Dinotopia

Dinotopia
Type TV MiniSeries
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 6hr
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Tyron Leitso Actor Karl Scott 1 1000001
Wentworth Miller Actor David Scott 1 1000002
Stuart Wilson Actor Frank Scott 1 1000003
David Thewlis Actor Cyrus Crabb 1 1000004
Katie Carr Actor Marion 1 1000005
Jim Carter Actor Mayor Waldo 1 1000006
Alice Krige Actor Rosemary 1 1000007
Anna McGuire Actor Samantha 1 1000008
Colin Salmon Actor Oonu 1 1000009
Hannah Yelland Actor Romana Denison 1 1000010
Anthony Lennon Actor Bus Driver 1 1000012
Zizi Vaigncourt-Strallen Actor Little Girl 1 1000013
Angelo Andreou Actor Little Boy 1 1000014
Carl McCrystal Actor Dinotopia Citizen No 1 1 1000015
Giles Oldershaw Actor Dinotopia Citizen No 2 1 1000016
Andy Beckwith Actor Copra Carter 1 1000017
Adam Blaug Actor Dinotopia Citizen No 3 1 1000018
Zienia Merton Actor Teacher 1 1000019
Ross Mullen Actor Zippo Stand-in 1 1000020
Junix Inocian Actor Senator No 1 1 1000021
Patrick Monckton Actor Senator No 2 1 1000022
Keith Newby Actor Messenger 1 1000023
George Soumi Actor Ticket Collector 1 1000024
Marcus White Actor Oliver 1 1000025
Geraldine Chaplin Actor Oriana 1 1000026
Terry Jones Actor Voice of Messenger Bird 1 1000027
Lee Evans Voice of Zippo 475 1000028
Robert Halmi Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Robert Halmi Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
William Cartlidge Producer n/a 3 3000003
Dusty Symonds Producer n/a 3 3000004
James Gurney Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Michael Stone Co-Producer n/a 170 3000006
Seth Siegel Co-Producer n/a 170 3000007
Scott Usher Co-Producer n/a 170 3000008
Simon Moore Teleplay n/a 120783 4000001
James Gurney Book as Source Material Based on Dinotopia Books by 120888 4000002
Lorraine Fennell Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Adam Goodman Production Supervisor n/a 307 5000002
Edward Brett Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Martin Krauka Assistant Director key 2nd assistant director 163 5000004
Andrew McEwan Assistant Director co-2nd assistant director 163 5000005
Ian Easton Assistant Director n/a 163 5000006
Simon Mardsen Location Manager n/a 193 5000007
Suzanne Clegg Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000008
Simon Fraser Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000009
Mark Goddard Production Manager n/a 305 5000010
Tony Pierce-Roberts Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Oral Ottey Editor n/a 172 7000001
Trevor Jones Music n/a 120781 8000001
Walter Martishius Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Peter Walpole Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Jim Morahan Art Director art direction 183 9000003
Rosalind Shingleton Art Director art direction 183 9000004
Matt Gray Art Assistant assistant art direction 120974 9000005
Mike Fenton Casting Director (USA) 157 10000001
Debbie McWilliams Casting Director (United Kingdom) 157 10000002
Allison Cowitt Casting Director n/a 157 10000003
Robert Worely Assistant Costume Designer n/a 252 13000001
Charles Knode Costume Designer n/a 169 13000002
Josef Kowalewski Costume Supervisor n/a 120895 13000003
Julie Dartnell Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000004
Eve Wignall Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000005
Karen Dawson Makeup makeup stylist 353 13000006
Julie Dartnell Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000007
Eve Wignall Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000008
Tony Dawe Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000001
Jason White Stunts n/a 240 19000001
Mike McGee Visual Effects Supervisor n/a 249 23000001
Peter Hutchinson Special Effects Supervisor n/a 545 23000002
Brenda Hutchinson Special Effects Coordinator n/a 241 23000003
Tim Keene Effects Coordinator visual effects coordinator 120917 23000004
Lucy Killick Effects Coordinator viisual effects coordinator 120917 23000005
Jennie McClean Assistant (to producer) 120820 25000001
Norra Rahim Assistant (to director) 120820 25000002
Ellen Gonzalez Publicity publicist(ABC/Los Angeles) 120789 29000001
Liz Sheppard Publicity publicist(ABC/New York) 120789 29000002
Synopsis
Miniseries based on the first two "Dinotopia" books by James Gurney. Frank Scott, a wealthy American, crashes his plane into the Caribbean. He appears to perish, but his two troubled sons, Karl and David, survive and wind up on a fantastic lost continent where humans and dinosaurs happily co-exist. Amazingly, the dinosaurs of Dinotopia talk and interact with their human partners.<P>Dinotopia is a complex but peaceful world built on long-established principles of mutual cooperation and respect between its inhabitants. Karl and David are introduced to this incredible civilization by the beautiful Marion, daughter of the Mayor of Waterfall City, the capital of Dinotopia. Most of the dinosaurs are benevolent creatures: the Brachiosaurus is a creature of labor, whose size and passive nature makes it ideal for toiling the land and providing public transport; the Stenosaurus is highly intelligent and suited to desk jobs, while the bird-like Pterosaur, with its 30-feet wing span, is also known as Skybox, Dinotopia's very own air force.<P>Not all the dinosaurs are benign: dangerous carnivores, such as Tyrannosaurus Rex and the gigantic crocodile-like Mosasaur are a constant threat. Dinotopia is also home to a number of human rogues such as Cyrus Crabb; they are descended from pirates and live as outlaws, flouting the Dinotopian codes and refusing to respect the dinosaurs, to whom they refer as "Scaleys."<P>Karl and David arrive at a critical moment in the history of the lost continent. The very life force of Dinotopia, its sun stones, are mysteriously failing, allowing dark and dangerous forces to threaten its harmonious civilization. Unwillingly and unwittingly, Karl and David become involved in the battle to save Dinotopia from destruction. They are helped in their mission by the well-meaning Zippo, an academic Stenosaurus, who speaks 17 human and Saurian languages. Neither Karl nor David takes kindly to the program of education which Marion has in store for them. Their primary interest in Dinotopia is, undoubtedly, the beautiful Marion herself, and both brothers fall hopelessly in love with her. Karl and David must overcome their personal prejudices, hang-ups and differences if they are to survive in this extraordinary world and become true Dinotopians.
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