The complete TV mini-series based on the children's books by James Gurney. Washed ashore on an unknown island, Karl and David Scott begin looking for their missing father and instead find a civilization known as Dinotopia in which human beings co-exist alongside dinosaurs. As they explore this strange new world, Karl and David make friends with Zippo, a Stenonychosaurus who speaks fluent English, and Marion, a young woman who is destined to become a leader of Dinotopian society, and also soon find that they have a vital role to play in the island's fight for its future.
Kids will love this sweeping story of two brothers whose plane crashes on a mysterious island called Dinotopia, where human beings live in harmony with dinosaurs--the herbivores, anyway. The carnivores present a problem, as the humans' defences against them--a mystical power source called sunstones--are losing strength.
As they try to save the island, Carl and David (Tyron Leitso and Wentworth Miller) struggle not only with tyrannosaurs and prehistoric crocodiles, but also with repressive Dinotopian traditions and a scheming malcontent (David Thewlis) who stirs up all kinds of trouble. Meanwhile, they also wrestle with each other over the lovely daughter of the mayor of Waterfall City (Katie Carr).
The pacifist ideals of Dinotopia are refreshing, but it's the special effects that will hook viewers: riding on the backs of brachiosaurs, flying atop pteranadons, arguing in court with triceratops and ankylosaurs. Anyone fascinated with dinosaurs (and who isn't?) will enjoy this whimsical fantasy. A host of British character actors also helps keep the human side of this four-hour mini-series lively; Alice Krige (also known as the Borg Queen in Star Trek: First Contact) gets a much more benevolent role here. --Bret Fetzer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
Saw this when it was a series loved it so bought the dvd this is great for all family to watchPublished 1 month ago by Ms Cs Territt
A great film/ series to have and well worth the purchase from the seller. This was actually for a friend as a gift so cannot comment too much on this but, needless to say that it... Read morePublished 16 months ago by A Customer
We originally had this on video years back when my son was about 10. He's now 18 and had a nostalgic moment so asked for it for his Christmas 'stocking'. Read morePublished 19 months ago by lizt
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