Dinosaur Train

Weekdays 9:30 AM on PBS
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  • show Description
  • It's a dream come true for all young dino-fans: a CGI-animated series called Dinosaur Train brings the natural sciences, including history and paleontology, to life. Aimed at preschoolers, this new PBS Kids series, co-produced by the Jim Henson Co., includes 40 half-hour episodes featuring live-action and paleontologist Dr. Scott Sampson as well as additional learning resources like an interactive Web site for children and activities for parents and teachers. Dinosaur Train was created by Craig Bartlett (Hey Arnold) and focuses on the adventures of pteranadons Shiny, Tiny and Don as well as their adopted brother, Buddy. Buddy is a curious young dinosaur who is determined to learn his true origins. He likes to make hypotheses (educated, scientific predictions) and is a keen observer of the world around him. To aid him in his quest to learn about his world, his parents often take him on the Dinosaur Train, a fantastical train capable of time-traveling to any period in the Mesozoic Era through devices known as "time tunnels." Dinosaur Train is seen weekdays on most PBSKids stations as part of the PBSKids Preschool Block, featuring Miss Rosa. The program is presented in widescreen, is rated TV-Y with E/I for educational/instructional content and features CGI animation.moreless

  • Episode Guide
  • S 4 : Ep 2

    Trains, Submarines and Zeppelins

    Aired 12/7/15

  • S 4 : Ep 1

    Trains, Submarines and Zeppelins

    Aired 12/7/15

  • S 3 : Ep 26

    Zeppelin 4: Crater

    Aired 6/15/15

  • S 3 : Ep 25

    Zeppelin 3: Pangaea

    Aired 6/15/15

  • S 3 : Ep 24

    Zeppelin 2: Atoll

    Aired 6/15/15

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ian James Corlett

    The Conductor

  • Colin Murdock

    Mr. Pteranodon

  • Ellen Kennedy

    Mrs. Pteranodon

  • Erika-Shaye Gair


  • Claire Corlett


  • Top Contributor
  • taker65

    User Score: 410


  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Mrs. Pteranodon: Goodness Ernie, you sure have a big family. Ernie: Ma'am, you ain't seen nothing yet. Ernie's mom: Ernie. Grammar. Ernie: Sorry. I mean you haven't seen anything yet.

    • Martin: Have a safe trip home.
      Buddy: We're not going home. We're still on our world tour
      Tiny: We get to sleep on the train.
      Martin: Oh, okay, bye. (Chuckles) Tourists.

    • Mr. Pteranodon: When I first met your mom, she was so impressed by my flying that she gave me a very special top secret nick name. Buddy: Let me guess? Was it the Wing King? Mr. Pteranodon: Who told you? Kids: You did Dad.

    • Mr. Pteranodon: Okay, a present for Mom. Tiny: Mom loves flowers. (Shiny goes up to some flowers and a bee pops out of them) Shiny: Yikes! Buddy: (Picks up a rock) How about a funny shaped rock? This one is sort of shaped like a chubby iguandon. Or maybe... Mr. Pteranodon: Uh son? That's a piece of dried up dinosaur poop. Buddy: Yikes! Bad present.

    • Oren and Ollie: Hi all aboard guy.
      Conductor: All aboa... Huh, I guess I am the all aboard guy.

    • Mrs. Pteranodon: Tiny, what's the matter? (Tiny stammers)
      Mr. Pteranodon: What's wrong honey? Troodon got your tongue?
      Tiny: MY FLOWERS!!
      Mr. Pteranodon: Okay, heard you that time.

    • Marco: Prepare to taste defeat, Pteranodon.
      Don : Taste defeat? I love the taste of feet.

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    Notes (4)

    • Character introduced: Corey Corythosaurus Tank Triceratops and his mom, Trudy.

    • "Diamond Don" is the first episode that doesn't show the Dinosaur Train.

    • Starting with this episode, the show goes through a few changes, including different animation and a new version of "Dinosaur Discoveries with Dr. Scott."

    • Tiny's "tiny dance," the dance Tiny makes when she has to go potty, appears again since the episode, "Dinosaur Poop."

    Trivia (3)

    • The Stegosaurus that Buddy and Tiny talk to in "Beating The Heat" is named Morris, but the close captioning says that his name is Maurice.

    • When Mrs. Pteranodon introduces Buddy and Tiny to Petey, she has the voice of Peggy, Petey's mom.

    • In "Gilbert The Junior Conductor," when Tiny asks Laura if she had a good time with her family, she has Shiny's voice.

    Allusions (1)

    • Henry: STELLA!

      Henry shouting Stella's name in this fashion is a parody to the same line from the classic film, A Streetcar named Desire, starring Marlon Brando.

  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • These reviews are inaccurate.

    By karenikline, Jul 01, 2014

  • dinosaur train is gay

    By ghidowenyosief, Jun 21, 2014

  • Completely INACCURATE!!!

    By leviwellsy, Apr 02, 2014

  • It's pretty good

    By Powerpuff92, Mar 28, 2014

  • my 4 year old son is your biggest fan

    By patrickwilder, Apr 21, 2013