The Land Before Time


Action / Adventure / Animation / Drama / Family / Fantasy

IMDb Rating 7.4 10 68442


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Diana Ross as The Balladeer
Frank Welker as Spike / The Sharptooth / Domeheads Gang
Gabriel Damon as Littlefoot
Bill Erwin as Grandfather
1.23 GB
23.976 fps
1hr 9 min
P/S 6 / 81

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Jesper Brun 10 / 10

Don Bluth at his best.

The Land Before time is a personal favorite of mine. It has such a sad story, but still manages to put that spark of hope into our hearts even when times are rough.

It is that kind of children's film which excels in teaching important life lessons without stating it by hammering it in. Like friendship is a matter of letting go of your pride once in a while. You can even read a subtle message about racism into Littlefoot and Cera's fights.

And that is why I love it. It is simply a piece of art with a message and a story to tell. Dark and scary at times, yes, but it is alright to be afraid and sad, it is life.

Yes, there are some real sadness and unnerving moments which you definitely feel deep inside, but that makes the reward of finding The Great Valley just the more rewarding.

James Horner's musical score is just amazing, so atmospheric and haunting. Waaay better than those lighthearted song and dance musical numbers of the countless sequels to this masterpiece.

Okay, I know most people hate all those unnecessary sequels and they are definitely sub-par to this work of art, but I honestly don't hate them, because most of them teach life lessons, too. I honestly did want to see Littlefoot and his friends' adventures in The great Valley, but maybe a TV-series would have sufficed. Honestly, I have seen more offensive sequels than the ones of The Land Before Time.

Reviewed by elicopperman 8 / 10

If We Hold On Together...

When this film came out, not only was it a huge hit with critics and audiences, but it spawned a large franchise and became possibly Don Bluth's most well known movie, partially thanks to Steven Spielberg and Universal. When I was a kid, I adored this movie even though it scared me, and watching it now, it still holds up very well. I think that might be because Don Bluth intended this as Bambi with dinosaurs, and in that regard, it did it's job very well.

For starters, the film really packs an emotional punch. When we see the birth of Littlefoot and other dinosaurs merging together, it establishes a sense of warmness that is not too different from Bambi's childhood. Then when the Tyrannosaurus kills Littlefoot's mother, the movie just gets depressing, but it reminds us that even when someone passes on, they'll still be with you and you will always be part of each other. That can stick to anyone, whether you're a kid, adult, or even a teenager.

The actual journey in the film itself is a character driven story, and the characters are likable enough to root for, and we understand their goals and strengths and weaknesses. What makes Littlefoot and Cera notable is that for every nasty remark they may have towards each other, they're still kids, and they don't know any better, but even with every traumatic moment they face, they always keep a positive outlook and stick together through tough times. Same applies to the adorable Ducky, the baby like Spike, and the timid Petrie, as even through tough and sad times, they always push forward and stick to their goal to get back to their family. That's what friends do for each other, and this could be one of the most earnest examples of friendship I've ever seen.

Adding in to that, the animation is spectacular. Don Bluth was always a fantastic animator, and by bringing creatures that died millions of years ago back to life in film, he and his animators captured the look, the feel, the aesthetics, and especially the environments of where dinosaurs lived, and what they were like. The backgrounds are grim but beautiful, the animation on the creatures are accurate beyond word, the effects are artistically vibrant, and the use of light is always a rest bite wen you look at the horrible grittiness from time to time.

Overall, while Bambi may have been more simple albeit dark and depressing, The Land Before Time succeeded in capturing a real sense of emotional clarity that can prove to anyone how friendship can make an importance in someone's life. Along with stunning animation, charming characters and a great lesson about death and acceptance, this is a film that should be presented to all children, if not families. Even if it has its scary moments, they show how scary life can be, but with the sense of optimism, it shows how much rewarding life can be when you obtain such moments of glory, and remember, if we hold on together, I know our dreams will never die. Thank you Bluth, Spielberg, George Lucas, James Horner and Diana Ross.

Reviewed by joshfedderson 10 / 10

A Childhood Classic that I still Love

The Land Before Time was one of my favorite movies growing up, and it still is. The magic of this timeless adventure never gets old and when I watch it, it brings back a lot of memories. This movie (and Jurassic Park) is what got me to love dinosaurs in the first place.

This story comes from the minds of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg and I have to say it is one of their greatest cartoon movies that I have ever seen. The story is about a young brontosaurus who's family is traveling to a paradise on earth known as the great valley, but trouble comes when a "Sharp tooth" or Tyrannosaurus Rex attacks, injures his mother, and she eventually dies. Now alone, Little Foot as he is known journeys on his own and eventually runs into Cera a Triceratops, Ducky a duck billed dinosaur, Spike a Stegosaurus, and Petry Pteranodon. Together they journey and have there ups and downs but eventually become good friends. And Together they defeat Sharp Tooth and make it to the great valley.

This childhood classic will never get old for me and no matter how old I get I will continue to watch it. And hopefully I can share it with my own children someday. It's a good movie and a good story, kids might get frightened with Sharp Tooth as the film makes him out to be kind of scary, but all in all it's a good story that teaches life lessons of not giving up, friendship, having to not always be right and making mistakes, and having hope for the future. I consider this Lucas's and Spielberg's greatest Kids film, the part where Little Foot loses his mother is heartbreaking and one of the most sad parts of the film. But The Land Before Time is a fun adventure that you will not only love but your kids will love.

10/10 for The Land Before Time

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