Tuesday, June 19, 2007

I Love The Land Before Time! Yep, Yep, Yep!

Join Littlefoot, Cera, Spike, Ducky and Petrie on a magical journey that begins long ago when dinosaurs roamed the land threatened by earthquakes and volcanoes.

Suddenly all alone in a turbulent world, a young brontosaurus named Littlefoot sets off in search of the legendary Great Valley, a land of lush vegetation where dinosaurs can thrive and live in peace. Along the way, he meets four other young dinosaurs, each one a different species. During their amazing journey they encounter incredible adventures, overwhelming obstables and unforgettable lessons about life and sticking together.

Presented by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, and directed by Don Bluth, this enchanting animated tale of hope, survival and love is sure to charm the entire family.

Title: The Land Before Time
Release: November 18, 1988
Genre: Animated- Family
MPAA Rating: G
Writer: Stu Kreiger (screenplay), Judy Freudberg, & Tony Geiss
Director: Don Bluth
Music By: James Horner
Produced By: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, & Jogn Pomeroy
Distributed By: Universal Studios & Amblin Entertainment
Run Time: 69 minutes

The Land Before Time has sparked countless animated direct-to-DVD “sequels”, books, toys (remember the hand puppets?), and it’s now even a regular cartoon show on TV. But no one in their right mind would ever confuse the original with the newer DVD or cartoon series. I mean, they’re really cute in a cotton candy kind of way but they just can’t live up to the original film. Almost all of Don Bluth’s films have darker undertones than regular animated movies and you can tell just by looking at the animation that Bluth didn’t have anything to do with the spin-offs. Actually Don Bluth hasn’t had anything to do with animation in a long time but I digress.

I loved The Land Before Time when I was little, in fact, it was the very first movie I ever owned! I was thinking about it the other day and I realized, I hadn’t seen the movie in about 5 or 10 years so I sat down to watch it and I found it just as exciting and sad as I remembered it. I just wish Steven Spielberg or whoever would get off their lazy rear and make a 2-disc special edition of the movie like Disney’s been doing lately!

Find The Land Before Time Online
Don Bluth Homepage
The Land Before Time MySpace Group
Song Lyrics
Memorial Page for Judith Barsi (Voice of Ducky)


Commercial for Puppets (You may have to turn up the volumn!)

Related Reviews
Don Bluth
The Animated Films of Don Bluth by John Cawley
Banjo the Woodpile Cat (1979)
Xanadu (1980)
The Secret of NIMH (1982)
An American Tale (1986)
Thumbelina (1994)
Will Ryan- Petrie
An American Tail (1986)- Digit
Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)- Collector for the Poor #2 / The Ghost of Christmas Present (Willie the Giant) / Ghost of Christmas Future (Pete)


  1. I too enjoy the first movie in that series but I have not watched any of the newer movies/tv shows.

    I might have to go back and watch the first one again, myself.

  2. I'm fifteen and I love all of the land before time movies. Even the sequals and the tv series. If you want to have some fun with the land before time, come visit my site!


  3. My sister and I LOOOOOVED land before time. It was so bad that my sister wanted to be a paleontologist and became obsessed with dinosaurs for many many years. I remember they had a commercial for a pizza hut birthday party before the movie on vhs and I *HAD TO* have a pizza hut birthday party. HAD TOOO! Luckily my parents gave it to me and I had so much fun.



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