Follow TV Tropes

Following

History WesternAnimation / DenverTheLastDinosaur

Go To



* {{Irony}}: Jeremy looks and dresses like a stereotypical jock, but he's the most erudite member of the cast, often speaking with SesquipedalianLoquaciousness.


Added DiffLines:

* SmarterThanYouLook: Jeremy looks and dresses like a stereotypical jock, but he's the most erudite member of the cast, often speaking with SesquipedalianLoquaciousness.


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 UsefulNotes/LosAngeles 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. Fun fact: most of the cast consisted of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle voice actors (Creator/CamClarke, Creator/RobPaulsen, Creator/TownsendColeman, even Adam Carl who voiced Donatello in the second live action film) which just adds to the late 1980s period piece feel as these actors arguably did the {{totally radical}} angle better than anyone else.

to:

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 UsefulNotes/LosAngeles 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. Fun fact: most of the cast consisted of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' voice actors (Creator/CamClarke, Creator/RobPaulsen, Creator/TownsendColeman, even Adam Carl who voiced Donatello in the second live action film) which just adds to the late 1980s period piece feel as these actors arguably did the {{totally radical}} angle better than anyone else.

Added DiffLines:

* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Jeremy is a handsome teenager with long blonde hair.

Added DiffLines:

* NerdGlasses: Wally, the nerdiest of the teens, wears large glasses.

Added DiffLines:

* MsFanservice: Heather, Wally's older sister, is a shapely and pretty blonde girl, usually wearing form-fitting clothes. In one episode she gets a job at a theme park that requires her to wear a [[NubileSavage cavegirl]] outfit.

Added DiffLines:

* FatBastard: Morton Fizzback is an overweight man who is greedy and corrupt.

Added DiffLines:

* FriendToAllLivingThings: Wally is an animal-loving guy and Denver's primary caretaker.

Added DiffLines:

* CoolShades: One of the teenagers is literally called "Shades" after his sunglasses. Denver also gets a pair of pink shades, matching his guitar.


* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs
* FishOutOfTemporalWater

to:

* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs
EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: Even TotallyRadical California teenagers are better with dinosaurs.
* FishOutOfTemporalWaterFishOutOfTemporalWater: Denver himself, with his egg surviving since the Cretaceous period and hatching in the '80s.



* MadScientist: Professor Funt.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Denver looks different than the more realistic dinosaurs in the opening

to:

* MadScientist: Professor Funt.
Funt is a villainous paleontologist who wants to capture Denver.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Denver looks different a lot more cartoony than the more realistic dinosaurs in the openingopening.

Added DiffLines:

* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: From the two major female characters, Casey is very much OneOfTheBoys, wearing overalls and a baseball cap and riding a scooter, whereas Heather dresses and acts much more feminine.


Creator/{{Zagtoon}} is producing a reboot of the show as ''Denver & Cliff''.

to:

Creator/{{Zagtoon}} is producing a reboot of the show as ''Denver & Cliff''.''WesternAnimation/DenverAndCliff''.


!!Tropes:

to:

!!Tropes:
!!Tropes found in this show:

* TheEighties: Very steeped in it due to the decade. Needless to say, it's an UnintentionalPeriodPiece.



* 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, it's probably expected.

to:

* 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) originates) and their poor copyright track records where kiddie rides are concerned, it's probably to be expected.


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 UsefulNotes/LosAngeles 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. Fun fact: most of the cast consisted of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle voice actors (CamClarke, RobPaulsen, TownsendColeman, even Adam Carl who voiced Donatello in the second live action film) which just adds to the late 1980s period piece feel as these actors arguably did the {{totally radical}} angle better than anyone else.

to:

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 UsefulNotes/LosAngeles 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. Fun fact: most of the cast consisted of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle voice actors (CamClarke, RobPaulsen, TownsendColeman, (Creator/CamClarke, Creator/RobPaulsen, Creator/TownsendColeman, even Adam Carl who voiced Donatello in the second live action film) which just adds to the late 1980s period piece feel as these actors arguably did the {{totally radical}} angle better than anyone else.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 42

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report