Dinofroz

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Dinofroz
Created byOrlando Corradi
StarringFabi di Ranno
Valeria Gasi
Ricardo Mazza
Country of originItaly
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes52
Production
Producer(s)Giochi Preziosi
Running time26 minutes
Production company(s)Mondo TV
Release
Original networkK2
Original releaseSeptember 10, 2012 (2012-09-10)[citation needed]

Dinofroz is an Italian animated series made by Giochi Preziosi in partnership with the Italian studio Mondo TV (see Angel's Friends). The show is similar to Digimon Frontier, DinoSquad, the original Chaotic, and Gormiti where the protagonists turn into monsters.

History[edit]

The series depicts the adventures of Tom, a 12-year-old boy and his friends who, after playing a board game, are teleported to the past where they can transform into dinosaurs using stones called Rockfroz. It was foretold in legends that the dinofroz would come to save the people from the merciless rule of the dragons. The Shaman is a magician with immense magical powers who is a major help to the dinofroz in their journey to destroy the lord of dragons Neceron in retaining the rockfroz. The rockfroz is a unique rock fragment giving the dinofroz special powers in fighting the cruel generals of Neceron and their subordinate dragons. Another important help for the dinofroz is a huge mammoth named Nelsten whose family was killed by Neceron in an arm to arm combat. Tom's father is another important person who travels ahead of the four friends in time in order to save Tom from the dragon lord's cruel wrath.

Characters[edit]

Protagonists[edit]

  • Tom, the group's leader: Tom is charismatic and secure. His father is a famous paleontologist, who disappeared during a research expedition. Tom, curious to find out what happened to his father, looks in his father's lab and finds an odd board game. With the board game, Tom and his friends can teleport to the past and transform into dinosaurs. He finds out that he and his friends have to save the world from Neceron, the Lord of the Dragons and his allies. Tom transforms into the mighty T-Rex, and in the last episode, successfully defeats Neceron, and saves the futures of the dinosaurs and the human race.
  • Bob: Transforms into a Triceratops. He is really loyal to Tom and likes eating. He is very strong and good at combat.
  • John: Transforms into a Smilodon. He is independent and a good fighter.He works as a circus stunt performer and is very fast on legs. John is a very important part of dinofroz helping the dinofroz immeasurably by showcasing his natural human borne talents to retain the rock froz.
  • Eric: Transforms into a Pterosaurus. He is a master of technology. He is loyal to Tom, but not very self-confident

Antagonists (Dragons)[edit]

1. Neceron, Lord of The Dragons: Neceron is the Lord of all Dragons. He is merciless and will do anything in order to defeat the Dinofroz. He only cares about himself. His breed is unknown.

Drakemoon, master of dragons.

2. General Vlad, the Vampire Dragon: Vlad is one of Neceron's 3 Generals. He appears to be an aged, a veteran warrior,and more skilled than the other generals,Gladius and Kobrax. He is Neceron's most appreciated General, but this won't prevent Neceron from stealing his powers in the last episode. He was once attacked by Gladius and Kobrax, who were jealous of him. They seriously wounded him, but he managed to stay alive. Vlad was also good friends with Treek, another dragon. However, Treek betrayed him and their friendship ended. But still, Vlad freed Treek when Neceron had captured him. He can minimize himself, and by biting his foes neck, he can transform the unlucky victim into a vampire dragon. It is possible that he did not die at the end of the series, as he was not seen buried under the rocks like the other Generals, after the Rockfroz explosion. Vlad is not completely evil. he appears to be very loyal and sensible too. He reappears in the second season,and eventually helps the Dinofroz save the world.

3. General Gladius, the Gladiator Dragon: Gladius is one of Neceron's Generals. He appears to be the youngest and is not very wise. He blindly obeys his Lord, and even after Neceron stole his powers, he refused to accept that his Lord was wrong. Gladius is very strong but he has difficulties fighting the Dinofroz. He is very jealous of Vlad and along with Kobrax tried to kill Vlad. Gladius would have killed Vlad but two Vendetta Dragons appeared and he did not get the chance. Gladius mainly has fire-based powers. At the end of the series, he is seen to be buried under rocks after the Rockfroz explosion.

4. Kobrax, the Serpent Dragon: Kobrax is one of Neceron's Generals. He seems to be older than Gladius, but a lot younger than Vlad. He is very smart, but he uses his cleverness for evil purposes. He is very sly and he is very jealous of Vlad. He never acts thoughtlessly, and he is always word-fighting with Vlad. Kobrax can spit a paralyzing venom, a deadly venom and fire. He can also tangle the foes with vines and squeeze them. He is a very dangerous dragon, but obeys Neceron quite blindly. He wants to be the greatest of the generals, which made him try to kill Vlad. At the end of the series, he is seen to be buried under rocks after the Rockfroz explosion.

*(Former) General Treek: Treek is the only dragon along with Neceron of unknown breed, although he looks like a Vendetta Dragon. He is the only dragon who knows that the dragons are going to be extinct if Neceron continues to rule, but he is considered a traitor and was imprisoned. At one point, he escaped by tricking Gladius and organised a Revolt of the Dragons. His army was overpowered by Neceron's soldiers. He fights with Vlad, trying to convince him of Neceron's intentions. Vlad doesn't believe him and Treek was forced to hurt him in order to make him listen. When Treek was ready to smash his claws at Vlad, Kobrac appeared and spits him venom on Treek. Then Treek has imprisoned yet again. When Neceron orders Galdius and Kobrax to kill him, Vlad interferes and says he wants to take revenge on Treek, as Treek betrayed him. Despite the anger Vlad had at Treek for betraying him, he frees Treek. Treek leaves and did not appear until the final battle, when he tries to find Vlad and save him. He is the only other general besides Vlad, who is sure to still be alive.

Treek's DNA is found by a professor called Warnell, an old friend of James (Tom's father)

Minor Characters

Dr. James Carter: Tom's father and a world-famous paleontologist. James went missing discovering artifacts about Jurassic area. He was actually captured as a Prisoner of Neceron, believed to know about the Door of Time.

The Shaman: A Mystical Wizard who aids The Dinofoz in finding pieces of Rockfroz. He also provides help in finding Tom's father James. He mysteriously disappears in Season 2. He is usually around Neslsten.

Nelsten: A Woolly Mammoth friend of The Dinofoz and of Keira. He was granted magical powers by the shaman to get revenge on Neceron, after watching Neceron torture and kill his family.

Keira: A young village girl who is the love interest of Tom. She is the only female in the series to know about the Dinofroz.

Dr. Warnell: An old friend of James Carter, who double-crossed him by working for the Double Delta Division (DDD). He is interested in the content of James's watch.

Sveva: A girl who goes to the same school as the Dinofroz. She is the love interest of John.

Alice: A friend of Sveva's and Liaia's. She is the love interest of Bob.

Liaia: A friend of Sveva's and Alice's. She is the only one without a love interest. (meaning it's possible she could be paired with Eric)

Stroker: Professor, Will's father.

Will: Professor Stroker son.

Nancy: Dr. Warnell's daughter. Military.

Dragon Tribes[edit]

*Gladiator Dragons

*Vampire Dragons

*Vendetta Dragons

*Serpent Dragons

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2012-14)[edit]

Episode Number Title Original Air Date
01"The Origins"September 10, 2012 (2012-09-10)
02"The Shaman"September 10, 2012 (2012-09-10)
03"The Rockfroz"September 11, 2012 (2012-09-11)
04"A New Enemy"September 12, 2012 (2012-09-12)
05"Surprise Attack"September 13, 2012 (2012-09-13)
06"In the Land of Crushing Liana"September 17, 2012 (2012-09-17)
07"Neceron the Merciless"September 18, 2012 (2012-09-18)
08"The Temple of Doom"September 19, 2012 (2012-09-19)
09"The Predestined"September 20, 2012 (2012-09-20)
10"An Unexpected Help"September 21, 2012 (2012-09-21)
11"Mortal Danger"September 25, 2012 (2012-09-25)
12"The Island of the Moon"September 26, 2012 (2012-09-26)
13"Hunt for General Treek"September 27, 2012 (2012-09-27)
14"The Revolt of the Dragons"September 28, 2012 (2012-09-28)
15"Double Deception"September 29, 2012 (2012-09-29)
16"Message from the Past"November 14, 2012 (2012-11-14)
17"An Adventure for Six"November 15, 2012 (2012-11-15)
18"The Secret of James"November 15, 2012 (2012-11-15)
19"The Keeper of the Lake"November 16, 2012 (2012-11-16)
20"Back from the Dark"November 16, 2012 (2012-11-16)
21"The Shadow of the Enemy"December 10, 2012 (2012-12-10)
22"Mission "White Dragon""December 11, 2012 (2012-12-11)
23"Desperate Escape"December 12, 2012 (2012-12-12)
24"The Last Eclipse"December 13, 2012 (2012-12-13)
25"Bare Faced"April 17, 2014 (2014-04-17)
26"The End of the Beginning"April 18, 2014 (2014-04-18)

Season 2[edit]

Broadcasting International[edit]

  • Italy - K2: September 10, 2012 (2012-09-10)
  • Mexico - A+: March 25, 2017 (2017-03-25)
  • Southeast Asia - Cartoon Network: TBA (TBA)
  • UK - Disney XD UK: April 7, 2017 (2017-04-07)