Dino Dan

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  • TV-Y7
  • 2010
  • 5 Seasons
  • 5.4  (401)

Dino Dan is a Canadian TV show that first aired on Nick Jr. in 2010. The series stars Jason Spevack as the titular character, Dan Henderson, a 10-year-old boy who is obsessed with dinosaurs. Throughout the show, Dan imagines himself interacting with dinosaurs in his everyday life, often pretending that the creatures are right in front of him.

The show is set in present-day with Dan navigating the challenges of elementary school, friendships, and family while being accompanied by CGI-rendered dinosaurs. Dan is always eager to learn more about dinosaurs, and he takes every opportunity he can get to explore their world.

One of the most impressive features of the show is the blend of live-action and CGI elements. Dan interacts with real actors, while the dinosaurs are brought to life through computer-generated imagery. This combination makes for a convincing and immersive experience, allowing viewers to feel like they too are playing and interacting with dinosaurs in the great outdoors.

The show has an educational bent, with each episode focusing on a specific type of dinosaur or prehistoric creature. Whether Dan is studying a Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Stegosaurus or a Triceratops, viewers will learn fun facts and interesting information about the creature in question.

Dino Dan is designed to be an entertaining and educational show for kids aged 4-8, and it achieves this goal admirably. While the show is in many ways a fantasy, it also takes care to remain grounded in reality. Dan's character is well-written, and he is shown to have strong parental relationships with two caring and involved parents who work as zoologists.

Another aspect of the show that parents may appreciate is that the interactions with the dinosaurs never feel overly violent or aggressive. Instead, the dinosaurs are depicted as imaginative playmates who help Dan learn about the world around him.

Overall, Dino Dan is a fun and engaging show for young children who love dinosaurs. It balances its educational elements with engaging characters and situations, making for a show that's both enjoyable and informative. Fans of the show will be pleased to know that it has spun off into a number of other series, such as Trek's Adventures, Dino Dan: Trek's Adventures, and Miss Persona.

Dino Dan is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (80 episodes). The series first aired on October 18, 2010.

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Everyone Loves Marine Reptiles; Dino Clash Main
10. Everyone Loves Marine Reptiles; Dino Clash Main
March 9, 2017
When Mom takes Trek and Penelope to Marineland, Trek gets so excited he imagines what it would be like if there was a show with prehistoric marine reptiles!
Carnivore Contest; Dino Racers
9. Carnivore Contest; Dino Racers
March 8, 2017
While Penelope and her Mom bird watch, Trek tries to figure out whether the Giganotosaurus, the Microraptor or the Troodon was the better hunter.
Dino Sightseeing; Quetza Grandma
8. Dino Sightseeing; Quetza Grandma
March 7, 2017
While on a sightseeing tour of Niagara Falls with his Grandma, Trek finds a seemingly lost baby Spinosaurus.--- Before Grandma heads south for the winter, she and Trek create a comic book about three pterosaur babies.
Swimming With Plesiosaurs; Dino Trek: The Musical
7. Swimming With Plesiosaurs; Dino Trek: The Musical
March 6, 2017
Trek teaches a baby Plesiosaur how to swim across the pool and back to its Mom; Penelope gets stage fright before the school talent show.
Dino Tooth Fairy; Dino Pet Store
6. Dino Tooth Fairy; Dino Pet Store
March 6, 2017
While Trek waits for his loose tooth to fall out, he finds a baby dinosaur tooth in the house and decides to figure out which baby dino it belongs to so that it can get a visit from the Dino Tooth Fairy!
Beach Blanket Deino; Robots and Dinos
5. Beach Blanket Deino; Robots and Dinos
April 27, 2016
Trek goes to the beach with Mom and Grandma and is determined to figure out Dino Experiment 410, "How does the Deinosuchus get its food?" Luckily for Trek, he soon sees the Deinosuchus!
Flashy Dinos; Adventures in Dino-Sitting
4. Flashy Dinos; Adventures in Dino-Sitting
April 25, 2016
It's Friendship Day and Trek discovers an Amargasaurus showing off for another Amargasaurus. Trek wants to figure out what they're doing. With the help of his friends, Trek figures out that the boy dino is trying to impress a girl dino.
Tracker Trek; Teach a Spino to Fish
3. Tracker Trek; Teach a Spino to Fish
March 10, 2016
When Penelope and her mother take Trek camping, they wake to find that something has messed up their campsite; when Trek goes fishing with Grandma, he discovers a baby Spinosaurus taking his fish.
Dino Talk; Paws and Claws
2. Dino Talk; Paws and Claws
March 9, 2016
When Trek accidentally throws Doug's favorite ball on to the roof, he tries to get a Dromaeosaurus to knock it down; Trek learns that the Therizinosaurus used its claws for defense, stripping leaves off trees and for digging up roots.
Pterosaur Picnic; Sabre Tooth Doug
1. Pterosaur Picnic; Sabre Tooth Doug
March 8, 2016
Trek tries to complete ``Dino Experiment 314'' while on a picnic with Liam, Penelope and Jordan; while making a video presentation for school, Trek and Hannah imagine that Doug is a prehistoric mammal.
Where to Watch Dino Dan
Dino Dan is available for streaming on the Nick Jr. website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Dino Dan on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    October 18, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    5.4  (401)