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Dino Ranch
Genre Action-Adventure
Comedy
Children's-Animation
Created by Matthew Fernandes
Voices of Tyler James Nathan
Ava Ro
Jacob Mazeral
Scott Gorman
Athena Karkanis
Joshua Graham
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26
Production
Running time 22 minutes per episode
Production company(s) Jam Filled Toronto
Industrial Brothers
Boat Rocker Studios
Distributor Boat Rocker Studios
Release
Original network CBC Kids
Disney Junior
Radio-Canada
Original release January 16, 2021 (2021-01-16)

Dino Ranch is a Canadian CGI animated children's television series created by Matthew Fernandes (creator of Top Wing and Kingdom Force). Dino Ranch follows the adventures of the Cassidy family as they tackle life on the ranch in a fantastical, “prewestoric” setting where dinosaurs roam. The series debuted on CBC in Canada on 16 January 2021, and on Disney Junior in the United States on 18 January 2021.

Premise

Dino Ranch is a preschool adventure series set in a world where humans and dinosaurs live alongside each other. While Dino Ranch is first and foremost a working, self-sustained ranch run by the Cassidy family, it also serves as a dinosaur sanctuary.

Characters

Dino Ranch is operated by the Cassidy family, consisting of Bo and Jane Cassidy and their adopted children, Jon, Min, and Miguel, and dinosaurs.

Main Characters

  • Jon is the oldest kid in the Cassidy family, and rides Blitz, the speedy velociraptor. Jon is an aspiring dino-trainer who is an expert on dinosaurs, and a terrific athlete. Voiced by Tyler James Nathan.
  • Min is the middle child in the Cassidy family, and rides Clover, the loving brontosaurus. Min is a dino-doctor in training and uses her medical expertise to help any sick or injured dino who needs Dino Ranch's help. Voiced by Ava Ro.
  • Miguel is the youngest child in the Cassidy family, and rides Tango, the tiny but mighty triceratops. Miguel is an inventor and loves to build things, especially new inventions he's come up with. Voiced by Jacob Mazeral.
  • Blitz is Jon's best buddy and the fastest velociraptor around. Voiced by Joshua Graham.
  • Clover is a big-hearted brontosaurus and Min's dino-doctor assistant. Voiced by Deven Christian Mack (Mac Heywood).
  • Tango is a mighty triceratops who loves to bash things and has incredible strength. She is Miguel's best friend and helps him build things. Voiced by Athena Karkanis.
  • Bo, or "Pa" to the Dino Ranchers, is the adoptive father of Jon, Min, and Miguel, and husband of Jane. He is an expert rancher and tends to the dino herds with his t-rex Biscuit. Voiced by Scott Gorman.
  • Jane, or "Ma" to the Dino Ranchers, is the adoptive mother of Jon, Min, and Miguel, and wife of Bo. She is the head dino doctor of the ranch and runs the Hatchery with her parasaur Quack. Voiced by Athena Karkanis.
  • Biscuit is Bo's tyrannosaurus and the lead dinosaur of Dino Ranch.

Supporting Characters

  • Thunderfoot is a towering spinosaurus with a big appetite, this dino is the king of the badlands.
  • Clara Tinhorn is the oldest sibling and leader of the raptor-riding Tinhorn Trio, the Dino Ranchers’ mischievous rivals. The Trio likes to mess with the Dino Ranchers and their dinosaurs, and pull nasty stunts like taking a wild t-rex egg. Voiced by Samantha Weinstein.
  • Ike Tinhorn is the middle child of the Tinhorn Trio, and likes to challenge his older sister Clara’s authority. Voiced by Jonah Wineberg.
  • Ogie Tinhorn is the youngest of the Tinhorn Trio, and while he likes to go along with his older siblings’ naughty plans, he has a soft heart and occasionally helps the Dino Ranchers do the right thing as well. Voiced by Shayle Simons.

Episodes

No. Title Directed by Written by Storyboard by Original air date
1a "Big Jon Big Trouble" Bill Speers J.D. Smith Brad Cayford January 16, 2021 (2021-01-16)
Jon's enthusiasm gets the best of him when he tries to tame a rambunctious little Dinosaur all by himself. Inspired by his hero Bo, he learns that some jobs you just can't do on your own.
1b "Min’s Quest" Bill Speers J.D. Smith Sara Mota January 16, 2021 (2021-01-16)
When Min overcomes adversity to find an elusive flower, she helps to cure an ailing Mother Brontosaurus and learns that perseverance always pays off.
2a "Stop That Spinosaurus!" Bill Speers Craig Martin Ian Westoby January 18, 2021 (2021-01-18)
When a rampaging dinosaur threatens to cause havoc, thanks to Miguel and his observant nature, Jon learns that sometimes it's better to slow down and think the problem through.
2b "The Spookasaurus" Bill Speers Tom Berger Chris Land January 18, 2021 (2021-01-18)
When Jon gets spooked by a campfire story about a legendary dinosaur, he doesn't want to admit it to Miguel and Min, then eventually comes clean and learns that his family is there for him whether he's scared or not.
3a "Jane’s Perfect Present" Bill Speers Scott McGuirk Brad Cayford January 19, 2021 (2021-01-19)
After the Jr. Ranchers spend all their time trying to prepare a special surprise birthday gift for Jane, they find out that all she really wanted was to spend the day with them, and learn that spending your time with someone is the best gift of all.
3b "Pterodactyl-Doodle-Doo" Bill Speers Caitlin Langelier Sara Mota January 19, 2021 (2021-01-19)
When Miguel's creation of a new roost for Pteddy results in some unintended consequences, Miguel and the Jr Ranchers learn that taking other people's feelings into consideration is the most important part of any good deed.
4a "The Long Way Home" Bill Speers Diana Moore Ian Westoby January 25, 2021 (2021-01-25)
Jon learns that shortcuts aren't always shorter when the Ranchers get lost in the badlands with the hungry Thunderfoot on their trail.
4b "Trade in the Shade" Bill Speers Rodey Gozum Perin McLean January 25, 2021 (2021-01-25)
When an uncooperative Brontosaurus gets between the Jr Ranchers and their goal to harvest the delicious apples from the orchard, the gang discovers the importance of placing others' needs ahead of their own.
5a "Small Wonder" Bill Speers Naomi Jardine Brad Cayford February 1, 2021 (2021-02-01)
When a scrappy little compy gets underfoot trying to be just like Blitz, Blitz learns that even the smallest member of the team can make a big difference.
5b "Dino Check-up Hiccup" Bill Speers Jiro C. Okada Sara Mota February 1, 2021 (2021-02-01)
After Clover accidentally breaks Min’s stegoscope and tries to hide the evidence, he learns that he should never be afraid to tell Min when he makes a mistake.
6a "Tinhorn Trouble" Bill Speers Craig Martin Ian Westoby February 8, 2021 (2021-02-08)
When the Tinhorns trick the Dino Ranchers, Min proves that no matter the circumstances, you should always do the right thing and help.
6b "Family Comes First" Bill Speers Kara Harun & Cheryl Meyer Perin McLean February 8, 2021 (2021-02-08)
Pitted against the Tinhorns on Rancheroo Day, Jon learns that his family is more important to him than winning.
7a "Clover’s Tiny Problem" Bill Speers Tom Berger Brad Cayford February 15, 2021 (2021-02-15)
When Min dotes on a newly hatched dino, Clover feels jealous, but then learns that no dinosaur can replace him in Min’s heart.
7b "Tango’s BFF" Bill Speers Scott McGuirk Sara Mota February 15, 2021 (2021-02-15)
After helping a fellow triceratops, Tango becomes attached to her new friend and doesn’t want her to rejoin her herd, but learns that it’s selfish to keep her from her family.
8a "Home on the Range" Bill Speers Caitlin Langelier Ian Westoby March 8, 2021 (2021-03-08)
When a dinosaur named Wanda keeps running away from the Ranch, Min, Jon and Miguel discover that she’s eager to join to a dinosaur family that wants to welcome her as one of their own – and are reminded that you don’t have to be born into a family to be welcomed into one.
8b "Miguel’s Compy Conundrum" Bill Speers Diana Moore Perin McLean March 8, 2021 (2021-03-08)
After Miguel accidentally causes the ranch to be overrun with Compys, he learns that working hard to correct a mistake can sometimes yield a surprising result.
9a "The Ten Gallon Trophy" Bill Speers Rodey Gozum Brad Cayford March 22, 2021 (2021-03-22)
When Bopper runs off with Bo's prized Ten Gallon Trophy Hat, Tango believes that she has to be like Blitz and Clover in order to help the gang catch the elusive pachyosaur, then learns that she can help the team best by just being herself.
9b "Plane Crazy" Bill Speers Naomi Jardine Sara Mota March 22, 2021 (2021-03-22)
When Miguel underestimates his dino pals and gets carried away by his dream of flying, he learns that he needs to believe in his dino-friends as much as he believes in an idea.
10a "Sneaky Swipers" Bill Speers Alan Gregg & Eric Steinhart Ian Westoby April 3, 2021 (2021-04-03)
When things begin to disappear from Dino Ranch, Blitz and the gang discover the importance of knowing the facts before jumping to conclusions.
10b "Clover’s Height Fright" Bill Speers Craig Martin Sara Mota April 3, 2021 (2021-04-03)
When Pteddy gets stuck atop the Mile High Mesa, Clover must overcome his fear of heights by taking things one step at a time to help his friend.
11a "The Ballad of Big Jon" Bill Speers Caitlin Langelier Brad Cayford April 10, 2021 (2021-04-10)
Prompted by a western hero, Jon wants to prove he's a real epic hero as well, but learns it’s the smaller, more everyday good deeds that really make him a hero to his family.
11b "One Good Turn" Bill Speers Tom Berger Sara Mota April 10, 2021 (2021-04-10)
A pack of wild raptors go after Min and Jane as they're transporting a precious brontomelon in the medicine wagon, and in the ensuing chase they discover an act of kindness is often returned with kindness.

Merchandise

Florida-based Jazwares is Dino Ranch’s global master toy partner. Scholastic Corporation has the rights to design and produce a range of English language CP, including readers, sticker story books, novelty items, activity books and audio books.

Release

In Canada, Dino Ranch is aired on CBC Television as well as its streaming website and mobile app CBC Gem. In the United States, the series is shown on Disney Junior, and its streaming video website and app DisneyNow.

The series has subsequently been sold to Super RTL and Toggo Plus (Germany); Gulli, TiJi and Gulli Africa (France); NRK (Norway); YLE (Finland); and DR (broadcaster) (Denmark). On March 3, it was announced Dino Ranch was also sold to Disney+ U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. In United Kingdom, it debuted on CBeebies on 2021, and in Austrlia, it will soonly debut on ABC Kids soon.

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