The Land Before Time


Action / Adventure / Animation / Drama / Family / Fantasy

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 65% · 66 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 79% · 250K ratings
IMDb Rating 7.4/10 10 99630 99.6K


Top cast

Frank Welker as Spike / The Sharptooth / Domeheads Gang
Helen Shaver as Littlefoot's Mother
Pat Hingle as Narrator / Rooter
Judith Barsi as Ducky
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597.58 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 9 min
Seeds 27
1.23 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 9 min
Seeds 100+

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by La Gremlin 7 / 10

My favorite movie for a very long time.

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." fans should go nuts over. It turns out that shortly before "Land Before Time" was officially released, about one million dollars worth of footage was cut from the film. Think about that the next time you watch it. You'll notice things like how suddenly we cut from Sharptooth and Littlefoot's mom's battle to the earthquake sequence. If Universal *really* loved us (ahem, Money To Be Made here), they'd give us a director's cut or something. Just a thought.

Reviewed by Wanderer255 8 / 10

One of my favorites of all time

Ohh yes, the land before time. the greatest animated movie of all time i say. i saw the second one first but when i saw the first one and i was blown away. then i was only 4ish now I'm almost 14 and i still love it. the only thing that makes me unhappy is the endless supply of sequels. When i was a little kid i liked the sequels, but now... there only good up to V, now and all the rest of the sequels STINK. they should have stopped after 5 sequels. and after i bought the first 9, i stopped buying them. i used to think they where the greatest movies, but slowly, they became less and less good. If you are a kid, get it, if you are an adult, get it, if you are anyone don't get'm past #5.

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird 9 / 10

A near-masterpiece, that is so poignant, that it's so easy to love...

I am 17, and I absolutely love animation, when it's done right. I love all the Disneys and almost all of the Don Bluth films(though I had mixed feelings about Troll in Central Park and Rock a Doodle Doo), and I will say that this is right up there as one of the best, along with Secret of Nimh, Anastasia and American Tail. This happens to be the first movie that introduced me to dinosaurs. The animation and visuals are stunning, a similar style to American Tail and in some way the Rescuers. In terms of colour, it is quite dark, but it does need to be, as it is quite a dark and very poignant film. I realised as I watched it, that the beginning reminded me a bit of the dinosaur segment in Fantasia. The music by James Horner is gorgeous, haunting in some parts, and then so heart-rendingly sad in others. This is the composer who brought us the music for American Tail and Once Upon a Forest(both of which made me cry). Land Before Time made me cry too, because Littlefoot's mother's death is one of the saddest deaths ever portrayed in an animated film. I also thought the narration was very thoughtful and factual, I actually learnt things from the narration alone. The voice talents were exceptional, Judith Barsi a standout as Ducky(sweet and funny at the same time), voicing engaging and memorable characters. I was appalled when I read that Judith Barsi was murdered not long after she voiced Anne Marie in All Dogs Go To Heaven, because she was a very talented actress, the characters she created were both likable and sweet, and it is such a shame that something that dreadful would happen to her at an early age. Littlefoot is also very sweet, nothing like how they portray him in the countless sequels. People have argued that there isn't much of a story, but this is an example of a character-driven animation, and there was plenty of character here. I personally think that this is the most poignant of the Don Bluth movies, and if I had a minor criticism, it is just that children may find the sharp tooth too frightening, but that was the intention, as the characters are afraid of it. Also it is a tad too short. Anyone who hated this, do bear in mind that it is vastly superior to all of the sequels, which range from good to unwatchable. In conclusion, a beautiful and poignant film, that is definitely one of the better Don Bluth movies. 9/10 Bethany Cox.

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