Kyoryu Tankentai Born Free

Japanese name: Kyoryu Tankentai Born Free 
Kyoryu Tankentai Born Free TV Series image
Japanese name: 恐竜探検隊ボーンフリー
English name: Dinosaur Exploration Team Born Free; Return of the Dinosaurs
Italian name: Born Free - Il risveglio dei dinosauri
Dates: October 1, 1976-March 25, 1977
June 1985 (Italy)
Broadcast time: Friday, 18:00-18:30 (6:00-6:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 26
Animation Studio: Nippon Sunrise
Production Company: Tsuburaya Productions
Broadcaster: National Educational Television (NET)
Rete 4 (Italy)

Kyoryu Tankentai Born Free TV Series image
Series Director:
Episode Director(s): Koichi Takano, Kiyoshi Suzuki, Toshitsugu Suzuki
Planning: Tsuburaya Productions, Asatsu, Inc.
Writer(s): Keiichi Abe, Toyohiro Andou, Tadaaki Yamasaki, Shigemitsu Taguchi
Art Director:
Art Design:
Character Designer(s):
Animator(s): Hiroshi Tabata (model)
Music: Tooru Fuyuki
Voice Actors
(regular characters):

Genre(s): adventure, science fiction, post holocaust, dinosaurs
Home Video
Japan: DVD (TDV 2758D)
Note(s): This series combines drawn animated human characters with live action backgrounds and model animated dinosaurs and mecha.

A compilation film was made from this tv series and released in the United States as Return of the Dinosaurs in 1983.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Kyoryu Tankentai Born Free go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: September 18, 2010
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