The Land Before Time

The Land Before Time

Gabriel Damon
Director: Don Bluth Cast: Gabriel Damon
Gabriel Damon
, Candy Hutson
Candy Hutson
, Judith Barsi
Judith Barsi
Don Bluth

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/07/2018
UPC: 0191329063804
Original Release: 1988
Rating: G
Source: Universal Studios

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gabriel Damon Littlefoot
Candy Hutson Cera
Judith Barsi Ducky
Will Ryan Petrie
Bill Erwin Grandfather
Helen Shaver Littlefoot's Mother
Pat Hingle Narrator,Rooter
Burke Barnes Daddy Topps
Fred Gwynne Voice Only

Technical Credits
Don Bluth Director,Producer,Production Designer
Judith Barsi Producer
Russell Boland Asst. Director
John K. Carr Editor
Judith Freudberg Original Story
Judy Fruedberg Original Story
Tony Geiss Original Story
Gary Goldman Producer
James Horner Score Composer,Songwriter
Will Jennings Songwriter
Kathleen Kennedy Executive Producer
Stu Krieger Screenwriter
Dan Kuenster Animator
D.A. Lanpher Special Effects
George Lucas Executive Producer
Brent Maddock Screenwriter
Frank Marshall Executive Producer
Nancy Mayor Casting
Linda Miller Animator
Dan Molina Editor
Deborah Jelin Newmyer Associate Producer
John Pomeroy Animator,Producer
Lorna Pomeroy Animator
Roy Smith Producer
Roy Smith Producer
Steven Spielberg Executive Producer
David Steinberg Asst. Director
S.S. Wilson Screenwriter
Dick Zondag Animator
Ralph Zondag Animator

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