DVD Review: “Dino Dan: Twas a Dinosaur”

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Dino Dan: Twas a Dinosaur

Released: September 25, 2012

Studio: NCircle

My boys love Dino Dan but we always seem to miss it when its on tv, so having this DVD was a ig hit for them. A Christmas Dino Dan was also the perfect DVD to start off our holiday spirit. The DVD features classic Dino Dan but with a touch of Christmas. My boys are learning all about the different dinosaurs that Dino Dan “sees” and it teaches them about paleontology in a fun way. I would say for any dinosaur fan this is a great DVD to own, and I am sure we will be watching it way past Christmas too.

The app is something too that is a great bonus and sounds so fun. We haven’t had the chance to try it yet but after reading about it and seeing the screenshots I know this is something I will have to download and show my boys. Oh and yes the app is free!

Follow the adventures of paleontologist-in-training Dan Henderson as he imagines dinosaurs into the real world! Join Dan as he learns what might have caused the extinction of the dinosaurs, tracks down a Euoplocephalus and gives the poem “The Night Before Christmas” a dinosaur spin. Dan uses the scientific method to gather clues and solve mysteries. ‘Twas a Dinosaur is filled with five action-packed adventures full of discovery!

This DVD has an extra-special surprise in store for fans young and old.  The DVD marks the premiere of an exciting new augmented reality app for Apple iOS devices, by which a mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex comes vividly to life in 3D – complete with stomping and roaring sound effects.

How the app works:

Purchase the “Dino Dan – ‘Twas A Dinosaur” DVD and download the free Dino Dan: Dino Player augmented reality app (available on Apple iTunes).  Once loaded, the app will present a menu displaying the fearsome T-Rex.  Hit the ‘Start’ button to begin seeing through the iOS device’s camera.  Point the camera to the back of the “Dino Dan – ‘Twas A Dinosaur” DVD cover (which also acts as the AR marker) and watch the mighty T-Rex emerge.  Click anywhere on the screen to make the T-Rex roar!

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BUY IT:  You can buy “Dino Dan: Twas a Dinosaur” DVD is available at NCircleEntertainment.com or a retailer near you including Target, Walmart and Toys R Us for $9.99.


WIN IT:  (1) US winner will receive the DVD “Dino Dan: Twas a Dinosaur”

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Speak Your Mind



  1. We like A Christmas Story and the Grinch Who Stole Christmas. My neice loves Dino Dan.Thank you for the cool giveaway! 🙂

  2. My daughter likes The Polar Express

  3. Vikki Billings says:

    My grandson’s favorite movie is anything with Thomas The Tank Engine!

  4. mickey’s christmas carol

  5. the grinch

  6. shirley zolenski says:

    I loved emmett otters jugband christmas

  7. I love Miracle on 34th street

  8. Leslie L. Stanziani says:

    My son loves How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

  9. frosty

  10. Nikkie Cossairt says:

    My childs favorite Christmas movie is Scrooged.

  11. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!

  12. We love Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!

  13. kathy pease says:

    we love a christmas story

  14. My kids like How the Grinch Stole Christmas

  15. susan smoaks says:

    our son loves to watch frosty the snowman

  16. My son likes Frosty the Snowman.

  17. Angela Neynaber says:

    Frosty the Snowman!

  18. We like Elf

  19. Kim Burnett says:


  20. A Christmas Story is his fave 🙂

  21. The kids love Elf.

  22. Ruth Anderson says:

    My grandsons like my dvd of Emmit Otter’s Jugband Christmas.

  23. Brenda Elsner says:

    My kids Polar express

  24. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

  25. Adrianne B says:

    Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch that Stole Christmas

  26. The Grinch!

  27. Will Griesmer says:

    Frosty the Snowman

  28. My kids love Shrek the Halls!

  29. A Christmas Story.

  30. santa clause is coming to town

  31. cathy zera-stesney says:

    My kids love the Barbie Christmas movies.

  32. Rudolph the red nose reindeer..
    The love all the classics.

  33. Stephanie Larison says:

    My daughter loves Frosty The Snowman!

  34. Patricia Williams says:

    So far this year its been Frosty the Snowman

    • Patricia Williams says:

      Does anyone understand how to get credit for tweeting? Its the only entry that doesn’t work for me.

  35. Shemp DeYoung (@ShempGames) says:

    My daughter loves Olive, the Other Reindeer.

  36. Katie Morris Crider says:

    Merry Christmas Thomas!

  37. Debra Hall says:

    frosty is our favorite

  38. nannypanpan says:

    rudolph the red nosed reindeer
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  39. Kathleen Downes says:

    A Charlie Brown Christmas.

  40. Tami Vollenweider says:

    My Niece likes Frosty The Snowman

  41. Nicole Sender says:

    Polar Express is my choice.

  42. snow buddies

  43. Amber Nara says:

    My kids both love to sit with us and watch Santa Clause and Snow Buddies!! We watch then all the time from Thanksgiving ON!!!!

  44. susan varney says:

    my grandson love rudolph the red nosed reindeer ( he saves the day i mean night so to speak my grandson thinks)

  45. Alisa Pappas says:

    The Polar Express.

  46. renee walters says:

    I love Miracle on 34th Street! Thanks!

  47. D Schmidt says:

    My children really like Elf.

  48. Michele Behlen says:

    My grandson likes Polar Express.

  49. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    They love The Santa Clause!

  50. Elizabeth G says:

    My son’s favorite Christmas movie would have to be The Polar Express!

  51. Emmett Otter’s Jugband Christmas

  52. My niece’s fave Christmas movie is Elf with Will Farrell 😉

  53. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

  54. joni taylor says:

    I love Miracle on 34th Street