Valley of The Dinosaurs

During a rafting excursion Professor John Butler and family get caught up in a mysterious whirlpool and resurface in a world of prehistoric creatures. A 2-Disc, 16-Episode Collection of the exciting animated series Valley of the Dinosaurs.


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Valley Of The Dinosaurs
 
4.9

(based on 11 reviews)

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    (10)

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100%

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Pros

  • Entertaining (9)
  • Engaging characters (7)
  • Original (5)
  • High production value (3)
  • Informative (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • At home (9)
    • Younger viewers (8)
    • Adult viewers (6)
    • Perfect gift (4)
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      • Casual viewer (5), Movie buff (4)

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    5.0

    would buy again

    By ko

    from ky

    About Me Casual Viewer

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        Comments about Valley Of The Dinosaurs:

        liked it

         
        5.0

        Loved this show when i was a kid

        By lenny

        from gosse pointe, mi

        About Me Casual Viewer

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        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining

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          • Adult Viewers
          • At Home
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          • Younger Viewers

          Comments about Valley Of The Dinosaurs:

          i watch this show to remember how good cartoons were in the 70s

           
          4.0

          1970's cartoon prehistoric fun!

          By Jonhayashi1

          from New York, Long Island

          About Me Movie Buff

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          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • High Production Value
          • Informative
          • Original

          Cons

          • Lacks Mightor Type Action
          • No Chapter Episode Titles

          Best Uses

          • Adult Viewers
          • At Home
          • For Dinosaur Caveman Fans
          • Younger Viewers

          Comments about Valley Of The Dinosaurs:

          After buying the Alex Toth animated titles of the 1960's,JONNY QUEST, SPACE GHOST AND DINO BOY, BIRDMAN, THE HERCULOIDS, MOBY DICK AND MIGHTY MIGHTOR, SHAZZAN AND YOUNG SAMSON I purchased the 1974 VALLEY OF THE DINOSAURS. While Alex Toth is not credited with doing the character design on this show, the Butler family and the cave people do have Alex's simplicity design look to them! In the 1970's Action for Children's television and network executives started to put down restrictions on cartoon violence and other things that caused a watering down of tv cartoons in the 70's and 80's! VALLEY OF THE DINOSAURS managed to come up with interesting storylines in spite of these restrictions. The 16 episodes here are not bland and silly like SCOOBY DOO and SUPER FRIENDS! And the show has thoughtful writing and dialog. In the Volcano episode John Butler(voiced by Mike Road, Race Bannon in Jonny Quest) saves the cave people's village by diverting the volcano's lava away from their homes by breaking a stone ledge in front of the lava by causing wood stakes in the ledge to swell up with water, thus breaking the stone ledge free! That's using your head! And the Butlers must choose to either send a message by radio to an airplane to rescue them OR save their caveman friend's life! They of course save their friend! So they stick together! Good voice acting, handsome design and narrow escapes from dinosaurs combine to keep one's interest! But I do wish for some of the rock em, sock em action of DINO BOY and MIGHTY MIGHTOR! Mightor would throw a Tyrannosaurus rex over his shoulder and smack into trees! And Caveman Agh would shoot an arrow into a pteradactyl's wing! And remember Terrible Turu episode of Jonny Quest with Race Bannon shooting a bazzooka at a black Pterannadon! WOW!! So VALLEY was not allowed to do that! But I do give credit to Hanna Barbera for making this show higher in quality then most of their shows at that time. Too many bland SCOOBY DOO lookalikes! So I'm glad to have this show to compare to earlier cartoons! It's still fun! On a sad note, my mother,Makoto Hayashi Hill died on Sept 2, 2012 this year. She was 91 years old. She died because of heart attacks that were diagnosed originally as heartburns. By the time the docters realised what was happening my mother's heart was too beat up to go on and she died in her sleep at the hospital. Before that my mother enjoyed the dvds I ordered from Warner Archive, THE FLIGHT OF DRAGONS, THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH, INVITATION TO THE DANCE'S SINBAD THE SAILOR ( starring Gene Kelly), THE 7 FACES OF DOCTER LAO (starring Tony Randall) and the U.P.A. cartoons in TCM SHOP's JOLLY FROLIC'S U.P.A. cartoon collection. So thank you Warner Archive and TCM SHOP for making these videos available online! Not only did you bring back fun childhood memories back to me, but you helped make my mother's last months on earth enjoyable with titles she had not seen before! I miss my mother very much but she loved me so much and I loved her greatly! THANK YOU AGAIN!!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Hanna Barbera Classics

          By Dave

          from Westminster, MD

          About Me Avid Moviegoer

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                Comments about Valley Of The Dinosaurs:

                I hope WB offers all of the Hanna Barbara classic shows, particularly the ones from the 70's and early 80's. Lowering the price would be great.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome!

                By 70's Kid

                from Sacramento, CA

                About Me Avid Moviegoer

                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining
                • Great Cinematography
                • High Production Value
                • Original

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                    Comments about Valley Of The Dinosaurs:

                    I was so excited when I saw that this amazing cartoon from my childhood was now available on DVD! Rediscovering this beloved childhood favorite has been so much fun, and has brought back so many memories!

                     
                    5.0

                    A title that's long overdue

                    By Cartoonmaniac

                    from Red Oak Tx.

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                    Pros

                    • Engaging Characters
                    • Entertaining

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                      • At Home
                      • Younger Viewers

                      Comments about Valley Of The Dinosaurs:

                      For my own enjoyment. Great sound and picture.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Very entertaining.

                      By sparky

                      from Clifton Park, NY

                      About Me Movie Buff

                      Pros

                      • Engaging Characters
                      • Entertaining
                      • Great Cinematography
                      • High Production Value
                      • Informative
                      • Original

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Adult Viewers
                        • At Home
                        • Perfect Gift
                        • Younger Viewers

                        Comments about Valley Of The Dinosaurs:

                        Use for entertainment.Very involving. Destressing. Nothing negative.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        More of these on DVD WB pleese !!

                        By Bannas for Hanna Barbara

                        from Hershey Pa

                        About Me Casual Viewer

                        Pros

                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Entertaining
                        • Original

                        Cons

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                          • At Home
                          • In The Car
                          • Younger Viewers

                          Comments about Valley Of The Dinosaurs:

                          These cartoons were as laid back as the 70s itself. Very good cartoons ! More from this era are needed.

                           
                          5.0

                          Fun to watch a real cartooon again.

                          By P3

                          from CT

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                          • Entertaining

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                            • Adult Viewers
                            • At Home
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                            Comments about Valley Of The Dinosaurs:

                            A great nostalgic look back in time to when Saturday mornings were the high-light of a kids week. A fun way to spend some time with children and grandchildren who have probably never seen the greatest action adventure cartoons ever made.

                             
                            5.0

                            It makes me feel like a kid again.

                            By RayCT

                            from Hartford, CT

                            About Me Casual Viewer

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                            • Entertaining

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                              Comments about Valley Of The Dinosaurs:

                              I enjoyed it very much watching it again. It was my favorite cartoon show on Saturday's morning when I was younger in the 70's. I play it in the weekends with my family to spend time together. The only thing it should have on it is the episodes number when playing the video DVD it didn't show up on the screen.

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