The Land Before Time

Producer: 
Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, John Po
Director: 
Don Bluth
Starring: 
The voices of Gabriel Damon, Candace Hutson, et. al.
Screenplay: 
Stu Krieger
Music By: 
James Horner
Production Company: 
Amblin Ent., Lucas Films
Distributor: 
Universal Pictures
Length in minutes: 
69
MPAA Rating: 
G
ISBN: 
0783218257
ASIN: 
6303939015
Publication Date: 
1988
List Price: 
19.98
Short Review: 
In this exciting animated adventure set in prehistoric times, Littlefoot, a young bracheosaurus, sets out on a harrowing journey to find the lush feeding grounds of the legendary Great Valley.
Long Review: 

In this exciting animated adventure set in prehistoric times, Littlefoot, a young bracheosaurus, sets out on a harrowing journey to find the lush feeding grounds of the legendary Great Valley. Devastated by the death of his mother and separated from his grandparents during an earthquake, Littlefoot must find the strength to continue on his way alone. Before long, he comes across several other young dinosaurs of different species that have also lost their families. Together, the five companions travel across a barren landscape racked by treacherous volcanoes and "earthshakes," and patrolled by dangerous predators. They soon discover that despite their differences, they can survive if they learn how to work together. Numerous encounters with a frightening "sharp tooth" and other edge-of-your-seat adventures are balanced with bits of humor and quieter moments that emphasize the importance of friendship, teamwork, and developing self-confidence. Viewers will be drawn to this group of very child-like dinosaur pals, who don't always agree but who remain fiercely loyal to each other. Imaginative animation, strong performances from the cast, and a memorable score round out this appealing tale. Look for Littlefoot and his cohorts in several "The Land Before Time" sequels.

Reviewer: 
Joy Fleishhacker
Rating: 
5
Series: 
The Land Before Time
Miscellaneous: 
numerous sequels
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