Series Episodes
Dinosaur Expedition Born Free
Dinosaur Expedition Born Free is the 1st entry in the Tsuburaya Dinosaur Trilogy
Dinosaur born free title card
Format: Special Effects, Animation
Created by: Tsuburaya Productions
Starring: Unknown
Opening Theme: "Go! Born Free" by Toru Fuyuki
Ending Theme: "Dinosaurs Itsutenimo" by Toru Fuyuki
Country Of Origin Japan
Number Of Episodes 25
Running Time aprox. 30 minutes
Original Channel NET (Now known as TV Asahi)
Original Air Date October 1, 1976 to March 25, 1977
Preceded by Production: Ultraman Leo
Succeeded by Trilogy: Dinosaur Great War Izenborg

Dinosaur Expedition Born Free (恐竜探険隊ボーンフリー Kyōryū Tanken-tai Bōn Furī?) is a TV Series made by Tsuburaya Productions.


The show was the first in the Tsuburaya Dinosaur Trilogy and because Tsuburaya was filming Aztecizer, they could not have the show in Live action. Japan Sunrise did the animation. Paleontologist Ikuo Kobata criticized Tsuburaya for using costumes with the "Godzilla" posture, so Tsuburaya used stop-motion to have accurate dinosaurs.

A main inspiration for creating the series was the discovery of Taniwhasaurus (Ezo Mikasa Ryu) in 1976. At the time they thought the moasasaur was a tyrannosaur which explains the inaccurate Ezomikasa Dragon.

Shows and Films
Showa Series

Ultra Q | Ultraman | Ultraseven | Return of Ultraman | Ultraman Ace | Ultraman Taro | Ultraman Leo | Ultraman 80

Heisei Series

Ultraman Tiga | Ultraman Dyna | Ultraman Gaia | Ultraman Cosmos | Ultra Q: Dark Fantasy | Ultraman Nexus | Ultraman Max | Ultraman Mebius | Ultraseven X | Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle | Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle: Never Ending Odyssey | Ultraman Retsuden | Neo Ultra Q | Shin Ultraman Retsuden | Ultraman Ginga | Ultraman Ginga S | Ultraman X | Ultraman Orb | Ultraman Zero: The Chronicle | Ultraman Geed | Ultraman Orb: The Chronicle

Outside of Japan

Ultraman: The Adventure Begins | Ultraman: Towards the Future | Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero


Ultra Fight | Ultraman vs. Kamen Rider | Ultraman Nice | Heisei Ultraseven | Ultraman Neos | Ultra Idemitsujin | Ultra Zone | Ultra Zero Fight | Ultra Fight Victory | Ultraman Orb THE ORIGIN SAGA | Ultra Fight Orb | Ultraman Super Fighter Legend

Showa Movies

Ultraman: Monster Movie Feature | Ultraman, Ultraseven: Great Violent Monster Fight | Ultraman: Great Monster Decisive Battle | Ultraman (1979) | Ultraman ZOFFY: Ultra Warriors vs. the Giant Monster Army | Ultraman Story

Heisei Movies

Ultra Q The Movie: Legend of the Stars | Ultraman Zearth | Ultraman Zearth 2: Superhuman Big Battle - Light and Shadow | Revive! Ultraman | Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna: Warriors of the Star of Light | Ultraman Tiga, Ultraman Dyna, & Ultraman Gaia: The Decisive Battle in Hyperspace | Ultraman Tiga: The Final Odyssey | Ultraman Gaia: Once Again Gaia | Ultraman Cosmos: The First Contact | Ultraman Cosmos 2: The Blue Planet | Ultraman Cosmos Vs Ultraman Justice: The Final Battle | ULTRAMAN (2004) | Ultraman Mebius & the Ultra Brothers | Great Decisive Battle! The Super 8 Ultra Brothers | Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie | Ultraman Zero The Movie: Super Deciding Fight! The Belial Galactic Empire | Ultraman Saga | Ultraman Ginga S The Movie: Showdown! The 10 Ultra Warriors! | Ultraman X The Movie: Here Comes! Our Ultraman | Ultraman Orb The Movie: Lend Me The Power of Bonds! | Ultraman Geed The Movie: Connect Them! The Wishes!!

Other Series

Captain Ultra | Mighty Jack | Operation: Mystery | Mirrorman | Redman | Triple Fighter | 10-4, 10-10 | Iron King | Fireman | Jumborg Ace | Mirror Fight | Army of the Apes | Pro-Wres no Hoshi Azteckaiser | Dinosaur Expedition Born Free | Dinosaur War Aizenborg | Dinosaur Squadron Koseidon | Denkou Choujin Gridman | Mirrorman REFLEX | Bio Planet WoO | Mirror Fight 2012

The☆Ultraman | Ultraman Kids | Ultraman Graffiti: Wild! Ultra Country | Ultraman: Super Fighter Legend | Ultra Nyan | Denkou Choujin Gridman: Boys Invent Great Heroes | The・Ultraman: Jackal vs. Ultraman | Kaiju Sakaba Kanpai! | SSSS.GRIDMAN | ULTRAMAN (2019)