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Valley of the Dinosaurs
Genre Cartoon series
Directed by Charles A. Nichols
Voices of (See article)
Composer(s) Hoyt Curtin
Country of origin  United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 16
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Running time 30 min.
Original channel CBS
Original run September 7, 1974 – September 4, 1976

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 Gorak, his wife Gara and their two children Lok and Tana. The two families soon become friends and Gorak and his family help the Butlers in their many attempts to find a way to return home while trying to survive in the valley.

Episode list

Original airdates courtesy of The Pazsaz Entertainment Network VOTD site.

  1. Forbidden Fruit (prod. #78-1, 9/7/1974)
  2. What Goes Up (#78-2, 9/14/1974)
  3. A Turned Turtle (#78-3, 9/21/1974)
  4. The Volcano (#78-4, 9/28/1974)
  5. Smoke Screen (#78-5, 10/5/1974)
  6. Pteranodon (#78-6, 10/12/1974)
  7. The Saber-Tooth Kids (#78-7, 10/19/1974)
  8. After Shock (#78-8, 10/26/1974)
  9. Top Cave, Please (#78-9, 11/2/1974)
  10. S.O.S. (#78-10, 11/9/1974)
  11. Fire (#78-11, 11/16/1974)
  12. Rain Of Meteors (#78-12, 11/23/1974)
  13. To Fly A Kite (#78-13, 11/30/1974)
  14. Test Flight (#78-14, 12/7/1974)
  15. The Big Toothache (#78-15, 12/14/1974)
  16. Torch (#78-16, 12/21/1974)


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

Coming soon to DVD from Warner Home Video as part of Hanna-Barbera Classics Collection: To Be Announced.

See also

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