DinoWars is an animated pilot about time-traveling dinosaurs who become American heroes.


When I started writing the pilot in the spring of 2016, the America I created, especially the characters of the President and Vice President, were inspired mostly by the sort of "idealized" America of the 80s and 90s cartoons that inspired the rest of this show. It's satire, and the point was always to look at the flaws in those ideals, but America has changed in a lot of complex and contradictory ways since I first outlined this series.

Why am I writing this then? Well, mostly because it felt strange to just put the script up here with no context. So here's just a bit more: The script that follows is one of my favorite things I've ever written. It took me about a year and a half to write, which was too long, but I think it was worth it, especially knowing as I do where the story goes from here. The episode is in 2 half-hour parts, inspired by the epic cartoons of my childhood with all their many-episode arcs. The Gargoyles pilot, for example, is 5 or 6 episodes long.

I hope you enjoy it as I do. If you don't, feel free not to tell me. If you want to talk about the script, the show, the world, or the story though, you can email me at wbeaugilbert@gmail.com.

Beau Gilbert, March 2020