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  • Garfield and Friends used dinosaurs mostly to parody this trope, specially in "Us Acres" (the quote on the main page comes from an episode where Orson started telling "Rumpelstiltskin" to the children, adding ninjas and such for them to keep interested, but Wade and Roy started changing the story to work in their respective characters' favors).
  • There's also Cadillacs and Dinosaurs.
  • Dinosaucers. Perhaps most noteworthy in that both sides seemed to have a counterpart for each character, rather than each faction specializing in one particular type of dinosaur (Allosaurus/Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops/Styracosaurus, Apatosaurus/Brachiosaurus, Archaeopteryx/Pteranodon, etc.)
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  • Beast Boy in Teen Titans favors a T. rex for sheer Awesome, but Impractical, because while it may look devastating, it doesn't fit under bridges, and it weighs too much for many floors to handle. He does use other, smaller dinosaurs to great effect.
  • They managed to work a dinosaur even into Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers (Steggy in "Prehysterical Pet").
  • Futurama:
    • In "Bender's Game", Leela and Hermes are watching The Scary Door, this episode about a typical alien invasion being defeated by 'God's humblest of creatures'...The Tyrannosaurus rex!
      Leela: I can't believe Tivo suggested that piece of crap!
    • In one episode Fry sets out to enjoy the wonders of the year 3000, one being riding a T. rex on a petting zoo. Pretty obvious what happens when he tries to feed it a pig.
      These new hands are great! I can't wait to break them in later tonight.
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  • They show up from time to time on The Fairly Oddparents.
  • In an early episode of The Venture Bros., Brock Samson, while in a Lotus-Eater Machine, and dreams that he is fighting flamethrower-wielding cowboys. Only, they're riding T. rexes. Yet Brock, in his sheer awesomeness (and mainly because it's his dream) easily dispatches them.
  • In the world of OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes, miniature Living Dinosaurs take the place of everyday animals. Gar's Bodega owns a baby T. rex, tiny Triceratops and Brontosaurus scurry about like squirrels, and mini-Pteranodon fill the role of pigeons.
  • Both Batman: The Animated Series and Superman: The Animated Series feature the titular heroes fighting an animatronic Tyrannosaurus at one point; in Superman's case very early on in the first season.
    • Justice League features cowboys riding robot dinosaurs.
    • And on Batman: The Brave and the Bold, well, I'll just have Plastic Man tell you:
      Plastic Man: Are you seeing what I'm seeing? Because I'm seeing gorillas riding pterodactyls, with harpoon guns, stealing a boat.
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  • Because sometimes just a guy in a mask isn't enough for Mystery Inc., the gang has faced dinosaurs (besides dragons, sea serpents, and the Loch Ness Monster) in What's New, Scooby-Doo? and more recently Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur.
  • Extreme Dinosaurs.
  • Hey Arnold!'s local theme park is Dinoland.
  • Rugrats has Reptar, an Expy of Godzilla.
  • In a couple of episodes of The Legend of Tarzan the titular Nature Hero visits a Lost World named Pellucidar, inhabited by dinosaurs.
  • In The Transformers it's Everything's Better With Dinobots! Unless you're a Decepticon, of course. Or an Autobot they don't like.
  • Dino Squad is about teenagers who, after a freak accident, can shapeshift into dinosaurs.
  • The Snow Queen (1995)'s sequel has an Iceosaurus, an ice pterosaur.
  • An episode of The Little Mermaid TV series has Ariel and her family visiting northern waters for a vacation ... only for Ariel to discover dinosaurs frozen in ice. She uses her father's trident to free them, but the Tyrannosaurus rex gets out of control and is defeated by a whale. In the end, the entire ice is melted down to a jungle, and the dinosaurs can live freely there.
  • Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood has a Dinosaur Song that has been used at least twice, even though the show has absolutely nothing to do with dinosaurs.
  • Kung Fu Dino Posse, a poorly-known series about anthro dinos using kung-fu to beat up bad guys. Yeah...
  • Even My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic can't avoid the dinosaur fever! The season 6 episode "Gauntlet of Fire" has a species of creatures native to the Dragon Lands named "Slingtails", ressembling a cross between an ankylosaur and a ceratopsian with fur covering their backs. The Cold Opening of "The Fault in our Cutie Marks" also has a filly named Petunia Paleo discovering the remains of a "spiny-backed Ponysaurus" on her backyard, which is apparently some kind of dinosaur-pony hybrid. Yep, even dinos have pony versions of them. In "The Gift of the Maud Pie", we see what appears to be a plush of a dinosaur at a toy store.
    • In the Equestria Girls short School of Rock, we see skeletons of a pterosaur, a T.rex and some type of prosauropod in exhibition at the Canterlot Natural History Museum. The human counterparts of Pinkie, Twilight and Rarity use their geode powers to briefly give life to the skeletons and amaze the visiting students.
  • Cupcake & Dino: General Services has Dino, naturally.


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