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"Hey everyone. Dan here from The Diamond Minecart."
— Intro of his videos.

 Daniel Middleton (born 8th November 1991) also known as TheDiamondMinecart or DanTDM, is a very popular and family friendly Minecraft YouTuber that does Minecraft Mods, along with TDM Vlogs and TDM Plays.

Association with Stampy

He first collaborated with Stampy in an episode of the video game Mario Kart 8 in June 2014. It was then followed by a Minecraft Hunger Games map where they appeared as players with LionMaker, NitroDukeDX, MCCliimax and SnakeDoctor.

They later appeared in Minecon 2015 where Dan paired up with Vikkstar in a build battle against Stampy and Sqaishey. He also appeared in Episode 20 of Wonder Quest. Their most recent collaboration was in Minecraft: Story Mode, where they appeared as guests with CaptainSparklez, StacyPlays and LDShadowLady in the game's sixth episode, "A Portal to Mystery".

Channel

Dan has a channel of his own which has over 20 million subscribers. The channel is famous for Minecraft videos featuring original characters in an in-game universe, such as Trayaurus, Grim and Craig. Aside from Minecraft he also plays other video games including Fortnite, Roblox and Tomodachi Life.

Although the channel is his main channel, it was not the first channel that he created. Before his fame with Minecraft, he ran a channel named "PokemanDanLv45" which currently has 88,000 subscribers. His content on this channel is mainly Pokémon trading cards (hence its name), as he was (and still is) a fan on the Pokémon franchise. It used to be his main channel before he fully transitioned to his second and current (and more popular) channel.

He also has a separate channel for uploading VOD versions of his live-streams on Twitch, as well as a channel for uploading short-form videos. He also has a vlogging channel which has over 3 million subscribers, but the channel is inactive since 2016.

Other projects

Aside from running his own channel on YouTube, he has done numerous projects in his career. He went on tour named TDM on Tour between 2016 and 2017 in the United Kingdom, United States and Australia. Stampy and Sqaishey watched the show in Brighton, UK - Dan's first show date. The tour was accompanied by a miniseries on YouTube Premium named DanTDM Creates A Big Scene which ran for six episodes. TDM on Tour was followed by The Contest in 2019, which was originally intended to also be a worldwide tour, but was reworked into a film instead.

He wrote a graphic novel named Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal, which was published in 2016 and became a success in the UK, US and Japan. He previously collaborated with Guinness World Records, where he is recognised for having the most views for a dedicated Minecraft video channel. He also has two other world records from playing Rocket League.

He voiced the character eBoy in the UK cinema release of Ralph Breaks the Internet, and Cy in the Netflix television series Skylanders Academy. He has also made a cameo appearance in the upcoming 2021 film, Free Guy.

Trivia

  • Dan won UK Favourite Tipster in the Kids' Choice Awards twice in 2015 and 2016. Stampy was also nominated in the category.

Notes

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