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The Land Before Time

7.41 h 9 min1988U
Go back in time with this animated classic as a group of young dinosaurs - Littlefoot, Cera, Spike, Ducky and Petrie - find themselves depending on one another to reach the Great Valley.
Don Bluth
Bill ErwinBurk ByrnesHelen Shaver
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Supporting actors
Pat HingleBurke ByrnesCandace HutsonWill RyanJudith BarsiGabriel Damon
Gary GoldmanJohn PomeroyDon Bluth
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4.6 out of 5 stars

4853 global ratings

  1. 80% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 11% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 6% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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Mrs E PatonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 September 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Lovely film , great story and beautifully animated.
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Feeling nostalgic and with a dinosaur obsessed 2.5 yr old daughter we curled up to watch this one afternoon. Mummy was soon sobbing like a baby and the little one was very engaged with the story. Was worried sharp tooth might be a bit scary but she took it in her stride. Lovely blast from the past just as good as I remember and Diana Ross's closing song still makes me well up!
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KayReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 August 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great story
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Bought this as though my kids are now grown up it was one of their favourites and we only have it on VHS. We still quote from the movie and am hoping to share with any grandchildren I am yet to enjoy.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 February 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
One for all the family
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I bought this as a present for my young nephew- have fond memories of my little brother being obsessed with this when he was 5 or 6 and it’s still a heartwarming film, even if the animation might not be as slick as more modern cartoons. Love the theme tune too!
AndreaReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 October 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Absolutely love this film, it’s a classic for young children
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I watched this many years ago with my own children. I am now a foster carer and got it so the child I’m looking after could watch. She loved it and I dare say when I have grandchildren I get it fit them to watch too. Highly recommend
Mike PCReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 October 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Too outdated
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I remember loving it when I was very little, about 32 years ago but forgot how outdated it is for today's standards. Slow, quite unnecessarily emotional as well, too much drama.

It does have a gorgeous soundtrack though, if you're into classical themes.
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 September 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
A true classic in its genre
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Quite possibly the most beautiful animated film I have ever seen. I have such fond memories of this film as a child and I think the inference and deduction that I used whilst watching it then has truely helped shaped the way I think and act as an adult. The soundtrack is beautiful; the dialogue simple but powerful. It is one of only three or four films that never fails to bring a tear to my eye, even thirty years after having seen it for the first time.
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Ines WyattReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 September 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Always a happy ending
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I bought for my Grandchildren as my Daughters loved it when growing up. Having watched it with my opinion now is although it’s dated it’s still a lovely story.
Sarey32Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 September 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love Land before time
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All time favourite now my kids love it too :) enjoyed by mum and son age 7 my daughter is 2 she liked it but lost interest after a while
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