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Dinotopia 

After a plane crash, two opposing half-brothers find themselves on an amazing lost island where enlightened pacifist humans and intelligent talking dinosaurs have created a utopian medieval society. But imminent disaster approaches.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
David Thewlis ...  Cyrus Crabb 3 episodes, 2002
Katie Carr ...  Marion Waldo 3 episodes, 2002
Jim Carter ...  Mayor Waldo 3 episodes, 2002
Alice Krige ...  Rosemary Waldo 3 episodes, 2002
Tyron Leitso ...  Karl Scott 3 episodes, 2002
Wentworth Miller ...  David Scott 3 episodes, 2002
Colin Salmon ...  Oonu 3 episodes, 2002
Christian Simpson ...  Sunstone Restorer 3 episodes, 2002
Hannah Yelland ...  Romana Denison 3 episodes, 2002
Anna Maguire ...  Samantha / ... 3 episodes, 2002
Geraldine Chaplin ...  Oriana 3 episodes, 2002
Lee Evans ...  Zipeau / ... 3 episodes, 2002
Terry Jones ...  Messenger Bird 3 episodes, 2002
Greg Bennett ...  Dinotopia Citizen 3 episodes, 2002
Tasha de Vasconcelos ...  Tina 3 episodes, 2002
Moses Rockman Moses Rockman ...  Dinotopian Citizen 3 episodes, 2002
Stuart Wilson ...  Frank / ... 2 episodes, 2002
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Half-brothers Karl, a born rebel, and David, the more curious and scholarly of the two young men, are flying a small airplane over the ocean with their rich father. The plane gets caught in a storm and crash-lands near an uncharted island. Trapped in the sinking plane wreck, the father orders the boys to abandon him and save themselves. The two manage to swim safely to shore where they meet Cyrus, the local misanthropic pariah who holds a serious grudge against the islanders. He informs them that the island is called Dinotopia as both humans, who have reached spiritual, philosophical and intellectual enlightenment here a long time ago, and dinosaurs, who somehow survived here and evolved into sentient talking dinos with human intelligence, live there together in utopian pacifist harmony, save for the carnivores. The boys travel to the island's capital, where they meet Mayor Waldo and his disciplined, orderly, caring and quite lovely scholarly daughter, Marion, who along with the ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Official Sites:

ABC | James Gurney

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UK | Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dinotopia See more »

Filming Locations:

Arizona, USA See more »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)
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| | (3 parts)

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

'Utopia' has 2 possible meanings. Literally, it means 'without a place' or 'a place which doesn't exist' yet figuratively it means 'a perfect place where everyone is happy'. When combined with a prefix 'dino-' it means 'a perfect place for happy dinosaurs'. See more »

Goofs

The TV series often did not accurately portray Dinotopia's Footprint Alphabet from the book series. Translating it often spells random letters that don't make words. See more »

Quotes

[Marrion and Zippo are in the Waterfall City's Town square, before the pteradon attack]
Zippo: Marion, you remember that I wouldn't chose another human partner after Sylvia's death? Well... If I did get to choose another life partner, it would be you.
Marion: [smiles;genuinely touched] I will and shall always be your dearest friend.
[she holds up her hand]
Marion: Breathe deep, Zippo.
Zippo: [holding up and pressing his saurian hand against Marion's humanly hand] Seek peace, Marion.
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Alternate Versions

The DVD version's length is 240 minutes which includes the entire mini-series, hidden footage and deleted scenes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Where Is Your Head (2010) See more »

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"A Great Delight to Watch"
14 October 2005 | by misskiwi4See all my reviews

Recently becoming a Wentworth Miller fan, I found myself drawn to his earlier works and came upon this charming miniseries. It's definitely worth a look. If your into seeing cutesy fantasy films, than this a movie for you. Not only was the acting, and choices for actors/actresses great, but the special effects were phenomenal. After a while I had to remind myself that the dinosaurs were actually fake, because it's easily forgotten. The story is entertaining and moves along nicely. Also, the music and storyline overall really gave it a truly classic and magical feel. It really was a treat to see. I'd recommend it, without question.


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