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 Karl Scott (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 David Scott (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Oonu (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Romana Denison (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Samantha / ... (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Sunstone Restorer (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Oriana (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Zippo / ... (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Messenger Bird (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Cyrus Crabb (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Marion Waldo (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Mayor Waldo (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Rosemary Waldo (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Dinotopian Citizen (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Frank / ... (8 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Cadet Year 1 (7 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Senator #1 (7 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Senator #2 (7 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Dinotopia Citizen (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Tina (3 episodes, 2002)
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Carl and David, two boys flying a small aircraft over the ocean with their father, crash land near an uncharted island. The boys swim safely to shore, but their father unfortunately drowns in the crash. On their own, the brothers explore the island and soon discover it is not only inhabited by people, but by dinosaurs as well! While the place seems easy enough to get used to, the boys must find a way of returning to their home. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The word "Dinotopia" is a portmanteau of "Dinosaur", which means "terrible lizard" in Greek, and "Utopia", which means "good place". Ironically, it literally means "terrible place". See more »

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[Karl is carving a graffiti on a school desk]
Marion: Karl, that is unnecessary destruction of public property... and that is not how stegosauruses reproduce.
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I loved it!
10 July 2002 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

I thought that "Dinotopia" was absolutely excellent. At the beginning, the acting seemed a bit, well, fake; but as it went on the actors became a lot more believable. Zippo has been compared to Jar Jar Binks...but how could you do that when Zippo isn't a thing like Jar Jar? Jar Jar was hard to understand and just plain silly, not smart at all. Zippo spoke great English and was intellectual. The dinosaurs were a delight to see, as well...I've been a huge fan of dinos since I was little. I'm definitely going to buy the DVD so I can see it again and again. Congratulations to the creators of such a great miniseries!


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