|Starring||Sam Vincent, Andrea Libman, Sarah Strange, Kathleen Barr, Scott McNeil, Matt Hill|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|Original language(s)||English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch|
|No. of seasons||2|
|Running time||22.5 minutes|
|Distributor||Group W Productions|
|Original channel||BBC One/BBC Two/TCC/CBS Kids|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
Dino Babies was a family-friendly educational cartoon spotlighting six young dinosaurs who share stories and adventures.
Production & Airings
It was a BBC television series that aired from 3 September 1990 to 30 March 2001. It comprised 20-minute double episodes, produced in Switzerland by Pingu creators Trickfilmstudio, and dubbed in America in 1992 by DiC Entertainment. The series was brought to the UK in 1994 by creators of Teletubbies and Rosie and Jim, Ragdoll Productions. Originally produced between 1990 & 2001, Dinobabies found a welcome home on many international stations, but the show had little luck getting noticed in the United States. In 1992, however, the series was syndicated across the country. The show had somewhat better success in Canada, where it aired on YTV from 1991 until 1998.
In each episode, the Dinobabies put their own imaginative spin on a classic tale, from "Dak and the Beanstalk" to "The Abominable Snowbaby". As fun as these flights of fancy were, they always had something important to say about the dinosaurs themselves and the world around them. By acting out classic tales, the dinosaurs learned valuable moral lessons.
- Truman (voiced by Kathleen Barr) - The group’s unofficial leader and chief storyteller, a bespectacled blue brainiac with a tuft of orange hair.
- LaBrea (voiced by Andrea Libman) - The only female Dinobaby. A headstrong purple dinosaur, often challenged Truman’s authority, but she was a good friend at heart.
- Stanley (voiced by Matt Hill) - A green dinosaur with orange spots. Often runs into danger.
- Franklin (voiced by Sarah Strange) - A timid, hesitant purple dinosaur.
- Marshall (voiced by Samuel Vincent) - Franklin’s little brother. A brown, diaper-wearing daredevil.
- Dak (voiced by Scott McNeil) - A blue, attention-starved pteranodon.
|1||"These Doors Are Made For Knockin' / The Raft"||29 September 1993|
|*These Doors Are Made For Knockin' -
|2||"Dak And The Beanstalk / When Dinos Soar"||6 October 1993|
|*Dak And The Beanstalk - Truman has difficulty telling a story about a beanstalk, five adventurers captured by a giant and their escape. With support from the others he finishes it.
|3||"Goldisocks And The Three Dino Babies / Tree's A Crowd"||13 October 1993|
|*Goldisocks And The Three Dino Babies - LaBrea tells Marshall a story of Goldisocks who barges into the house of Three Dino Babies, while Truman, Stanley and Franklin are elsewhere.
|4||"The Wizard Of Ahhs / Some Like It Hot"||20 October 1993|
|*The Wizard Of Ahhs -
|5||"A Little Big Problem / Snoring Beauty"||27 October 1993|
|*A Little Big Problem -
|6||"The Clone Heads / Robbing Hood"||3 November 1993|
|*The Clone Heads -
|7||"Fuzzy Come Home / Crumby Trails To You"||10 November 1993|
|*Fuzzy Come Home -
|8||"A Tooth Fairy Tale / The Egg and Them"|
|*A Tooth Fairy Tale -
|9||"Look Before You Eek / Treasure Chest Island"||24 November 1993|
|*Look Before You Eek -
|10||"Franklinstein / Washed Up"||1 December 1993|
|*Franklinstein - Truman tells the story of a mad scientist who creates a candy-loving monster.
|11||"The Soreheads And The Stone / LaBrea's Secret Garden"||8 December 1993|
|*The Soreheads And The Stone -
|12||"A Lad In A Lamp / Jurassic Ark"||15 December 1993|
|*A Lad In A Lamp - In Truman's latest story, a poor young boy finds a magic lamp and gets three wishes, but it isn't that simple.
|13||"Alice In Wonderfulland / The Abominable Snowbaby"||22 December 1993|
|*Alice In Wonderfulland - Truman helps LaBrea discover her imagination through the story of an unimaginative girl who finds herself in a strange land.
|14||"Dakula / The Ugly Duckbill"||2 February 1995|
|15||"The Different Dragon / Cyranose"||8 February 1995|
|*The Different Dragon -
|16||"Peter Prank / Scarebusters"||9 February 1995|
|*Peter Prank -
|17||"A Nose For The Truth / Housepests"||16 February 1995|
|*A Nose For The Truth -
|18||"Chrysanthembelina / Tantrum Of The Opera"||22 February 1995|
|*Chrysanthembelina - LaBrea has a dream about a dinogirl who lives in a flower, and tells the other Dinobabies.
|19||"Rapermzel / The Braggy Little Tailor"||1 March 1995|
|20||"The Selfish Ogre / Big Blanket Bedtime Story"||9 March 1995|
|*The Selfish Ogre -
|21||"The Frog Bride / Mr Dakyll And Dr Hyde"||16 March 1995|
|*The Frog Bride - When a Dinogirl is turned into a frog by a wicked witch for stealing from her cherry orchard, she is cursed- the curse can only be broken if a Prince asks her to marry him.
|22||"Goldfingers / Starling And The Statue"||23 March 1995|
|*Goldfingers - Stanley learns that you can have too much of a good thing through the story of King Midas.
|23||"The Princess And The Pauper / The Dancing Princesses"||13 April 1995|
|*The Princess And The Pauper - Truman tells a story about a Princess who swapped places with a Pauper to experience a better life. Instead they are landed in the dungeon until the Princess clears everything up.
|24||"Oliver Twerp / The Snide Piper"||20 April 1995|
|*Oliver Twerp -
|25||"Emperor's New Robe / Mother Goose On Loose"||27 April 1995|
|*Emperor's New Robe -
- "Fred Wolf Films - TV Series". Retrieved 10 June 2013.