Dinotrux

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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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

  • Ty-Rux (voiced by Andrew Francis)[9] is the leader of the Dinotrux.[10] He is a red Tyrannosaurus Trux — half Tyrannosaurus rex and half excavator — with a wrecking ball for his tail.[1][11]
  • Revvit (voiced by Richard Ian Cox)[9] is a yellow and green Rotilian Reptool — half lizard (resembling a chameleon) and half rotary drill.[1] He is Ty's best friend. His tongue is a tape measure.[12]
  • Dozer. (voiced by Brian Drummond)[9] is a yellow Dozeratops — half Triceratops and half bulldozer. He is described as a "cranky hothead" but a true friend with a big heart.[1][13]
  • Ton-Ton (voiced by Matt Hill)[9] is a blue Ankylodump — half Ankylosaurus and half dump truck.[1] He is described as a daredevil who "is always ready for non-stop action and loves to tear it up".[14]
  • Skya (voiced by Ashleigh Ball)[9] is an orange Craneosaur — half brachiosaur and half construction crane.[1][15] She is described as tough, strong, and sassy.[16]
  • Garby (voiced by Trevor Devall)[9] is a green Stegarbasaurus — half Stegosaurus and half garbage truck. He enjoys eating rocks and extracting their ore. He can also shoot spikes like ninja stars.[1][17][18]
  • Ace Wingnut (voiced by Cree Summer)[9] is a silver and blue Crescent Wrench Reptool – half lizard and half crescent wrench. She is described as very hot-headed.
  • Waldo (voiced by Doron Bell Jr.)[9] is a red Pipe Wrench Reptool – half lizard and half pipe wrench.
  • Click-Clack (voiced by Fred Ewanuick)[9] is an orange Rotilian Reptool — half lizard (resembling a chameleon) and half rotary drill.[19]
  • Xee (voiced by Heather Doerksen) is a Crescent Wrenchtool - half lizard (resembling a chameleon) and half crescent wrench. She was originally solitary before joining the group.
  • D-Structs (voiced by Paul Dobson)[9] is a white and black-colored Tyrannosaurus Trux — half Tyrannosaurus rex and half excavator[1][11] He dislikes failures and that Ty has been taking over as the ruler of the crater.[20]
  • Skrap-It (voiced by Trevor Devall)[9] is a steel colored Scraptool –half lizard (resembling a Jackson’s chameleon) and half Leatherman multi-tool. He is D-Structs' henchman after he promises to salvage Ty after he is defeated.
  • George (voiced by Brian Drummond) is brown Dozeratops — half Triceratops and half bulldozer. He has zen-like approach to life.
  • The Tortools are Toolcreatures who are half tortoise and half airbrush/buffer/car jack.
  • Hex Wrenchtools - half lizard and half hex key - a Swedish subspecies of Reptool that is all named Otto
  • Rollodons are Dinotrux who are half steamroller and half Centrosaurus. They are known to roar by shouting out only one word, which is "roll", and afraid of smaller Reptools.
  • The Dumps - Drag-O, Wrecka and Scoot - (voiced by Brian Drummond, Ashleigh Ball and Trevor Devall) are a group of three daredevil Ankylodumps — half Ankylosaurus and half dump truck. They used to be Ton-Ton old group until they parted on uknown terms until they meet each other again.
  • Stix (voiced by Eric Bauza) is a green Gluphosaur - half Dilophosaurus and half glue gun.
  • Towaconstrictors are Toolcreatures who are half boa constrictor and half tow truck cable.
  • Drillian, Auger, Bore-is and Burrow (voiced by Cree Summer, Eric Bauza and Sam Vincent) are a Drillasaurs - half Nodosaurus and half mining drill.
  • Flynt (voiced by Eric Bauza) is a Hydrodon - half Iguanodon and half fire truck.
  • Chunk and Crunk (voiced by Vincent Tong and Kyle Rideout) are a Cementasaurs - half Pachycephalosaurus and half cement mixer.
  • Prop-Top, Flapjaw, Washout and Navs (voice by Brenda Crichlow, Fred Ewanuick and Vincent Tong) are a Pteracopters - half Quetzalcoatlus and half VTOL helicopter.
  • Snowblazer (voiced by Heather Doerksen) is a blue Plowasaur - half Chasmosaurus and half snowplow. She has pet rock named Herb.
  • Junktools are Toolcreatures who are based on Compsognathus.
  • Dreadtruxes are Dinotrux who are half Dreadnoughtus and half bucket-wheel excavator. They are accordingly a massive Dinotrux larger than any other species ever seen. They hibernate for hundreds of years and wake up only to feed.
    • Big Dread is a Dreadtrux — half Dreadnoughtus and half bucket-wheel excavator.
    • Lil'Dread is a young Dreadtrux — half Dreadnoughtus and half bucket-wheel excavator — who befriended Ton-Ton.
  • Liftasaurs are Dinotrux who are half Corythosaurus and half forklift. They are shown to be stubborn and competitive.
  • Fryttz (voiced by Jason Mckinnon) is a Hydrodon - half Iguanodon and half fire truck. He used to be bullied by Scraptools until Skya teached him confidence.
  • Kelper Shellcracker III (voiced by Doron Bell Jr.) is a Crabcavator - half crab and half undersea excavator.
  • Shredadons are Dinotrux who are half scrap metal shredder and half Suchomimus.
  • Splitter (voiced by Richard Ian Cox) is a Sawmetradon — half trencher and half Dimetrodon. He is known to terrorize the Woodland Reptools, cutting down trees and looking for woodland ore.
  • Blayde (voiced by Kelly Sheridan) is a black and white Dozeratops — part Triceratops and part bulldozer. She used to be friends with Dozer, until an attack by D-Structs caused her to adopt the motto "Take or be taken.".
  • Pounder is a Poundersaurolophus — half pile driver and half Parasaurolophus. Instead of speaking, he communicates by clicking and occasionally pounding the ground. Skya's herd was once attacked by one member of his kind.
  • D-Stroy (voiced by Brian Dobson) is another white and black-colored Tyrannosaurus Trux – half Tyrannosaurus rex and half excavator – and D-Structs's older brother. He is smart and cunning.
  • Goldtrux (voiced by Michael Dangerfield) is golden covered dark green Stegarbasaurus — half Stegosaurus and half garbage truck. He used to be friends with Garby, until he tasted gold and became addicted to it.
  • Scrapadactyls are half Leatherman multi-tool and half Pteranodon. Some specimens shown to have crests similar to Tupuxuara.
    • Stealth Scrapadactyls are black colored Scrapadactyls who have lasers in their eyes.

References[edit]

  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.

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