Valley of the Dinosaurs
|Valley of the Dinosaurs|
|Directed by||Charles A. Nichols|
|Voices of||(See article)|
|Country of origin||USA|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||16|
|Executive producer(s)||William Hanna
|Running time||30 min.|
|Production company(s)||Hanna-Barbera Productions|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|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.
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.
Original airdates courtesy of The Pazsaz Entertainment Network VOTD site (down).
- PC = Production code.
|#||Title||Original airdate||Prod Code|
|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|
|7||"The Saber-Tooth Kids"||19/10/1974||78-7|
|9||"Top Cave, Please"||02/11/1974||78-9|
|12||"Rain Of Meteors"||23/11/1974||78-12|
|13||"To Fly a Kite"||30/11/1974||78-13|
|15||"The Big Toothache"||14/12/1974||78-15|
- Melanie Baker - Tana
- Shannon Farnon - Kim Butler
- Joan Gardner - Gara
- Kathy Gori - Katie Butler
- Jackie Earle Haley - Greg Butler
- Don Messick - Narrator
- Alan Oppenheimer - Gorok
- Andrew Parks -
- Mike Road - John Butler
- Frank Welker - Digger, Glump, Lok
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.
- Land of the Lost: another 1974 show with a similar theme.
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (March 2011)|