REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY – Dino Dan: Twas A Dinosaur DVD

Dino Dan: Twas A Dinosaur Dvd

Dino Dan: Twas a Dinosaur

  • DVD Release Date: September 25, 2012
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0082LUED2
  • SRP $9.99


Follow the adventures of paleontologist-in-training Dan Henderson as he imagines dinosaurs into the real world! Join Dan as he learns what might have caused the extinction of the dinosaurs, tracks down a Euoplocephalus and gives the poem “The Night Before Christmas” a dinosaur spin. Dan uses the scientific method to gather clues and solve mysteries. ‘Twas a Dinosaur is filled with five action-packed adventures full of discovery!

Stories include:
Twas A Dinosaur
He Shoots, He Roars
A Winter Tail
Tooth Or Consequences

Bonus features include:
Are We There Yet?: world Adventure
Dino Dan Field Guide: Brachiosaurus
Dino Dan Field Guide: Stegosaurus


I received a copy of Dino Dan: Twas A Dinosaur. The DVD runs for about 60 minutes. This DVD was a bit of a departure for my youngest, who is still very much into animated shows. Dino Dan is a show we hadn’t seen before. It’s not animated, and it does a nice job of blending real people with computer graphics (the dinosaurs). My son enjoyed seeing the dinosaurs a lot, he was very excited. He was less excited by the parts without dinosaurs, but I sort of expected that. His favorite episode was Gas-O-Saurus, while mine was Twas A Dinosaur. This retelling of The Night Before Christmas was pretty cute, with Santa being a dinosaur. All in all I’d say the DVD was a hit, since my son did ask to watch it again a few days later.

Dino Dan: Twas A Dinosaur is available at or a retailer near you, including Target, Walmart and Toys R Us.

There’s an app that goes along with this DD, here’s some information on that.


A new Dino Dan app for Apple iOS devises brings a mighty t-rex vividly to life using the packaging on NCircle Entertainment’s latest release “Dino Dan: ‘Twas a Dinosaur.”

This DVD has an extra-special surprise in store for fans young and old. The DVD marks the premiere of an exciting new augmented reality app for Apple iOS devices, by which a mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex comes vividly to life in 3D – complete with stomping and roaring sound effects.

How the app works:

Purchase the “Dino Dan – ‘Twas A Dinosaur” DVD and download the free Dino Dan: Dino Player augmented reality app (available on Apple iTunes). Once loaded, the app will present a menu displaying the fearsome T-Rex. Hit the ‘Start’ button to begin seeing through the iOS device’s camera. Point the camera to the back of the “Dino Dan – ‘Twas A Dinosaur” DVD cover (which also acts as the AR marker) and watch the mighty T-Rex emerge. Click anywhere on the screen to make the T-Rex roar!

Future Dino Dan DVDs from NCircle Entertainment will feature different dinosaurs from the hit children’s television series using the app.


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  1. I think my daughter has seen every episode of this show – it’s her favorite. They also learned about dinosaurs in school and she knows the names of all of them – pretty amazing. I have no idea which one she’d like to learn more about, so I’ll say T-rex.

  2. Love dino tales–my favorite is still the one aboout the little boy who went to school and told his teacher he saw one over the weekend and persisted so graphically that the teracher called him. Funny thing is he did–an attraction the teacher was unaware of.

  3. My daughter loves this show! She always talks about the triceratops, I am sure she would love to learn more about them!

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