[[caption-width-right:350:[[TheEighties Note the dino-mohawk.]]]]

A French-American co-production, ''Denver the Last Dinosaur'' is an {{animated series}} from [[TheEighties the 1980's]] (as if you needed to be told) about a group of California teens that find the last dinosaur egg in existence and teach the hatchling, Denver, all about skateboarding, rocking out on guitar, and generally being {{totally radical}}. It lasted for 52 episodes and then was promptly forgotten, along with [[WesternAnimation/DinkTheLittleDinosaur some of the other remnants]] of the late-80's / early 90's dinosaur mania. The little nostalgia for the series is mostly because of that kick-ass theme song.


* AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle: The story occasionally stops in its tracks so the narrator can impart dinosaur facts to the viewer.
* BaitAndSwitchCredits: Despite the line "Everywhere we go, we don't even care, if people stop and stare at our pal dino", the characters spend nearly the whole of the first few episodes fretting about whether they've been spotted with the eponymous reptile.
* CorruptHick: Morton Fizzback, the greedy concert promoter.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs
* FishOutOfTemporalWater
* GilliganCut: After Mario protests that he won't beg his admirer for a favour.
* TheLastTitle: The name of the series.
* LineOfSightName: Denver's name is taken from a passing bus which displays a tourism ad for Denver, Colorado.
* MadScientist: Professor Funt.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Denver looks different than the more realistic dinosaurs in the opening
* RealMenWearPink: Denver's guitar and accessories are pink.
* ShowWithinAShow: Apparently in the universe of Denver, there was a crossover show between Lion {{Voltron}} and Vehicle Voltron. You get to see about a second of it in one episode when a TV is changing channels quickly. (Keep in mind that ''Denver's'' production company, World Events, is the same group that dubbed ''Voltron'' for Western audiences)
* TheEighties: Very steeped in it due to the decade, needless to say it's an UnintentionalPeriodPiece.
* TheKiddieRide: Not officially licensed, but Zamperla produced a ''Denver'' kiddie ride in their earlier years. Given that the show was popular in Italy (where Zaperla originates from) and their poor copyright track records where kiddie rides are concerned tho, it's probably expected.
* TotallyRadical: Even for its day, the show had an unusually high density of California surfer clichés.