Valley of the Dinosaurs

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Valley of the Dinosaurs
Valley of the Dinosaurs.jpg
Genre Cartoon series
Directed by Charles A. Nichols
Voices of (See article)
Composer(s) Hoyt Curtin
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 16
Production
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Running time 30 min.
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run 7 September 1974 – 21 December 1974

Valley of the Dinosaurs is an animated television series from the Australian studios of Hanna-Barbera that ran for 16 half-hour installments on CBS Saturday Morning from September 7 September 1974 to 21 December 1974 (with reruns: 4 September 1976). Reruns are currently airing on the Boomerang network.

Plot[edit]

Science teacher John Butler along with his wife Kim, their two children, Katie and Greg, and their dog, Digger are on a rafting trip on the Amazon River. As they are going down the river, their boat hits a rock and capsizes. The family then gets caught in a whirlpool. When they surface upon going through an underground cavern, they find themselves in a prehistoric valley where they meet caveman Gorok, his wife Gara, their two children Lok and Tana, and their pet, a baby Stegosaurus named Glump. The two families soon become friends and Gorok and his family help the Butlers in their many attempts to find a way to return home while trying to survive in the valley.

Episode list[edit]

Original airdates courtesy of The Pazsaz Entertainment Network VOTD site (down).

  • PC = Production code.
# Title Original airdate Prod Code
1 "Forbidden Fruit" 07/09/1974 78-1
Maligue is attracted to a tree of sweet fruits and Greg takes a basketful of it, leading the beast to the caves and causing a chain of disasters.
2 "What Goes Up" 14/09/1974 78-2
3 "A Turned Turtle" 21/09/1974 78-3
4 "The Volcano" 28/09/1974 78-4
5 "Smoke Screen" 05/10/1974 78-5
6 "Pteranodon" 12/10/1974 78-6
7 "The Saber-Tooth Kids" 19/10/1974 78-7
8 "After Shock" 26/10/1974 78-8
9 "Top Cave, Please" 02/11/1974 78-9
10 "S.O.S." 09/11/1974 78-10
11 "Fire" 16/11/1974 78-11
12 "Rain Of Meteors" 23/11/1974 78-12
13 "To Fly a Kite" 30/11/1974 78-13
14 "Test Flight" 07/12/1974 78-14
15 "The Big Toothache" 14/12/1974 78-15
16 "Torch" 21/12/1974 78-16

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Popular culture[edit]

Characters from the show appeared in the Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law episode "Beyond The Valley of the Dinosaurs" with Gorak voiced by Chris Edgerly and Tana voiced by Mary Birdsong.

DVD release[edit]

On 22 March 2011, Warner Archive released Valley of the Dinosaurs: The Complete Series on DVD in region 1 as part of their Hanna–Barbera Classics Collection. This is a Manufacture-on-Demand (MOD) release, available exclusively through Warner's online store and Amazon.com.[1]

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