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Dinotopia ★★½ 2002

TV miniseries based on two books by author/illustrator James Gurney about a fantasy island paradise where humans and talking dinos co-exist peacefully. Teenaged half-brothers Karl (Leitso) and David (Miller) survive a plane crash and wind up on Dinotopia where they are befriended by young princess Marion (Carr). But the island has problems—rogue carnivorous dinosaurs and sinister human Cyrus Crabb (Thewlis) as well as some magical sunstones that are losing their power. Fanciful storytelling with some fun special effects. 285m/C VHS, DVD . Tyron Leitso, Wentworth Miller, Katie Carr, David Thewlis, Jim Carter, Alice Krige, Colin Salmon, Hannah Yelland, Stuart Wilson, Anna McGuire; D: Marco Brambilla; W: Simon Moore; C: Tony Pierce-Roberts; M: Trevor Jones; V: Lee Evans. TV