May 12, 2002 · The word Dinotopia is a portmanteau of "Dino (saurus)," which means "a terrible lizard" in Greek and "Utopia" (u+topos), in Greek, literally translating to "out of place." When combined, the title means "Out of place for a terrible lizard."
Dinotopia is a series of illustrated fantasy books, created by author and illustrator James Gurney. It is set in the titular "Dinotopia", an isolated island inhabited by shipwrecked humans and sapient dinosaurs who have learned to coexist peacefully as a single symbiotic society.
Nov 28, 2002 · In the US, ABC cancelled Dinotopia: The Series on 17 December 2002 after only airing 6 episodes, leaving 7 episodes unaired. All 13 original episodes were released on DVD in January 2004. Complete series aired in Europe in the summer 2003.
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Dinotopia was a large island containing several diverse environments including great jungles in the west, sparse plains in the north and dry canyons in the east. Sealed off from the rest of the world by storm-lashed reefs surrounding the island, Dinotopia hosted a wide array of dinosaurs whose ancient wisdom inspired the humans that were shipwrecked on the island over millennia.
Dinotopia consisted of a large main island, a smaller island called the Outer Island and numerous smaller islets and reefs. Dinotopia's capital city was Sauropolis. The "main island" was approx. 240 miles (385 kilometers) in length, and approx. 260 miles (420 kilometers) in breadth. In the center of the "main island" was the Rainy Basin, which with the Great Desert made up most of the island. These two land-marks were separated by the Forbidden Mountains, a huge range that intersected a smaller...
Dinotopia originally broke away from Asia and was carried into isolation by continental drift millions of years ago during the Mesozoic era. The dinosaur population of the island survived the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction that ended the Mesozoic by seeking refuge in the ...
By the time Arthur Denison arrived in Dinotopia roughly 4000 years after the Age of Heroes, national identities such as "Pelledrine", "Armakian" and "Poseidian" had all but disappeared, replaced by the unifying identity of "Dinotopian". The only true cultural traditions and ...
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Frank Scott, a wealthy American pilot, crashes his private plane into the Caribbean. His two teenage sons survive - only to find themselves castaways on an uncharted island. Cyrus Crabb (David Thewlis, "Harry Potter") finds the brothers and guides them to Dinotopia, a strange world where talking dinosaurs live in uneasy alliance with humans.
Dinotopia is an amazing place, you journey through it with Will and his dad. Gurney's art truly makes it feel alive, like it is a place that you can visit by simply entering the books pages. The lore, locations, and technologies all feel realistic. Though, still with a sense of whimsy mixed in for good measure.
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Dinotopia is a four-hour (three-episode) TV miniseries co-produced by Walt Disney Television and Hallmark Entertainment. It is based on the fictional world of Dinotopia, a utopia in which sentient dinosaurs and humans coexist, created by American author James Gurney.
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Dinotopia was a television series that was short lived. It ran from November 28, 2002 until August 17, 2003. It was a continuation of the miniseries. It was cancelled after the 6 episodes, however, all 13 episodes was broadcast.Episode namePlotAirdateKarl Scott wake up from a dream that humans and dinosaurs live together...but find out it all is real..November 28, 2002"Making Good"Mass sunstones power out seem to be happening across Dinotopia that forcing Dinotopian people to flee for their lives.November 28, 2002"Handful of Dust"Mystery killings of Stegosaurus and a Mystery man living so close to the rainy basin.December 5, 2002"Le Sage"Problem arises at the Earth Farm from an unknown sickness outbreak that affecting all the dinosaurs.December 12, 2002
Watch #Dinotopia Hollywood Fantasy Adventure movie dubbed in Hindi. Starring David Thewlis, Katie Carr, Jim Carter, Alice Krige, Tyron Leitso and Wentworth M...
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THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR OF DINOTOPIA. Click to view gallery ©2011 James Gurney. Site by Dan Gurney.