|Riding the wave of cartoon dino-mania brought on by Don Bluth’s The Land Before Time, Ruby-Spears produced its own team of little dinos. Young brontosaurus Dink joined Jurassic friends Amber, Scat, Shyler and Flapper in exploring Dinosaur Valley.
An aged sea turtle named Crusty served as a mentor to the youngsters, while Tyranno the tyrannosaurus put the fear of the dino gods in them. Kiddies who watched learned lessons on ecology, tolerance and teamwork, while simultaneously enjoying the good-natured adventures of Dink and the gang.
Starting with the second season, the show became even more educational, as a new weekly segment called “Factasaurus” provided lessons and fun tidbits about different dinosaur species. The added material wasn't enough to fight off extinction, however, and after one more season of prehistoric fun, Dink, the Little Dinosaur left the airwaves.