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Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train
Dinosaur Train
Also known as Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train
Genre Children's
CGI animated cartoon
Format Animated series
Created by Craig Bartlett
Voices of Phillip Corlett
Claire Corlett
Erika-Shaye Gair
Alexander Matthew Marr
Ian James Corlett
Nathasha Calis
Colin Murdock
Ellen Kennedy
Opening theme "Dinosaur Train"
Composer(s) Jim Lang
Mike Himelstein
Michael Silversher
Country of origin United States
Singapore
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 79[1]
Production
Executive producer(s) Craig Bartlett
Brian Henson
Lisa Henson
Halle Stanford
Producer(s) Sue Bea Montgomery
Running time 28:46
Production company(s) Media Development Authority
Sparky Animation
The Jim Henson Company
FableVision
Snee-Oosh, Inc.(uncredited)
Broadcast
Original channel PBS (PBS Kids - US)
TVO (TVOKids - Canada)
EBS (South Korea)
Nick Jr., Channel 4 (UK)
Piwi +, France 5 (France)
Disney Junior (Germany)
Rai YoYo, DeA Kids and DeA Junior (Italy)
MiniMini+ (Poland)
RTP2 and RTP África (Portugal channels)
Nick Jr. (Australia)
TV2 (New Zealand)
TV3, Nick Jr., Disney Junior (Turkey)
Picture format ATSC
Audio format Dolby Home Theater
Original run September 7, 2009 – present
Chronology
Preceded by Sid the Science Kid
External links
Website

Dinosaur Train is an American animated series created by Craig Bartlett. The series features a curious young Tyrannosaurus Rex named Buddy who, together with his adopted Pteranodon family, takes the Dinosaur Train to explore his time period, and have adventures with all kinds of dinosaurs. It is produced by The Jim Henson Company in association with Media Development Authority, Sparky Animation, FableVision, and Snee-Oosh, Inc.

It is the second show by The Jim Henson Company to use CGI animation (the first of which was Sid the Science Kid).

Overview[edit]

The show is set in a whimsical prehistoric world of jungles, swamps, active volcanoes and oceans, all teeming with dinosaur and other animal life, and connected by a train line known as the Dinosaur Train. This steam-engine train can be customized for dinosaurs of all kinds: windows accommodate the long-necked sauropods, there’s plenty of headroom in the Observation Car for the larger theropods, and the Aquacar is an aquarium for sea-going passengers. The train itself is run by Troodons, as the smartest dinosaurs in this fictional universe. The Dinosaur Train circles the whole world—it even crosses the oceans and inland seas, with stops to visit undersea prehistoric animals. It can travel through the entire Mesozoic Era, the “Age of Dinosaurs,” passing through magical Time Tunnels to the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous time periods.

The world of Dinosaur Train is seen through the eyes of Buddy the Tyrannosaurus. In the show’s main title song, we learn that Buddy was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Pteranodon. He hatched at the same time as his pteranodon siblings Tiny, Shiny, and Don. By traveling in the Dinosaur Train around the Mesozoic, supplied with all dinosaur facts by the train’s Troodon Conductor, Buddy learns that he is a Tyrannosaurus. As an adopted kid in a mixed-species family, Buddy is curious about the differences between species and vows to learn about all the dinosaurs he can by riding the Dinosaur Train. The dinosaurs featured in the show are actual dinosaurs discovered by paleontologists.

Dinosaur Train is co-produced and animated by Sparky Animation Studios in Singapore, with casting by Vidaspark and voice-overs recorded at Kozmic Sound in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It premiered on Labor Day 2009 and airs daily on PBS Kids, and in various countries around the world. 40 half-hour episodes have been ordered by PBS Kids so far. Each episode is followed by a live-action segment featuring Dinosaur Train educational consultant and world-renowned paleontologist Dr. Scott D. Sampson, who appears onscreen to explain the show’s dinosaur curriculum in greater detail.

Characters[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Left to right: Shiny, Buddy, Tiny, Don
  • Buddy (voiced by Phillip Corlett) - Buddy is a Tyrannosaurus who likes to ask questions and form hypotheses. He was adopted by the Pteranodon family while still in the egg. Some episodes name him "Buddy Tyrannosaurus" while others name him "Buddy Pteranodon". Since Buddy is incapable of flight, as all T-Rex dinosaurs were, the family accommodates his differences; his parents or his siblings will carry him when the others are going somewhere that requires flight. His sharp eyesight allows him to be the spotter for the Pteranodon family when they go fishing; he spots the fish underwater and tells the other members of the family where to fish. Buddy's color is orange in his family. He is quite curious.[2] In early episodes, whenever they went through the Time Tunnel, Buddy would feel nauseous.
  • Tiny (voiced by Claire Corlett) - Tiny is a Pteranodon who likes rhyming and approaches dinosaurs with the confidence of a news reporter. Tiny's color is green like Don and her parents. When she meets a new dinosaur, she introduces herself and her family. Among her siblings, she is the only one who looks exactly like her mother. She is the smallest of the family, and sometimes likes to hide in holes and crevices in the trees, which she calls her "Tiny Place".
  • Shiny (voiced by Erika-Shaye Gair) - Shiny is a Pteranodon who is less tomboyish than Tiny and loves roleplaying with her siblings. Shiny's color differs from the Pteranodon members of her immediate family; she is aqua, while the other Pteranodons are a grass or leaf green, although her grandmother is a similar shade of cyan. She enjoys collecting shells and other shiny objects.
  • Don (voiced by Alexander Matthew Marr) - Don is a Pteranodon who enjoys dancing and collecting things. He's a little wider than Shiny and Tiny, with a larger chin. He enjoys digging holes, observing insects, and collecting objects for his nature collection. He looks like his grandfather.
  • Mr. Conductor (voiced by Ian James Corlett) – A Troodon who operates the Dinosaur Train. He is a special friend to Buddy; although he prefers to be called Mr. Conductor by everyone except his mother (Mrs. Conductor) and Don (who calls him "Mr. The Conductor" by mistake). Whenever the Dinosaur Train approaches a time tunnel, the conductor says, "Time Tunnel, Time Tunnel Approaching!" He also hides his feathers under his hat. Mr. Conductor gets shy around his mother.
  • Mrs. Pteranodon (voiced by Ellen Kennedy) – The mother of Tiny, Shiny, Don, and Buddy. She is a teacher, companion, and thinks of herself as the ultimate tour guide.[2] Unlike most other adult female characters in the series, her first name is never revealed in the series. Her children introduce her to other dinosaurs as "Our Mom, 'Mom'."
  • Mr. Pteranodon (voiced by Colin Murdock) – The father of Tiny, Shiny, Don, and Buddy, and the husband of Mrs. Pteranodon. He likes to think of himself as the family's coach, evidenced by the fact that he can make a squawking sound that sounds vaguely of a coach's whistle. One of his interests is taking Don and Shiny on fishing expeditions while Buddy and Tiny ride the Dinosaur Train with his wife.

Secondary characters[edit]

In order of appearance, characters that have significant appearances in more than one episode.

  • Cory Corythosaurus (voiced by Erika-Shaye Gair) - A young female Corythosaurus who performs in a choir using her crest.
  • Tank Triceratops (voiced by Alexander Matthew Marr) - A young male Triceratops who loves eating leaves. He is cared for by his caring mother Trudy and his herd. In the episode "Tank's Baby Brother", he gains a baby brother named Tuck, who the Pteranodons help him accept.
  • Boris Tyrannosaurus, Dolores Tyrannosaurus and Annie Tyrannosaurus (voiced by Trevor Devall, Kathleen Barr and Erika Shaye-Gair) - A family of Tyrannosaurus; Annie is a friend of Buddy's. They were the first T. rex that Buddy met (aside from himself), identifying his species. They migrate during the summer. Dolores's husband Boris was introduced in the episode "T. Rex Migration".
  • Ned Brachiosaurus (voiced by Kathleen Barr) - A teenage male Brachiosaurus who is a regular on the train and has been given the title of Junior Conductor. His herd is visited in "Dinosaur Poop".
  • Mrs. Conductor (voiced by Tabitha St. Germain) - The Conductor's mother and former conductor of the train. She has a voice that sounds like an older female version of the Conductor's. She usually appears without being introduced.
  • Petey Peteinosaurus (voiced by Cedric Payne) - A male Peteinosaurus that eats insects. Unlike the Pteranodons, he has teeth. He joins the Pterosaur Flying club in the eponymous episode.
  • Velma Velociraptor (voiced by Kathleen Barr) - A female Velociraptor, who has feathers and lives with her daughter Valerie.
  • Arnie Argentinosaurus (voiced by Ashleigh Ball) - A young male Argentinosaurus, who lives with his father. In a later episode, Arnie has a flatcar set up for him to ride on the train.
  • Hank Ankylosaurus (voiced by Colin Murdock) - A male Ankylosaurus, who plays the game Dinoball with his tail and is admired by Mr. Pteranodon.
  • Laura the Giganotosaurus (voiced by Kathleen Barr) - A female Giganotosaurus who usually resides in the Observation Car. She uses her large size and height to be a lookout and turn the train (and an occasional obstruction) around. She has an Argentine accent, reflecting the location of her species's discovery.
  • King Cryolophosaurus (voiced by Phil Hayes) - A male Cryolophosaurus that talks and sings like Elvis Presley. He is afraid of paparazzi and often needs to be convinced to do concerts.
  • Erma Eoraptor (voiced by Kathleen Barr) - A female Eoraptor that lives at the start of the rail line. She speaks in a pioneer accent. The Conductor (despite being a different species) has a crush on her
  • Gilbert (voiced by Ashleigh Ball) - A young male Troodon who is the Conductor's nephew. He wears a miniature version of the Conductor's uniform.
  • Larry Lambeosaurus (voiced by Brian Drummond) - A male Lambeosaurus, the Pteranodons' neighbor. He has a wife and kids, Leroy and Lily.
  • Cindy Cimolestes (voiced by Tabitha St. Germain) - A female Cimolestes that lived in Tiny's Tiny Place, until Buddy found her a home. She has a squeaky voice.
  • Elmer Elasmosaurus - A young male Elasmosaurus, who catches fish and plays under the sea. In "Elmer Visits the Desert", he journeys to a desert, and learns of its underwater past.
  • Grandpa and Grandma Pteranodon (voiced by Colin Murdock and Ellen Kennedy) - Don, Tiny, Shiny and Buddy's grandfather and grandmother on their father's side. Grandma Pteranodon is aqua like Shiny, and looks like an older version of Shiny except for a less tapered beak. Grandpa Pteranodon enjoys fishing trips and collecting. He resembles an older Don, complete with a worn down version of his humming. They were not seen for a long time because they had been on a fishing tour.

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Segments[edit]

  • Time for a Tiny Ditty – Tiny either tries singing about something she learned on the show or about her favorite dish (fish).
  • Buddy has a Hypothesis – Children learn from Buddy and Tiny what a hypothesis means.
  • Dr. Scott the Paleontologist – He appears on the show to teach children about the dinosaurs which have appeared in each episode, and how dinosaurs compare to present day animals (including humans).[4] Dr. Scott Sampson is a paleontologist. He received his PhD in zoology from the University of Toronto in 1993 and currently works as an adjunct associate professor at the University of Utah.[5][6]

Songs[edit]

  • Theme Song – A ballad about a Mom named Mrs. Pteranodon and her children with a T. Rex, revealed to be written by King in his debut episode
  • Hungry Hungry Herbivore – An adult Brachiosaurus (judging by his deep voice) shows up to sing a song about how herbivores loves to eat green food.
  • I'm a T-Rex - Buddy sings that he finally realizes that he is T-Rex, and sings about living in the Cretaceous forest.
  • Dinosaurs A-Z – Mr. Conductor sings the Dinosaur Alphabet that his mother taught him.
  • Cryolophosaurus Crests - King sings about his crest.
  • Nice To Meet You (My Name is Tiny) - Tiny's song she sings to Leslie to tell her how she can talk to other dinosaurs without getting scared.
  • All Aboard - The original theme song before the official Dinosaur Train theme song.
  • Tiny Loves Fish - Tiny sings about how she loves fish.
  • I Love Trains - The Conductor sings about his love for trains (particularly the Dinosaur Train).
  • Dinosaur Feet - Daphne Daspletosaurus and the gang sings about their great big stomping dinosaur feet.
  • Sleep Little Dinosaur - The Pteranodon family and Tank Triceratops sing Tank's lullaby that his mom sings to him every night.
  • I Learned a New Way to Improvise - Shiny sings in a concert with Buddy, Tiny, Don, Cory Corythosaurus and Cory's friend, Perry.
  • Ecosystem - Mr. Conductor sings about living in an ecosystem.
  • Get into Nature Song - Song about the Nature Trackers club and getting into nature.
  • That's Not a Dinosaur- Tiny sings about how not every animal in the Mesozoic Era is a dinosaur.
  • No Place Like Our Nest- The Pteranodon family sings about how their nest is the only home for them.
  • The Biggest Dinosaurs- Over several episodes the Pteranodon family go on trips to see the biggest sauropods, and this song is specific to those episodes.

List of Dinosaur Train episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Episode # Segment 1 Segment 2 Original airdate Lessons taught
1/101 Valley of the Stygimolochs Tiny Loves Fish September 7, 2009 (lessons taught: Stygimoloch / Pteranodon)
1/102 The Call of the Wild Corythosaurus Triceratops for Lunch September 7, 2009 (lessons taught: Corythosaurus / Triceratops)
1/103 Beating the Heat Flowers for Mom September 7, 2009 (lessons taught: Stegosaurus / Bees)
1/104 I'm a T. Rex! Ned the Quadruped September 7, 2009 (lessons taught: Tyrannosaurus / Brachiosaurus)
1/105 One Smart Dinosaur Petey the Peteinosaurus September 11, 2009 (lessons taught: Troodon / Peteinosaurus)
1/106 Fast Friends T. Rex Teeth September 17, 2009 (lessons taught: Ornithomimus / Tyrannosaurus Teeth)
1/107 Now With Feathers! A Frill a Minute September 18, 2009 (lessons taught: Velociraptor / Triceratops Defenses)
1/108 One Big Dinosaur Play Date with Annie September 21, 2009 (lessons taught: Argentinosaurus / Tyrannosaurus Senses)
1/109 Armored Like an Ankylosaurus Campout! September 22, 2009 (lessons taught: Ankylosaurus / Palaeobatrachus)
1/110 Laura the Giganotosaurus Dinosaur Poop September 29, 2009 (lessons taught: Giganotosaurus / Poop)
1/111 Derek the Deinonychus Don's Dragonfly September 30, 2009 (lessons taught: Deinonychus / Dragonflies)
1/112 One Small Dinosaur T. Rex Migration October 1, 2009 (lessons taught: Microraptor / Tyrannosaurus Behavior)
1/113 Hootin' Hadrosaurs! Surprise Party November 9, 2009 (lessons taught: Hadrosaurs and Parasaurolophus / Beetles)
1/114 The Theropod Club Hatching Party November 10, 2009 (lessons taught: Allosaurus / Eggs)
1/115 The Old Spinosaurus and the Sea A Spiky Tail Tale November 11, 2009 (lessons taught: Spinosaurus / Stegosaurus Tail)
1/116 Night Train Fossil Fred November 12, 2009 (lessons taught: Troodon Nocturnal Lifestyle / Fossils)
1/117 Dinosaurs in the Snow Cretaceous Conifers December 14, 2009 (lessons taught: Troodon Ranges / Conifers)
1/118 The Burrowers Shiny's Sea Shells January 18, 2010 (lessons taught: Oryctodromeus / Seashells)
1/119 King Cryolophosaurus Buddy the Tracker February 15, 2010 (lessons taught: Cryolophosaurus / Footprints)
1/120 The Old Bird Diamond Don February 16, 2010 (lessons taught: Archaeopteryx / Minerals)
1/121 Dinosaur Camouflage Family Scavenger Hunt April 12, 2010 (lessons taught: Lesothosaurus / Drosera)
1/122 Have You Heard About the Herd? Jess Hesperornis April 13, 2010 (lessons taught: Einiosaurus / Hesperornis)
1/123 Triassic Turtle Tank's Baby Brother May 3, 2010 (lessons taught: Proganochelys / Offspring)
1/124 Erma Eoraptor Under the Volcano May 4, 2010 (lessons taught: Eoraptor / Volcanoes)
1/125 Pteranodon Family World Tour Gilbert The Junior Conductor May 24, 2010 (lessons taught: Amargasaurus / South America)
1/126 Confuciusorns Says Tiny's Tiny Doll May 25, 2010 (lessons taught: Confuciusornis / Asia)
1/127 Iggy Iguanodon Shiny Can't Sleep May 26, 2010 (lessons taught: Iguanodon / Sleep)
1/128 Kenny Kentrosarus Don and the Troodons May 27, 2010 (lessons taught: Kentrosaurus / Africa)
1/129 Long Claws Tank's Sleep Over June 28, 2010 (lessons taught: Therizinosaurus / Sleep (non-human))
1/130 New Neighbors Don's Collection July 12, 2010 (lessons taught: Lambeosaurus / Collections)
1/131 The Wing Kings The Big Mud Pit July 13, 2010 (lessons taught: Quetzalcoatlus / Mud)
1/132 Paulie Pliosaurus Elmer Visits the Desert August 23, 2010 (lessons taught: Pliosaurus / Deserts)
1/133 Buck-Tooth Bucky Tiny's Tiny Friend September 27, 2010 (lessons taught: Masiakasaurus / Cimolestes)
1/134 Elmer Elasmosaurus Dinosaur Block Party September 28, 2010 (lessons taught: Elasmosaurus / Ecosystems)
1/135 Carla Cretoxyrhina Train Trouble October 11, 2010 (lessons taught: Cretoxyrhina / Trains)
1/136 An Armored Tail Tale Pterosaur Flying Club November 8, 2010 (lessons taught: Euoplocephalus / Pterosaur)
1/137 The Amazing Michelinoceras Brothers Dad's Day Out November 19, 2010 (lessons taught: Michelinoceras / Weather)
1/138 Great Big Stomping Dinosaur Feet! Hornucopia! December 6, 2010 (lessons taught: Daspletosaurus / Styracosaurus)
1/139 The Good Mom Diamond Anniversary January 17, 2011 (lessons taught: Maiasaura / Caves)
1/140 Junior Conductor Jamboree Troodon Train Day May 6, 2011 (lessons taught: Mesozoic / Steam engines)

Season 2[edit]

Episode # Segment 1 Segment 2 Original airdate Lessons taught
2/201 Dinosaur Big City Pt. 1 Dinosaur Big City Pt. 2 September 6, 2011 (lessons taught: Laramidia / Theropods) (In General)
2/202 Dinosaur Big City Pt. 3 Dinosaur Big City Pt. 4 September 7, 2011 (lessons taught: Kosmoceratops / Paleontologists)
2/203 Stargazing on the Night Train Get into Nature! November 14, 2011 (lessons taught: Sinovenator and Constellations / Tide pools)
2/204 Shiny and Snakes Tiny Loves Flowers November 15, 2011 (lessons taught: Sanajeh / Flowers)
2/205 Buddy Explores the Tyrannosaurs Rainy Day Fight November 16, 2011 (lessons taught: Raptorex / Beaches)
2/206 That's Not A Dinosaur Tiny's Garden November 17, 2011 (lessons taught: Amphibians / Gardens)
2/207 The Earthquake Nursery Car February 6, 2012 (lessons taught: Ceratopsians / Dinosaur eggs)
2/208 The Lost Bird The Forest Fire February 7, 2012 (lessons taught: Jeholornis / Redwood trees)
2/209 Dry Times at Pteranodon Terrace Big Misty Sea Fishing Contest February 8, 2012 (lessons taught: Droughts / Piscivores)
2/210 Hurricane at Pteranodon Terrace Rafting The Cretaceous February 9, 2012 (lessons taught: Hurricanes / Rafts)
2/211 Haunted Roundhouse Big Pond Pumpkin Patch October 20, 2011 (lessons taught: Volaticotherium / The Moon)
2/212 Don's Winter Wish Festival of Lights February 20, 2012 (lessons taught: Saurornitholestes / Aurora)
2/213 Dinos A to Z, Part 1, The Big Idea Dinos A to Z, Part 2, Spread The Word May 16, 2012 (lessons taught: Diversity and Gallimimus / Nodosaurus)
2/214 Dinos A to Z, Part 3, Classification Dinos A to Z, Part 4, A To Z Picnic May 17, 2012 (lessons taught: Classification / Yangchuanosaurus and Zigongosaurus)
2/215 Remember The Alamosaurus Sunrise, Sunset August 13, 2012 (lessons taught: Alamosaurus / Nocturnal and Diurnal)
2/216 A Heck of a Neck Gilbert Visits The Nest August 14, 2012 (lessons taught: Diplodocus / Collections)
2/217 An Apatosaurus Adventure Nature Art August 15, 2012 (lessons taught: Apatosaurus / Environmental art)
2/218 Arnie Rides The Flatcar Old Reliable August 16, 2012 (lessons taught: Argentinosaurus / Geysers)
2/219 Tiny and the Crocodile Meet The Grandparents December 10, 2012 (lessons taught: Deinosuchus / Migration)
2/220 The Egg Stealer? To The Grandparents' Nest We Go! December 11, 2012 (lessons taught: Oviraptor)
2/221 Double-Crested Trouble Erma and the Conductor December 12, 2012 (lessons taught: Dilophosaurus)
2/222 Dome-Headed Dinosaur Treasure Hunt December 13, 2012 (lessons taught: Pachycephalosaurus)
2/223 Dinosaur Train Submarine: Otto Ophthalmosaurus King Meets Crystal February 19, 2013 (lessons taught: Ophthalmosaurus)
2/224 Dinosaur Train Submarine: Shoshana Shonisaurus All Kinds of Families February 20, 2013 (lessons taught: Shonisaurus / Sauroposeidon)
2/225 Dinosaur Train Submarine: Maisie Mosasaurus Date Night February 21, 2013 (lessons taught: Mosasaurus / Chirostenotes)
2/226 Dinosaur Train Submarine: A Sea Turtle Tale Rocket Train February 22, 2013 (lessons taught: Archelon)

Season 3[edit]

PBS Kids has ordered a third season of 34 episodes to premiere in the spring of 2014.[7] This would bring the total episode count to 79.

Adventure Camp: Rafting / Adventure Camp: Mountain Climbing #301 [TV-Y]

Adventure Camp: Ziplining / Adventure Camp: Canyon Hiking #302 [TV-Y]

Solar Train / Birdwatching #303 [TV-Y]

Rocket Train Surprise Party / Cloudy With A Chance Of Fun #304 [TV-Y]

Tiny's Fishing Friend / Butterflies #305 [TV-Y]

Best Ever Babysitter / Plant A Tree #306 [TV-Y]

One Big Frog / Caving with Vlad #307 [TV-Y]

Classic In The Jurassic: Turtle And Therapod Race / Hungry, Hungry Carnivores #308 [TV-Y]

Classic In The Jurassic: Air Obstacle Race / King And Crystal Live! #309 [TV-Y]

Classic In The Jurassic: Air, Water And Land / Desert Day And Night #310 [TV-Y]

Classic In The Jurassic: Ultimate Face-off / Back In Time #311 [TV-Y]

Zeppelin: Waterfall / Zeppelin: Atoll #312 [TV-Y]

Zeppelin: Pangaea / Zeppelin: Crater #313 [TV-Y]

A Gigantophis Rescue / The Junior Conductor Awards #314 [TV-Y]

The Land Down Underground / All New Insects #315 [TV-Y]

A Giant Sauropod Party / Henry's Big Adventure #316 [TV-Y]

The Good The Bad And The Albertosaurus / The Dinoball Games #317 [TV-Y]

Adventure In Corythosaurus Sitting / My Big Fat Troodon Wedding #318 [TV-Y]

Specials and TV films[edit]

  1. Pteranodon Family World Tour Adventure [2010] - This special includes the season 1 episodes Pteranodon Family World Tour, Gilbert The Junior Conductor, Confuciusornis Says, Tiny's Tiny Doll, Iggy Iguanodon, Shiny Can't Sleep, Kenny Kentrosarus, and Don and the Troodons.
  2. Dinosaur Train Under The Sea [2010] - A one hour special including four season 1 episodes: Elmer Elasmosaurus, Carla Cretoxyrhina, Paulie Pliosaurus and The Amazing Michelinoceras Brothers (Subsequently, the corresponding second episodes in each half-hour show were Dinosaur Block Party, Train Trouble, Elmer Visits the Desert and Dad's Day Out).
  3. Dinosaur Big City [2011] - A musical television film version of the four part season 2 opening episode, Dinosaur Big City. This film marked many changes to the show, including a new Time Tunnel, a new version of Dr. Scott's "Dinosaur Discoveries" segment, new songs, and slightly different animation.
  4. Dinosaurs A-Z [2012] - Based on the song Dinosaurs A-Z from "One Smart Dinosaur". Tiny has an enormous idea to gather all the dinosaurs in the song from Apatosaurus to Zigongosaurus and have them sing the song together at their celebratory picnic. It includes 4 episodes and gather all dinosaurs, including old friends, Jack (Einiosaurus), Ned (Brachiosaurus), Mr. Corythosaurus, Derek (Deinonychus), Iggy (Iguanodon), Kenny (Kentrosaurus), Larry (Lambeosaurus), Oren & Ollie (Ornithomimus), Morris (Stegosaurus), Velma (Velociraptor), Perry (Parasaurolophus) and a whole lot of new dinosaurs.
  5. Dinosaur Train Submarine Adventure [2013] - This underwater event includes the season 2 episodes Otto Ophthalmosaurus, Shoshana Shonisaurus, Maisie Mosasaurus, and A Sea Turtle Tale (Subsequently, the second shorts corresponding to these four were King Meets Crystal, All Kinds of Families, Date Night, and Rocket Train).

Live show[edit]

On July 16, 2013, the Jim Henson Company announced a live touring show of Dinosaur Train entitled, "Dinosaur Train Live! - Buddy's Big Adventure" with the book written by show co-creator Craig Bartlett and the production being directed by John Tartaglia. The show is expected to begin a 60-city tour in October 2013.

Cast[edit]

  • Phillip Corlett - Buddy Tyrannosaurus
  • Claire Corlett - Tiny Pteranodon
  • Ian James Corlett - Mr. Conductor, Adam Adocus, Alan Alamosaurus, Elliott Enantiornithine (in "Now with Feathers"), Morris Stegosaurus, Mr. Argentinosaurus, Mr. Daspletosaurus, Mr. Elasmosaurus, Stuart Stygimoloch, Travis Troodon, Triceratops, Troodon Official, Vincent Velociraptor
  • Erika-Shaye Gair - Shiny Pteranodon, Annie Tyrannosaurus, Cory Corythosaurus
  • Ellen Kennedy - Mrs. Pteranodon, Mrs. Einiosaurus, Mrs. Elasmosaurus
  • Alexander Matthew Marr - Don Pteranodon, Tank Triceratops
  • Colin Murdock - Mr. Pteranodon, Announcer, Elliott Enantiornithine, Hank Ankylosaurus, Ralph Einiosaurus, Station Master, Stuart Styracosaurus, Ziggy Zhejiangopterus

Additional voices[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Henson Moving Forward with "Dinosaur Train" and "The Skumps"". Muppet News Flash. September 17, 2008. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Dinosaur Train: Meet the Characters". Archived from the original on 2009-09-09. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dinosaur Train Episodes". Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ Owen, Rob (September 4, 2009). "'Dinosaur Train' combines two popular routes". Post Gazette. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ 3rd_culture/bios/sampson.html Retrieved November 13, 2009.
  6. ^ http://www.earth.utah.edu/people/faculty/ssampson Retrieved November 13, 2009.
  7. ^ http://www.awn.com/news/television/dinosaur-train-heads-third-season

Series Premire: September 7th, 2009 Series Finale: February 22nd, 2013