Dino Dan

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] The show premiered on Universal Kids on October 6, 2018, three years after Nick Jr.'s rights to the series expired.[4]

Dino Dan
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Created byJ. J. Johnson
Directed byJ. J. Johnson
StarringJason 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 composerMichael Paul-Ella
ComposerMichael-Paul Ella
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes103 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producersBlair Powers
Bruce Johnson
ProducersMatthew J.R. Bishop
J.J. Johnson
Blair Powers
EditorsMatthew J.R. Bishop
Liam Ward
Camera setupSingle-Camera
Running time22–23 minutes
Production companySinking Ship Entertainment
Release
Original networkTVOKids (Canada)
Universal Kids (U.S.)
Picture formatHDTV (1080i)
Audio formatSurround
First shown in2009
Original releaseJanuary 4, 2010 (2010-01-04) –
August 23, 2019 (2019-08-23)
External links
Website

PlotEdit

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 AdventuresEdit

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. Although Trek becomes the main character for the episodes, Jason Spevack made periodic appearances as Dan throughout Trek's Adventures, though much of the adult cast remained largely unchanged.

Dino Dan castEdit

Trek's AdventuresEdit

EpisodesEdit

AwardsEdit

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[5]

2010: Won the Young Artist Award for Most Outstanding Young Ensemble In A TV Series[6]

2015: Dino Dan: Trek's Adventures won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series[7]

2016: Dino Dan: Trek's Adventures was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series[8]

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Schedule October 6 2018". Universal Kids. Universal Kids. Archived from the original on October 6, 2018. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  5. ^ "Rocket Fund". www.rocketfund.ca. Archived from the original on December 11, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
  6. ^ "32nd Annual Young Artist Awards - Nominations / Special Awards". youngartistawards.org. Archived from the original on August 8, 2013. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
  7. ^ "Internet animation projects leave mark at Daytime Emmy Awards". kidscreen.com. Archived from the original on July 18, 2017. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
  8. ^ "Daytime Emmy Award nominees announced". kidscreen.com. Archived from the original on September 8, 2017. Retrieved March 5, 2018.

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