|Created by||J. J. Johnson|
|Directed by||J. J. Johnson|
|Theme music composer||Michael Paul-Ella|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||78 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Blair Powers|
|Producer(s)||Matthew J.R. Bishop|
|Editor(s)||Matthew J.R. Bishop|
|Running time||22–23 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Sinking Ship Entertainment|
|Original network||TVOKids (Canada)|
Nick Jr. (Seasons 1-2)
|Picture format||HDTV (1080i)|
|First shown in||2009|
|Original release||January 4, 2010– present|
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, Access, Knowledge Network, and SCN. A third season of the series, Dino Dana, premiered on Amazon Prime on May 26, 2017. The show premiered on Universal Kids on October 6, 2018, three years after Nick Jr. lost the rights to it.
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
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.
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.TVO Kids picked up the show in June 2017.
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
- Jason Spevack as Dan Henderson
- Sydney Kuhne as Angie
- Isaac Durnford as Cory Schluter
- Jaclyn Forbes as Kami
- Allana Harkin as Mom (Melissa Jessica)
- Ricardo Hoyos as Ricardo Sanchez
- Trek Buccino as Trek Henderson
- Keana Bastidas as Jordan
- Sarah Carver as Mrs. Carver
- Andrea Martin as Mrs. Hahn
- Jayne Eastwood as Dan's grandmother (Ms. Currie)
- Mark McKinney as Mr. Drumheller
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||26||May 25, 2009||February 15, 2011|
|2||26||September 3, 2013||October 15, 2015|
|3||13||May 24, 2017||August 19, 2017|
|4||13||March 19, 2018||August 4, 2018|
Baby Tyrannosaurus rex
Baby Pterodactylus (Only in Training Wings)
Dino Dan: Trek's Adventures
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
2017: Dino Dana won the Kidscreen Award for Best New Series 
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