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Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone (2005)

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An Orphaned Boy sets out in search of adventure, but when a shipwreck lands him on an island where Dinosaurs and Humans coexist, he finds not only adventure but a family as well.

Director:

Davis Doi

Writers:

Sean Roche, James Gurney (based on the series of Dinotopia books by)
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Cast overview:
Alyssa Milano ... 26 (voice)
Jamie Kennedy ... Spazz (voice)
Kathy Griffin ... Rhoga (voice)
Wayne Knight ... Thudd (voice)
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Stinktooth (voice)
Malcolm McDowell ... Ogthar (voice)
George Segal ... Albagon (voice)
Diedrich Bader ... John (voice)
Tara Strong ... Mara (voice)
Gregg Berger ... SkyBax Patrolman (voice)
Alec Medlock Alec Medlock ... Kex (voice)
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Experience the Magic of Dinotopia in an All-New Animated Movie! 26, the beloved young dinosaur from the hit miniseries, stars in an all-new animated movie set on the island where humans and dinosaurs co-exist. Twelve-year-old orphan Kex stows away in a lifeboat, hoping to see the world, but after being washed overboard he finds himself on Dinotopia, befriended by 26. Soon, the friends face trouble when the evil Ogthar is released from his stone prison and recovers the Ruby Sunstone, whose dark power can endanger all of Dinotopia. Join 26, Kex and the other dinosaurs as they fight to save their magical home! Written by Anonymous

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"We want to be moronic gods!"
4 August 2008 | by draketigerclawSee all my reviews

I'm going to be brutally honest about this movie. It's mislabeled. I'll explain that in a moment. Suffice it to say that if you are older than 10 this movie will either cause you an emotion of rage or bore you to tears.

Generally when you make a children's movie out of a popular series the intent is usually to bring young people into a fantasy world in a safe environment. Apparently they missed that idea because it doesn't bring you into anything. It makes a lot of references to the TV mini series and they traced a few of the backgrounds out of the original book but mostly they ignore all of the important plot devices from the series and replace them with Saturday morning cartoon plot devices. It may as well have been called "Kids in Dinoland", because the ideas surrounding Dinotopia are just not there, which is why it is mislabeled.

Moving on to the technical side of the movie, it is not terrible but it is by no means great. The character animation is surprisingly smooth for a goofy straight to video movie. The backgrounds look alright most of the time, and the animation is mostly consistent. It mostly looks like a Saturday morning cartoon though.

The story is baked terrible with a side of fried stupid. It's chock full of clichés and stupid jokes from 90's pop culture. There are really vague references and allusions to plot points from the mini series and books but they never go into any of them. Dinotopian culture is not explained at all, which would be alright if it were not about someone being introduced to Dinotopian culture.

Now for some nit picking. The characters are mostly forgettable and bland, except for the bad guys and 26. There were even a few attempts at musical numbers that were bizarre. The sun stones and what they supposedly do made even less sense than they did in the mini-series. I seriously thought we had gotten over idiotic skateboarding in the 90's. Oh yeah and the ending leads me to believe they made this as a pilot for another TV series that just didn't happen.

To wrap up, as a fan of animation, movies, sci-fi, and other nonsense I refuse to call something that is bad good. People use the fact that this is a children's movie to defend it's problems, but as it is based on a series I give it no quarter because when it's based on a series for everybody it should not exclude the majority of it's fans or people who may be interested. So while I'm not prepared to call it horrible because it is by no means the worst thing I have ever seen, it just isn't good. If you are a fan or passerby who may be interested (like me) this movie is not worth your time. If you need to distract a 5 year old for an hour than this may be for you.


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17 May 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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