|Dinosaur Expedition Born Free|
|Dinosaur Expedition Born Free is the 1st entry in the Tsuburaya Dinosaur Trilogy|
|Format:||Special Effects, Animation|
|Created by:||Tsuburaya Productions|
|Opening Theme:||"Go! Born Free" by Toru Fuyuki|
|Ending Theme:||"Dinosaurs Itsutenimo" by Toru Fuyuki|
|Country Of Origin||Japan|
|Number Of Episodes||25|
|Running Time||aprox. 30 minutes|
|Original Channel||NET (Now known as TV Asahi)|
|Original Air Date||October 1, 1976 to March 25, 1977|
|Preceded by||Production: Ultraman Leo|
|Succeeded by||Trilogy: Dinosaur Great War Izenborg|
Dinosaur Expedition Born Free (恐竜探険隊ボーンフリー Kyōryū Tanken-tai Bōn Furī) is a TV series made by Tsuburaya Productions.
The show was the first in the Tsuburaya Dinosaur Trilogy and because Tsuburaya was filming Aztecizer, they could not have the show in Live action. Japan Sunrise did the animation. Paleontologist Ikuo Kobata criticized Tsuburaya for using costumes with the "Godzilla" posture, so Tsuburaya used stop-motion to have accurate dinosaurs.
A main inspiration for creating the series was the discovery of Taniwhasaurus (Ezo Mikasa Ryu) in 1976. At the time they thought the moasasaur was a tyrannosaur which explains the inaccurate Ezomikasa Dragon.