Dino Babies is an extraordinary cute and cuddly cartoon for younger children by DiC Entertainment, which was broadcast in 1994.
Ah, dinosaurs! How they frighten us with their big teeth and giant claws! Well, not these! The Dinobabies consists of a group of Yoshi-esque baby dinosaurs and their own adventures around the Land That Time Forgot. Truman is the smartest lead of the group. He's Blind Without 'Em, but very clever with his stories. He wishes the only girl in the Dinobaby group, La Brea, would stop challenging his authority. Stanley has orange spots all over and is very brave and happy-go-lucky! Franklin is a Cowardly Sidekick to the group. He has a little brother called Marshall, the youngest of the group, who wears diapers, a la Pinga. Dak seeks all the attention he wants.
The show was first broadcast in the UK on The BBC in 1994, but in America, the show was also broadcast on syndication.
- Anachronism Stew: Despite living millions of years in the past, they tell stories set in the modern period.
- The Bully: Dak. He's almost always plays as a villain in Truman's stories as a result.
- Butt-Monkey: Poorly enough, Franklin.
- Cowardly Sidekick: Franklin again.
- Five-Man Band:
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Of course.
- Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Every episode is a fun twist on a classic story.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Dak once brought back a toy that the dinosaurs lost without any hidden objectives.
- Meaningful Name: Dak is a pterodactyl.
- Ptero Soarer: Dak is a stereotypical cartoonish pterodactyl.
- Reluctant Monster: The dragon in one episode.
- Shout-Out: They all look like Yoshis.
- The Smurfette Principle: As stated above, La Brea is the only girl.
- Tyrannosaurus rex: One episode has the kids taking in a baby T. rex.