Extreme Dinosaurs is an American animated series from 1997 based on a 1996 toy line from Mattel. The series is a spin-off of another animated series based on a Mattel toy line, Street Sharks, where the characters first appeared as the "Dino Vengers". Extreme Dinosaurs was produced by DiC Entertainment and aired on First-run Syndication from September 1, 1997 till December 24, 1997.
The series stars a Tyrannosaurus, a Triceratops, a Stegosaurus, and a Pteranodon that were transformed into super warriors by an interdimensional criminal named Argor Zardok. They rebel against the alien criminal and battle with Argor's second group of warriors known as the evil Raptors. Eventually, the Raptors' objective becomes to cause global warming by increasing the Earth's temperature, which will make life on earth more comfortable for reptiles.
Extreme Dinosaurs has a total of 52 episodes spread over 1 season that were produced from September 1997 to December 1997.
In 1996 a spin off of the Street Sharks toy line, titled Dino Vengers, was created by Mattel that later spawned its own TV series in 1997 with the name Extreme Dinosaurs. These toys featured a group of college teens who turn into Dinosaurs (the plot for the toys is a lot different than the plot of the TV series). The main toys are "T-Bone," "Bullzeye," "Spike," "Stegz," and "Hard Rock." The enemies in the toy line are "Bad Rap," "Haxx," and "Spittor." Later on, the toys expanded into "Dino Vision" toys, which let you see through the Dinosaur character (as if you were the dinosaur). There were also War Paint variants and other recolors of the toys.