The Land Before Time

Critics 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.



Total Count: 32


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From Steven Spielberg and George Lucas comes the animated classic that started a global phenomenon. Go back in time with Littlefoot, Cera, Spike, Ducky and Petrie - a group of very different young dinosaurs who find themselves thrown together when the world around them quickly changes. With one common dream of making it to the lush, legendary Great Valley, they quickly learn that they'll need to overcome differences and trust each other in order to survive. Fun, heartfelt and full of unforgettable characters, it's an adventure the whole family will love to watch again and again.


Critic Reviews for The Land Before Time

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Audience Reviews for The Land Before Time

  • Oct 18, 2015
    It's been near enough thirty tears since I saw this movie in the cinema with my mum and grandma. It is still beautifully animated, full of charm but also, THAT moment, is still as sad as ever. Loved it.
    Ian W Super Reviewer
  • Jul 17, 2012
    From producers Steven Spielberg and George Lucas comes the beloved family film The Land Before Time. The story follows a group of young dinosaurs that are separated from their herds, and must band together in order find them again. The animation is pretty good, as are the character designs. Additionally, the voice work is excellent; fitting each character especially well. And, the score by James Horner is also exceptional, enhancing the moods and tones of the film. The Land Before Time is a wonderfully enjoyable animated film that's fun for all ages.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • May 08, 2012
    This film I remember so much when I was a kid, and not one scene has left my mind it resonates as one of the greatest animated films ever made. Its dark at times but endures courage, friendship, hope and survival just to reach the one place we can call home. Fitting for all kids and adults alike, it also happns to be linked to one of my favourite names in the buisness ;)
    Luke E Super Reviewer
  • Jan 28, 2012
    A moving and unforgettable film, The Land Before Time is a great entertainment to all family and to remember the childhood. Fresh.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer

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