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 2
No. of episodes 52 (list of episodes)
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
Original network TVOKids (Canada)
Nick Jr. (U.S.)
Picture format HDTV (1080i)
Audio format Surround
First shown in 2009
Original release January 4, 2010 (2010-01-04) – present
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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. The series is produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment, in association with TVOKids, Access, Knowledge Network, and SCN. A third season of the series, Dino Dana, is currently in production.[1]


In this series that combines live action with CGI animation, preschoolers are invited to join paleontologist-in-training Dan Henderson and his friends on a journey to an adventure-filled modern-day world where dinosaurs roam freely. There, they uncover clues about the past and teach kids scientific information 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 15 new dinosaurs from Albertosaurus to Microraptor in this series. There was one season of 26 episodes.



Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 26 May 25, 2009 (2009-05-25) February 15, 2011 (2011-02-15)
2 26 September 3, 2013 (2013-09-03) October 15, 2015 (2015-10-15)


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[2]

2010: Won the Young Artist Award for Most Outstanding Young Ensemble In A TV Series[3]

2015: Dino Dan: Trek's Adventures won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series[4]

2016: Dino Dan: Trek's Adventures was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series[5]


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