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Dinofroz

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Dino action series has big battles, positive messages.

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Positive Messages

Being smart, using science to problem solve, and friendship are all themes. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Tom and his friends are close and help each other, even when it's scary or dangerous. 

Violence & Scariness

Lots of fantasy violence thanks to frequent dinosaur fight scenes. Dragons and dinosaurs noisily bite, hit, swipe, throw against cliffs, etc. 

Sexy Stuff

Some mild attraction between members of the opposite text, but nothing sexual. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Dinofroz is an animated series about a boy and his friends who are teleported to world where they can transform into dinosaurs. It features lots of fantastical fight scenes between dinosaurs and dragons that might be a little scary for younger kids, but school-age dino lovers should enjoy it. The show also contains positive messages about friendship and courage. It's not educational, but kids may pick up a detail or two about dinosaurs about watching. 

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What's the story?

DINOFROZ is an animated series about a boy and his friends who are teleported to world where they can transform into dinosaurs. When world-famous paleontologist James Carter goes missing during a research expedition, his 12-year-old son Tom wants to find him. But when he and his best friends, Bob, John, and Eric, go searching for him in the lab, they discover a strange game that, when played, transports them to the past, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. They’re not quite sure how they are going to survive it, until Tom shows them how to use fragments of a unique stone called the rockfroz, which has the power to transform each of them into dinosaurs, giving them the instinct and strength to fight enemy species. This is a good thing, since Neceron, the Lord of the Dragons, and his generals, including the Vlad, the Vampire Dragon, Kobrax, the Serpent Dragon, and Gladius, the Gladiator Dragon, are planning to take over the world. 

Is it any good?

The Italian import, which is dubbed in English, offers young viewers a chance to watch dinosaurs fight bad guys. While the dragon tribes are products of mythic storytelling, Tom and his friends turn into actual dinosaur breeds, including a triceratops, a smilodon, a pterosaurus, and (of course) a powerful tyrannosaurus rex. As a result, there’s a chance folks may pick up a detail or two about them here and there. 

The gang of boys is likable, but the fight scenes between the dinosaur gang and the dragons can be pretty rough for younger or more sensitive kids. Nonetheless, Dinofroz tells a good story. It’s a bit much for younger children, but kids old enough to handle it will probably find it fun if they like this sort of cartoon entertainment. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the different kinds of dinosaur species that paleontologists know about. What’s the difference between a T-Rex and a triceratops? Did dinosaurs fight each other? Why?

  • Is Dinofroz designed to educate viewers about dinosaurs and other phenomena? What's fun about learning about creatures that no longer exist?

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