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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
8 Seasons, 130 Episodes
September 7, 2009
Animation & Cartoons, Children
6.8/10
Cast: Erika-Shaye Gair, Claire Margaret Corlett, Ellen Kennedy, Colin Murdock
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Dinosaur Train Full Episode Guide

  • "Where Have All the Lizards Gone?" -The Conductor takes the Pteranodon Family for a special trip to Lizard Island, where they discover that it's been overrun by plants and bugs, and there are few lizards left./"Conductor's Sleepover" -With a hurricane coming, the Pteranodon Family convinces the Conductor to leave his train for the night and come with them to the safety of their hurricane shelter.

  • "Stop and Smell the Flowers" -Mom takes Tiny, Buddy, and Don on a super secret daytrip to Qianzhousaurus Pond, where they meet Quentin Qianzhousaurus - a Tyrannosaur with similar features to Buddy!/"Moms' Campout" -Mrs. Pteranodon organizes a "Moms' Campout" with other moms and kids in the neighborhood.

  • "Nest Swap" -The Pteranodon Family decides to take a little vacation and swap nests with Larry's friends: a family of pterosaurs./ "The Herd is the Word" -- Synopsis: Tank Triceratops is really excited to show Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, and Don his favorite picnic spot, but when they arrive, the spot is overrun with a whole herd of Triceratops.

  • "Rollin' on the Riverboat: Part One" -The whole Pteranodon Family takes a rollicking adventure on the Dinosaur Train Riverboat!/ "Rollin' on the Riverboat: Part Two" -While still rolling down the river on the Dinosaur Train Riverboat, Grandpa Pteranodon tells Buddy about the Legend of Admiral Globidens - a HUGE Mososaur.

  • 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!

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