“Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs” is a new animated 52 x 11’ TV series. It is an action-adventure comedy for preschoolers and older children.
Each episode is full of swashbuckling fun where four kids: Flinn, Pearl, Tom and Violet, set sail on a pirate ship to keep the despicable, prehistoric, Pirate Dinosaur baddies from doing wrong. These four seafarers boldly go where no young ones have gone before in silly pirate adventures full of vivid action and lots of fun.
Produced by: SLR Productions
Co-Producers: Telegael, Top Draw, Channel Nine,
Executive Producers: Suzanne Ryan, Paul Cummins,
Wayne Dearing, Jo Rooney, Andy Ryan, Arne Lohmann
Producers: Suzanne Ryan, Yasmin Jones,
Siobhán Ní Ghadhra
Directors: Greg Ingram, Jo Boag
Bold, cheeky, smart and fun, Captain Flinn is Captain of the Acorn and swashbuckling leader of the pirate gang. Stubbornly refusing to ever be scared of a mere Pirate Dinosaur, his name would strike fear into the hearts of every creature on the Seven-and-a-half seas... if they had hearts (which the Pirate Dinosaurs do not have).Flinn is a brave crusader facing up to mean, greedy Pirate Dinosaurs in every episode, knowing that if you stand up to them you might just find they're not as tough as they pretend.
110% ready for daring adventures, there isn't a Pirate Dinosaur alive that can tell this valiant girl what to do – unless, somewhere, there's one who knows pirate kung-fu. A bold female lead, Violet is even more likely than Flinn to leap without looking, whether it be swashbuckling or fooling the enemy.She's the first mate on the ship, positioned in the lookout on top of the mast. Violet really wants to be the Captain and is ever ready to jump into Flinn's shoes.
Don't let his glasses and shyness fool you. Tom can reason or swashbuckle his way out of any pickle. Tom will take the coordinates of excitement, multiply them by the latitude of danger and if there's a wrong that needs righting, he'll take his telescope and his Big Book of Piratey facts and follow Flinn into dangers untold.Position on the ship: Tom is the Navigator. He is often at Flinn's side and he is a great inventor of instruments and other useful items. His hat is a map folded into a pirate hat.
Pearl is sweet and polite – until one of her friends needs help. Then watch out! She'll out-pirate the Pirate Dinosaurs when that's what's called for. If a ferocious T Rex is about to eat her she's more than likely to tell him to floss his teeth before he does. Manners are important to Pearl, as is good hygiene. She is poised and friendly at all times, because after all even pirates need friends.Pearl can be a bit of a neat freak. She regularly polishes the ship's door handles – and launders the sails. Pearl believes that deep down there's good in everyone... even Pirate Dinosaurs.
Captain Stubble is a cowardly pirate who used to be the Captain of the Acorn, but now prefers Flinn to be the Captain so he can stay below deck and cook custard. This is because it gives him an excuse not to do anything dangerous. He has a faithful parrot called Russell, who has a wry take on Stubble, calling 'Cowardly Custard! Cowardly Custard!' at the most embarrassing moments!Stubble makes custard in every flavour from old socks to seaweed and squid. He is blind to the idea that people don't like his custard and would be horribly offended if he found out.
Stubble's faithful Toucan, Russell, sits on his hat and reminds him that he wobbles and quivers just like his custard.
Captain Gurgleguts is a pirate who constantly needs saving. He is a big sobbing baby and is always losing his treasure and everything else he owns, including his nerves. He's afraid of his mummy. We never see her – we only see the others' shocked reaction to her photo, which he carries in a locket.Gurgleguts doesn't want to be a pirate – he's only being one because his mummy wants him to be. Therefore he's always secretly trying new careers and might reappear in an episode as a tailor or a cook. The kids are always trying to find ways to help him to be brave.
Captain T Rex is the leader of the 'baddest baddies', those 'rotten reptiles', the Pirate Dinosaurs. He is erudite, well spoken and well dressed. But he's also the biggest baddie and meanest meanie. He is two-faced and dishonest. He throws tantrums, is greedy, lies, cheats and has terribly bad table manners.He is a highly comic character, ridiculously vain and cowardly. But he's not quite as stupid as the others, which makes him more dangerous.
Dippy (the Diplodocus) – as her name suggests, Dippy is intensely stupid. Dippy is the only female Pirate Dinosaur. Like the other Pirate Dinosaurs she is a grown-up who behaves like a naughty child. She is a highly comic character, ridiculously stupid and usually second on the scene after Stig... Dippy is too stupid to be a coward.Her ridiculous questions and wrong conclusions often give away the Pirate Dinosaurs' plans and provide much of the comedy of the series.
Stig (the Stegosaurus) - is a thug and brawler and is usually first on the scene when a swashbuckle begins. He is stupid and brutish.Both Dippy and Stig are members of the Pirate Dinosaur crew and Stig is also blindly loyal to T Rex, doing whatever he commands without question. T Rex abuses Stig's loyalty. He may push Stig into a stinky bog to test the depth and then use his head as a stepping stone to get across it.
Terry (the Pterodactyl) – is a wannabe actor. He is part of the Pirate Dinosaur crew but isn't always there as he might be flying off to an audition or below deck practising his lines. Even more cowardly than the others, Terry can fly so he often flies away from a swashbuckle. He runs acting classes for the Pirate Dinosaurs or anyone who is interested... or anyone who can't get away.He's a 'sensitive' type, which is a problem for a Pirate Dinosaur who is supposed 'to be fierce!'