We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993) - Rotten Tomatoes

We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)



Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story Trailers & Photos

Movie Info

Lonely little rich girl Cecilia (Yeardley Smith) and street urchin Louie (Joey Shea) find a whole new adventure when the actions of an eccentric inventor (Walter Cronkite) leads them to dinosaur friends roaming wild in the big city.more
Rating: G
Genre: Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By: , , , , ,
Written By: John Patrick Shanley
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 23, 1994
MCA Universal Home Video


Joey Shea
as Louie
Walter Cronkite
as Captain NewEyes
Julia Child
as Dr. Bleeb
Kenneth Mars
as Professor ScrewEyes
Martin Short
as Stubbs the Clown
Rhea Perlman
as Mother Bird
Joe Shea
as Louie
Larry King
as Himself
Show More Cast

News & Interviews for We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story

Critic Reviews for We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (7)

In spite of narrative problems... the film's chief appeal is its central conceit -- that giant monsters... can be transformed into [ceatures] who like to play with children.

Full Review… | May 8, 2005
Top Critic

Parents seeking innocent kiddie entertainment should know that the dinosaurs are drugged, the children are briefly transformed into monkeys and the Professor is eventually devoured by crows.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

It's shallow and kind of dumb, and the animation is routine, and the story isn't much, and the stakes are a lot higher these days in the featurelength animation game.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

We're Back is an exercise in endurance -- not only is it dull, but it has such an overwhelming sense of sweetness that it threatens to become nauseating.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

It's vividly animated, it's friendly -- and it's not too long.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

[A] highly entertaining, relatively gentle animated feature ...

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story

Another fun animated Dinosaur movie for kids that I liked when I was young. It's really good, it's based on a kids book if I remember correctly. And it's just a fun movie.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


I've always loved how bizarre this movie is. It looks extremely different from anything you usually see, mainly due to the fact that it's about Dinosaurs with thinking minds and living in New York. It's got a nice demented plot about a circus freak trying to turn kids into zombie slaves.

Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

I understand and yet at the same time i cant even fathom why nearly all of the film critics universally disliked this film. I might be slightly impartial to the film since its one of those early childhood favorites that inspire those great childhood feelings that rush back to you when your re-watching a old classic that you haven't seen in a while, or completely forgot about for several years. Still, seeing it again for the first time in about 3 or 4 years opened my eyes once again to the unique and wonderfully told story, albeit slightly darker then children's films of today. Along with the wonderfully talented voice cast, this movie is a forever childhood favorite.

We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story on our Movie forum!