conductor team up to help keep order on the increasingly crowded Train.

  • From PBS KIDS - Don's Winter Wish: When the Pteranodon family travels back to the North Pole, Don declares that it's his "winter wish" to see snow fall again. When a big blizzard comes, and even the Dinosaur Train gets snowed in, Don worries that his wish brought the blizzard. Festival of Lights: While visiting the North Pole, the Conductor suggests that the family stop off at Aurora Borealis Station on an enormous frozen lake to see the Aurora Borealis, where the Northern Troodons celebrate a "Festival of Lights."

  • From PBS KIDS - Haunted Roundhouse: Dad takes the kids on a special Night Train to Troodon Town, where the Troodons have decorated their Roundhouse into a "haunted house" for a spooky party. The kids end up meeting a strange new nocturnal creature - a mammal named Vlad Volaticotherium, who was hiding in the roundhouse trying to get some sleep. Big Pond Pumpkin Patch: The Pteranodon family learns more about the customs of their neighbors, the Lambeosaurus family, when they are invited for the first time to accompany them to the Big Pond to celebrate "Gourd Day" - a kind of Mesozoic Halloween.

  • From PBS KIDS - Hurricane at Pteranodon Terrace: The long-awaited rains finally return to Pteranodon Terrace, but grow into a huge rainstorm that grows even bigger - into a hurricane! Dad hasn't seen it blow like this since he was a kid. Rafting the Cretaceous: The family is cleaning up the mess left over from the hurricane, and discover that a raft of logs has washed up two refugees from across the Western Interior Sea - a turtle named Aidan Adocus, and a small mammal named Tommy Ptilodus.

  • From PBS KIDS - Dry Times at Pteranodon Terrace: When the weather has been extremely dry for several weeks, all the water holes at Pteranodon Terrace dry up. The Lambeosaurus family decides to move away in search of water, which upsets the kids. Big Misty Sea Fishing Contest: Big City Dad learns that he's been chosen to compete in the big annual Fishing Contest at the Big Misty Sea, and is one of three contestants. The whole family rides there on the Dinosaur Train to cheer Dad on.

  • From PBS KIDS - The Earthquake: Mom takes the kids on a playdate with Tank Triceratops to the desert, where they meet a distant relative of Tank's, an early Ceratopsian named Penelope Protoceratops. The Conductor points out that Penelope lives in a part of the world that gets a lot of earthquakes, and sure enough, the kids experience their first quake with Penelope. Nursery Car: When the family rides the Dinosaur Train, they learn that a new car has been added - a Nursery Car, with dozens of eggs in little, padded nests, attended by their expectant moms and dads.

  • From PBS KIDS - Buddy Explores the Tyrannosaurs: Buddy, an adopted T. rex, wishes he knew more about his T. rex ancestors. So, Dad takes him and Tiny on the Dinosaur Train back to the early Cretaceous, to visit an ancestor: an earlier version of Tyrannosaurus rex called Raptorex. Rainy Day Fight: The kids are stuck cooped up in the nest for a long, rainy spell which leads to them fighting. Mom tells them that the rain has stopped enough that they can leave the nest - but she gives them an assignment: to go find their own "calm space," where they can calm down enough to get along with each other again.

  • From PBS KIDS - Shiny and Snakes: Shiny gets over her fear of snakes when Tiny challenges the Nature Trackers to meet the ultimate snake: the Sanajeh, a huge Cretaceous snake from what is now India. Tiny Loves Flowers: Tiny is horrified when her favorite buttercups all wilt, so Mom takes her and the family to the Big Pond, where she remembers seeing a whole lot of buttercups in bloom. On the way there, the Conductor gives the kids a visual lesson in "Nature's Life Cycle," explaining how a flower grows, blossoms, then wilts, and returns its seeds to the ground, to start the cycle all over again.

  • From PBS KIDS - Dinosaur Big City Part Three: The Dinosaur Train arrives in Laramidia, the Dinosaur Big City, and Buddy and the Pteranodon family explore the crowded "dinosaur metropolis." Dinosaur Big City Part Four: Buddy and Tiny help King Cryolophosaurus overcome his fear of performing in front of his biggest audience ever, and he wows a large dinosaur audience when he sings his new song, "Whole Lotta Theropods" at the Theropod Convention in Laramidia, the Dinosaur Big City.

  • From PBS KIDS - Dinosaur Big City Part One: Buddy and the Pteranodon family begin their journey on the Dinosaur Train, gathering all their Theropod friends together to travel to a really big Theropod Club Convention which is being held in Laramidia, the "Dinosaur Big City"! Dinosaur Big City Part Two: The Pteranodon family continues their journey to the Theropod Convention in Laramidia, the Dinosaur Big City! Among the Theropod dinosaurs that ride the Train with them is King Cryolophosaurus, who sings his songs "Big Ol' Whistle-Stop Rock-n-Roll Dinosaur Tour" and "Whole Lotta Theropods"!

  • From PBS KIDS - One Big Dinosaur: Tiny and Buddy visit a dinosaur family called Argentinosaurus, some of the biggest land creatures ever! The kids find out there are great things about being really big, and that it's also great being their own size. Play Date with Annie: Buddy is excited that his friend Annie Tyrannosaurus is coming to the Pteranodon nest to visit and play. After Tiny feels left out, Buddy and Annie show her that they can all be friends!

  • From PBS KIDS - Now with Feathers!: Dad gives Tiny and Buddy a mystery feather and the kids become "detectives," riding the Dinosaur Train to meet Valerie Velociraptor, who shows the kids what it's like to be covered with beautiful feathers. A Frill a Minute: The kids help Tank Triceratops overcome his awkwardness with having a huge head by showing him how cool and amazing his features are, especially his frill.

  • From PBS KIDS - Fast Friends: Buddy, Tiny, and Mom ride the Dinosaur Train to meet Oren and Ollie Ornithomimus, some of the fastest dinosaurs ever! The kids love meeting the fast-moving and fast-talking twins. T-Rex Teeth: When Buddy loses a tooth, Mom takes him to Rexville to ask his Tyrannosaurus friends all about T-Rex teeth. They explain that he'll grow new teeth to replace the old ones.

  • From PBS KIDS - One Smart Dinosaur: Buddy and Tiny want to test their memory, so they ride the Dinosaur Train and spend some time with the Conductor, since he's a Troodon with a great memory. The kids get to meet the Conductor's mom, Mrs. Conductor. Petey the Peteinosaurus: Buddy and Tiny ride the Dinosaur Train to meet Petey Peteinosaurus, a "flying lizard," who is fun, funny, and friendly, and has some features similar to both Buddy and Tiny!

  • From PBS KIDS - I'm a T-Rex!: Buddy travels to Rexville on the Dinosaur Train and meets Delores Tyrannosaurus and her daughter Annie. When he sees that he shares all the same features, Buddy learns that he is a Tyrannosaurus rex! Ned the Quadruped: Buddy and Tiny tour the Dinosaur Train and earn their Junior Conductor hats while their friend Ned, a four-legged, long-necked Brachiosaurus and regular Train rider, tags along.

  • From PBS KIDS - Beating the Heat: Buddy and Tiny travel to the Jurassic to make a new friend, Morris Stegosaurus, and discover how this huge dinosaur keeps cool in the heat. Flowers for Mom: The kids go to the Big Pond to look for flowers to give to Mom on her special Mothers Day. They find many different flowers while following a very busy bee.

  • From PBS KIDS - The Call of the Wild Corythosaurus: The family surprises Mom for her birthday with a trip to a concert given by Cory and her family of Corythosaurus, who play music through the crests on their heads. Triceratops for Lunch: Our Pteranodon family eats lunch with their friend Tank Triceratops and discovers that he and his family are all plant-eaters, with great leaf-eating teeth and giant appetites!

  • From PBS KIDS - Valley of the Stygimolochs: Buddy wonders if he'll grow horns when he gets older, so Mrs. Pteranodon takes him to visit some dinosaurs called Stygimoloch, who have really impressive horns. Tiny Loves Fish: After Mr. Pteranodon teaches the kids his fishing method, Buddy and Tiny work together as a team to catch fish in the Big Pond.

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