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RE: dinotopia is just tv



> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> T. Michael Keesey
>
> --- "Thomas R. Holtz, Jr." <tholtz@geol.umd.edu> wrote:
>
> > Zippo the "troodont" had very few Troodon features; indeed, it
> struck me as
> > Jar Jar Binks in a vaugely ornithomimid form.  Yes, I know:
> animators want
> > fleshy faces to express emotions.  Too bad they didn't feather the
> > individual so that they could give him eyebrows...
>
> Did they ever say that he was supposed to be a "troodont"? I noticed these
> characters:

Zippo's troodont status was mentioned in press-materials and so forth, but
not (as far as I could see) in the show itself.

                Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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