Dinotopia (II) (2002)

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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)
Christian Simpson ...
 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)


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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12 May 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dinotopia - A Terra dos Dinossauros  »

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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 »


David Scott: [about Cyrus Crabb] I'm not sure I trust that guy.
Karl Scott: Why not? He's just a weird old guy with a limp and a few sticks of dynamite.
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I think some people forget what movies are all about.
29 May 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have read the comments of others who have seen this movie or say they have. It sounds to me that people are looking for the acting, graphics, etc., rather than what the purpose of the movie is really for and the lessons it can teach if you pay close attention. Sometimes the comments of others sound as if they didn't even watch it or try to understand it. It's too bad we can't all see eye-to-eye on this, but then again i'm sure this movie wasn't made for everyone. It was probably made for those with a strong imagination and who believe in the impossible.

Now of course the acting, script, graphics, and all could be better, but I didn't judge the movie on those things, but rather the story it told, and I found it to be a fantastic story. It reminded me of when I was young and tried to imagine what it would be like if dinosaurs did not become extinct and lived in the present day. Dinotopia shows one possibility, a possibility that I always imagined and more. I of course love dinosaurs. Zippo was awesome in my opinion. I think he is what got me interested in the movie in the first place because of the fact that he is an intelligent, friendly, and a talking dinosaur. I think it interested me because it is something that I do not get to see very often (visually anyways), but only in my imagination. This movie nearly brought it to life to me. I think Lee Evans did a great job as the voice of Zippo. He really put the emotion and personality in the character of Zippo. Have you ever imagined a city built on top of a large waterfall? I know I haven't and when I saw it, I thought it was breathtaking. Is it possible? Who cares? In this movie it is possible. I believe that it is possible if you can imagine it. I am a big fan of James Gurney (who is the creator of Dinotopia) and Dinotopia. This movie is what made me a fan of Dinotopia. Before I saw this I had never heard of Dinotopia. This movie in fact, is probably my all time favorite. This movie has even changed my life in every way that I can think of for the better. I am glad I saw it. I recommend that you read the books. They will tell all there is to know about Dinotopia better than the movies. Dinotopia is said to be fictional in reality. That may be true, but it has felt more real to me than anything else i've ever seen in reality. "It is possible if you can imagine it." That's probably why it seems so real to me. I have been able to imagine it. Dinotopia has it all and everything about Dinotopia is explained so well that the question I ask is: How can it not be real? Whether it is real or not depends on you. Does everything have to be determined on whether it is real or not by seeing it with your eyes or touching it with your hands? How about the feeling that it gives deep down inside of you. Isn't that proof enough? I give the movie an 8, but for the whole idea of Dinotopia I give it a 10.

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