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Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone -- 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.

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Sean Roche (written by)
James Gurney (based on the series of Dinotopia books by)
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Release Date:
17 May 2005 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Not as bad as I'd heard, but felt rather bland to me See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Alyssa Milano ... 26 (voice)

Jamie Kennedy ... Spazz (voice)

Kathy Griffin ... Rhoga (voice)

Wayne Knight ... Thudd (voice)

Michael Clarke Duncan ... Stinktooth (voice)

Malcolm McDowell ... Ogthar (voice)

George Segal ... Albagon (voice)

Diedrich Bader ... John (voice)

Tara Strong ... Mara (voice)

Gregg Berger ... SkyBax Patrolman (voice)

Alec Medlock ... Kex (voice)

Directed by
Davis Doi 
 
Writing credits
Sean Roche (written by)

James Gurney (based on the series of Dinotopia books by)

Produced by
Jonathan Dern .... executive producer
H. Daniel Gross .... producer
Robert Halmi Jr. .... executive producer
Larry Levinson .... executive producer
Michael Moran .... co-executive producer
Paul Sabella .... executive producer
Steven Squillante .... producer
Robert Winthrop .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Watters 
 
Film Editing by
Scott Arundale 
Bruce W. Cathcart  (as Bruce Cathcart)
 
Casting by
Kris Zimmerman 
 
Production Management
Matt Fitzsimons .... executive in charge of production
Michael R. Viner .... post-production supervisor
 
Art Department
Jim Stenstrum .... character designer
 
Sound Department
Marconi de Morais .... dubbing mixer
Mark Ettel .... re-recording mixer
Mark Ettel .... sound effects mixer
Jason Oliver .... supervising dialogue editor
Otis Van Osten .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Ricky Farns .... special effects floor supervisor: second unit
Graham Povey .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging supervisor: iO FILM (as Christopher Dusendschön)
 
Animation Department
Water Hsieh .... sequence animation supervisor
Mark Lewis .... clean-up artist: character design
 
Music Department
Christopher Klatman .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Steven Weigle .... production assistant
 

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Not as bad as I'd heard, but felt rather bland to me, 15 August 2012
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

Having never read the book(s) and having not seen enough of the show to judge, I saw Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone aiming to judge it on its own merits and with no expectations. After seeing it I don't think it is as bad as I'd heard it was, I have seen far worse animated movies out there though at the same time I've seen better also. However, it also seemed on the bland side. The good points are the animation, which is mostly bright and fluid, a whimsical and sometimes haunting background score, cute characters(with the exception of Spaz who I found irritating) as well as some suitably antagonistic villains, some good non-preachy messaging and some good voice acting from Alyssa Milano, Kathy Griffin, Carol Burnett and Malcolm McDowell. However Dinotipia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone's flaws are mainly to do with the script and the story. The script is very simplistic, while the story is structurally thin and also rather predictable. The film is also too short and there are some bizarrely placed and forgettable musical numbers. Overall, not bad but rather bland for my liking. 6/10 Bethany Cox

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