Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone

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Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone
DVD cover
Directed by Davis Doi
Produced by Steven Squillante
Robert Winthrop
Written by Sean Roche
James Gurney (creator)
Starring Naomi Wilkinson
Naomi McDonald
Leah Zabari
Music by Mark Watters
Edited by Scott Arundale
Bruce Cathcart
Distributed by GoodTimes Entertainment
Release date
  • May 17, 2005 (2005-05-17)
Running time
75 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone is a 2005 American animated film directed by Davis Doi. Based on the Dinotopia series, this is the first related animated version. After the Hallmark Entertainment live-action television series adaptation ended, Hallmark made this animated adaptation mostly as a marketing tool. It is noted for hardly following elements from the original book series and even shows a great lack in character development, which is one of the main criticisms of the film.


The 12-year-old orphan Kex Bradley, escapes from an orphanage, hoping to see the world. He stows away on a lifeboat, but is later pushed overboard during a storm out at sea and later finds himself on an island called Dinotopia. Here, he befriends the beloved young dinosaur "26" (known from the miniseries) and a 12-year-old girl named Mara. They get in trouble fast as the evil Ogthar is released from his stone prison and recovers the Ruby Sunstone, whose dark power can endanger all of Dinotopia. They soon have to stop Ogthar in time to save Dinotopia. In the process, the Ruby Sunstone is destroyed. In the ending credits Kex's dino partner is a parasaurolophus.

Voice cast[edit]


  • "I'll Take You There" by Windy Wagner

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