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Brachiosaurus Song – Dino Music Video for Kids

I’m trying hard to put out more dinosaur videos for you guys. In February I gave you The Dinosaur ABC which took me forever to make with all the green screen work and editing. This month I have a video which was way easier to make but it sure took some time. I’m sure you’ll have a great time watching it. 

The car-driving brachiosaurus

Can a Brachiosaurus really drive a car?

Well, the song called “The Old Brachiosaurus” tells the story of an old, weary dinosaur who secretly dreams about owning a car and going round the world. It’s actually the opening track on my kids album debut “Dinosaur Songs” and even though I’ve heard it a thousand times, I still love the song.

I usually don’t play it live, but last month I did a sold out show at the old theater in Kalmar and I decided to play “The Old Brachiosaurs” and have some fun with the audience. I normally don’t have any other musicians or actors on stage with me and I don’t use people in dino suits (once I start doing that there is no going back to one-man shows). But for this show I wanted to surprise my fans. I bought an RC car and had my oldest son sit at the side of the stage operating the car with a remote. When I got to the part where I sing “I really wish I had a car” my son made the RC car go out on the stage to everyone’s delight. I put the Brachiosaurus on the car and played the rest of the song as the Brachiosaurus drove around the stage. It was hilarious!

Making the brachiosaurus music video

I quickly realized I wanted to make a music video with the Brachiosaurus and the car. So I brought both the car and the brachiosaurus on tour with me and started shooting video in different places all over Sweden. It was great fun and people who saw me recording always had a laugh. Sometimes people would stare when they saw an adult man playing with an RC car that had a huge dinosaur mounted on the roof. It was also a really reckless driver and often tested the limits of what the car could handle. It made it drive down slides, rocks, big piles of sand and other strange places to gather some cool footage for the video. I had to cut out so many funny clips of the brachiosaurus crashing. If this dino video becomes popular, perhaps I I can put all those clips togeher for you some day in a follow-up music video for the kids.

Well, enought talk. Here is the video. Hope you like it.

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I’m an old brachiosaurus
I have walked near and far
but I’m old and tired now and
I really wish I had a car

then I would travel the world
and run away from the dino herd

I’d go to China on Monday morning
Brazil on Tuesday night
Sweden on Wednesday evening
I wanna see the northern lights

In my car I would go everywhere
the dino girls would just stop and stare

I’d go to Russia on Thursday morning
New Zeeland on Friday night
Hawaii when Saturday’s dawning
but on Sunday I’ll be homeward bound


Music and words by Daddy Donut
Produced by Daddy Donut
All rights reserved


I’m Daddy Donut – king of dino pop. My aim is to create the best kids music and videos about dinosaurs. All content is family friendly.   Go to the Daddy Donut Channel on Youtube


At the time of its discovery in 1903, Brachiosaurus was declared the largest dinosaur ever, but other sauropods are now believed to have been much bigger and heavier than Brachiosaurus.

Paleontologists once believed that Brachiosaurus lived mostly in the water, due partly to its nostrils being at the top of its egg-shaped head. But this likely was not the case for several reasons. For one thing, sauropods had air-filled pockets inside their bodies, which would have made them quite buoyant and unstable if they entered deep water, according to a 2004 study in the journal Biology Letters.

Instead, Brachiosaurus and other sauropods stuck to land, and probably even preferred flat land due to the high energetic cost of climbing hills with their incredibly large bodies, according to a 2014 study in the Journal of Theoretical Biology. “They’re not going to climb hills unless by climbing it they are accessing a really good source of energy,” said study co-author David Wilkinson, a biologist at Liverpool John Moores University in the United Kingdom, who adds that the energetic cost is only part of the story. “Clearly, a big animal on steep ground is more likely to fall over and lose its footing.”

Unlike most other other sauropods, Brachiosaurus had long forelimbs that caused its back to incline. If its neck exited its body in a fairly straight line, as is currently believed, this would have resulted in it pointing upwards, though the exact angle and flexibility of its neck continues to be debated.



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The Dinosaur ABC – Music Video for Kids

The Dinosaur ABC – Music Video for Kids

I’m so excited to bring you my new music video for a new dinosaur song: The Dinosaur ABC! I’ve been working on this dino song for quite some time and I’m very happy with how it all came together. I wrote and recorded this dinosaur alphabet song in 2014 and made a Swedish version. However, I never got round to finishing the English version. But now it’s finally here!


The Dinosaur ABC is a fun A to Z rock song with a lot of dinosaurs – one for each letter of the alphabet (of course). I bought a green screen recently and making this video was the perfect opportunity to try it out and learn how to use it in my videos for kids. I filmed all the dinosaurs and myself so I could make us interact in funny ways.

There is also a lot of footage from the dinosaur exhibition A World of Dinosaurs, which is just outside of Kalmar, Sweden, where I live. That’s where I recorded my kids educational series Dino Park which you might have seen on my Youtube channel. I got to film all the dinosaurs in the museum and it came in handy when I did the kids video for The Dinosaur ABC.

I’m very grateful to Roland who runs A World of Dinosaurs. He really welcomed me with open arms and very generously let me document his dinosaur models and use them in my kids videos about dinosaurs.

The Dinosaur ABC is available on iTunes, Amazon Mp3, Spotify and on all other music stores and streaming services. Here is the iTunes link:  iTunes

I’ll let you enjoy the video now.
And here are the words:

The Dinosaur ABC – lyrics




A is for i Allosaurus
B is for Brachiosaurus
C is for Corythosaurus


D – Dilophosaurus
E – oh, that’s an Eoraptor
F – a little Fabrosaurus


G – Giganotasaurus
H – a Hadrosaurus
I – an Irritator

J here comes Juravenator
K – oooh! a Kentrosaurus
L – a cute Lambeosaurus


M – Megalosaurus
N – Neovenator
O – oh, oh, oh Oviraptor


P – Plateosaurus
Q – Quaesitosaurus
R – for a dino Roar!

S is for Stegosaurus
T for Tyrannosaurus
U for a Utahraptor

V for Velociraptor
W for a Wannanosaurus
X for an extra chorus – Whooooo!

whY – did they have to die?
Z – too many letters in my head
oh, I think I’ll go to bed…


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Trixie Triceratops – Dinosaur Music Video for Kids

Trixie Triceratops – Dinosaur Music Video for Kids

I finally finished a new music video. This time it’s Trixie Triceratops from my album Dinosaur Songs. Me and my two boys had a blast recording this video with our pet dinosaur on a warm summer’s day. Enjoy!


Trixie Triceratops
doesn’t like pork chops
she is the vegetable eating kind
look at her running around
leaves and apples on her mind

and when she’s full she makes a sound
and starts singing


Trixie Triceratops
doesn’t like pork chops
she is the vegetable eating kind
look at her running around
leaves and apples on her mind

and when she’s full she makes a sound
(what is that sound?)
yeah, when she’s full she makes a sound
(a beautiful sound)
watch out now, she’s gonna make that sound


Words, music by Carl-Otto Johansson
Video by Daddy Donut (Carl-Otto Johansson)

Trixie Triceratops – Dinosaur Music Video for Kids / Preschool Children

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Order Dinosaur Songs on CD!

Dinosaur Songs on CD!

Finally! ‘Dinosaur Songs’ (possibly the best kid’s album ever) is available on CD from CD Baby. Worldwide distribution. Order your copy of ‘Dinosaur Songs’ now!

Choosing CD Baby as the distributor was fairly easy. So many artists before me seems to have great sucess with them. However, it took me a while to print the CD’s and get everything in order for the release. Today I am pleased to announced that today you can order your physical copy of Dinosaur Songs directly from CD Baby. Get it so you can listen to ‘Running from a T-rex’ and ‘Tyrannosaurus Rex’ in your car. Enjoy!

Get your copy of Dinosaur Songs here!
Listen to the kids shout: Finally! Dinosaur Songs on CD!

Dinosaur Songs - songs about dinosaurs for kids




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Dino Blues Music Video in the Making

Brachiosaurus_in_the_dollhouseI’ve recorded a new dinosaur music video. This time it’s for ‘Dino Blues’, a song describing a strange day when I woke up and there was a dinosaur at my door. It was my first pet dinosaur and it wasn’t long before it began tearing up the house. 

To shoot the video I borrowed a dollhouse from the seven-year-old girl of one of my friends. They were going away on vacation to Thailand so I had plenty of time to play around with the dinosaurs in the dollhouse. But I procrastinated too long and one day I got a text message saying they were on their way home and that the girl wanted her dollhouse back right away. I only had about two hours to scramble, set everything up and shoot the video. I was angry with myself because I had imagined taking a whole day filming and doing it right. But then, my other videos for kids have been done very much on the spur of the moment and they turned out all right.

Anyway, I got all the scenes I wanted, but afterwards I was dissapointed to see that one of the best scenes I shot never got filmed. It was a brachiousaurs munching on a Christmas tree, flipping it over, banging a door open to reveal the terrified owner of the house and then just pulling the Christmas tree out of the door. I must have hit pause when I was supposed to hit the record button (it’s the same button). Well, well. That’s how it goes when you are making kids music videos Daddy Donut style. Just grab the camera and go! I hope to get some time to edit the music video for ‘Dino Blues’ soon. It’s gonna be so much fun and I can’t wait to let you kids watch it.


/Daddy Donut

UPDATE! Here it is.

Dino Blues Music Video in the Making

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Get Dinosaur Songs for free

Right now I’m giving away music for free. Want a copy? All you need to do is to subscribe to the newsletter. Enter your email adress in the newsletter subscription box on the right sidebar. After a day or so I will send you a unique code to download the entire album for free. There are no hidden fees and I will not spam your inbox in the future. You can unsubscribe at any time.


 NOTE: The free music campaign is over.

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The Dinovember Song

When I discovered Dinovember I was blown away. It was just so great to see how parents Refe and Susan Tuma’s used their creativity to let their kids experience a sense of wonder and excitement about some plastic toy dinosaurs. The same day I found the Dinovember website I started writing a song called “The dinosaurs come alive at night”. It was one of those songs that pretty much wrote itself. I started recording it a few days later. Recording it took about a week. The month of November was over but I felt I wanted to do something to honor the initiators of Dinovember. So I made a music video from Refe’s and Susan’s photos. It’s now finished and available on Youtube. The song is not available on iTunes yet. Instead I made it available as a free download here on the website. That way you can make your own youtube video if you are a Dinovember fan. [UPDATE: The free download campaign is over. Now you can get the Dinovember Song on Bandcamp.]

So here it is: Dinosaurs come alive at night – The Dinovember Song


Lyrics to the Dinovember Song

In our house there are many toys
fluffy toys and toys that make a noise

then there are the dinosaurs
they’re different from the rest
when we go to sleep at night
they will make a mess

the dinosaurs come alive at night
the dinosaurs come alive at night

they drink from the milk carton
they pee on the bathroom floor
they never beg your pardon
they just roar

the dinosaurs come alive at night
the dinosaurs come alive at night

The dinos can be a handful
they plunder and they loot
They draw on the walls
They steal our eggs and fruit

oh, the dinosaurs come alive at night

it doesn’t happen every night, of course
and I don’t know why it’s just the dinosaurs

and if you try to catch them
up to mischief at four am
they will simply freeze
and pretend it wasn’t them

the dinosaurs come alive at night
the dinosaurs come alive at night

It’s happening all over
It’s spreading across the world
yes, I know it sounds all crazy and absurd

but the dinosaurs come alive at night…

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Dinovember – the dinosaurs come alive at night

Dinovember – the dinosaurs come alive at night

NOTE! Please don’t tell your kids about this. Get inspired instead and do something similar yourselves. I know I will!  🙂

If you haven’t already heard of “Dinovember” it’s time you do. I came across a link to the Dinovember website on facbook about a week ago. So what is Dinovember? Well, it’s two parents who dedicate the month of November to convincing their children that their plastic dinosaurs come to life while they sleep. I just love the idea and I’ve been following the Dinovember progress on facebook every day. Not only because I happen to create music and stuff about dinosaurs myself, but mostly because it’s so inspiring to see parents take the time to do this for their kids.Talk about creative parenting, keeping that childhood flame of awe and amazement burning. Also, it’s very, witty and funny. I’m glad to see the Dinovember facebook page is getting many followers and it seems they are becoming an inspiration for parents all over the world. People are sending in their photos.

Here is a quote from Refe Tuma, who together with his wife came up with the idea for Dinovember.

… in the age of iPads and Netflix, we don’t want our kids to lose their sense of wonder and imagination. In a time when the answers to all the world’s questions are a web-search away, we want our kids to experience a little mystery. All it takes is some time and energy, creativity, and a few plastic dinosaurs. Childhood is fleeting, so let’s make sure it’s fun while it lasts.

I’d love to be a kid in their family. I actually got so inspired myself that I wrote a song called “The dinosaurs come alive at night” as a kind of tribute to Dinovember. Hopefully I’ll be able to record it before november is over. I also ordered a number of plastic dinosaurs the other day. I was going to order them anyway since I need them for live shows and videos. But I’m planning on having them show up at the doorstep in a box with an unsigned note saying: “We know you love dinosaurs in your family. Could you please take care of these ill-bred dinos and see if you can straighten them out. We can’t take it any more…” My kids are in for a fantasy dino ride!

Check out this page about Dinovember 2012.

And here is the facebook page where the new photos are:

Dinovember – the dinosaurs come alive at night

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Tyrannosaurus Rex – Music Video for Kids

I made a new music video for the song “Tyrannosaurus Rex” taken from the album Dinosaur Songs. It was shot during a beautiful summer’s day at the Donut family farm where Grandpa Donut lives. There are lots of animals on the farm which the Tinty T-rex seems to appreciate. Sheep, cows, cats. He’s also very interested in Grandpa’s feet. Mmmmmm… feet! At one point the Tiny T. rex takes the tractor and goes on a sheep hunt. Well, I hope you like it. I used a new video editing software for this video and I learned a lot. It’s fun making videos. It really adds another dimension to the music. The video is available on Youtube. Enjoy kids!

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Dinosaur Album finished!

At last! I have finished recording, mixing and mastering “Dinosaur Songs”. I’m so happy. I’m uploading the files right now to my distributor. Normally, it takes a few days for the songs to get processed before they are released on online music stores like Itunes or music streaming services like Spotify. I’m really excited to finally let you hear the result.

I’m sorry I had to postpone the release for so long. I know some of you have been waiting eagerly for the album to come out. All I can say is: it was worth it. I took that extra time to make sure I felt really really good about each song. I hope you will enjoy listening to my dinosaur songs as much as I enjoyed writing and recording them. I really had a good time. At times, I was just busting up laughing in the studio while recording vocals and trying out different voices and wordings. I love music. And dinosaurs!

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