Dino Dan

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Dino Dan is a Canadian/American television series for children, which is airing on TVO Kids [1] in Ontario, and Nick Jr. in Australia and the USA. The series was created and directed by J.J. Johnson and produced in Toronto, Canada, by Sinking Ship Entertainment.


Dino Dan follows the adventures of the paleontologist-in-training Dan Henderson and his friends, who uncover clues about the past and secrets of the dinosaurs. The show combines live action with CGI dinosaurs.

10 year old Dan Henderson learns about dinosaurs as he conducts experiments on dinosaurs he sees in his environment. It is unknown if they are real or the result of his active imagination, some animals have also seen them, such as his dog, and in the episode Dino Trackers, Dan's younger brother can also see the dinosaur tracks.

Dino Dan: Trek's Adventures[edit]

A follow-up series starring Dan's younger brother Trek began airing in 2013. Trek, now age 10, is also able to see dinosaurs and spends his time learning about them like his brother. Even 15 new dinos. There is 1 season, and 26 episodes.


Series Cast Character
Jason Spevack Daniel "Dan" Henderson
Ricardo Hoyos Ricardo Sanchez
Isaac Durnford Cory Schluter
Jaclyn Forbes Kami Douglas
Allana Harkin Jessica Henderson
Keana Bastidas Jordan Miralles
Sydney Kuhne Angie Elia
Alana Bridgewater Mrs. Nicholls
Sarah Carver Mrs. Carver
Trek Buccino Trek Henderson
Tristan Samuel Tristan
Andrea Martin Mrs. Hahn
Jayne Eastwood Dan's grandmother
Mark McKinney Mr. Drumheller
Pat Thornton Cory's Dad
Kevin McDonald Mr. Curry
David Ogden Stiers Wandering Oaken

Episode list[edit]

Episode # Title American Premiere (Nick Jr.) Canadian Premiere (TVO Kids)
1 The Chicken or the Dino/Bones in the Backyard 5/11/2009 5/25/09
2 Masked Confusion/Trouble Clef 5/12/2009 1/8/09
3 There's a Compsognathus Under My Bed/Art for Pterosaurs' Sake 10/27/2010 1/25/10
4 Tooth or Consequences/Dinosicles 1/16/2011 2/1/10
5 The Case of the Mystery Dino/Gas-o-saurus 1/15/10 2/8/10
6 He Shoots, He Roars/A Winter Tail 10/25/2010 2/15/10
7 A Pterosaur in the House/A Model Dino 10/18/2010 4/11/10
8 Copy Dino/Lunch Bag Bandit 10/28/2010 4/18/10
9 Dino Dent/Active Imagination 1/8/11 5/15/10
10 Dino Trap/Big Bad Spinosaurus 10/26/2010 6/12/10
11 Name-a-saurus/Where's Dino? 5/8/11 6/19/10
12 Moody Dino/Stop-Motion Dino 1/15/2011 9/25/10
13 'Twas a Dinosaur/To Flee or Not to Flee 12/20/2010 8/27/10
14 Fishing for Dinosaurs/Dino Doug 7/31/11 8/26/10
15 Dino Trackers/T-Rex Bedtime 10/19/2010 9/13/10
16 To Catch a Dino/Cops & Dinos 1/29/2011 10/4/10
17 Dino Party/Training Wings 1/23/2011 9/20/10
18 Prehistoric Zoo/Ready? Set? Dino! 1/30/2011 10/16/10
19 The Dino Did It/Air Dino 7/29/2013 10/11/10
20 Dino Watering Hole/Dino Dance 7/30/13 11/6/10
21 Captain Cory/Dino Race 7/31/13 11/13/10
22 Hard Hat, Long Neck/A Roaring Good Time 7/31/11 1/16/11
23 Mini Dino/The Three Little Paleontologists 8/1/13 1/23/11
24 Dino Strike!/Nothing But the Tooth 8/2/13 1/30/11
25 Down on the Farm/The Time Traveler's Dino 10/16/2011 2/8/11
26 Where the Dinosaurs Are/Winter Vacation 6/29/2013 2/15/11


Dino Dan was nominated for a 2009 Gemini Award for Best Preschool-to-4th Grade Program or Series.

Dino Dan won the 2009 Shaw Rocket Prize for best independently produced Canadian children's, youth, or family program.[2]

The cast won a 2010 Young Artist Award for Most Outstanding Young Ensemble In A TV Series.[3]


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