The Land Before Time

In a time of drought, several herds of dinosaurs seek an oasis known as the Great Valley. Among these, a mother in a diminished "Longneck" herd gives birth to a single baby, named Littlefoot. Years later, Littlefoot plays with Cera, a "Three-horn", until her father intervenes; whereupon Littlefoot's mother describes the different kinds of dinosaurs: "Three-horns", "Spiketails", "Swimmers", and "Flyers". That night, as Littlefoot follows a "Hopper", he encounters Cera again, and they play together briefly until a large "Sharptooth" attacks them. Littlefoot's mother comes to their rescue, receiving fatal injuries in the process. An earthquake swallows up the Sharptooth and divides Littlefoot and Cera from their herds. Littlefoot receives advice from his dying mother. Depressed and confused, Littlefoot meets an old "Clubtail" named Rooter, who consoles him. He is then guided by his mother's voice telling him to follow the sun to the Great Valley. Read more on Wikipedia.

MPAA Rating:G
Genre:Adventure, Animation, Family
Country:Ireland, United States
Produced By:Gary Goldman, John Pomeroy, Don Bluth, George Lucas, Deborah Jelin Newmyer, Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall
Directed By:Don Bluth
Written By:Judy Freudberg, Tony Geiss, Stu Krieger
Cast:Candace Hutson, Pat Hingle, Frank Welker, Judith Barsi, Burke Byrnes, Helen Shaver, Will Ryan, Bill Erwin, Diana Ross, Gabriel Damon
In Theaters:Nov 18, 1988
Runtime:1 hour 9 minutes
Production:Universal Pictures, Sullivan Bluth Studios, U-Drive Productions
Box Office:$48,092,846
Available On:Amazon, Itunes, Netflix, Vudu

The Land Before Time

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