The Most Lovable Talking Dinosaurs in Pop Culture

Is there anything cooler than a talking dinosaur? If so, we haven’t heard of it! That’s why we’ve put together a list of prehistoric-style celebs that we think are just DINOmite. Since Dino superstars are few and far between, some of these names may come as no surprise to you. But if you stumble across an unfamiliar name…well, you know what to do on your next rainy day!

1) Ducky 

If you love talking dinosaurs, you probably already know and love Ducky, the quirky Parasaurolophus from the famous — and, let’s face it, totally awesome — The Land before Time series. Now, you might ask why Ducky should earn this mention over the heads of other series favorites like Littlefoot, Petrie, and Cera. Although they’re GREAT, too, it’s Ducky’s optimism that drives home the win. Nothing gets this little dinosaur down, and we think that earns the #1 spot any day!

2) Rex

The name may not sound familiar to you, but you’ll probably recognize this smiling face from Walt Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story. Like Ducky, Rex isn’t your everyday dinosaur. He’s lovable, friendly, and just a little bit silly (not to mention incredibly clumsy). And despite those razor-sharp teeth, this T-Rex wouldn’t hurt a fly… except maybe accidentally.

3) Earl Sinclair

Earl Sinclair is a dinosaur of a dinosaur, hailing back to the 1991 sitcom Dinosaurs. This gruff dad might have his surlier moments, but he’s a softie at heart. Only when it comes to defending his kids will he really start to roar!

4) Aladar

A dinosaur raised by lemurs? Disney might have taken a leap on the animated film Dinosaur, but it sure paid off! Not only does Aladar really come to life through the best of modern animation, his adolescent awkwardness makes him as sweet as he is relatable. And as an added bonus, his lemur friends are pretty darn cool, too.

5) Barney

No list of talking dinosaurs would be complete without Barney, the purple T-Rex whose catchy theme song most of us can still remember today. Running all the way from 1992 until 2010, Barney’s hit TV show Barney & Friends was all about teaching kids how important sharing and caring is. And it’s even where actress and singing sensation Selena Gomez made her first television debut!

Do you have a favorite TV dinosaur, but don’t see it mentioned here? Let us know! You can leave a comment in the section below, or email us at


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