Valley of the Dinosaurs (1974– )

TV Series  -   -  Adventure | Animation
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 89 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 7 critic

The plane outline is incorrect. There is no plane.

0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 titles
created 28 Jun 2011
a list of 577 titles
created 03 May 2013
a list of 233 titles
created 04 May 2013
a list of 91 titles
created 30 Nov 2013
a list of 15 titles
created 3 weeks ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Valley of the Dinosaurs (1974– )

Valley of the Dinosaurs (1974– ) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Valley of the Dinosaurs.




Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Jabberjaw (1976–1978)
Animation | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The futuristic undersea adventures of a goofy talking shark and his human musical band companions.

Stars: Tommy Cook, Barry Gordon, Julie McWhirter
Super Friends (1973–2011)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The greatest of the DC Comics superheroes work together to uphold the good with the help of some young proteges.

Stars: Sherry Alberoni, Norman Alden, Danny Dark
Animation | Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A dog, able to become temporarily invisible, and his human companions investigate mysteries involving the paranormal.

Stars: Paul Winchell, Jo Ann Harris, Ronnie Schell
Dungeons & Dragons (TV Series 1983)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A group of kids are thrown into a world where they must search for a way home, armed with magic weapons that an evil tyrant lusts for.

Stars: Willie Aames, Don Most, Katie Leigh
Drak Pack (TV Series 1980)
Adventure | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The nephew of Dracula leads a trio of monster superheroes against the forces of the evil Dr. Dred.

Stars: William Callaway, Hans Conried, Jerry Dexter
Animation | Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The Mystery Inc. gang investigate more supernatural sightings with various guest stars and characters.

Stars: Casey Kasem, Heather North, Don Messick
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Scooby Doo and the gang solve mysteries; then Blue Falcon and Dynomutt fight crime in each two-part episode of this animated series.

Stars: John Stephenson, Casey Kasem, Frank Welker
The Fantastic Four (TV Series 1978)
Animation | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The super-elastic Mr. Fantastic, the force field-wielding Invisible Girl, the orange rock-covered Thing and the data-crammed robot Herbie make up a team of superheroes dedicated to thwarting would-be world-dominating villains.

Stars: Mike Road, Ginny Tyler, Ted Cassidy
Super Friends (1980–1983)
Animation | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The world's most popular team of DC Comics Super Heroes continue to battle their comic book foes as well as non comic book threats in shorter length episodes. There were three short 7 ... See full summary »

Stars: Danny Dark, Olan Soule, Michael Bell
The Dinosaurs! (TV Series 1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Stars: Barbara Feldon
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Batman, Robin and Batgirl fight crime in Gotham City with the "help" of Batmite.

Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Melendy Britt
Losin' It (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Set in 1965, four rowdy teenage guys travel to Tijuana, Mexico for a night of partying when they are joined by a heartbroken housewife who is in town seeking a quick divorce.

Director: Curtis Hanson
Stars: Tom Cruise, Jackie Earle Haley, John Stockwell


Series cast summary:
 Greg Butler (1974) (unknown episodes)


American history teacher John Butler along with his wife Kim and their two children Katie and Greg, as well as their dog Digger, are on a rafting trip on the Amazon river. As they are going down the river, their boat gets caught in a dangerous current and capsizes. When they surface they find themselves in a prehistoric valley where they meet caveman Gorak, his wife Gara and their two children Lok and Tana. The two families soon become friends and Gorak and his family help the Butlers in their many attempts to find a way to return home while trying to survive in the valley. Written by Brian Washington <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis





Release Date:

7 September 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La valle dei dinosauri  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


(16 episodes)

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Debuted on 7 September 1974, the same day as the similarly themed Land of the Lost (1974). See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

It Wasn't THAT Good
3 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

With Jackie Earle Haley having an Oscar nomination this year for Little Children, I decided to check out what there was of one of his earliest works that I had watched 30 years ago, Valley of the Dinosaurs.

Haley did the voice of the small Butler child.

Valley of the Dinosaurs was the cartoon story about the nuclear Butler family (father, mother, sister, brother and a dog) who rafted their way down a whirlpool to the afore-mentioned valley, where they met their equivalent cave versions, father, mother, brother, sister and a pet stegosaurus.

They were all paired up accordingly for the fathers to work in the garage, the mothers to tend to kitchen work, the teen-aged daughter to have adventures with the strapping bohemian surfer dude teen-aged cave son (interesting that there never was an episode with Lok on some makeshift surfboard) and the young son (voiced by Haley) to wander off with the blonde cave daughter.

Ironically, the cave daughter, Tana, did bear an animated resemblance to Kathy Coleman, who played daughter Holly on rival Land of the Lost.

It really wasn't that much of a coincidence that Valley of the Dinosaurs and Land of the Lost both premiered the same year. Cartoon themes were very common.

An even better one was Speed Buggy and Wheelie & The Chopper Bunch, both Hanna Barbera cartoons.

But I digress.

My brothers were fans of LotL, and they even said LotL wasn't so much a dinosaur show, but was more fantasy.

VotD, on the other hand, was straight rugged, outdoor camping stories.

There was criticism that children weren't learning anything from Saturday morning fare and the like, so we were given Schoolhouse Rock, and, having seen the old primetime Planet of the Apes show with Ron Harper and James Naughton, I've been surprised at how instructional in gardening and the like that show was.

VotD does the same thing, perhaps a bit too much. We learn about wind conditions, how pulleys and levers work, siphoning water and various other helpful boyscout techniques.

To kids, . . . . . it was annoying.

Made worse would be the father, sporting that Race Bannon voice, telling kids not to do something, then the kids, usually Haley's character, would do it anyway, chaos ensues, who did it, the kid would confess and we would get a stern parental lecture.

A very stern parental lecture.

There would be other episodes where a rock was sacred to the cave people and it was sitting on top of a volcano, fish were put out for a crazy werewolf creature (with Scooby Doo's howl I might add) and the cave family would insist 'it is our tradition' and Father Butler would have to display a little scientific know-how to dealing with the volcano or the animal creature.

I guess about the worst one I have seen thus far was when the fathers and Lok used a giant turtle shell to maneuver underwater and (ready for this?) they polished up one side of the shell with sand to make it see-thru.

Each episode seems to end with the cave daughter, or sometimes the American daughter, observing one of the animals in some little situation and saying "Looks like Digger yadda yadda yadda . . . " and they all laugh.

Jayna of the Wonder Twins would repeat this finale on the Superfriends years later with ending each episode with 'Looks Like Gleep.' In the end, it doesn't compare to Land of the Lost. It is a different show, hardly a cheaper version to Land of the Lost's superiority or anything like that.

Now, over thirty years later, Jackie Earle Haley is nominated for an Oscar, against Eddie Murphy for Dreamgirls.

Good luck, little Butler.

Strangely enough, there is an episode that deals with a windmill or something being used to signal planes that are flying over, which gives a hint that this was how the family got out of the valley.

5 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Valley of the Dinosaurs (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: