The Land Before Time

The Land Before Time

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Prehistoric family adventure from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, makes of An American Tale. Littlefoot, an orphaned Brontosaurus, flees famine and sets off in search of the legendary Great Valley - a land said to be lush with vegetation. Along the way he is joined by four other little dinosaurs - a Triceratops, a Saurolophus, a Pteranodon and a Stegogsaurus. More

Interestingly, executive producers Spielberg and Goerge Lucas weilded a heavy pair of scissors in the editing room - making director Don Bluth remove the film's scarier scenes and change the ending. Eleven minutes was removed in total. Nonetheless, the film was a massive hit in 1998 and has led to 13 direct-to-video sequels. 

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1988Rating: G69 minsUSA, IrelandUniversal Animation Studios
AdventureAnimatedKids & Family

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The Land Before Time | Reviews

70%33 reviews

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The New York Times

The New York Times

So authentically geared to the thinking of children that it should charm adults as well.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

I guess I sort of liked the film, although I wonder why it couldn't have spent more time on natural history and the sense of discovery, and less time on tragedy.

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The Land Before Time | Release Details

The Land Before Time is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV and AroVision.