Dinotopia

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  • TV-PG
  • 2002
  • 1 Season
  • 6.4  (6,093)

Dinotopia is a mini-series that was later turned into a regular television series. It is set in a fantasy world where man and dinosaurs lived together and it was based on a series of books by writer James Gurney. It portrayed life like views of species such as Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, Quetzalcoatlus, Pteranodon, Stegosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Chasmosaurus, Dunkleosteus and Parasaurolophus. The series starts with a horrible plane crash involving the Scott family, consisting of the father, Frank and his two sons, Karl and David. After a watery crash Frank seems unable to escape the wreckage and Karl and David swim safely to a large undiscovered island. Searching for any sign of life the Scott brothers find Cyrus Crabb. He leads the brothers into the jungle and into the hidden Waterfall City. Waterfall City is the capital of Dinotopia; it is a lost world where human beings peacefully coexist with dinosaurs. Some of the dinosaurs aren't as they initially appear. Some have near human intelligence and speak fluent English with the humans. A wise troodon dinosaur named Zippo Stenosaurus, explains to the newcomers about the civilization that they have built. There is a lovely human princess on the island as well, the lovely Marion. Dinotopia is not exactly a perfect paradise. There are many daily obstacles that the human residents and gentle dinosaurs have to fight against. There is an evil human who oversees a large group of man eating carnivores threaten the safety of everyone in Dinotopia. The series stars Wentworth Miller, Tyron Leitso, Katie Carr, David Thewlis, Alice Krige and Jim Carter. The film was initially a 250 minute miniseries and was later combined with the weekly series to finish out the program.

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Crossroads
13. Crossroads
August 17, 2003
David must help his Pteranodon skybax. Karl and Frank prepare for their return home. Le Sage reveals her history with Rosemary to distraught Marion in an attempt to turn her into a hellraiser like herself. The show ends on a cliffhanger.
The Cure: Part 2
12. The Cure: Part 2
August 10, 2003
David contacts the American hospital in Budapest, Hungary. Le Sage sells Karl's baby Chasmosaurus named 26 to the shady head of the local Museum of Natural History to finance her new life in civilization. But there's a catch to her plan.
The Cure: Part 1
11. The Cure: Part 1
August 3, 2003
Karl is bitten by a prehistoric mosquito and falls seriously ill. Since all islanders are immune to its bite, they have no cure. Hoping that modern hospital might help him, Rosemary reveals that there actually is a way off the island.
Lost and Found
10. Lost and Found
July 27, 2003
Karl tries to prove that he can be a skybax rider just like David, only to crash land in T-Rex territory. A rescue party goes to war with T-Rexes to find him, but xenophobic locals who think they're alone on the island capture him first.
Contact
9. Contact
July 20, 2003
Karl and David find a shipwrecked dog and a boat stocked with cans of cola, burgers and a working radio that fascinates Dinotopians. Karl learns that the crew is still lost at sea, so he tries contacting the rescue party over the radio.
The Big Fight
8. The Big Fight
July 13, 2002
An Outsider named Alano bullies David, so he plans to fight him. David's dad, Frank, who misses watching sports, suggests that they set up an actual boxing match. Rosemary agrees, after Le Sage promises she won't rig the fight.
Night of the Wartosa
7. Night of the Wartosa
December 31, 2002
Karl's date with Marion doesn't go well. A jolly conservationist named Lok shows him a rare and supposedly magical frog called Wartosa. In an attempt to change the outcome of the date, Karl kisses Wartosa and becomes stuck in a time loop.
The Matriarch
6. The Matriarch
December 26, 2002
A Chasmosaur egg from the hatchery has been replaced with a T-Rex egg. A distraught woman named Iridia claims an Outsider child did it. Le Sage denies it but refuses to cooperate any further. Matriarch Rosemary questions Iridia's story.
Car Wars
5. Car Wars
December 19, 2002
Frank misses cars, so he builds one that runs on methane. It's a hit and everyone wants one, but the town bans them for making noise and polluting. To make his cars legal again, Frank joins the mayoral race but becomes corrupted by power.
Le Sage
4. Le Sage
December 12, 2002
A deadly virus spreads among the dinosaurs and the only cure is a plant called Jinca. Le Sage's men steal the cure, so Karl and Marion negotiate for its return. To make Marion jealous, Le Sage agrees, but only if Karl stays with her.
Part Three
3. Part Three
May 14, 2002
When David and Karl were trapped in one of the dangerous forests in Dinotopia, Marion and Zippo finally recovered them, and discovered new things while they were there. Later, David, Karl, Marion, and Zippo along with the map from Cyrus Crabb, they would journey to the World Beneath as their last report to bring back Sunstones to reenergize the failing and rampaging Waterfall City. Marion and Zippo returned to the city while David, Karl and Cyrus used his small submarine to enter the World Beneath. David decided to keep one of the Sunstones with him in case Cyrus was going to backstabbed them, and sure Cyrus did.After they found the boys father, Cyrus wanted to leave the family behind and he shot Karl and escaped with all the Sunstones that the group gathered. But he didn't go far without the Sunstone (that had the perfect size) that powered his submarine. The family of three with a wounded Karl were able to find their way back to the surface and David found Freefall at the temple in the dangerous forest ,David joins Marion and the other Waterfall citizens in their fight against the evil dinosaurs. Karl and the boys father return to Waterfall City to revive the destroyed city
Part Two
2. Part Two
May 13, 2002
In the city, David tried to learn new things about DInotopia such as their cultures, geography, and language while Karl decided to find a way out of Dinotopia. He did not want to stay in Dinotopia but David encouraged him to join him to learn new things, but they continued to argue and fight whether to stay or go.
Part One
1. Part One
May 12, 2002
When David and Karl go on a flying trip with their father, a thunderstorm commenced and it threw them off course into another world. The trio sank in the sea, but only Karl and David were able to get out of the plane. On a mysterious island, they meet an antique seller named Cyrus Crabb and he showed them around the world of Dinotopia, ran by Mayor Waldo. In this new world they meet Marion Waldo, the daughter of the mayor and a huge collection of Dinosaurs. While trying to reach the city, they were attacked by ferocious Carnivores, and Karl and David learned that the Sunstones which power all of Dinotopia were discipating. Stranded on the island, the two brothers may never see their real world and their father ever again
Description

Dinotopia is a mini-series that was later turned into a regular television series. It is set in a fantasy world where man and dinosaurs lived together and it was based on a series of books by writer James Gurney. It portrayed life like views of species such as Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, Quetzalcoatlus, Pteranodon, Stegosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Chasmosaurus, Dunkleosteus and Parasaurolophus.

The series starts with a horrible plane crash involving the Scott family, consisting of the father, Frank and his two sons, Karl and David. After a watery crash Frank seems unable to escape the wreckage and Karl and David swim safely to a large undiscovered island. Searching for any sign of life the Scott brothers find Cyrus Crabb. He leads the brothers into the jungle and into the hidden Waterfall City. Waterfall City is the capital of Dinotopia; it is a lost world where human beings peacefully coexist with dinosaurs.

Some of the dinosaurs aren't as they initially appear. Some have near human intelligence and speak fluent English with the humans. A wise troodon dinosaur named Zippo Stenosaurus, explains to the newcomers about the civilization that they have built. There is a lovely human princess on the island as well, the lovely Marion.

Dinotopia is not exactly a perfect paradise. There are many daily obstacles that the human residents and gentle dinosaurs have to fight against. There is an evil human who oversees a large group of man eating carnivores threaten the safety of everyone in Dinotopia.

The series stars Wentworth Miller, Tyron Leitso, Katie Carr, David Thewlis, Alice Krige and Jim Carter. The film was initially a 250 minute miniseries and was later combined with the weekly series to finish out the program.

Dinotopia is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on May 12, 2002.

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Dinotopia is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Dinotopia on demand at Amazon, Vudu, FuboTV, The Roku Channel Free, Amazon Prime and plex.

  • Premiere Date
    May 12, 2002
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (6,093)