From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Sean Sposato
It’s official, Jim Henson’s “Dinosaurs” will be premiering on Disney+ on January 29, 2021. The news comes from the streaming service’s official instagram and fans of the series couldn’t be more excited!
In a recent interview with Collider, Brian Henson, the executive producer of the series, discussed the move after he was asked if he was excited about the show’s premiere on Disney+.
“…up until pretty recently it was on Hulu and it has had quite a following on Hulu. I think the audience will more easily find it on Disney+, which is terrific. It sits very well on Disney+. When they were divvying up what goes where, they eventually decided Dinosaurs should be over on Disney+. I think it’ll find a bigger and new audience base on Disney+,” said Henson.
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) December 15, 2020
For those who are not familiar with the Jim Henson Company production, the series originally aired on ABC from 1991 through 1994 and followed a family of dinosaurs portrayed by puppets. The show was set in 60,000,003 BC in Pangea and followed the daily lives of Earl Sinclair (the father), Fran Sinclair (Phillips – the mother), their three children (son Robbie, daughter Charlene, and infant, Baby Sinclair) and Fran’s mother, Ethyl.
The series was canceled in 1994 due to a lack of ratings, which was believed to have been caused from the show being moved to different time slots on ABC. Additionally, the cost of the animatronics were said to have made the show relatively expensive.
In an interview with Vulture, Stuart Pankin, the voice of Earl, told the news outlet: “I heard it was the most expensive half-hour TV show, at least at that point.” In total, the show ran for four seasons on ABC with 65 episodes.
Will you be streaming “Dinosaurs” when it premieres on Disney+ on January 29, 2021? Let us know in the comments!