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Dino is the pet of The Flintstone family.
|image = [[File:Dino2-176x300.jpg|230px]]
 
|hair = Purple and black skin
 
|age = Unknown
 
|job = Loyal dinosaur pet
 
|family = The FLinstones}}
 
'''Dino''' is a snorkasaurus that is [[Fred Flintstone]]'s pet dinosaur.
 
 
 
 
<p style="outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 14px; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Liberation Sans, FreeSans, sans-serif;">'''Dino''' (pronounced ''dee-no'') is a [http://www.enotes.com/topic/Fictional_character fictional character]featured in the [http://www.enotes.com/topic/Hanna-Barbera Hanna-Barbera] animated [http://www.enotes.com/topic/Television_series television series] ''[http://www.enotes.com/topic/The_Flintstones The Flintstones]'', and its spinoffs. He is a pet[http://www.enotes.com/topic/Dinosaur dinosaur] of the series' main characters, [http://www.enotes.com/topic/Fred_Flintstone Fred] and[http://www.enotes.com/topic/Wilma_Flintstone Wilma Flintstone].<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-0" style="outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: top; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; line-height: 1em; ">[http://www.enotes.com/topic/Dino_(The_Flintstones)#cite_note-0 [1]]</sup> In the show, he was a metaphorical pet [http://www.enotes.com/topic/Dog dog], and exhibited the characteristics of a typical domesticated canine. He is some generic [http://www.enotes.com/topic/Sauropod sauropod]/[http://www.enotes.com/topic/Prosauropod prosauropod] type. He frequently leapt upon Fred Flintstone, yapping happily, and energetically licked his face. Dino could also be moved to anger, at which point he would snarl and snap. He also loves to play with[http://www.enotes.com/topic/Pebbles_Flintstone Pebbles] and [http://www.enotes.com/topic/Bamm-Bamm_Rubble Bamm-Bamm]. His species, as told in episode eighteen, is Snorkasaurus.</p>
 
 
<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-bottom: 0.5em; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 14px; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Liberation Sans, FreeSans, sans-serif;">Dino debuted in the opening credits of the first episode of ''The Flintstones'', but was not mentioned by name until the fourth episode, "No Help Wanted". His role was considerably altered in episode eighteen, "The Snorkasaurus Hunter", where he was portrayed (in an apparent [http://www.enotes.com/topic/Flashback_(narrative) flashback] story) talking and, at the end of the episode, acting like a butler for the Flintstones, answering the phone, dusting and ironing. He also had blue skin instead of his in that period pink to red colour. For that episode ("The Snorkasaurus Hunter"), he was voiced by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Mann Jerry Mann] (in an impersonation of comedian [http://www.enotes.com/topic/Phil_Silvers Phil Silvers]). However, prior to and following that episode, Dino would only bark and exhibit the characteristics of a dog. In previous and subsequent appearances, Dino's Dog voice were vocalisations by [http://www.enotes.com/topic/Mel_Blanc Mel Blanc]. After Blanc died in 1989, the role was taken over by [http://www.enotes.com/topic/Frank_Welker Frank Welker].</p>
 
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Dino is the pet of The Flintstone family.

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