'Valley of the Dinosaurs - The Complete Series'
(Various / 2-Disc DVD / NR / (1975) 2011 / Warner Archives)
Overview: During a rafting excursion of an uncharted river canyon, Professor John Butler, wife Kim, kids Katie and Greg and family dog Digger get caught up in a mysterious whirlpool and resurface in a world of prehistoric creatures. Now everyday is an exercise in survival for the adventurous Butler family.
DVD Verdict: I personally liked "Valley of the Dinosaurs" back in the day. The story of the Butler family in a rubber raft while on a trip down the Amazon and then a whirlpool sucks them into a land that time forgot! Actually, not that different from the live-action 'Land of the Lost,' which I also liked!
"VOTD" was to me, underrated because it was very educational as well as adventurous. I learned a thing or two about submarines, paddleboats, air pressure, as well as expanding sticks of wood that could split a cliff! I think somebody from H-B actually did some reasearch!
The Butler family, along with Garak's family, was always barely staying ahead of the dinosaurs that wanted to, say we say, feast on them (at least the carnivores, that is). I enjoyed the ways how they could get out of their predicaments. I recalled that me and my mother enjoyed the cartoon very much when I was around ten.
Yes, Garak's family, for a backward caveman, spoke English, but so what? It was a fun show to watch! And before Daria Morgendoffer, there was Katie Butler. Now, there was a girl who could hang with Daria in the sarcastic department! She could give a funny crack even during the most dangerous of situations, and I laughed!
They also must contend with an angry brontosaurus and a dangerous sabertooth tiger – and don’t forget the earthquakes and volcanoes! Any time the family can spare is spent building a boat or radio in hopes of finding their way back to the modern era in this 2-Disc, 16-Episode Collection of the exciting animated series "Valley of the Dinosaurs." [SG]
This is a Full Screen Presentation (1.33:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.
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