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28th May '16 9:40:15 PM nombretomado
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* AscendedExtra: The ''Pteranodon'' who's only present in the intro of the movie is part of the main cast in the PS1 game.

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* AscendedExtra: The ''Pteranodon'' who's only present in the intro of the movie is part of the main cast in the PS1 [=PS1=] game.
3rd May '16 10:38:12 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* MosesInTheBullrushes: Aladar, though his separation from his birth family was accidental.

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* MosesInTheBullrushes: MosesInTheBulrushes: Aladar, though his separation from his birth family was accidental.
25th Apr '16 9:55:53 AM Chris116
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Sadly, [[KillEmAll meteors destroy the island]] and Aladar and his adoptive family must make their way to the mainland. Once there, the main plot kicks in and they join a herd of similarly displaced animals who are migrating through the vast, tractless desert with treacherous terrain and [[PredatorsAreMean scary-looking predators]] [[FurryConfusion who don't talk]]. They are seeking literally greener pastures, a valley known as the Nesting Grounds, which is apparently the only fertile land for miles around. The herd is led by Kron, an old, hard-assed Iguanodon -- the first member of his own species Aladar has ever met -- who insists that everyone follow his orders even if it kills them all. He refuses to make concessions for the oldest and youngest members of the herd, an issue that he and Aladar especially lock [[strike:horns]] thumbspikes over. Eventually, Aladar and the herd members he has befriended find their way to the Nesting Grounds through ThePowerOfFriendship, and they return just in time to rescue the rest of Kron's herd from menacing predators and show them the way.

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Sadly, [[KillEmAll meteors destroy the island]] and Aladar and his adoptive family must make their way are forced to escape to the mainland. Once there, the main plot kicks in and they join a herd of similarly displaced animals who are migrating through the vast, tractless desert with treacherous terrain and [[PredatorsAreMean scary-looking predators]] [[FurryConfusion who don't talk]]. They are seeking literally greener pastures, a valley known as the Nesting Grounds, which is apparently the only fertile land for miles around. The herd is led by Kron, an old, hard-assed Iguanodon -- the first member of his own species Aladar has ever met -- who insists that everyone follow his orders even if it kills them all. He refuses to make concessions for the oldest and youngest members of the herd, an issue that he and Aladar especially lock [[strike:horns]] thumbspikes over. Eventually, Aladar Aladar's compassionate ways begin to transform the lives of those around him, and he may be what the herd members he has befriended find their way needs to reach the Nesting Grounds through ThePowerOfFriendship, and they return just in time to rescue the rest of Kron's herd from menacing predators and show them the way.
a better future.



Compare ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'', another dinosaur-themed CGI-flick released by Disney, 15 years later. [[note]]A common fan theory is that the title of that film is a mild jab at this one, this film being the [[SoOkayItsAverage Not-So-Good]] Dinosaur.[[/note]]



* CharacterDeath: Almost the entire lemur clan, several generic herd members (including the entire species of ''Brachiosaurus''), [[spoiler: Bruton, Kron, and the ''Carnotaurs''.]]



** A Carnotaurus, before attacking the nest Aladar's egg is located in, actually mauls a Pachyrhinosaurus to death.
** One of the Struthiomimus that dies on the migration is eaten by Velociraptors until all that remains is a skeleton with scraps of meat and organs hanging off of it. Later, a ''Stygimiloch'' collapses of exhaustion (as seen in a deleted scene), and is devoured by a ''Carnotaur''.
** At the end, Kron as a result of him not listening to Aladar ends up climbing a dangerous ravine and is mauled to death by the Carnotaurus.
** [[spoiler:Bruton's is even worse. He gets stuck in a cave-in, and struggles to run out while boulders crash down on him. Finally he buried, and Aladar uncovers him only for Bruton to twitch a little, then die. One of the Carnotaurus dies in the same way, though its remains are not seen.]]
** [[spoiler:They cut fairly quickly from the carnotaur's corpse, but the lighting makes it look like it was ripped in half from the fall.]]

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** A Carnotaurus, ''Carnotaurus'', before attacking the nest Aladar's egg is located in, actually mauls a Pachyrhinosaurus ''Pachyrhinosaurus'' to death.
** One of the Struthiomimus that dies on the migration is eaten by Velociraptors ''Velociraptors'' until all that remains is a skeleton with scraps of meat and organs hanging off of it. Later, a ''Stygimiloch'' collapses of exhaustion (as seen in a deleted scene), and is devoured by a ''Carnotaur''.
** At the end, Kron as a result of him not listening to Aladar ends up climbing a dangerous ravine and is mauled to death by the Carnotaurus.
''Carnotaurus''.
** [[spoiler:Bruton's is even worse. He gets stuck in a cave-in, and struggles to run out while boulders crash down on him. Finally he buried, and Aladar uncovers him only for Bruton to twitch a little, then die. One of the Carnotaurus ''Carnotaurus'' dies in the same way, though its remains are not seen.]]
** [[spoiler:They cut fairly quickly from the carnotaur's ''Carnotaur's'' corpse, but the lighting makes it look like it was ripped in half from the fall.]]



* InterspeciesAdoption: Aladar is an Iguanadon raised by by lemurs.
* InverseLawOfSharpnessAndAccuracy: None of the Iguanadons opt to use their actual thumb spikes. Kron slightly uses his in his fight with Alador, and only [[PaperCutting nicks him]] (with a slash no less). When he does go in for the kill, [[spoiler: Neera]] tackles him. Trying to fight a Carnotaur is done via tail whipping and tackling rather then stabbing it in the neck. [[JustifiedTrope Totally justified]] in that in order to get close enough to stab the carnotaurs in the neck, they would have to have their heads right in the range of the carnotaur's hungry jaws. Also, an Iguanodon's thumb spike is not nearly long enough to actually kill a theropod the size of the film's carnotaurs. A tail-smack is far less risky and may actually be able to knock a carnotaur over long enough to escape.

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* InterspeciesAdoption: Aladar is an Iguanadon ''Iguanodon'' raised by by lemurs.
* InverseLawOfSharpnessAndAccuracy: None of the Iguanadons ''Iguanodons' opt to use their actual thumb spikes. Kron slightly uses his in his fight with Alador, and only [[PaperCutting nicks him]] (with a slash no less). When he does go in for the kill, [[spoiler: Neera]] tackles him. Trying to fight a Carnotaur ''Carnotaur'' is done via tail whipping and tackling rather then stabbing it in the neck. [[JustifiedTrope Totally justified]] in that in order to get close enough to stab the carnotaurs in the neck, they would have to have their heads right in the range of the carnotaur's hungry jaws. Also, an Iguanodon's ''Iguanodon's'' thumb spike is not nearly long enough to actually kill a theropod the size of the film's carnotaurs. A tail-smack is far less risky and may actually be able to knock a carnotaur over long enough to escape.



* MakeWayForTheNewVillains: The Velociraptors are the first antagonists encountered by Aladar, until halfway through the film when the two Carnotaurs introduced scaring them off.

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* MakeWayForTheNewVillains: The Velociraptors are the first antagonists encountered by Aladar, until halfway through the film when the two Carnotaurs introduced scaring scare them off.



* RealIsBrown: Played straight with most dinosaurs, which are generally grey-coloured; averted only with the heroes Aladar and Neera, both have pastel-coloured skins.

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* RealIsBrown: Played straight with most dinosaurs, which are generally grey-coloured; averted only with the heroes Aladar and Neera, both have pastel-coloured skins. Baylene has some purple hues to her, while Kron is largely purple and light red. Zini, being the principle kid-appeal character, has bright orange fur.



* RedShirt: When Bruton is ordered to patrol the lake bed for signs of water, he takes a scout ''Iguanodon'' with him. The scout doesn't return.



* StockDinosaurs: Partially averted. The classic [[Trivia/StockDinosaurs Four Dino Band]] T. rex, 'Brontosaurus', ''Stegosaurus'' and ''Triceratops'' is absent. We have instead four relatives: T.rex-looking ''Carnotaurus'', brachiosaur Baylene, a small-sized ''Ankylosaurus'' and ''Styracosaurus'' Eema, and nameless ''Pachyrhinosaurus'', which are smaller ''Triceratops'' with a wierd swollen nose instead of horns. We also have several dinos and other prehistoric critters that are uncommon in movies; and finally, ''Iguanodons'' as main characters is a novelty. And most of the dinosaurs are accurate-looking confronted with many other popular dino-films. Even ''Pteranodon'' is another case of aversion, since it was the poorly-known ''Pteranodon steinbergi'' instead of the iconic ''Pteranodon longiceps''.

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* StockDinosaurs: Partially averted. The classic [[Trivia/StockDinosaurs Four Dino Band]] T. rex, 'Brontosaurus', ''Stegosaurus'' and ''Triceratops'' is absent. We have instead four relatives: T.rex-looking ''Carnotaurus'', brachiosaur Baylene, a small-sized ''Ankylosaurus'' and ''Styracosaurus'' Eema, and nameless ''Pachyrhinosaurus'', which are smaller ''Triceratops'' with a wierd weird swollen nose instead of horns. We also have several dinos and other prehistoric critters that are uncommon in movies; and finally, ''Iguanodons'' as main characters is a novelty. And most of the dinosaurs are accurate-looking confronted with many other popular dino-films. Even ''Pteranodon'' is another case of aversion, since it was the poorly-known ''Pteranodon steinbergi'' instead of the iconic ''Pteranodon longiceps''.


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* ThisIsGonnaSuck: In the opening when a baby ''Parasaurolophus'' comes running out of the forest, screaming bloody murder, the herd looks up at the sound. A ''Pachyrhinosaurus'' is seen groaning and slightly recoiling that just screams this.
15th Apr '16 2:09:41 AM Snicka
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Compare ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'', another dinosaur-themed CGI-flick released by Disney, 15 years later [[note]] A common fan theory is that the title of that film is a mild jab at this one, this film being the [[SoOkayItsAverage Not-So-Good]] Dinosaur [[/note]].

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Compare ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'', another dinosaur-themed CGI-flick released by Disney, 15 years later [[note]] A later. [[note]]A common fan theory is that the title of that film is a mild jab at this one, this film being the [[SoOkayItsAverage Not-So-Good]] Dinosaur [[/note]].
Dinosaur.[[/note]]
15th Apr '16 2:09:03 AM Snicka
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Compare ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'', another dinosaur-themed CGI-flick released by Disney, 15 years later [[note]] A common fan theory is that the title of that film is a mild jab at this one, this film being the [[Not-So-Good SoOkayItsAverage]] Dinosaur [[/note]].

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Compare ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'', another dinosaur-themed CGI-flick released by Disney, 15 years later [[note]] A common fan theory is that the title of that film is a mild jab at this one, this film being the [[Not-So-Good SoOkayItsAverage]] [[SoOkayItsAverage Not-So-Good]] Dinosaur [[/note]].
15th Apr '16 2:08:39 AM Snicka
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Compare ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'', another dinosaur-themed CGI-flick released by Disney, 15 years later [[note: A common fan theory is that the title of that film is a mild jab at this one, this film being the [[Not-So-Good SoOkayItsAverage]] Dinosaur]].

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Compare ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'', another dinosaur-themed CGI-flick released by Disney, 15 years later [[note: [[note]] A common fan theory is that the title of that film is a mild jab at this one, this film being the [[Not-So-Good SoOkayItsAverage]] Dinosaur]].
Dinosaur [[/note]].
15th Apr '16 2:08:02 AM Snicka
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Compare ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'', another dinosaur-themed CGI-flick released by Disney, 15 years later [[note: A common fan theory is that the title of that film is a mild jab at this one, this film being the [[Not-So-Good SoOkayItsAverage]] Dinosaur]].


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15th Apr '16 1:58:13 AM Snicka
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* AnachronismStew: And among the main characters, ''Iguanodon'' was from the Early Cretaceous, ''Brachiosaurus'' was from the Late Jurassic (becomes HilariousInHindsight, though, via ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sauroposeidon Sauroposeidon]]''), ''Styracosaurus'' was from the Late Cretaceous, and lemurs did not evolve until the Paleogene (and the characters' designs are based on modern lemurs).

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* AnachronismStew: And among the main characters, ''Iguanodon'' was from the Early Cretaceous, ''Brachiosaurus'' was from the Late Jurassic (becomes HilariousInHindsight, (ScienceMarchesOn, though, via ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sauroposeidon Sauroposeidon]]''), ''Styracosaurus'' was from the Late Cretaceous, and lemurs did not evolve until the Paleogene (and the characters' designs are based on modern lemurs).
9th Mar '16 7:19:09 AM Chris116
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* TheMigration: The primary focus of the film, best seen at the midpoint during the desert crossing.
8th Mar '16 6:22:44 AM Chris116
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