Later, while crossing a pond, Petrie discovers the Sharptooth nearby. Petrie, originally voiced by Will Ryan and later by Jeff Bennett, is one of the original main characters in the animated The Land Before Time films and television series. A canine angel, Charlie, sneaks back to earth from heaven but ends up befriending an orphan girl who can speak to animals. , The film was a box office success, grossing $48 million, as well as beating the Disney film Oliver & Company for the #1 spot during its opening weekend. Land Before Time Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. 99 to rent. $3.00. This marked the movie's final release on VHS. The film was a critical and financial success and spawned a multi-million dollar franchise with thirteen direct-to-video sequels (without association with Bluth, Spielberg, or Lucas), as well as merchandise (toys, video games, etc.) Starring: Scott McAfee , Candace Hutson , Heather Hogan , et al. Read Less. The film with all the scenes, many of which were completed, were approved until April or May of 1988, when many scenes were cut. Geoff Andrew of Time Out gave The Land Before Time a six out of ten rating, saying that he felt Don Bluth ought to have followed An American Tail with a more adventurous film. This is because of the film's ending being changed while the animation was retained. Though Spike does not talk in the English version of the film, he utters a single line while climbing up the rocky mountain side in the Finnish version; "ruokaa", which translates into English as "food". $12.3 million (estimated) producer in his introductory scene differs across the original English version and the various international dubs of the film.  The film made its first Digital debut on Google Play and Amazon Prime Instant Video in 2013. Ebert believed The Land Before Time made a "strategic error" in its attempt to attract children, as he thought that the movie erases the distinction between children and dinosaurs (he earlier describes the two as being very similar). This time, while building a hideaway in their new home of the Great Valley, Littlefoot and the gang rescue a mysterious egg from two scheming egg-nappers and make a starling surprise - and new friend - when the egg hatches. A land of lush vegetation where the dinosaurs can thrive and live in peace. Written by November 18, 1988 (United States of America), The Land Before Time Uncut FOUND FOOTAGE 2. Please see photos for more details.. Narrator: Dinosaurs were of two kinds-- Some had flat teeth and ate the leaves of trees. Another difference in these storyboards is that Sharptooth. Now, having been such a raging fan of this movie when I was a kid (I still like it as an adult, just not nearly as much), I don't really know if I've got the right to write a review of it.About the only thing I have to say, really, is that there's more personality in that one little Pterodactyl who offers Littlefoot his cherry than in the entire cast of "Disney's Dinosaur".Other than that, I only have to offer up the following bit of trivia that fellow "L.B.T." Postal Office, JC Penny's and Pizza Hut to help promote The Land Before Time. He almost has them, before Littlefoot's mother comes to their rescue and faces off with Sharptooth. On his journey, he meets four young companions: Cera, a Triceratops; Ducky, a Saurolophus, Petrie, a Pteranodon; and Spike, a Stegosaurus. This is when Cera realizes that judging others by their species is not the best thing to do. Francis Ford Coppola Feels Sad ‘Star Wars’ Dominated George Lucas’ Directing Career, Animation Legend Don Bluth, Creator of ‘The Land Before Time’ and More, Has Formed a New Animation Studio, Here’s What’s Coming to HBO Max This Summer, MsMojo: Top 10 Dumbest Decisions in Kids' Movies. (Saurolophus/bigmouths) who say only their own kind can drink. The Land Before Time is an American children's franchise of animated adventure films by Universal Pictures centered on dinosaurs. and a television series. The main reason why these scenes were cut is because they were said to be frightening to children, particularly some of the close-ups of Sharptooth's head attacking the lens of the camera and when he appears out of nowhere and attacks.. This scene was presumably removed to tone down the racism aspect of the film. The Land Before Time (1988) Full Cast & Crew. Played during the end credits, this song is about teamwork and friendship, and how Littlefoot and his friends' ambitions could be achieved through it. Evidence of this ending remains in the scene of Littlefoot talking to his mother's spirit after the death of Sharptooth. Cera then calls for Littlefoot to play. They are the earliest of the cuts; many of them were never fully animated. The film was relased on Digital HD through Vudu on May 29, 2015. editing Also sign me up for FanMail to get updates on all things movies: tickets, special offers, screenings + more. A scene from the theatrical trailer includes a short scene where Sharptooth steps in front of Littlefoot and Cera, making swampy water fly everywhere when he steps. The character who alarmingly shouts "Sharptooth!" The animation production for The Land Before Time took place at Sullivan Bluth Studios in Dublin, Ireland. These are the Sharptooth storyboard drawings from early in the film's production, uploaded on his blog by ones of the animators who worked on the film, Mark Pudleiner. In the process, Charlie learns that friendship is the most heavenly gift of all. They are rumored to show Sharptooth ripping her back open in full, and not just through a shadow. country Littlefoot and Cera are playing with the Frogs before sharptooth comes after them. Candy Huston as Cera 4. (last released lines) And they all grew up together in the valley, generation upon generation, each passing on to the next. The two species refuse to share food/water, even though both will eventually die at the end. A land of lush vegetation where the dinosaurs can thrive and live in peace. Parents need to know that The Land Before Time is a funny, character-rich story with adorable heroes to root for as they make a long journey to find a land of plenty.  Incidentally, Ebert mistook Littlefoot to be "the last of his species", when Pat Hingle, in the role of the movie's narrator, had identified Littlefoot as the last of his herd. Just a thought. January New Year's Day 2015, HDNet Movies got a hold of the movie. The Land Before Time (occasionally known as The Land Before Time I) is a 1988 animated adventure drama film directed and produced by Don Bluth and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, and Frank Marshall. Though, they were sourced out and tired, Littlefoot urged them on. Steven Spielburg's son, Max, suggested the voice of Digit, from An American Tail, for the character Petrie, which resulted in Will Ryan, who had voiced Digit, performing the voice of Petrie. She later bumps into Littlefoot, Ducky, and Petrie, and tells them that the Sharptooth is alive; although Littlefoot does not believe her. Details below. The Roches. Is it true that there was an alternate ending in which all the dino kids died and the Great Valley is Heaven as seen in the Trivia section here? The initial The Land Before Time isn't a musical, but grown-ups in the know will appreciate that the score was written by Oscar-winning composer James Horner. Cera reunites with her father and Littlefoot rejoins his grandparents. Littlefoot and his friends the gang in their next when a swarm of leaf gobblers had destroyed their homes and this forces them to find a new home but yet find an mysterious island. The tree song is getting louder | The Land Before Time | Cartoons for Children However, ancestors of grass have been found in fossilized. Imdb id This image is filled with different stills and scenes that were cut from the final film. Originally released by Universal Studios and Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, it features anthropomorphic dinosaurs living in a somewhat fantasy-based version of prehistoric earth.  It was George Lucas's idea to make Cera a female Triceratops, when she was in mid-animation as a male named Bambo. The scene presumably takes place not particularly long after Littlefoot's birth, judging by his design. director 1. Spacetoon aired that film in the Middle East and North Africa as of March 10, 2011. Cera was still too proud to admit that she'd gone the wrong way. This award, however, went to Disney's Who Framed Roger Rabbit.. One of the deleted storyboard drawings of Sharptooth; note that he had plates on his back like the Plated Sharptooth during these early stages of production. This scene appears in the book "Friends in Need" and "The Land Before Time: The Illustrated Story". Also, the part of where Sharptooth injured his eye was supposed to happen before he started looking for the kids in the briars. Along the way he meets four other young dinosaurs, each one a different species, and they encounter several obstacles as they learn to work together in order to survive. James Horner The Land Before Time. 69 minutes (originally 80-82 minutes) Some early VHS of the film have been said to have the original version of the scene, though this seems to have been proven false. Upon arrival, Petrie impresses his family with his newfound flight, while Ducky introduces Spike to her family, who adopt him. He gets scared pretty easily and acts like Homer Simpson. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. It is unknown why this was cut from the film; the scene may have not had much point in being in it.  Don Bluth was unhappy with the cuts, and fought for all the footage, but in the end he had to settle on a final running time of 69 minutes, one of Don Bluth’s shortest; in fact one of the shortest feature films ever produced (depending on how "feature film" is defined).. Supposedly, one tape that included the deleted scenes was sent to a Finnish company by mistake, and was aired on their TV station.  Some stills do exist, however, including deleted Sharptooth scenes, stills from the original ending, Ducky making faces, and Spike being enticed with berries by Ducky, from a scene that was to have included Cera arguing against Spike coming with the group. A Dinosaur's Story. A mysterious object crashes near the great valley, and Petrie's untrustful uncle arrives in search of it, believing it to be "a storm of cold fire", a susposed rock of great powers. This may be the result of a cut scene. Note the different font used. A deleted cel of the Great Valley from the opposite side. The 2003 DVD of the film was reprinted again as a Happy Faces Edition (with Littlefoot on the front cover) on February 3, 2015. Directed by Don Bluth. Afterward, however, it settles into a comfortable journey by endearing characters. The series began in 1988 with The Land Before Time, directed and produced by Don Bluth and executive produced by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. The Land Before Time is an Upcoming American dinosaur adventure film and a remake to the 1988 film by the Same Name By Don Bluth, This film will be Directed by Jon Favreau and Produced by Amblin Entertainment, Walden Media and Fairview Entertainment and Distributed by Universal Pictures. Littlefoot screams "Sharptooth!" He then goes to play in a waterfall under him, and then climb back up it to find his friends. Many of these scenes are not present in the released film.  M. Keith Booker, while noting that the film was a hit with children for its storyline, described the animation as being "unremarkable".  The character of Spike was inspired by director Don Bluth's pet chowhound, Cubby.. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing The Land Before Time near you. Postal service issued stamps featuring Dinosaur species used in the film, as well as T-shirts featuring the stamps and the character Littlefoot. The magical inhabitants of a rainforest fight to save their home, which is threatened by logging and a polluting force of destruction called Hexxus. The dinosaurs featured existed in different time periods. Sharptooth leaps onto the boulder and the plan nearly fails until Cera reunites with the group, allowing Littlefoot and his friends to push both Sharptooth, Petrie and the boulder into the water below, momentarily taking Petrie down with him; but he later emerges unharmed. Littlefoot, alone, follows a cloud resembling his mother to the Great Valley, there to be joined by the others.  As production on The Land Before Time officially began in the summer of 1986, due to delays brought on by Amblin and Universal's concerns that their previous animated film, An American Tail might flop, the story featured the main characters on a mission to find a wise old dinosaur. 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