This TV series of 80 x 11-minute episodes, was co-produced by Sparky Animation (Singapore) and Jim Henson Company (USA). Having performed all the animation work from the design stage to final render, Dinosaur Train Season 1 took about 13 months to complete, ending in Feb 2010. The first episode premiered on PBS in September 2009. Since then, this series has scored the highest viewership in PBS Kids’ entire history and was also named “Top Kids’ Show” by Hollywood’s renowned, People Magazine. The series was subsequently nominated for an Emmy Award for the 38th & 40th Annual Emmy Awards under the category of “Outstanding Children’s Animated Program”.
The story is set in a whimsical but realistic prehistoric world of jungles, swamps, active volcanoes, and oceans teeming with fauna. A shiny steam engine, the Dinosaur Train, runs through these lands and is used by all species of dinosaurs. Circling the globe, crossing oceans and inland seas, it time-travels the Mesozoic Era, the “Age of Dinosaurs”, by using magical Time Tunnels to visit the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods.
In Season 3 of Dinosaur Train, join Buddy and his friends as they meet lots of new friends and travel to rivers, mountains, canyons and even the rainforest in their Nature Trackers Adventure Camp! They’ll also participate in the greatest dinosaur sporting event of all time, The Classic in the Jurassic, where all different species from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous time periods compete against each other to finally see who is the best at racing, swimming, flying and wrestling! As if that weren’t enough, the entire pteranodon family will join Mr. Conductor on the all new Dinosaur Train Zeppelin, where they will explore waterfalls and craters and the supercontinent of Pangaea from way up high in the sky! The Zeppelin will also take them where no dinosaur has gone before… all the way back to the Permian time period, which is even before dinosaurs existed!
Dinosaur Train is being broadcasted on PBS (USA), TVO (Canada), Nick Jr (Australia, UK), France 5 (France), Disney Jr (UK), EBS (South Korea), TVNZ (New Zealand), MediaCorp Okto (Singapore), Astro Ceria (Malaysia), PBS (Thailand), Kompas TV (Indonesia), TRT (Turkey), and others.