The Land Before Time1988
The Land Before Time (1988)
Critic Consensus: Beautifully animated and genuinely endearing, The Land Before Time is sure to please dino-obsessed tykes, even if it's a little too cutesy for older viewers.
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Critic Reviews for The Land Before Time
The animation is fine. But the Stu Krieger screenplay contains violence that might be hard on the younger ones, preachiness that's hell on adults and a never-let-up cuteness that can turn minds of all ages to mush.
Sharp animation and powerful visualisation of scale will enthrall a young audience but the clumsy cub-scout moralising feels, well, extinct.
It looks and sounds as if it came out of the Disney Studios of the '40s or '50s. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing -- that's as much a compliment (in terms of the quality of animation) as it is a criticism.
The Land Before Time is as handsome and honest an animated feature as any produced since Walt Disney`s death; it may even be the best.
Audience Reviews for The Land Before Time
this movie was very good when i was little but it also scared me quite a bit, and the movie was pretty depressing, Don Bluth you are the man
A moving and unforgettable film, The Land Before Time is a great entertainment to all family and to remember the childhood. Fresh.
I've always enjoye dthis movie, its a cool and fun movie for kids and is the start of a big franchise that was one of my favorites as a kid, a good movie.
The Land Before Time Quotes
|Littlefoot:||Mother, what's a long neck?|
|Littlefoot's Mother:||Well, that's what we are, Dear.|
|Littlefoot:||Why can't I play with that three-horn? We were having fun.|
|Littlefoot's Mother:||Well, we all stick to our own kinds. The three-horns, the spike-tails, the swimmers, the flyers... we never do anything together.|
|Littlefoot's Mother:||Because we're different. It's always been that way.|
|Littlefoot's Mother:||Oh, don't worry so much. When we reach the Great Valley, there'll be many many long necks for you to play with.|
|Littlefoot:||[sighs] I wish we were there now.|
|Littlefoot's Mother:||Well, it's a long way yet. Past the Great Rock that Looks Like a Long Neck, and pass the Mountains that Burn... still a long way, but we'll get there.|