Carton movies have constantly been the favorite ones for kids, while dinosaur movies, especially dinosaur carton movies, would without doubt the top favorite among carton movies. Since the dawn of cinema, kids have been obsessed with dinosaurs on the big screen. It makes sense: Dinosaurs are big, cool, and extremely fun to impersonate. They’re also kind of terrifying, which makes it a little bit difficult to choose the best dinosaur movies for kids.  Well, in this guide, through careful comparison and selection, we have listed 10 best dinosaur movies for kids of all time.

Part 1: 10 Best Dinosaur Movies for Kids of All Time

The below are the top 10 best dinosaur movies for kids of all time we have carefully selected for your information.

1. Dinosaur (2000)

This is actually the first movie from Disney that combined computer animation with live-action backgrounds, and while it was groundbreaking in its time, it is now a mostly overlooked film among the majority of the studio’s offerings. While some critics have stated that it is a high-budget ripoff of The Land Before Time, it is a bit more polished story-wise than the earlier film, and modern-day dinosaur connoisseurs will be enthralled by the early, but still awesome, CGI effects.

2. The Land Before Time (1988)

An orphaned brontosaurus named Littlefoot sets off in search of the legendary Great Valley. A land of lush vegetation where the dinosaurs can thrive and live in peace. Along the way he meets four other young dinosaurs, each one a different species, and they encounter several obstacles as they learn to work together in order to survive.

3. The Flintstones (1944)

The Flintstones and the Rubbles are modern stone-age families. Fred and Barney work at Slate and Company, mining rock. Fred gives Barney some money so he and Betty can adopt a baby. When Fred and Barney take a test to determine who should become the new associate vice president, Barney returns the favor by switching his test answers for Fred's, whose answers aren't very good. Fred gets the executive position, but little does he know that he's being manipulated by his boss to be the fall guy for an embezzlement scheme.

4. The Good Dinosaur (2015)

"The Good Dinosaur" asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While travelling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

5. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)

After the events of "Ice Age: The Meltdown", life begins to change for Manny and his friends: Scrat is still on the hunt to hold onto his beloved acorn, while finding a possible romance in a female sabre-toothed squirrel named Scratte. Manny and Ellie, having since become an item, are expecting a baby, which leaves Manny anxious to ensure that everything is perfect for when his baby arrives. Diego is fed up with being treated like a house-cat and ponders the notion that he is becoming too laid-back. Sid begins to wish for a family of his own, and so steals some dinosaur eggs which leads to Sid ending up in a strange underground world where his herd must rescue him, while dodging dinosaurs and facing danger left and right, and meeting up with a one-eyed weasel known as Buck who hunts dinosaurs intently.

6. Walking with Dinosaurs (2013)

For the first time in movie history, audiences will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. "Walking with Dinosaurs" is the ultimate immersive experience, utilizing state of the art 3D to put audiences in the middle of a thrilling and epic prehistoric world, where an underdog dino triumphs to become a hero for the ages.

7. King Kong (2005)

Carl Denham needs to finish his movie and has the perfect location; Skull Island. But he still needs to find a leading lady. This 'soon-to-be-unfortunate' soul is Ann Darrow. No one knows what they will encounter on this island and why it is so mysterious, but once they reach it, they will soon find out. Living on this hidden island is a giant gorilla and this beast now has Ann is its grasps. Carl and Ann's new love, Jack Driscoll must travel through the jungle looking for Kong and Ann, whilst avoiding all sorts of creatures and beasts. But Carl has another plan in mind.

8. Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (1985)

Compared to Jurassic Park, the animatronics featured in this forgotten ‘80s gem are pretty dated. But for younger viewers not yet ready to endure the sight of Sam Jackson’s severed arm (remember that?), this tale of explorers protecting a baby brontosaurus from poachers after discovering it in the African jungle is a solid introduction to dinosaurs in their non-animated forms. The environmentalist lessons still ring true, and for ’85 that’s a pretty great dinosaur robot.

9. Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone (2005)

This is another tale based on the dinosaurs and humans co-existing, but this time the protagonist is a young boy that was shipwrecked on an island where each species has lived together peacefully for some time. This sleeper hit stars the voice talents of Kathy Griffin, Wayne Knight, and Alyssa Milano, among others, and it is certainly vivid, colorful, and entertaining.

10. Stanley and the Dinosaurs (1990)

Stanley is a boy who Dreams of times long past, while on a field trip at the museum you follow this child's mind to an alternative stone age where dinosaurs and cavemen roam. Stanley; though first jilted for being different, helps show how thinking through problems is the better alternative to brute force alone in this childhood classic.

Part 2: Total Media Converter Ultimate Solution - Leawo Prof. Media

The above are the best dinosaur movies for kids of all time. And you could get more. You could let your kids watch these dinosaur movies online with your iPad or Surface to keep you alone for your own business. However, there is chance that you could actually download these dinosaur movies from online movie sites, or convert these dinosaur movies from rent Blu-ray/DVD discs to iPad for offline watching freely, only with the help of Leawo Prof. Media. In this way, you will not be bonded to the Internet connection and Blu-ray/DVD players.

Leawo Prof. Media is an all-inclusive media converter suite that offers multiple media conversion solutions to improve your digital entertainment. With it, you could freely watch any movies on any media players and devices offline on the go. Leawo Prof. Media could help you:

  1. Decrypt, rip and convert Blu-ray/DVD movies to video/audio files in 200+ file formats for various uses, regardless of disc protection and region restrictions. It could convert both 2D and 3D Blu-ray movies to 2D videos.  
  2. Convert video and audio files between 200+ file formats like MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV, MKV, MOV, M4V, F4V, etc. for various devices and players like iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod), Android devices, Microsoft devices, BlackBerry devices, etc.  
  3. Turn photos into photo slideshow video and edit generated photo slideshows via internal editor.
  4. Burn video/photos to Blu-ray/DVD disc, folder and/or ISO image files, with multiple disc menu templates preset and disc menu editor enabled. Burn 3D Blu-ray movies easily from 2D video sources. And offer one-click operation to burn ISO image file to disc.
  5. Download online videos from 1000+ video sharing sites like YouTube, Facebook, Veoh, VEVO, etc.
  6. Copy and back up Blu-ray/DVD movies to computer or blank disc in 1:1, movie-only or custom mode, supporting 3D Blu-ray backup.
  7. Remove Cinavia protection upon Blu-ray discs to help you get Cinavia-free movie files for unlimited playback.
  8. Convert 2D Blu-ray/DVD/video to 3D movies in 6 different 3D movie effects and 3D depth adjustable.

Therefore, no matter you want to download online dinosaur movies, or convert dinosaur movies from Blu-ray/DVD format to videos in popular video formats for various media players, Leawo Prof. Media could help you complete your goals.

Part 3: Download Dinosaur Movies form YouTube

Featuring a video downloader, Leawo Prof. Media could download dinosaur movies for kids from 1000+ video sites like YouTube, Facebook, VEVO, Veoh, etc. It will list different download options in different formats, resolutions and quality available.  

The below guide would show you how to download dinosaur movies from YouTube with Leawo Prof. Media. Download and install Leawo Prof. Media on your computer.

Step 1: Set download path

Firstly, set the download directory. On Leawo Prof. Media, click the wheel icon on the top-right corner and then navigate to the “Download” tab to set download path in the “Save videos to” box.

Step 2: Locate target dinosaur movie/video on YouTube

Open the “Download” tab, and make use of the internal browser to browse and locate the target dinosaur movie/video on YouTube. You could play back the video to see if it’s exactly what you want.  

Step 3: Choose and download

There is a sidebar on the right, which lists all available download options in different formats, quality and resolutions. Choose the desired one and then click the download icon to start downloading dinosaur movies from YouTube for kids.

Step 4: View downloading process

You could then view the downloading tasks under the “Downloading” tab and downloaded tasks under the “Downloaded” tab.

Part 4: Convert Dinosaur Movies to iPad to Watch on the go

What would you do if the downloaded dinosaur movies are in the file formats your devices are not compatible with, or you want to play back dinosaur movies from Blu-ray/DVD discs on your tablets? Leawo Prof. Media could also help with its internal Leawo Video Converter and Leawo Blu-ray Ripper. The former app enables you to convert dinosaur movie/video files between 200+ file formats, while the latter app enables you to convert dinosaur Blu-ray/DVD movies to videos in 200+ file formats for almost all media players and devices.

The below guide would show you how to convert Blu-ray/DVD/video with the Convert module built in Leawo Prof. Media. We here take converting dinosaur movies to iPad for example.

Step 1: Enter the Convert module

On Leawo Prof. Media program interface, open “Convert” menu to enter the “Convert” module.

Step 2: Add source dinosaur movie files

Under the “Convert” module, you could directly drag and drop source dinosaur movies, or click “Add Video” or “Add Blu-ray/DVD” button to browse and load source dinosaur movies from computer or Blu-ray/DVD drive. You could add Blu-ray/DVD disc, folder or ISO image file.

Note: There are in total 3 different Blu-ray/DVD content loading modes: Full Movie, Main Movie and Custom Mode. Full Movie loads the entire source Blu-ray/DVD content, Main Movie loads the longest title (by default the main movie), while Custom Mode enables you to freely select which titles to load. Just select one according to your needs.

Step 3: Set output format

Set an output format for video files. Hit the button next to the “Add Photo” button and then click “Change” option to enter the “Profile” panel. Choose output format from “Format” or “Device” group according to your needs. since you need to convert dinosaur movies for iPad, choose MP4 Video from “Format > Common Video” group or iPad video from “Device > Apple” group.

Step 4: Change video and audio parameters of output file

Click the “Edit” option on the drop-down panel next to the “Add Photo” button and then you can adjust the output video and audio parameters like video codec, video bit rate, aspect ratio, resolution, audio codec, sample rate, bit rate, channel, etc. By adjusting these parameters according to iPad tech specs, you get exactly what iPad needs.

Step 5: Set output directory and start converting

After setting output format, on the main interface, click the green “Convert” button and then set output directory in the “Save to” option. Finally, click the “Convert” option to start converting dinosaur movies for iPad.

When the conversion completes, you could import the converted dinosaur movies to iPad via iTunes or 3rd-party iOS data transfer tool. In this way, you could actually convert any dinosaur movie for any media player and device you have.