The Best of Dinosaur TV Shows

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1. Walking with Dinosaurs (1999)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Animation, History

Documentary-style series about the era of the dinosaurs, mixing real locations and CGI.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Avery Brooks, André Dussollier

Votes: 5,217

2. Primeval (2007–2011)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When strange anomalies start to appear all over England, Professor Cutter and his team must track down and capture all sorts of dangerous prehistoric creatures from Earth's distant past and near future.

Stars: Andrew Lee Potts, Hannah Spearritt, Ben Miller, Juliet Aubrey

Votes: 13,017

3. Cadillacs and Dinosaurs (1993–1994)

30 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

The adventures of the human survivors in a future dinosaur dominated world.

Stars: David Keeley, Susan Roman, Bruce Tubbe, Dawn Greenhalgh

Votes: 322

4. Terra Nova (2011)

TV-14 | 46 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

Centers on the Shannons, an ordinary family from 2149 when the planet is dying, who are transported back 85 million years to prehistoric Earth where they join Terra Nova, a colony of humans with a second chance to build a civilization.

Stars: Jason O'Mara, Shelley Conn, Christine Adams, Allison Miller

Votes: 78,601

5. Primeval: New World (2012–2013)

42 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A North American spin-off of the hit U.K. television series, PRIMEVAL: NEW WORLD follows a specialized team of animal experts and scientists that investigates the appearance of temporal ... See full summary »

Stars: Niall Matter, Sara Canning, Danny Rahim, Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe

Votes: 4,187

6. Gogs (1995– )

Unrated | 5 min | Animation, Comedy

Grungy, in-your-face claymation comedy about a family of cavemen in prehistorical times, as they struggle to survive in a dangerous world, armed only with their wits - or half of them, ... See full summary »

Stars: Gillian Elisa, Marie Clifford, Dafydd Emyr, Josie Lawrence

Votes: 375

7. Prehistoric Planet (2002– )

127 min | Documentary, Animation

Dripping with kid friendly sarcasm, this series presents various animals from several periods that thrived during the age of dinosaurs and explains how they thrived, reproduced and co-existed.

Star: Ben Stiller

Votes: 131

8. The Lost World (1999–2002)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

The adventures of a band of explorers stranded in a mysterious land inhabited by dinosaurs and other dangers.

Stars: Peter McCauley, Rachel Blakely, Jennifer O'Dell, William Snow

Votes: 3,429

9. Dinosaur Planet (2003– )

50 min | Documentary, Animation, Family

A four-episode animated series charting the adventures of four dinosaurs - each on a different continent in the prehistoric world: a lone female Velociraptor in Asia; a young male ... See full summary »

Stars: Christian Slater, Scott Sampson

Votes: 422

10. Prehistoric Park (2006– )

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Nigel Marven travels back in time to rescue exotic creatures on the brink of extinction. CGI is used to create animals no longer seen on earth, from woolly mammoths, and T Rex, to dinosaur-eating crocodiles.

Stars: Rod Arthur, Suzanne McNabb, David Jason, Nigel Marven

Votes: 1,228

11. Dinosaur Train (2009–2020)

TV-Y | 28 min | Animation, Family

Friendly dinosaurs climb aboard a train to visit different times throughout the prehistoric age, learning about dinosaurs and having fun adventures.

Stars: Ian James Corlett, Erika-Shaye Gair, Claire Margaret Corlett, Ellen Kennedy

Votes: 651

12. Dinotopia (I) (2002–2003)

60 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The show serves as a sequel to Dinotopia (2002) and adds a new threat to the world of Dinotopia in the form of outlaws knows as the Outsiders, as well as more dinos.

Stars: Erik von Detten, Shiloh Strong, Zoltan Papp, Omid Djalili

Votes: 1,358

13. The Land Before Time (2007– )

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The further adventures of Littlefoot and his gang learning about the world of dinosaurs.

Stars: Aria Noelle Curzon, Cody Arens, Jeff Bennett, Anndi McAfee

Votes: 600

14. Jurassic Fight Club (2008– )

Documentary, History

Jurassic Fight Club depicts how prehistoric beasts hunted their prey, dissecting these battles and uncovering a predatory world far more calculated and complex than originally thought.

Stars: Erik Thompson, George Blasing, Thomas Holtz, Lawrence Witmer

Votes: 397

15. Land of the Lost (1974–1977)

TV-G | 30 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

A family is thrown back in time and must survive in a dinosaur dominated land.

Stars: Wesley Eure, Kathy Coleman, Spencer Milligan, Phillip Paley

Votes: 2,383

16. Land of the Lost (1991–1992)

23 min | Adventure, Family, Comedy

A family is trapped in a dinosaur dominated alternative world and must struggle to survive it.

Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Jenny Drugan, Robert Gavin, Ed Gale

Votes: 780

17. Dinosaurs (1991–1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

This show follows the life of a family of dinosaurs, living in a modern world. They have televisions, refrigerators, et cetera. The only humans around are cavemen, who are viewed as pets and wild animals.

Stars: Stuart Pankin, Jessica Walter, Jason Willinger, Leif Tilden

Votes: 15,465

18. Dinosaucers (1987)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Two factions of warriors from outer-space crashland on Earth; a good one consisting of creatures resembling herbivore dinosaurs, and an evil one consisting of similar carnivores. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Len Carlson, Rob Cowan, Marvin Goldhar, Dan Hennessey

Votes: 583

19. Dino-Riders (1988)

22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Pursued by intergalactic warlord Krulos and his Rulons, human Valorians fly through a wormhole and end up on the prehistoric Earth. Krulos follows and becomes stuck in prehistory as well. Both sides build dinosaur armies and engage.

Stars: Dan Gilvezan, Charlie Adler, Peter Cullen, Noelle North

Votes: 1,058

20. Dino Squad (2007– )

30 min | Animation

Five quirky teenagers become dinosaurs to fight crime.

Stars: Sarah Heinke, Dana Donlan, Ben Beck, John Michael Lee

Votes: 109

21. Extreme Dinosaurs (1997)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In the present, a team of four anthropomorphic dinosaurs created by aliens, must stop three anthropomorphic velociraptors, who want to cause a cataclysm that would speed up global warming and make Earth's climate pleasant for dinos again.

Stars: Scott McNeil, Cusse Mankuma, Garry Chalk, Terry Klassen

Votes: 560

22. Valley of the Dinosaurs (1974– )

30 min | Adventure, Animation

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Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Melanie Baker, Shannon Farnon, Joan Gardner

Votes: 157

23. The Flintstones (1960–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The misadventures of two modern-day Stone Age families, the Flintstones and the Rubbles.

Stars: Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 31,633

24. Barney & Friends (1992–2009)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

From pretending to be a pilot on a make-believe airplane to pretending to be a pirate in search of buried treasure, Barney's friends discover that creativity lets them soar in the wings of imagination!

Stars: Bob West, Julie Johnson, Dean Wendt, Carey Stinson

Votes: 4,170



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