A Space Odyssey , and The Godfather trilogy.
Salute these Emmy nominees. See and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, in a story where an underdog dino triumphs to become a hero for the ages. A four-episode animated series charting the adventures of four dinosaurs - each on a different continent in the prehistoric world: 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. Elliot, Boog and all of the beloved woodland creatures are back in a brand new comedy adventure. The adventure begins when year-old Lucas embarks on the vacation of a lifetime. When disaster strikes, Lucas finds himself stranded in a strange land littered with ghost ships and prehistoric creatures. While searching for other signs of life, Lucas hears a radio broadcast in the distance and is drawn into the jungle, where he encounters a beautiful young girl who claims to have come from the s.
Together they set out on a quest to get home, all the while uncovering secrets that will forever change the future. Lucas, a young boy, finds a crystal among his dad's belongings in an old house that neither of his parents want to take care of any longer. When the boy gets on a plane, the crystal begins to interact with the aircraft, causing it to disappear.
The boy awakens on a beach far back in pre-history and shortly thereafter finds himself pursued by three raptors. A young girl - Kate - saves Lucas and takes him to her makeshift house, where she tells him that she is 16, and her birth year is Lucas informs her that she would actually be closer to 70 since the year is Throughout the movie, the two find themselves going through a few adventures.
This movie was geared up primarily for kids, as the two leads are teenagers. Be forewarned that the dinosaurs look like they fell in an Easter egg coloring kit. The raptors were interesting to look at, but the tyrannosaurus rex looked ridiculous with all those colors. I'm not sure if there was a color in the rainbow they didn't put on that dinosaur. Speaking of the dinosaurs, I think they spent the vast majority of the budget on the special effects for the dinos.
They were pretty good. Mind you, Jurassic Park has nothing to worry about. In JP, those dinos looked real. A musician named Oriana Nascava comes forward with the missing half of Arthur's key, claiming it to be a family heirloom. She is only willing to give it up if she is allowed to accompany Arthur in his expedition, a term that he reluctantly accepts.
Together with Bix as a guide and the scandalous Lee Crabb, the group travels to the shady Pliosaur Canal where they board a submersible in order to take an underwater route to the World Beneath.
Meanwhile, Will and Sylvia have been assigned to accompany a sauropod caravan through the Rainy Basin and keep a watch for predatory Tyrannosaurus. However, Cirrus flies Will to ancient ruins in the jungle of which the Tyrannosaurus are strangely protective. Arthur, Oriana, Bix, and Lee continue to explore the caverns underneath Dinotopia where they come across instantly germinating fern spores , uncut sunstones that appear to store ancestral memory, and mechanical limbs that twitch when the sunstone is brought near.
Eventually, they reach an enormous man-made chamber filled with abandoned walking vehicles modelled after prehistoric animals, left behind by the ancient civilization of Poseidos, which they nickname "Strutters". Arthur, Oriana, and Bix commandeer a ceratopsian strutter while Crabb takes a strutter modeled after a sea scorpion and they both climb out of the World Beneath, ending up in the Rainy Basin. They join the sauropod convoy, but are attacked by a pack of Tyrannosaurus and Allosaurus , during which Crabb escapes in his strutter and the head of the ceratopsian strutter is ripped off.
After escaping the carnivores, Arthur realizes that the Tyrannosaurus at the ruins may have been guarding the mythical ruby sunstone, and takes his strutter back into the Rainy Basin with Oriana and Bix to discover it. Along the way, they come across a trapped juvenile Giganotosaurus and free it. The grateful father, named Stinktooth, protects Arthur and his companions from the tyrannosaurs and allows them passage into the ruins.
Inside the temple, Bix reveals that in the past, people have escaped the island and brought with them culture from Dinotopian civilizations, influencing ancient Egyptian and Greek civilizations. However, they are too late, as Crabb has arrived first and taken the ruby sunstone. Vowing to escape Dinotopia and bring back an army of strutters to plunder the island, he destroys Arthur's strutter with his sea scorpion and escapes.
Riding on top of Stinktooth, Arthur chases Lee into the sea and pulls the sunstone out of the power socket in the strutter before Lee can escape. During this chase, Arthur's journal is lost to the ocean where it will be discovered by Philippine sailors and eventually make its way to the library where James Gurney discovers it. At the end, the ruby sunstone is lost, a new romance is suggested between Arthur and Oriana, and Crabb is placed under guard by a pair of Stygimoloch.
First Flight was a prequel published by Gurney and included a board game. The main protagonist of the story is Gideon Altaire, a flight school student living in the capital city of Poseidos off the Dinotopian mainland, in which all organic life save for humans has been replaced by mechanical counterparts.
After discovering an injured Scaphognathus named Razzamult, Gideon discovers that the city is planning to launch an attack on the mainland and conquer all of Dinotopia and that they have stolen the ruby sunstone from the pterosaur home of Highnest. Gideon sneaks into a factory and discovers an enormous air scorpion attack strutter under construction.
He locates and steals the ruby sunstone and frees a group of captive pterosaurs before escaping to the mainland in a police skimmer. He arrives only to find the island already under attack. He discovers and enlists the help of a band of indigenous creatures- Binny, a Necrolemur , Bandy, a Plesictis , Bongo, a Plesiadapis , and Budge, an Estemmenosuchus. During their trek towards Highnest, they are ambushed by a spider like attack strutter which proceeds to steal the ruby sunstone. Gideon and his band reach Highnest, where they help the pterosaurs evacuate the eggs, then take to the air atop their pterosaurs to engage the air scorpion.
During the battle, Gideon manages to pull the ruby sunstone out of the flying machine's power socket, causing it to crash and stopping the invasion of Dinotopia. Gideon is presented as the first ever Skybax rider, although the species he rode wasn't a Quetzalcoatlus northropi. A fourth Dinotopia book by James Gurney, Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara , was published in October Along the way, the duo encounter several new locals, including an old musician named Cornelius Mazurka and his companion Therizinosaurus Henriette in the ruins of an old city, a town called Bilgewater made completely out of salvaged ships that the inhabitants believe will carry them into another world, and Jorotongo, a consistently festive and completely nomadic village composed of pilgrims from the Sunflower , sister ship to the Mayflower.
Eventually, they meet Lee Crabb en route at Sauropolis, who escapes from his Stygimoloch guards and steals the invitation. Without proper passes for the border guards, Arthur and Bix are forced to sneak through the swamp of Blackwood Flats while evading packs of carnivorous Allosaurus.
After passing through the mountain city of Thermala, the duo encounter Neighbor Dooh, a bandit who steals all the possessions of passing travelers and compensates them with the possessions of the previous victim. Although Arthur loses all of his scientific equipment, he is given a set of desert robes which allow him and Bix to blend into a Chandaran caravan and pass the border without harassment from the guards. They stop by the ruins of Ebulon, where Arthur finds Will and Sylvia preparing for an air-jousting tournament.
Soon after that, they make their way to the capital city of Chandara. By the time they arrive, they find themselves with few possessions left to barter save for ideas, so Arthur sets up shop in the Marketplace of Ideas.
During the night, the writings at Arthur's stand catches the attention of the emperor and he and Bix are invited into the court. Once at the court, they discover that Lee Crabb has also entered the court under the guise of Arthur Denison and is attempting to gather up a stockpile of weapons, arguing that he is preparing for a Tyrannosaurus invasion.
BOOK 1: (ADVENTURES OF DONNY THE DINOSAUR): Go on an adventure with DINO DONNY and Friends. He needs your help in getting back his treasure. "Adventures of Donny Dinosaur" by Shanna Walker is actually 3 distinct short books featuring Donny Dinosaur. All 3 books are interactive, in that they encourage.
Hugo Khan finally reveals himself to be a small Microraptor , and the real Denison promptly exposes Crabb. Khan punishes Crabb by assigning him to be a chef for a band of Acrocanthosaurus Shaolin-monks , who ate their last chef after he failed to satisfy them.
To commemorate Arthur and Bix's presence on the court, Hugo Khan flies out during the night to find a child in sorrow. The next day, Arthur, Bix, and a handful of the Emperor's selected entertainers arrive at the house of and greet Rita Rose and Jeffer, an orphaned Europasaurus hatchling who has lost the ability to walk.
At the end of the day, Hugo Khan expresses his wish for Chandara to be reopened culturally to the rest of Dinotopia. Arthur and Bix accept the Emperor's offers to stay in Chandara for a while to fully discover the city and its culture. From , James Gurney worked with a number of other authors on a series of short novels for children using the Dinotopia characters and themes, published by Random House:. Dinotopia Lost and The Hand of Dinotopia A four-hour TV mini-series produced by Hallmark Entertainment was also based on James Gurney's work, and was advertised as the first "mega-series.
The failure both of the sunstones and of Dinotopian officials to adhere to the underlying meanings of their culture's philosophy caused several discontented people — a leader-in-training, Zippeau himself, and two twentieth-century Dolphinbacks, Karl and David — to embark on a quest that led ultimately to the World Beneath. The series is presented as a sequel of sorts to the books: Will Denison's daughter followed her father into the Skybax corps an order acknowledged to be founded by Gideon Altaire , Oriana's granddaughter is the female protagonist, the character Zippo is said to have been the dinosaur partner of Sylvia here the Nursery overseer and not a Skybax rider , and Lee Crabb's son Cyrus features as the antagonist.
The mini-series won an Emmy for its special effects.
In the world of Dinotopia, the Code of Dinotopia is an ancient stone tablet citing the rules of living in Dinotopia. As the part of the tablet cracked since it was first carved, the last portion of it had been missing, but was recovered in the TV mini-series Dinotopia. The code itself is as follows:.
It was first written in the Dinotopian alphabet. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — 3 Books by Shanna Walker. Adventures of Donny the Dinosaur by Shanna Walker. Adventures of Donny the Dinosaur 3.
He needs your help in getting back his treasure chest filled with games and toys so they can participate in Dino-Days. Fun pictures and a cool story to read to children or excellent st BOOK 1: Fun pictures and a cool story to read to children or excellent story for a beginner reader. Donny the Dinosaur has a fun day at school with all his friends. The story is told all in rhymes with fun illustrations about his adventure at school!
Great book to read to your little ones and great book for beginner readers. Donny the Dinosaur teaches children their ABC's. This is a fun book with colorful illustrations. Children will enjoy learning their ABC's with Donny! Kindle Edition , 93 pages. Published September 30th by Trade Free Publishing.