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Dino Dan is a Canadian/American television series made mostly for children ages 2–6, which is airing on TVO Kids  in Ontario, and Nick Jr. in Australia and the USA. The series was created and directed by J.J. Johnson and produced in Toronto, Canada, by Sinking Ship Entertainment. It was co-written by J.J. Johnson and Christin Simms.
Dino Dan was nominated for a 2009 Gemini Award for Best Preschool-to-4th Grade Program or Series.
Dino Dan won the 2009 Shaw Rocket Prize for best independently produced Canadian children's, youth, or family program.
The cast won a 2010 Young Artist Award for Most Outstanding Young Ensemble In A TV Series.
Dino Dan follows the adventures of the paleontologist-in-training Dan Henderson (played by Jason Spevack, who starred in Sunshine Cleaning as Oscar) and his friends, who uncover clues about the past and secrets of the dinosaurs. The show combines live action with CGI dinosaurs.
10 year old Dan Henderson learns about dinosaurs as he conducts experiments on dinosaurs he sees in his environment. It is unknown if they are real or the result of his active imagination, some animals have also seen them, such as his dog, and in the episode Dino Trackers, Dan's younger brother can also see the dinosaur tracks.
A follow-up series staring Dan's younger brother Trek begain airing in 2013. Trek, now age 10, is also able to see Dinosaurs and spends his time learning like his brother Dan.
IMDb reports the following series cast
|Jason Spevack||Daniel "Dan" Henderson|
|Ricardo Hoyos||Ricardo Sanchez|
|Isaac Durnford||Cory Schluter|
|Jaclyn Forbes||Kami Douglas|
|Allana Harkin||Jessica Henderson|
|Keana Bastidas||Jordan Miralles|
|Sydney Kuhne||Angie Elia|
|Alana Bridgewater||Mrs. Nicholls|
|Sarah Carver||Mrs. Carver|
|Trek Buccino||Trek Henderson|
|Andrea Martin||Mrs. Hahn|
|Jayne Eastwood||Dan's grandmother|
|Mark McKinney||Mr. Drumheller|
|Pat Thornton||Cory's Dad|
|Kevin MacDonald||Mr. Curry|
|Episode #||Title||American Premiere (Nick Jr.)||Canadian Premiere (TVO Kids)|
|1||The Chicken or the Dino/Bones in the Backyard||5/11/2009||5/25/09|
|2||Masked Confusion/Trouble Clef||5/12/2009||1/8/09|
|3||There's a Compsognathus Under My Bed/Art for Pterosaurs' Sake||10/27/2010||1/25/10|
|4||Tooth or Consequences/Dinosicles||1/16/2011||2/1/10|
|5||The Case of the Mystery Dino/Gas-o-saurus||1/15/10||2/8/10|
|6||He Shoots, He Roars/A Winter Tail||10/25/2010||2/15/10|
|7||A Pterosaur in the House/A Model Dino||10/18/2010||4/11/10|
|8||Copy Dino/Lunch Bag Bandit||10/28/2010||4/18/10|
|9||Dino Dent/Active Imagination||1/8/11||5/15/10|
|10||Dino Trap/Big Bad Spinosaurus||10/26/2010||6/12/10|
|12||Moody Dino/Stop-Motion Dino||1/15/2011||9/25/10|
|13||'Twas a Dinosaur/To Flee or Not to Flee||12/20/2010||8/27/10|
|14||Fishing for Dinosaurs/Dino Doug||7/31/11||8/26/10|
|15||Dino Trackers/T-Rex Bedtime||10/19/2010||9/13/10|
|16||To Catch a Dino/Cops & Dinos||1/29/2011||10/4/10|
|17||Dino Party/Training Wings||1/23/2011||9/20/10|
|18||Prehistoric Zoo/Ready? Set? Dino!||1/30/2011||10/16/10|
|19||The Dino Did It/Air Dino||7/29/2013||10/11/10|
|20||Dino Watering Hole/Dino Dance||7/30/13||11/6/10|
|21||Captain Cory/Dino Race||7/31/13||11/13/10|
|22||Hard Hat, Long Neck/A Roaring Good Time||7/31/11||1/16/11|
|23||Mini Dino/The Three Little Paleontologists||8/1/13||1/23/11|
|24||Dino Strike!/Nothing But the Tooth||8/2/13||1/30/11|
|25||Down on the Farm/The Time Traveler's Dino||10/16/2011||2/8/11|
|26||Where the Dinosaurs Are/Winter Vacation||6/29/2013||2/15/11|