Dinotrux
Dinotrux poster.jpg
Also known asDinotrux Supercharged (seasons 6–8)
Genre
Based onDinotrux book series
by Chris Gall
Voices of
Theme music composerRobert Persaud
Mireilla Kut
ComposerJake Monaco
Country of originUnited States
Canada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes78 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producersJeff DeGrandis
David Kidd[1]
Ron Burch[1]
Running time23 minutes[2]
Production companyDreamWorks Animation Television[3]
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Netflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseAugust 14, 2015 (2015-08-14) –
August 3, 2018 (2018-08-03)

Dinotrux is a computer-animated web series based on Chris Gall's series of books by the same name. It features a fictional prehistoric world inhabited by hybrid characters that are part reptile and part mechanical tool called Reptools. The larger ones known as Dinotrux, who are dinosaurs combined with trucks, are accompanied by Rotilian Reptools and other types of smaller ones.[3] The series debuted on August 14, 2015 on Netflix,[1] with the second season following on March 11, 2016,[4] and the third on October 7, 2016,[5] and the fourth on March 31, 2017,[6] and the fifth on August 18, 2017.[7] Beginning on November 10, 2017, subsequent seasons are released under the title Dinotrux Supercharged, with the second season being released on March 23, 2018, and the last season on August 3, 2018.

DreamWorks Animation first optioned rights to Dinotrux in March 2009, a month before the first book was published, with an intention to develop a computer-animated film.[8]

Plot

A prehistoric world, which is set in the Mechazoic era, is populated by hybrid reptile-tools called Reptools, which include hybrid dinosaur-trucks called Dinotrux. Two best friends, Ty Rux, who is a good Tyrannosaurus Rux, and Revvit, who is a Rotilian Reptool, must team up with other inhabitants of the world to defend their community and their work from an evil T-Trux named "D-Structs". Dinotrux and other Reptools share a symbiotic relationship with one another. For example, Ty provides Revvit with safety, shelter and security, who in turn fixes and maintains Ty when needed.

Episodes

Main article: List of Dinotrux episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
110August 14, 2015 (2015-08-14)
213March 11, 2016 (2016-03-11)
316October 7, 2016 (2016-10-07)
47March 31, 2017 (2017-03-31)
56August 18, 2017 (2017-08-18)
66November 10, 2017 (2017-11-10)
77March 23, 2018 (2018-03-23)
813August 3, 2018 (2018-08-03)

Characters

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Rain Forden, Kajsa (August 3, 2015). "Exclusive Look: DreamWorks 'Dinotrux'". Rotoscopers. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  2. ^ "Dinotrux (Season 1)". British Board of Film Classification. August 8, 2015. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Netflix (June 13, 2014). "DreamWorks Animation's Action-Packed Dinotrux Barges Onto Netflix As New Original Series For Kids" (Press release). PR Newswire. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  4. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (March 11, 2016). "Clips: 'Dinotrux' Season 2 Roars onto Netflix". Animation Magazine. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  5. ^ "'Dinotrux' Season 3 First Look: Click-Clack Takes on the Slamtools". The Hollywood Reporter. October 4, 2016. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  6. ^ Robinson, Joanna; Lawson, Richard (February 24, 2017). "What's New on Netflix in March". Vanity Fair. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  7. ^ Nyren, Erin (July 28, 2017). "What's Coming to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime in August 2017". Variety. Retrieved July 29, 2017.
  8. ^ Flemingq, Michael (March 9, 2009). "DreamWorks to drive 'Dinotrux'". Variety. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Dinotrux". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  10. ^ "Dinotrux – Ty". Dreamworks TV. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  11. ^ a b Dinotrux (July 20, 2015). "What's the best way to describe Ty? Take a T. rex and a megaton excavator, mash them together, and what do you get? A Tyrannosaurus Trux!". Facebook. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  12. ^ "Dinotrux – Revvit". Dreamworks TV. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  13. ^ "Dinotrux – Dozer". Dreamworks TV. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  14. ^ "Dinotrux – Ton-Ton". Dreamworks TV. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  15. ^ Dinotrux (July 27, 2015). "Meet Skya! Half brachiosaurus and half mega-ton construction crane, she uses her whip-like tow hook tongue to lift enormous loads and wield heavy objects". Facebook. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  16. ^ "Dinotrux – Skya". Dreamworks TV. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  17. ^ Dinotrux (August 5, 2015). "Meet Garby! Half stegosaurus and half garbage truck, Garby eats rocks and extracts their ore. During fights, his tail pinches and cuts, his jaw locks like a pitbull, and his spikes can be shot out and flung like ninja stars!". Facebook. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  18. ^ "Dinotrux – Garby". Dreamworks TV. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  19. ^ Hank, Melissa (August 12, 2015). "Dan for Prime Minister? Fred Ewanuick says he'd do great". Canada.com. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  20. ^ "Dinotrux – D-Structs". Dreamworks TV. Retrieved June 13, 2017.