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 Cyrus Crabb (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Marion Waldo (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Mayor Waldo (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Rosemary Waldo (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Karl Scott (3 episodes, 2002)
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 David Scott (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Oonu (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Sunstone Restorer (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Romana Denison (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Samantha / ... (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Oriana (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Zipeau / ... (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Messenger Bird (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Dinotopia Citizen (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Tina (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Dinotopian Citizen (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Frank / ... (2 episodes, 2002)
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Karl & David, two boys flying a small airplane over the ocean with their father,crash land near an uncharted island. The boys swim safely to shore,but their father sadly drowns in the crash.The brothers meet the people & dinosaurs of this strange island. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Dinotopia - A Terra dos Dinossauros  »

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$80,000,000 (estimated)
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The Eleventh Code of Dinotopia (previously unknown since the tablet was broken) is "Find the Light". This is the phrase written on the front of a previous matriarch's (Marion's grandmother's?) letter. See more »

Goofs

Dimorphodon is depicted in the film as a feathered bird. It was in reality a flying reptile whose wings were made up of a skin membrane, and wasn't related to the birds. See more »

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Marion: But Karl, yours might have been the finest answer we've ever had. I'll read it now. "Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide; no escape from reality. Open your eyes, look up to the skies, and see."
Zippo: Yes, yes, truly inspiring.
David Scott: That's cheating! That's the lyrics to 'Bohemian Rhapsody!'
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Excellent underrated miniseries. A future minor classic?
21 February 2007 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

My Take: An underrated and pricey blockbuster of a TV miniseries.

I really liked this 3-part mini-series. It was really an awe-inspiring and fantastic mini-series. Now I'm not saying this because I'm a dinosaur fan as a kid, but also as an observant movie viewer. I mean, as I can see it, it was one of the more big-budgeted production by TV's Hallmark Channel, mostly known for their adaptations of classic and contemporary tales.

The special-effects were great, superb for something that was made for TV. The costumes really suit the environment. The large-scale sets, mostly evident, is really large-scale. It was like it came out of a Cecil B. DeMille's production or from the books by James Gurney, which it was based on. But special-effects and production designs aren't the only elements that elevates it as a large-scale movie. The acting is kinda good to. Although the cast is not as stellar as other Hallmark films/mini-series, but they still perform well. The story is wonderful, which may be nothing if it isn't told well. But it is, providing a dosage of action, adventure, comedy and even a little rarely touched romance. "Prison Break"'s Wentworth Miller co-stars, so most of you fans out there may want to see this.

Anyway, this was a really great mini-series. It deserves to be put to the big-screen, but it may loose some things when it would be edited to shorten it. So, it's okay as it is. A fine, very interesting almost-3-hour family entertainment.

TV movie rating: ****1/2 out of 5.


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