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TV Series Review

One of my favorite movies growing up was The Land Before Time. Focusing on five friends (Cera, Ducky, Petrie and Spike) who came together for survival, the film was on constant repeat in my house.

That movie came out in the late 80's. So, it's been awhile. And as much as I'd like to pass down all my childhood favorites to my son, some may grow too outdated to capture his attention. (Sad, I know).

Good thing Disney keeps their creative wheels turning.

I'll Take Four Pre-Historic Dinosaurs, Please.

For a new generation of dinosaur lovers, Disney Junior has just released a new show called Gigantosaurus, based on the best-selling children's book of the same name by Jonny Duddle. Set in prehistoric times, this sweet, animated series focuses on four little dino-darlings who roam the jungle, working together to learn about the mysterious, ginormous, Gigantosaurus. Why? Because he's just that cool.

There's Mazu, who's super inquisitive; fun-and-playfulTiny; Bill, who's naturally timid; and, of course, Rocky, the most head-strong and courageous of the group.

Together, these four pals explore and learn about their Jurassic-era jungle, even as their Disney keepers aim the dinos' dialogue and adventures at preschoolers. Kids learn about science and its terminology, and they might even get a lesson or two that will help build their character. The diminutive dinos work on things like kindness, ingenuity, sympathy, teamwork and vulnerability, while helping their young viewers work through them, too.

It's all done in a fun, 22-minute format that many a boy and girl will enjoy roaring along with.

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Jan. 18, 2019: "Mazu Takes a Chance/The Lost Egg"



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Nicholas Holmes as Bill; Benjamin Jacobson as Marshall; Asia Mattu as Rugo; Dylan Schombing as Rocky; Áine Sunderland as Tiny






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Kristin Smith

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