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 ... See full summary »
3,414 ( 52)

On Disc

at Amazon




Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dinotopia I (2002–2003)
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Stars: Erik von Detten, Shiloh Strong, Zoltan Papp
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An Orphaned Boy sets out in search of adventure, but when a shipwreck lands him on an island where Dinosaurs and Humans coexist, he finds not only adventure but a family as well.

Director: Davis Doi
Stars: Alyssa Milano, Jamie Kennedy, Kathy Griffin
The 10th Kingdom (TV Mini-Series 2000)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A father and daughter are caught in a parallel universe where the great queens Snow White, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood have had their kingdoms fragmented by warring trolls, giants and goblins.

Stars: Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Scott Cohen, Dianne Wiest
Dinosaur Planet (TV Mini-Series 2003)
Documentary | Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A four-episode animated series charting the adventures of four dinosaurs - each on a different continent in the prehistoric world: a lone female Velociraptor in Asia; a young male ... See full summary »

Stars: Christian Slater, Scott Sampson
Dinosaur (2000)
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sancturary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home.

Directors: Eric Leighton, Ralph Zondag
Stars: D.B. Sweeney, Julianna Margulies, Alfre Woodard


Series cast summary:
 Cyrus Crabb (3 episodes, 2002)
 Marion Waldo (3 episodes, 2002)
 Mayor Waldo (3 episodes, 2002)
 Rosemary Waldo (3 episodes, 2002)
 Karl Scott (3 episodes, 2002)
 David Scott (3 episodes, 2002)
 Oonu (3 episodes, 2002)
 Sunstone Restorer (3 episodes, 2002)
 Romana Denison (3 episodes, 2002)
 Samantha / ... (3 episodes, 2002)
 Oriana (3 episodes, 2002)
 Zipeau / ... (3 episodes, 2002)
 Messenger Bird (3 episodes, 2002)
 Dinotopia Citizen (3 episodes, 2002)
 Tina (3 episodes, 2002)
Moses Rockman ...
 Dinotopian Citizen (3 episodes, 2002)
 Frank / ... (2 episodes, 2002)


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:



| |


Release Date:

12 May 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dinotopia - A Terra dos Dinossauros  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


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!'
See more »


Featured in Witness from Dinotopia (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.

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

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: