Dinosaur Train is an American animated series created by Craig Bartlett. The series features a curious young Tyrannosaurus Rex named Buddy who, together with his adopted Pteranodon family, takes the Dinosaur Train to meet, explore, and have adventures with all kinds of dinosaurs. It is produced by The Jim Henson Company in association with Media Development Authority, Sparky Animation, FableVision, and Snee-Oosh, Inc. It is the second show by The Jim Henson Company to use CGI animation.
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Season 1Amazon Prime | PBS Kids | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Sep 7, 2009
Valley of the Stygimolochs / Tiny Loves Fish Valley of the Stygimolochs Buddy wonders if he’ll grow horns when he gets older, so Mrs. Pteranodon takes him to visit some dinosaurs called Stygimoloch, who have really impressive horns. Fun Fact: Stygimoloch had amazing horns on their head. By studying modern animals with horns, like the mountain goat, scientists can make a hypothesis about how the Stygimoloch might have used their horns. Tiny Loves Fish After Mr. Pteranodon teaches the kids his fishing method, Buddy and Tiny work together as a team to catch fish in the Big Pond. Fun Fact: Scientists have compared the skeletons of modern day Pelicans and Pteranodons and found striking similarities. This information has lead them to believe that they also fished in the same manner, by diving into the water and scooping up the fish in their mouth.”
S01 E02Sep 7, 2009
The Call of the Wild Corythosaurus / Triceratops for Lunch The Call of the Wild Corythosaurus The family surprises Mom for her birthday with a trip to a concert given by Cory and her family of Corythosaurus, who play music through the crests on their heads. Fun Fact: The giant duck-billed hadrosaur known as Corythosaurus had a large head crest that would have been a great visual signal, and yet could also have been used to hoot and toot. A great analogy for the crest of Corythosaurus would be a French horn, where the sound goes through a long rounded tube and is amplified as a result. Triceratops for Lunch Our Pteranodon family eats lunch with their friend Tank Triceratops and discovers that he and his family are all plant-eaters, with great leaf-eating teeth and giant appetites! Fun Fact: By studying the teeth and jaws of dinosaurs, scientists can tell what kind of food they ate. Triceratops teeth show that they were herbivores.
S01 E03Sep 7, 2009
Beating the Heat / Flowers for Mom Beating the Heat Buddy and Tiny travel to the Jurassic to make a new friend, Morris Stegosaurus, and discover how this huge dinosaur keeps cool in the heat. Fun Fact: Animals have to be careful not to get too cold or too hot. Scientists believe that the Stegosaurus used its plates to regulate its body temperature. In the morning they would turn their plates toward the sun to warm up and later in the day toward the wind to cool off. Flowers for Mom The kids go to the Big Pond to look for flowers to give to Mom on her special Mothers Day. They find many different flowers while following a very busy bee. Fun Fact: What are flowers for? Rather than simply being pretty, flowers fulfill an important role for plants, helping them reproduce with the help of pollinating insects,and therefore keeping the cycle of life in motion.
S01 E04Sep 7, 2009
I’m a T-Rex! / Ned the Quadruped I’m a T-Rex! Buddy travels to Rexville on the Dinosaur Train and meets Delores Tyrannosaurus and her daughter Annie. When he sees that he shares all the same features, Buddy learns that he is a Tyrannosaurus rex! Fun Fact: In this episode we explore the features of the Tyrannosaurus rex, including its small arms, two-fingered hands, large and broad head, huge teeth and its exceptional sense of smell, which would have been useful both for hunting and scavenging. Ned the Quadruped Buddy and Tiny tour the Dinosaur Train and earn their Junior Conductor hats while their friend Ned, a four-legged, long-necked Brachiosaurus and regular Train rider, tags along. Fun Fact: Brachiosaurus were quadrupeds, meaning they walked on all four legs. Some paleontologists think that some sauropods, particularly those with long front limbs like Brachiosaurus, could rear up on their hind legs, perhaps to feed.
S01 E05Sep 7, 2009
One Smart Dinosaur / Petey the Peteinosaurus One Smart Dinosaur Buddy and Tiny want to test their memory, so they ride the Dinosaur Train and spend some time with the Conductor, since he’s a Troodon with a great memory. The kids get to meet the Conductor’s mom, Mrs. Conductor. Fun Fact: Troodon is considered to possibly be the most intelligent of all dinosaurs. Like a man, the size of its brain was fairly big when compared to the size of the rest of its body. Petey the Peteinosaurus Buddy and Tiny ride the Dinosaur Train to meet Petey Peteinosaurus, a “flying lizard,” who is fun, funny, and friendly, and has some features similar to both Buddy and Tiny! Fun Fact: Peteinosaurus was a small flying reptile that lived alongside the dinosaurs. These Pterosaurs were small and lived on a diet of insects.
S01 E06Sep 7, 2009
Fast Friends / T. rex Teeth Fast Friends Buddy, Tiny, and Mom ride the Dinosaur Train to meet Oren and Ollie Ornithomimus, some of the fastest dinosaurs ever! The kids love meeting the fast-moving and fast-talking twins. Fun Fact: Ornithomimus was a bipedal dinosaur that resembled an ostrich. It is thought they could run up to 40 miles per hour, faster than humans, as fast as an ostrich! They are thought to be one of the fastest dinosaurs. T. rex Teeth When Buddy loses a tooth, Mom takes him to Rexville to ask his Tyrannosaurus friends all about T. rex teeth. They explain that he’ll grow new teeth to replace the old ones. Fun Fact: T. rex’s teeth were the size and shape of big bananas! By carefully observing the shape of a dinosaur’s teeth, you can make predictions about what that dinosaur probably ate, which in this case is meat.
S01 E07Sep 7, 2009
Now with Feathers! / A Frill a Minute Now with Feathers! Dad gives Tiny and Buddy a mystery feather and the kids become “detectives,” riding the Dinosaur Train to meet Valerie Velociraptor, who shows the kids what it’s like to be covered with beautiful feathers. Fun Fact: Our knowledge about dinosaurs sometimes changes based on new evidence. In the case of Velociraptor, we see that they were, in fact, covered in feathers. Although these dinosaurs could not fly, their feathers did keep them warm. A Frill a Minute The kids help Tank Triceratops overcome his awkwardness with having a huge head by showing him how cool and amazing his features are, especially his frill. Fun Fact: Triceratops had a huge, bony frill on the back of its head, giving it the largest skull of any land animal. The frill was used to identify the species to other species (and other Triceratops) and also to show off and look bigger, scarier, and more puffed up.
Season 2PBS Kids | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Sep 6, 2011
Dinosaur Big City (Part I) / Dinosaur Big City (Part II) Dinosaur Big City (Part I) Buddy and the Pteranodon family begin their journey on the Dinosaur Train, gathering all their Theropod friends together to travel to a really big Theropod Club Convention which is being held in Laramidia, the “Dinosaur Big City”! Fun Fact: Laramidia was an island continent that existed during the Late Cretaceous period, when the Western Interior Seaway split the continent of North America in two. Dinosaur Big City (Part II) The Pteranodon family continues their journey to the Theropod Convention in Laramidia, the Dinosaur Big City! Among the Theropod dinosaurs that ride the Train with them is King Cryolophosaurus, who sings his songs “Big Ol’ Whistle-Stop Rock-n-Roll Dinosaur Tour” and “Whole Lotta Theropods”! Fun Fact: Theropods were a large classification of carnivorous dinosaurs that had three-toed feet, lots of teeth, a long tail for balancing, and a great sense of smell!
S02 E01Sep 6, 2011
Dinosaur Big City (Part 1) / Dinosaur Big City (Part 2) The Pteranodons are traveling to a big Theropod Club Convention. / The Pteranodon family continues the journey to Laramidia, the big city!
S02 E02Sep 6, 2011
Dinosaur Big City (Part III) / Dinosaur Big City (Part IV) Dinosaur Big City (Part III) The Dinosaur Train arrives in Laramidia, the Dinosaur Big City, and Buddy and the Pteranodon family explore the crowded “dinosaur metropolis.” At the Theropod Convention, our kids reunite with Annie Tyrannosaurus and her parents Dolores and Boris, and they all meet the multi-horned mayor, Mayor Kosmoceratops! Fun Fact: Kosmoceratops is a genus of herbivorous dinosaurs which lived during the Late Cretaceous period on the island continent Laramidia that is now Utah, United States. Kosmoceratops is distinguished by an ornate skull – 15 horns – the most ornate of any known dinosaur. Dinosaur Big City (Part IV) Buddy and Tiny help King Cryolophosaurus overcome his fear of performing in front of his biggest audience ever, and he wows a large dinosaur audience when he sings his new song, “Whole Lotta Theropods” at the Theropod Convention in Laramidia, the Dinosaur Big City. Fun Fact: Laramidia, the island continent that existed during the Late Cretaceous period, when the Western Interior Seaway split the continent of North America in two, was home to a very diverse number of dinosaur species, including many theropods.
S02 E03Sep 7, 2011
Dinosaur Big City (Parts 3 & 4) Dinosaur Big City Part 3- The Dinosaur Train arrives in Laramidia, the Dinosaur Big City, and Buddy and the Pteranodon family explore the crowded "dinosaur metropolis." At the Theropod Convention, our kids reunite with Annie Tyrannosaurus and her parents Dolores and Boris, and they all meet the multi-horned mayor, Mayor Kosmoceratops! / Dinosaur Big City Part 4- Buddy and Tiny help King Cryolophosaurus overcome his fear of performing in front of his biggest audience ever, and he wows a large dinosaur audience when he sings his new song, "Whole Lotta Theropods" at the Theropod Convention in Laramidia, the Dinosaur Big City.
S02 E03Sep 7, 2011
Dinosaur Big City Part 3 Part 3 of a one hour special where the Pteranadon family take the Dinosaur Train to a theropod convention that is being held in the big city so that Buddy can learn more about his species.
S02 E04Sep 7, 2011
Dinosaur Big City Part 4 Part 4 of a one hour special where the Pteranadon family take the Dinosaur Train to a theropod convention that is being held in the big city so that Buddy can learn more about his species.