Based on an original concept by Move Animation Studio founder Jason Harding, and realised by an incredibly talented team of directors, producers, artists, animators, writers and musicians, Boy and the Dinosaur blends big, visual storytelling and broad physical comedy with plenty of original music and a simple educational philosophy.
The house always feels crowded –and with a giant dinosaur squeezing through the doors, resting on the furniture and swishing his tail across tables, it can seem smaller than it really is –which delivers maximum comedy potential!
Luckily, the house has a large garden. But the house has a transitional quality –the real world begins at the front door and gradually slips away as we go deeper into Boys imaginative world. The garden begins formally but ends in an overgrown nature garden. It is in this area that we have Boys treehouse, an almost “sacred space” for him and Dinosaur.
Alongside this, where the grass grows high, it feels from Boys perspective like an endless, wild, woodland area! Of course it isn't, but it feels like it could be! Here, Dinosaur can be physically let loose in a way we wouldn't get to see otherwise –rolling around, bounding and tumbling. So on a snowy day, it would be perfectly reasonable for Dash and Dexter to go sliding down a snowy hillside while, on a sunny day, they might gallop across a grassy meadow.
Once the line is crossed between the real and the imaginary, the universe becomes boundless.