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Valley of the Dinosaurs Episode Guide

Valley of the Dinosaurs


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Valley of the Dinosaurs is an animated television series from Hanna-Barbera that ran for 16 half-hour installments on CBS Saturday Morning from September 7, 1974 to September 4, 1976. Reruns are currently airing on the Boomerang network.


American science teacher John Butler along with his wife Kim, their two children Katie and Greg, and their dog Digger are on a rafting trip on the Amazon River. As they are going down the river, their boat hits a rock and capsizes. The family then gets caught in a whirlpool. When they surface upon going through an underground cavern, they find themselves in a prehistoric valley where they meet caveman Gorok, his wife Gara and their two children Lok and Tana. The two families soon become friends and Gorok and his family help the Butlers in their many attempts to find a way to return home while trying to survive in the valley.

Melanie Baker - Tana
Shannon Farnon - Kim Butler
Joan Gardner - Gara
Kathy Gori - Katie Butler
Jackie Earle Haley - Greg Butler
Don Messick - Narrator
Alan Oppenheimer - Gorok
Andrew Parks -
Mike Road - John Butler
Frank Welker - Digger, Glump, Lok

Popular culture

Characters from the show appeared in the Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law episode "Beyond The Valley of the Dinosaurs" with Gorak voiced by Chris Edgerly and Tana voiced by Mary Birdsong.

DVD release

On March 22, 2011, Warner Bros. released Valley of the Dinosaurs: The Complete Series on DVD in region 1 via their Warner Archive Collection. This is a Manufacture-on-Demand (MOD) release, available exclusively through Warner's online store and only in the US.

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