Dinotopia

Dinotopia

Director: Marco Brambilla, David Winning Cast: Tyron Leitso, Wentworth Miller

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Overview

Based on the children's books by author/illustrator James Gurney, the three-part, six-hour ABC miniseries Dinotopia got under way when a pair of teenaged half brothers, Karl and David Scott, took over the controls of their father Frank's (Stuart Wilson) private plane. Not surprisingly, the boys crashed the plane into the ocean, whereupon they were washed on the shore of an unchartered continent. While searching for their missing dad, Karl and David wandered into Waterfall City, the capitol of Dinotopia, a hidden civilization where human beings and dinosaurs peacefully coexisted. In fact, some of the dinosaurs, notably a neurotic Stenonychosaurus named Zippo, possessed human intelligence and spoke perfect English. Among the many rules in Dinotopia was the edict that, once an outsider arrived, he or she was never allowed to leave. As Karl and David prepared to take their rightful places in their new surroundings, both boys developed a strong bond with young Marion (Katie Carr), who was on the verge of becoming a "matriarch" of the Dinotopian society. Unfortunately, the incursion of vicious carnivores, not to mention an unanticipated human villain, threatened to destroy Dinotopia and everyone living on the island. Decked out with special effects courtesy of Jim Henson's Creature Shop and the British FrameStore CFC, Dinotopia was designed as the pilot for a proposed weekly ABC adventure series. Co-produced by Disney Television and Hallmark Entertainment, the miniseries premiered as an episode of the Wonderful World of Disney anthology on May 12, 2002.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/04/2016
UPC: 0683904632616
Original Release: 2002
Rating: NR
Source: Mill Creek Ent
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 4:21:00
Sales rank: 1,506

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tyron Leitso Karl Scott
Wentworth Miller David Scott
Katie Carr Marion
David Thewlis Cyrus Crabb
Jim Carter Mayor Waldo
Alice Krige Rosemary
Colin Salmon Oonu
Stuart Wilson Frank Scott
Lee Evans Zippo
Zienia Merton Teacher
Christian Simpson Sunstone Restorer
Terry Jones Messenger Bird

Technical Credits
Marco Brambilla Director
David Winning Director
William P. Cartlidge Producer
Dusty Symonds Producer
James Gurney Co-producer
Robert Halmi Executive Producer
Robert Halmi Executive Producer
Trevor Jones Score Composer
Walter Paul Martishius Production Designer
Malcolm Middleton Art Director
Simon Moore Screenwriter
Jim Morahan Art Director
Oral Norrie Ottey Editor
Tony Pierce-Roberts Cinematographer
Seth Siegel Associate Producer
Michael Stone Associate Producer
Scott Usher Co-producer

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Dinotopia 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We actually checked out the double VHS tapes from the library, now I am going out to buy the DVD this weekend! I must say, its been a long, long time since I have been so swept away by a story (''The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'' was a childhood favorite). I say ''a story'' for this reason, although I was impressed by the CGI, it really was the acting, moreso the overall ambiance of the film that kept my attention, not to mention the concept. I am a happily married father of 3 boys and an African American, I was happy with the positive role models both racially and morally! It was a delight to see the character of ''Oonu'', Commander of Skybax Pilots (played stoically by Colin Simon ¿Tomorrow Never Dies¿). We hope to see him in more films in the near future. We absolutely enjoyed the film and look forward to the DVD packed with extras!
Guest More than 1 year ago
hi i just saw the movie 2 times.IT LOOKED SO REAL. WE ARE GETTING IT ON DVD KARL WAS MY FAVE. THE MOVIE ROCKS MY WHOLE CLASS LOVES IT KIARA SPITERI 12 OCTOBER 2002
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My dad showed this movie to me when I was a little kid (it came out when I was 7) and I loved it. Our vhs tape of it is messed up and now I may watch it without the messups and I can take it wherever I go.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dinotopia has a very good plot and it is just one of those movies that can withstand the wares of time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really loved this miniseries! I taped it when it was on television and now I bought the DVD. It's a wonderful story, and I don't care what anyone else says: the acting was NOT bad! The actors were very believable. This movie is a great pick for the whole family to enjoy together.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have never read the book, but I loved the movie. No, the acting wasn't SUPERB, hence the 4 stars, but if you want an entertaining, interesting movie for the whole family to watch this is it. Especially for dinosaur lovers. The bad guys are never Terribly bad, and the Carnivorous dinos are never graphic and Gruesome. Grab your family and watch this enchating tale!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i just saw dinotopia on the dvd and i swear to myself...that i really enjoy this movie....!!!!!!!TWO THUMPS UP!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS IS THE BEST MOVIE I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE!!!!!!!!! YOU HAVE TO SEE IT, IT'S THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw the movie on tv, and it was one of my top favorites. The story really came alive, and after the first part, I could barely wait to see the rest of it. It was never boring, and kept me engaged in the story. Anyone who loves fantasy or suspense should see it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bad bad bad