TV Mini-Series | TV-PG | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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.
The word Dinotopia is a portmanteau of "Dino(saurus)," which means "a terrible lizard" in Greek and "Utopia" (u+topos), in Greek, literally translating to "out of place." When combined, the title means "Out of place for a terrible lizard."
I'm not sure I trust that guy.
Karl Scott: Why not? He's just a weird old guy with a limp and a few sticks of dynamite.
The TV series often did not accurately portray Dinotopia's Footprint Alphabet from the book series. Translating it often spells random letters that don't make words.
Also re-edited into a feature-length motion picture in Australia the title "(Adventures in) Dinotopia", approx. 125 minutes running time.