prior to him being frozen.
|Writers:|| Kenn Navarro|
Michael "Lippy" Lipman
|Director:||Michael "Lippy" Lipman|
"Dino-Sore Days" is an episode of Happy Tree Friends that resembles a 1920s animated silent feature, possibly based on the Mickey Mouse cartoon, Steamboat Willie.
Back in prehistoric times, before he was frozen in ice, Cro-Marmot exits his cave, carrying behind him a large club. After a little dancing, he becomes hungry and his stomach begins growling (Seen in the cartoon as a lion in his stomach). He spots the remains of a dead and decaying dinosaur and gets ready to eat, placing a bib with a picture of a dinosaur on it around his neck. He puts what he thinks is the skin of the dead creature between two rocks, as a type of sandwich, but he actually places the two rocks around a living dinosaur's tail.
He takes a huge bite out of the tail, enraging the beast while it is feeding on leaves. Cro-Marmot eventually figures out he's eating the wrong animal and bids the living dinosaur farewell after taking its tail out of his mouth. Not satisfied, the dinosaur grabs Cro-Marmot's head in its mouth and starts kicking his back until Cro-Marmot's intestines fall out of his stomach. Cro-Marmot uses his club to knock the beast unconscious and run away, but the dinosaur soon gives chase.
Cro-Marmot runs to the edge of a cliff, trapping himself. He spots a tree on a nearby cliff and begins pulling his intestines out of his stomach. He uses his intestines as a lasso and hooks one of the branches of the tree. Cro-Marmot sticks his tongue out at the dinosaur as he swings to safety, but he is soon consumed by a passing pterodactyl which chews him to death with blood on her teeth and sucks up his intestines like spaghetti. The pterodactyl flies to a nest and regurgitates Cro-Marmot's remains to her three babies. Before the episode ends, we see one of the baby pterodactyls wearing a bib with a picture of Cro-Marmot on it.
- A dead dinosaur is found.
- Cro-Marmot is chewed apart by a pterosaur and fed to its babies.
- A dinosaur's tail is chewed on by Cro-Marmot.
- Cro-Marmot's abdomen is ripped open and his severed intestines fall out.
- Pterosaurs cannot chew, but it is clearly seen that this one did (some Pterosaurs do have teeth, however).
- After Cro-Marmot head is outside the dinosaur's mouth, his ears disappear and he seems much taller.
- When Cro-Marmot took a big bite of the dinosaur's tail, look closely at the mouth. The tail's not in it, it looks like it's on Cro-Marmot's left cheek.
- When Cro-Marmot takes the dinosaur's tail out of his mouth, its arm appears to be protruding from the side of the glove instead of the hole.
- As Cro-Marmot walks up to the dead creature, he leaves his club several feet behind him. However, when the dinosaur tries to kill him, he picks the club up from right next to him.
- When Cro-Marmot is walking outside his cave, the background seems to be 3D. Back then, 3D animation didn't exist until CGI came around in the 1990s, making this unusable to view in the olden days. Maybe that was model animation, though, and model animation was used in the 1920's.
- This is the only episode to date that shows Cro-Marmot not encased in ice, with the exception of Ski Ya, Wouldn't Wanna Be Ya where he appears as a picture on Flaky's watch. Further, this is the only episode where Cro-Marmot is shown experiencing any pain.
- This episode has old cartoon music playing throughout.
- This is one of only three episodes where Cro-Marmot has had a confirmed death, the others being From Hero to Eternity and Class Act. He has debatable deaths in Concrete Solution and Wrath of Con.
- It is also notable that Cro-Marmot has Mickey Mouse nose, gloves and shoes.
- This is one of the episodes Kenn Navarro didn't direct.
- This episode is one of the only two to use black and white format, the other being Without a Hitch.