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Cast

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Jackie Earle Haley ... Greg Butler (unknown episodes, 1974)
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Series Directed by
Charles A. Nichols (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Benjamin Masselink (unknown episodes, 1974)
Peter Dixon (unknown episodes)
Peter Germano (unknown episodes)
James Henderson (unknown episodes)
Bernie Kahn (unknown episodes)
Dick Robbins (unknown episodes)
Henry Sharp (unknown episodes)
Jerry Thomas (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... executive producer (unknown episodes, 1974)
William Hanna .... executive producer (unknown episodes, 1974)
Zoran Janjic .... associate producer (unknown episodes, 1974)
Iwao Takamoto .... creative producer (unknown episodes, 1974)
 
Series Production Design by
Bob Singer (unknown episodes, 1974)
 
Series Production Management
Jayne Barbera .... assistant production manager (unknown episodes, 1974)
Joed Eaton .... production manager (unknown episodes, 1974)
Art Scott .... production manager (unknown episodes, 1974)
Victor O. Schipek .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Cullen Blaine .... storyboard editor (unknown episodes, 1974)
Clark Haas .... storyboard editor (unknown episodes, 1974)
Lewis Marshall .... storyboard editor (unknown episodes, 1974)
Paul Sommer .... storyboard editor (unknown episodes, 1974)
Irv Spector .... storyboard editor (unknown episodes, 1974)
Howard Swift .... storyboard editor (unknown episodes, 1974)
 
Series Sound Department
Wally Burr .... recording director (unknown episodes, 1974)
Bill Getty .... sound director (unknown episodes, 1974)
Terry Moore .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes, 1974)
Richard Olson .... sound director (unknown episodes, 1974)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
George Epperson .... camera operator (unknown episodes, 1974)
Jerry Smith .... camera operator (unknown episodes, 1974)
Wayne Smith .... camera operator (unknown episodes, 1974)
 
Series Animation Department
Susan Beak .... animator (unknown episodes, 1974)
Lesley Blayney .... checking and scene planning (unknown episodes, 1974)
John Burge .... animator (unknown episodes, 1974)
Gairden Cooke .... animator (unknown episodes, 1974)
Chris Cuddington .... animator (unknown episodes, 1974)
Glenn Dolan .... checking and scene planning (unknown episodes, 1974)
Dick Dunn .... animator (unknown episodes, 1974)
Don Ezard .... animator (unknown episodes, 1974)
Cam Ford .... animator (unknown episodes, 1974)
Bob Fosbery .... layout artist (unknown episodes, 1974)
Milton Fredlund .... layout artist (unknown episodes, 1974)
Peter Gardiner .... animator (unknown episodes, 1974)
Warwick Gilbert .... animator (unknown episodes, 1974)
Moe Gollub .... layout unit manager (unknown episodes, 1974)
Sebastian Hurpia .... animator (unknown episodes, 1974)
Greg Ingram .... animator (unknown episodes, 1974)
Paul Julian .... color designer (unknown episodes, 1974)
Billie Kerns .... ink and paint supervisor (unknown episodes, 1974)
Wallace Logue .... layout artist (unknown episodes, 1974)
Louise Luschwitz .... checking and scene planning (unknown episodes, 1974)
Peter Luschwitz .... animation director (unknown episodes, 1974)
Paul McAdam .... animator (unknown episodes, 1974)
Marty Murphy .... character designer (unknown episodes, 1974)
Zophia Mylonas .... background artist (unknown episodes, 1974)
Alex Nicholas .... layout artist (unknown episodes, 1974)
Yvonne Pearsall .... animator (unknown episodes, 1974)
Vivien Ray .... animator (unknown episodes, 1974)
Klaus Rick .... checking and scene planning (unknown episodes, 1974)
Kevin Roper .... animator (unknown episodes, 1974)
Joe Shearer .... layout artist (unknown episodes, 1974)
Evelyn Sherwood .... checking and scene planning (unknown episodes, 1974)
Robbert Smit .... animator (unknown episodes, 1974)
Sue Speer .... background artist (unknown episodes, 1974)
Stan Walker .... animator (unknown episodes, 1974)
Robert 'Tiger' West .... xerographer (unknown episodes, 1974)
Gerald Wylie .... animator (unknown episodes, 1974)
Milan Zahorsky Jr. .... layout artist (unknown episodes, 1974)
Milan Zahorsky .... background artist (unknown episodes, 1974)
Richard Zaloudek .... background artist (unknown episodes, 1974)
 
Series Editorial Department
Larry C. Cowan .... supervising film editor (unknown episodes, 1974)
William E. DeBoer .... negative consultant (unknown episodes, 1974)
 
Series Music Department
Hoyt Curtin .... musical director (unknown episodes, 1974)
Paul DeKorte .... music supervisor (unknown episodes, 1974)
Pat Foley .... music editor (unknown episodes, 1974)
 
Series Other crew
Elly Kennedy .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 1974)
Frank Paiker .... technical supervisor (unknown episodes, 1974)
Iraj Paran .... titles (unknown episodes, 1974)
Samuel Roeca .... story editor (unknown episodes, 1974)
Myles Wilder .... executive story consultant (unknown episodes, 1974)
 

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30 min (16 episodes)
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Debuted on 7 September 1974, the same day as the similarly themed "Land of the Lost" (1974).See more »

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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
It Wasn't THAT Good, 3 February 2007
Author: richard.fuller1

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.

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