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Brachiosaurus Song – Dino Music Video for Kids

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


(source:  www.livescience.com)
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 http://smarturl.it/iTunesABC

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

The Dinosaur ABC – lyrics

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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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Triceratops… eh, Triceratops – fun Dino Park episode for kids

Tricerasnot… eh, Triceratops – fun Dino Park episode for kids

Triceratops was a dinosaur with horns on its head. But what was the purpose of the different horns? Find out the unbelievable truth in this episode of Dino Park – fun dinosaur facts for kids with Daddy Donut. Tiny T. rex pays a visit too!

The song in this episode is ‘Trixie Triceratops’ and is featured on my debut album ‘DINOSAUR SONGS’, available from CD Baby.



  • The name ‘Triceratops’ comes from the Greek language, with ‘tri’ meaning three and ‘keratops’ meaning horned face.

  • Triceratops lived in the late Cretaceous Period (around 65 million years ago).
  • The Triceratops is one of the most easily recognizable dinosaurs due to its large body, unique frill and three horns.

  • It needed its three horns to try and protect itself from the Tyrannosaurus Rex which lived during the same time period.

  • It is believed that fully grown Triceratops were about 8m (26ft) in length, 3m (10ft) in height and weighed anywhere between 6 to 12 tons.

  • The skull of a Triceratops alone could grow over 2m (7ft) in length.

  • The Triceratops was a plant eating (herbivore) dinosaur.

  • The first known fossils to be that of a Triceratops were horns attached to a partial skull, found near Denver, Colorado in 1887.

  • Triceratops had anywhere between 400 and 800 teeth, although only a small percentage of these were in use at any one time as they were constantly replaced throughout its lifetime.

  • Triceratops was represented in the popular Transformers toy line and animated series as Slag, an Autobot that could transform into a Triceratops form.

  • The US state of Wyoming lists the Triceratops as its state dinosaur.

    *Source: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/dinosaurs/triceratops.html


Here is a link to the dinosaur exhibiton where I made Dino Park: http://www.aworldofdinosaurs.com

This dinosaur museum is located outside Kalmar, Sweden where I live.

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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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Interview in Swedish newspaper

Here is an interview I did for a Swedish newspaper about my kids music, my videos and my shows about dinosaurs for kids. Sorry if it doesn’t make any sense. But I’m working on a video series called ‘Swedish for Beginners’. 🙂

Daddy Donut Paper interview in Swedish

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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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