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Dinotopia Timeline

 

Besides Star Wars there are several other sci-fi and fantasy properties that I like to read through, also being a paleontologist, one of the biggest properties that appeals to me is Dinotopia. At first I did not realize how many books and other items there are in the Dinotopia timeline but researching into it I was amazed. Here I plan on building a timeline to show new and old readers alike where all of the books and other stories take place in relation to one another. This site is currently under construction and will be added to as I read more materials.

 

Timeline Key:

 

Illustrated Novel

 

Youth Novel

 

Live Action TV Episode/Movie

 

Cartoon Episode/Movie

 


 

~2,000 BC

 

Dinotopia: First Flight - Book undated

(Note: Based on the Desert Resistence overcame the Strutter Invasion more than 3,500 years ago line in JtC)

 

 

~1861

 

Dinotopia: Book 2. River Quest - Book undated

(Note: There is no mention of an earthquake in ALAFT so it should be before that book, and by judging Magnolia's age as ~17 on page 89 of ALAFT, I am placing this as 4 years before that date since she is 13 in the book).

 

Dinotopia: Book 11. Chomper - Book undated (~July): (Pages 8-49)

(Note: This part of the story takes place a week after the major earthquake from River Quest. Perry is 13)

 

Dinotopia: Book 11. Chomper - Book undated (~August): (Pages 49-59)

(Note: A month later)

 

1862

 

Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time - Journal entry (November 10th, 1862): (Pages 11-31)

(Note: Shipwrecked 9 days before)

 

Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time - Journal entries (Entries undated, ~December, 1862): (Pages 32-47)

(Note: "Several days" after previous entry. Trip to Pooktook)

 

1863

 

Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time - Journal entries (Entries undated, ~January, 1863): (Pages 48-49)

(Note: Arrival within Volcaneum)

 

Dinotopia: Book 7. Firestorm - Book undated (~May, 1863)

(Note: The earthquake was "a couple years before" and with the plants pollinating it is likely spring.)

 

Dinotopia: Book 11. Chomper - Book undated (~July): (Pages 59-121)

(Note: Perry is now 15, 2 years later)

 

Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time - Journal entries (Entries undated, August, 1863): (Pages 50-79)

(Note: Travel to Waterfall City. This is prior to the next entry where they are in Waterfall city 6 months)

 

Dinotopia: Book 1. Windchaser - Book date (September 20, 1863): (Chapters 1-4)

 

Dinotopia: Book 1. Windchaser - (October, 1863): (Chapters 5-7)

(Note: travel and initial time in Waterfall City)

 

Dinotopia: Book 1. Windchaser - (November, 1863): (Chapters 8-17)

(Note: A month went by since Hugh began to study)

 

1864

 

Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time - Journal entry (February 8, 1864): (Page 79)

(Note: in Waterfall city 6 months)

 

Dinotopia: Book 1. Windchaser - (March, 1864): (Epilogue)

(Note: Several months passed)

 

1865

 

Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time - Journal entry (March 17, 1865): (Page 79)

 

Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time - Journal entry (April 14, 1865): (Pages 80-81)

 

Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time - Journal entry (Entries undated, ~April 24, 1865): (Pages 82-85)

(Note: A week went by for preparations)

 

Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time - Journal entry (Entries undated, ~April 30, 1865): (Pages 86-89)

(Note: After a six day journey, meeting with Brokehorn)

 

Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time - Journal entry (Entries undated, ~May, 1865): (Pages 90-97)

 

Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time - Journal entry (Entries undated, ~September, 1865): (Pages 98-116)

(Note: the Dinosaur Olympics. Also the meeting with Brokehorn had been "months before")

 

Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time - Journal entry (Entries undated, ~October, 1865): (Pages 117-119)

 

Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time - Journal entry (November 16, 1865): (Pages 120-123)

 

1866

 

Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time - Journal entry (Entries undated, ~February, 1866): (Pages 124-131)

(Note: A month before the next journal entry)

 

Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time - Journal entry (March 10, 1866): (Pages 132-133)

 

Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time - Journal entry (Entries undated, ~April, 1866): (Pages 134-141)

(Note: Some weeks later)

 

Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time - Journal entry (Entries undated, ~May, 1866): (Pages 142-end)

 

Dinotopia: Book 3. Hatchling - Book undated (~October, 1866): (Chapters 1-12)

(Note: The only timeline mentions are when it is mentioned that Janet was a wee one when Sylvia left in ALAFT and that Janet has heard of Sylvia's travels to Treetown, Waterfall City, and Tentpole in the Sky.)

 

Dinotopia: Book 3. Hatchling - Book undated (~November, 1866): (Chapter 13)

(Note: Six weeks later)

 

1867

 

Dinotopia: The World Beneath - Book date (March 12-13, 1867): (Pages 7-33)

(Note: Will crashed the dragoncoptor. Rediscovery of the sunstones)

 

Dinotopia: The World Beneath - (March, 1867): (Pages 34-71)

(Note: Trip to the World Beneath)

 

Dinotopia: The World Beneath - (~April, 1867): (Pages 72-87)

(Note: Springtime)

 

Dinotopia: The World Beneath - (~May, 1867): (Pages 88-end)

(Note: 7 months before Diego Ramón discovers journal)

 

1868

 

Dinotopia: First Flight - Frame Story: (Page 1)

(Note: Prior to Will's last phase of skybax training)

 

Dinotopia: Book 6. Thunder Falls - Book undated (~October, 1868):

(Note: Leaves on the streets; Will is a Skybax pilot and talks about Ned teaching him tricks at the last Olympics)

 

1869

 

Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara - Journal entry (April, 1869): (Pages 8-21)

(Note: April is the rainy season)

 

Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara - Journal entry (Entries undated, ~May, 1869): (Pages 22-63)

 

Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara - Journal entry (Entries undated, ~June, 1869): (Pages 64-83)

(Note: Spent 2 weeks in Thermala)

 

Dinotopia: Book 10. Sky Dance - Book undated (June, ~1869):

(Note: Takes place during the summer solstice (pg 221), sometime after 1859, and when the sunstones are in ready supply)

 

Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara - Journal entry (Entries undated, ~July, 1869): (Pages 84-end)

(Note: Arrive in Chandara)

 

Dinotopia: Book 4. Lost City - Book undated (~September, 1869):

(Note: Takes place ~2 weeks up to the Dinosaur Olympics)

 

1870

 

Dinotopia: Book 12. Return to Lost City - Book undated (~March, 1870):

(Note: Takes place 6 months after Lost City. Takes place after Sky Dance.)

 

Dinotopia: Book 5. Sabertooth Mountain - Book undated (~April, 1870):

(Note: Takes place during spring. Moraine (seen in ALAFT) is 28)

 

Dinotopia: Book 8. The Maze - Book undated (~1870):

(Note: Gwen's father arrived in 1850. He then met and married Gwen's mother. And now Gwen is ~14 in the book.)

 

1871

 

Dinotopia: Book 14. The Explorers - Book undated (1871?):

(Note: Takes place 2 years after Lost City. Mentions nobody has been to the island so it is likely before Survive!)

 

Dinotopia: Book 13. Survive! - Book undated (1871?):

(Note: Mentioned one previous mission to Outer Island. Mentioned Skybax Rider Will Denison. Otherwise no real time clues.)

 

1873

 

Dinotopia: Book 11. Chomper - Book undated (~July): (Pages 1-7 and 122-end)

(Note: Perry is now 25, 10 years later)

 

1875

 

Dinotopia: Book 9. Rescue Party - Book undated (~1875)

(Note: Denison's travels were well known by this point in time)

 

1992

 

Dinotopia: A Land Apart From Time - Frame Story: (Pages 8-9)

(Note: Assumed to be the publication date of the book)

 

2000

 

Dinotopia: The TV Miniseries - Undated (~May)

(no set time period, listed as 21st century family)

 

Dinotopia: The Series - Episode 1. Marooned - Undated (~June)

(Note: 1 month after the miniseries)

 

Dinotopia: The Series - Episode 2. Making Good - Undated

 

Dinotopia: The Series - Episode 3. Handful of Dust - Undated

 

Dinotopia: The Series - Episode 4. Le Sage - Undated

 

Dinotopia: The Series - Episode 5. Car Wars - Undated

 

Dinotopia: The Series - Episode 6. The Matriarch - Undated

 

Dinotopia: The Series - Episode 7. Night of the Wartosa - Undated

 

Dinotopia: The Series - Episode 8. The Big Fight - Undated

 

Dinotopia: The Series - Episode 9. Contact - Undated (~October)

(Note: The Scott's mentioned being on the island (since the miniseries) for "months".)

 

Dinotopia: The Series - Episode 10. Lost & Found - Undated

 

Dinotopia: The Series - Episode 11. The Cure Part 1 - Undated (~December)

(Note: The Scott's celebrate their 6 month anniversary on the island.)

 

Dinotopia: The Series - Episode 12. The Cure Part 2 - Undated

 

Dinotopia: The Series - Episode 13. Crossroads - Undated

 

2007

 

Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone

(no set time period, 2005 production date, 26 is ~7 years old)

 

Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara - Frame Story: (Pages 6-7)

(Note: Assumed to be the publication date of the book)

 

 

 

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