A Heck of a NeckA Heck of a Neck (2012) Season 2 Episode 216-A- Dinosaur Train Cartoon Episode Guide by Dave Koch
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- The Jim Henson Company, FableVision.
with participation and assistance of: Singapore Media Development Authority
- Animated Characters: Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, Don, Mr. Conductor, Mrs. Pteranodon, Mr. Pteranodon, Howard Dragonfly, Arlene Archaeopteryx, Keenan Chirostenotes, The Old Spinosaurus, Mikey Microraptor, Minne Microraptor, Ernie Einiosaurus, Mrs. Einiosaurus, Jack Einiosaurus, Ralph Einiosaurus, Tank Triceratops, Trudy Triceratops, Tuck Triceratops, Truman Triceratops, Todd Triceratops, Ned Brachiosaurus, Ella Brachiosaurus, Brenda Brachiosaurus, Laura Giganotosaurus, Petey Peteinosaurus, Peggy Peteinosaurus, Annie Tyrannosaurus, Delores Tyrannosaurus, Boris Tyrannosaurus, Morris Stegosaurus, Alvin Allosaurus, Hank Ankylosaurus, Leslie Lesothosaurus, Mrs. Lesothosaurus, Erma Eoraptor, Mrs. Conductor, Gilbert Troodon, The Station Master, Travis Troodon, The Troodon Official, Valerie Velociraptor, Velma Velociraptor, Vincent Velociraptor, Arnie Argentinosaurus, Mr. Argentinosaurus, Jess Hesperornis, Ollie Ornithomimus, Oren Ornithomimus, Mrs. Ornithomimus, Leroy Lambeosaurus, Lily Lambeosaurus, Lorraine Lambeosaurus, Larry Lambeosaurus, Cory Corythosaurus, Mrs. Corythosaurus, Perry Parasaurolophus, Angela Avisaurus, Derek Deinonychus, Mrs. Deinonychus, Mr. Deinonychus, King Cryolophosaurus, Spiky Stygimoloch, Stuart Stygimoloch, Shirley Stygimoloch, The Enantiornithine, Iggy Iguanodon, Kenny Kentrosaurus, Chung Confuciusornis, Martin Amargasaurus, Adam Adocus, Pauline Proganochelys, Elmer Elasmosaurus, Mr. Elasmosaurus, Mrs. Elasmosaurus, Carla Cretoxyrhina, Craig Cretoxyrhina, Paulie Pliosaurus, Mrs. Pliosaurus, Henry Hermit Crab, Patrica Palaeobatrachus, Quincy Quetzalcoatlus, Mr. Quetzalcoatlus, Teri Therizinosaurus, Mrs. Therizinosaurus, Mr. Therizinosaurus, Eugene Euoplocephalus, Cindy Cimolestes, Daphne Daspletosaurus, Mr. Daspletosaurus, Ziggy Zhejiangopterus, Alan Alamosaurus, Mitch Michelinoceras, Max Michelinoceras, Bucky Masiakasaurus, Stacie Styracosaurus, Sonja Styracosaurus, Stuart Styracosaurus, Stephie Styracosaurus, Percy Paramacellodus, Rick Oryctodromeus, Nick Oryctodromeus, Millie Maiasaura, Mookie Maiasaura, Michelle Maiasaura.
- Awards: Nominee, Television Critics Association Award, Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming, 2010.
Nominee, Young Artist Award, Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role - Young Actor/Actress, Cainan Wiebe, 2010.
- First Aired in 2012.
- Episode Number: 216-A
- Running Time: 11 minutes.
- Season: 2
- U.S.A. / Singapore
Cartoon Production Information:
Dinosaur Train embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains. The series encourages basic scientific thinking skills as the audience learns about life science, natural history and paleontology. Each of the 40 half-hour episodes features Buddy, an adorable preschool age Tyrannosaurus Rex, and his adoptive Pteranodon family as they board the Dinosaur Train and embark on whimsical voyages through prehistoric jungles, swamps, volcanoes and oceans. The episodes include two 11-minute animated stories, along with brief live-action segments hosted by renowned paleontologist Dr. Scott Sampson, that unearth basic concepts in life science, natural history and paleontology.
Dinosaur Train begins when Buddy is adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Pteranodon and brought to their nest to hatch at the same time as his new siblings, Tiny, Shiny and Don. Buddy and his new family have an insatiable desire to learn all about the different types of dinosaurs, so they board the wondrous Dinosaur Train, which allows them to travel and explore the world inhabited by these amazing creatures.
Departing from Pteranodon Station, the Dinosaur Train is a colorful locomotive, customized to accommodate all kinds of dinosaurs. Windows are perfect for the long-necked herbivores, and there's plenty of head room in the Observation Car for the Giganotosaurus, giving all the species onboard a chance to check out the prehistoric world as they ride on the train. The Dinosaur Train has the ability to visit the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous worlds, while the Train's Conductor, a knowledgeable Troodon, provides passengers with cool facts about dinosaurs along the way.
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