10 favorite pop culture dinosaurs
Rex, Night at the Museum
Who could resist such a fun-loving (though terrifying) playmate? All he wants to do is play fetch.
Come on. This creepy looking bug-eyed baby dinosaur managed to make ''Not the mama!'' a national catchphrase.
Before the backlash (if only briefly), you know you loved him as much as he loved us and we were all a purple dinosaur-watching happy family.
Dino, The Flintstones
This rambunctious pet fit right in with his prehistoric family and proved to be Fred's best friend... next to Barney.
Grumpy, Land of the Lost
His fights with that other dinosaur Alice were less scary than interesting/trippy to watch, like pretty much everything else on that show.
Rex, Toy Story series
This nervous Nellie can't scare anyone who actually knows him, but he often overcomes his fearfulness with little bouts of bravery.
Sure, this building-stomping, city-terrorizing movie monster may not technically be a dinosaur but we say that's just splitting hairs.
Littlefoot, The Land Before Time
Who knew a dinosaur could teach us so much about home and what it means to be a family?
Yoshi, Mario Brothers
Mario and Luigi's buddy is a reliable hero in the Mario Brothers universe. And he's so friendly, too!
T-Rex, Jurassic Park
Long before Terra Nova, Steven Spielberg's main dino creation had us totally afraid that science would advance enough to being able to recreate a creature like the one that stalked the characters stranded on this island.