Dino Dan

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Dino Dan
Dino Dan Logo.png
Created by J. J. Johnson
Directed by J. J. Johnson
Starring Jason Spevack
Sydney Kuhne
Isaac Durnford
Jaclyn Forbes
Allana Harkin
Ricardo Hoyos
Trek Buccino
Keana Bastidas
Sarah Carver
Andrea Martin
Jayne Eastwood
Mark McKinney
Theme music composer Michael Paul-Ella
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 65 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Blair Powers
Bruce Johnson
Producer(s) Matthew J.R. Bishop
J.J. Johnson
Blair Powers
Editor(s) Matthew J.R. Bishop
Liam Ward
Running time 22–23 minutes
Production company(s) Sinking Ship Entertainment
Release
Original network TVOKids (Canada)
Nick Jr. (Seasons 1-2)
Amazon (U.S.)
Picture format HDTV (1080i)
Audio format Surround
First shown in 2009
Original release January 4, 2010 (2010-01-04) – present
External links
Website

Dino Dan is a Canadian television series that was created and is directed by J. J. Johnson. The series premiered on TVOKids in Canada on January 4, 2010 and on Nick Jr. in the United States on October 17, 2010. The series also airs on Access, Knowledge Network, and SCN. It is produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment, in association with TVOKids[1], Access, Knowledge Network, and SCN. A third season of the series, Dino Dana[2], premiered on Amazon Prime on May 26, 2017.[3]

Plot[edit]

In this series that combines live action with CGI animation, paleontologist-in-training Dan Henderson and his friends take a journey to a modern-day world where dinosaurs roam freely. There, they have adventures, uncover clues about the past and teach children scientific information ranging from new species to dinosaur vocabulary.

Dino Dan: Trek's Adventures[edit]

A follow-up season starring Dan's younger brother, Trek, began airing in 2013. Trek, now age ten, is also able to see dinosaurs and spends his time learning about them as his brother did. There are fifteen new dinosaurs from Albertosaurus to Microraptor in this series. Dan did not have time to do his experiments because he has to help his father, so he asks Trek to do them for him. There was one season of 26 episodes.

Dino Dana[edit]

On October 6, 2016, on YouTube, short introductory Dino Dana clips were first published. Dino Dana premiered on May 26, 2017 on Amazon Prime in the US and UK.[4]TVO Kids picked up the show in June 2017.[5]

Dino Dana is about a nine-year-old girl named Dana Jain who sets out to achieve "dino experiments" that teaches her more about dinosaurs, pterosaurs, prehistoric marine reptiles, and prehistoric mammals. Other characters include Saara, the older stepsister of Dana, Ava the mother of Dana and stepmother of Saara, and Gloria the grandmother of Dana on her mother's side.

Dino Dan Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
126May 25, 2009 (2009-05-25)February 15, 2011 (2011-02-15)
226September 3, 2013 (2013-09-03)October 15, 2015 (2015-10-15)
313May 24, 2017 (2017-05-24)August 19, 2017 (2017-08-19)
413March 19, 2018 (2018-03-19)TBA

Dinosaurs[edit]

Dino Dan[edit]

Brachiosaurus
Stygimoloch
Dromaeosaurus
Compsognathus
Tyrannosaurus rex
Spinosaurus
Diplodocus
Triceratops
Euoplocephalus
Stegosaurus
Edmontosaurus
Corythosaurus
Quetzalcoatlus
Pterodactylus
Baby Brachiosaurus
Baby Tyrannosaurus rex
Baby Triceratops
Baby Edmontosaurus
Baby Pterodactylus (Only in Training Wings)

Dino Dan: Trek's Adventures[edit]

Albertosaurus
Amargasaurus
Archelon
Deinosuchus
Dracorex
Futalognkosaurus
Giganotosaurus
Kosmoceratops
Microraptor
Ozraptor
Plesiosaur
Psittacosaurus
Pterodaustro
Therizinosaurus
Troodon
Baby Plesiosaur
Baby Spinosaurus

Dino Dana[edit]

Diabloceratops
Maiasaura
Smilodon
Incisivosaurus
Ugrunaaluk
Woolly mammoth
Titanoboa
Nanuqsaurus
Kentrosaurus
Megalodon
Sinornithosaurus
Baby Troodon
Baby Albertosaurus
Hippodraco

Awards[edit]

2009: Nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Preschool-to-4th Grade Program or Series

2009: Won the Shaw Rocket Prize for best independently produced Canadian children's, youth, or family program[6]

2010: Won the Young Artist Award for Most Outstanding Young Ensemble In A TV Series[7]

2015: Dino Dan: Trek's Adventures won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series[8]

2016: Dino Dan: Trek's Adventures was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series[9]

2017: Dino Dana won the Kidscreen Award for Best New Series [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dino Dan - TVOKids.com". tvokids.com. Archived from the original on October 13, 2017. Retrieved March 30, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Sinking Ship debuts Dino Dana – Page 661612 – TBI Vision". tbivision.com. Archived from the original on August 18, 2017. Retrieved March 5, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Amazon sets the date for Dino Dana". kidscreen.com. Archived from the original on August 28, 2017. Retrieved March 5, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Amazon Original Kids Series Dino Dana Premieres May 26 on Prime Video in the US and UK". businesswire.com. Archived from the original on May 17, 2018. Retrieved May 17, 2018. 
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20170605121905/https://tvokids.com/school-age/dino-dana
  6. ^ "Rocket Fund". www.rocketfund.ca. Archived from the original on December 11, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2018. 
  7. ^ "32nd Annual Young Artist Awards - Nominations / Special Awards". youngartistawards.org. Archived from the original on August 8, 2013. Retrieved March 5, 2018. 
  8. ^ "Internet animation projects leave mark at Daytime Emmy Awards". kidscreen.com. Archived from the original on July 18, 2017. Retrieved March 5, 2018. 
  9. ^ "Daytime Emmy Award nominees announced". kidscreen.com. Archived from the original on September 8, 2017. Retrieved March 5, 2018. 
  10. ^ "And the 2018 Kidscreen Awards go to". Kidscreen. Kidscreen. Archived from the original on February 14, 2018. Retrieved March 5, 2018. 

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