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Valley of the DinosaursWhat would you do if you and your family were transported to to a prehistoric world? That’s the premise of the classic Hanna-Barbera animated series called Valley of the Dinosaurs. The show ran for 16 episodes on CBS beginning on September 7, 1974.

While on a rafting excursion, the raft of science teacher John Butler, his wife Kim, their two children (Katie and Greg), and their dog Digger hits a rock and capsizes. The family gets caught in a whirlpool and they resurface in a prehistoric valley. There, they meet caveman Gorok, his wife Gara, and their two children (Lok and Tana). The two families become friends and Gorok and his kin help the Butlers try to find a way home while discovering how to survive in the valley.

The TV series features an impressive group of voice talent including Melanie Baker, Shannon Farnon, Joan Gardner, Kathy Gori, Jackie Earle Haley, Don Messick, Alan Oppenheimer, Andrew Parks, Mike Road, and Frank Welker.

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Valley of the Dinosaurs TV series

Valley of the Dinosaurs

Science teacher John Butler (Mike Road) embarks on an expedition and it turns into a trip that he and his family will never forget. John is joined on the trip by his wife Kim (Shannon Farnon), children Katie (Kathy Gori) and Greg (Jackie Earle Haley), and their dog Digger (Frank Welker). While rafting down the Amazon, their boat hits a rock and capsizes. They are then sucked into a whirlpool which pulls them through an underground cavern. They resurface and find that they're in a strange prehistoric valley -- complete with cave dwellers and dinosaurs. They meet caveman Gorok (Alan Oppenheimer) and become friends with him and his family. Gorok's mate is Gara (Joan Gardner) and their two children are Lok (Frank Welker) and Tana (Melanie Baker). They also have a pet, a dinosaur named Glump (Frank Welker). Narrated by Don Messick, the series shows the two families working together with Gorok and his kin helping the Butlers try to find a way home while learning how to survive in the strange valley.

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