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The Land Before Time [DVD] [1988]

  • SKU: 5713149
  • Release Date: 02/07/2017
  • Rating: G
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (236 out of 238)

    Special Features


    • Sing-Along songs from your favorite The Land Before Time adventures

    Synopsis


    The Land Before Time
    Animation producer Don Bluth's fondness for overly cutesy characters and muddy color compositions work to the benefit of his feature-length cartoon The Land Before Time. Littlefoot, a brontosaurus child, must fend for himself when his mother is killed (shades of Bambi). With several other orphaned dinosaurs, Littlefoot seeks out the fabled Great Valley, where food and shelter is plentiful. Along the way, the kiddie dinos learn several vital (and politically correct) life lessons, all the while keeping themselves scarce whenever the fierce tyrannosauri gallumph into view. The cuteness of the characters (emphasized by the voice work) takes some of the harsh edges off the story, which makes the film eminently suitable for younger children; and the smeary color design is ideal for the time-frame of the film, which is set in the turbulent, nature-run-rampant period just before the dinosaurs died out. Apparently they didn't all die, inasmuch as a Land Before Time sequel was released on video in 1994. The earlier film inspired a 1988 Saturday morning cartoon series produced by Ruby-Spears, Dink: The Little Dinosaur. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


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      Gabriel Damon - Littlefoot
    • Judith Barsi
      Judith Barsi - Ducky
    • Will Ryan
      Will Ryan - Petrie
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      Bill Erwin - Grandfather
    • Helen Shaver
      Helen Shaver - Littlefoot's Mother



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 238 reviews

    99%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love it! Great teaching tool for grandkids!

      Posted
      Janet
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      I had this in video format when my daughter was young. I remembered loving it then, but have really loved it with my two granddaughters--ages 2 & 4. They are very different personalities and the more socially aware & emotionally mature granddaughter (the 2 yr old) comes into my house asking for "dinosaurs" all the time. She'll ask to view it twice with no problem, glued to the story. The 4 yr old who is not skilled at emotional self-regulation says it's "too scary" and "sad." I remind her that real-life is often scary and sad and we need to learn how to deal with these emotions. She'll agree and keep watching. I always sit with the girls while watching, usually with them in my lap or right next to me, and make observations about how the different dinosaurs respond to different situations. I was thrilled to recently find the cartoon show "Land Before TIme" on TV, so we watch that together and discuss the story whenever they're here during its show time. This has been a wonderful teaching tool, with active adult support and conversation. I really look for stories which entertain and educate. Social-emotional education is so important to start teaching at a young age. Seeing the differences between my two granddaughters is a real eye-opener. We'll be watching Land Before Time for awhile.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A classic animated film

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      MarkTwainTimeTraveler
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      The Land Before Time; now here's a classic tale you shouldn't pass up. I fondly remember this one when it first released on VHS in 1989, now updated in beautiful high-def widescreen. It looked great then and looks even better now. If you're a collector, definitely pick this up. As for the film itself - Its good as any Disney film, despite not being one with a superb, classic animation style. Highly recommend it for your kids as well despite the heartbreaking moments. A heart-warming tale with cute dinosaurs, while shockingly depicting the harsh reality of all life. Tragedy definitely plays a big theme in this film in coming to understand loss, but also provides a message to never give up. "Never Tell Me The Odds." - Littlefoot, Dinosaur Smuggler

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Finally released on Blu ray!

      Posted
      unclebobbyb
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      There is not much to be said about Land Before Time that hasn't already been said. I grew up on this movie and have probably watched it over 20 times in my lifetime. My kids can attest to this, as it is one of my favorite movies to quote when talking to them! so, for them to finally be able to see what i've been talking about for the last few years is truly awesome! the transfer of the film is good, and the soundtrack comes over very well too. i am giving this a five star rating purely based on nostalgia as well as the looks on my kids' faces as we watched together and the joy that was present as Sarah says "3 horns don't play with longnecks!" Thank you for letting me be a kid again and share lasting memories with my own kids!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best of the Series

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      unseencourage
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      Don Bluth made some great movies. The teams behind American Tale and N.I.M.H. and the Land Before Time were solid. This one is the most memorable and the most complete of the series. Still holds up all these years. My kids enjoy every Bluth film we own. Most of the good ones he animated were all known for two simple things: A movie for all ages to enjoy and a stories with heart. No dumb pop-culture references that immediately make the movie feel dated. Just good characters and cute animation and fun stories.

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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Great film, so- so transfer

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      MChach
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      This was one of my favorites growing up. The film itself is great. It's always had soft/poor picture quality from what I remember. The blu Ray is a clean transfer, but the film is still soft and not very sharp. This is likely due to the quality of the original film transfers back when the film came out and has nothing to do with the blu Ray transfer. That said, it looks better than it ever has. I just wish they did a full restoration on it.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Family classic

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      Samuel
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      A landmark film that introduced many a child to the artist might of Don Bluth, Land Before Time is great for all ages, full of adventure and even drama that'll undoubtedly move the hearts of its audience. Solid animation and exceptional voice-acting bring the young group of unlikely dinosaur friends to life, setting up for a memorable cast that have been household names for nearly 30 years.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      iPhone Service Contract

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      Photomaker
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      We bought my wife an iPhone 7 plus and the microphone would not work a lot of the time so we exchanged it for another of the same. We had the same problem with that one so we went back and Brendon updated the OS and the problem went away after a while. Now it seems to work properly so not to take chances we bought the Apple service for two years.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Watched with my kids

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      popawon
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      As stated I watched with my kids when they were much younger. Twenty plus years I think. Anyway I saw this on sale and had to buy. Over the holidays the whole family got together. We watched it all together and had a good time. The colors are still good and the story line is still kind of lame. But hay, it is a kid show. We all had are favorite charactor.

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