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.

Plot[edit]

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

Cast[edit]

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

Awards[edit]

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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