History Fridge / TheLandBeforeTime

10th Apr '17 6:47:06 PM ivantmyburd
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* How on Earth did Littlefoot, Spike, Ducky, and Petrie escape the tar pit in the first movie? Right before the scene change, they're pretty thoroughly mired with no apparent way out. The next time we see them, they just show up coated head to toe in the stuff, indicating they were completely submerged at one point. Did they somehow pull themselves out? Nobody after that point was shown pulling that off - even they needed the adults' help in the second movie. Did someone see them going under and rescue them? But then why wouldn't that someone stick around to help save Cera?
17th Mar '17 11:47:06 PM Nire
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* "Treestar" - as in, the word. Assuming TranslationConvention is in effect, dinosaurs apparently have words for trees, and for stars... but the only word they have for the things that grow ''on'' the trees, much closer and more relevant to their lives than the stars themselves, is "treestars." Actually for that matter "bright circle," as well. To have a word for stars but not the sun is just as odd as having one for trees but not leaves.
17th Mar '17 7:55:22 PM Nire
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* Treestars - as in, the word. Assuming TranslationConvention is in effect, dinosaurs apparently have words for trees, and for stars... but the only word they have for the things that grow ''on'' the trees, much closer and more relevant to their lives than the stars themselves, is "treestars." Actually for that matter "bright circle," as well. To have a word for stars but not the sun is just as odd as having one for trees but not leaves.

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* Treestars "Treestar" - as in, the word. Assuming TranslationConvention is in effect, dinosaurs apparently have words for trees, and for stars... but the only word they have for the things that grow ''on'' the trees, much closer and more relevant to their lives than the stars themselves, is "treestars." Actually for that matter "bright circle," as well. To have a word for stars but not the sun is just as odd as having one for trees but not leaves.
17th Mar '17 7:48:03 PM Nire
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* Treestars - as in, the word. Assuming TranslationConvention is in effect, dinosaurs apparently have words for trees, and for stars... but the only word they have for the things that grow ''on'' the trees, much closer and more relevant to their lives than the stars themselves, is "treestars." Actually for that matter "bright circle," as well. To have a word for stars but not the sun is just as odd as having one for trees but not leaves.
11th Mar '17 3:13:43 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Probably unintentional, but the fact that so many of the sequels open in outer space takes on new meaning in the 7th movie, considering the Rainbow Beaks are implied to be aliens.
6th Dec '16 10:20:31 PM ElSquibbonator
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* The Pachycephalosaurs. The alleged portrayal of these dinosaurs as "carnivores" in the film is often regarded as a research flub, but it's actually a case of FridgeBrilliance and FridgeHorror. There is a deleted scene from the film (which was included in the {{novelization}}) where Littlefoot and his friends meet a herd of Pachecyphalosaurs (identified as "[[CallARabbitASmeerp Crown Heads]]") who refuse to share their food with them because [[FantasticRacism they're not of their kind]]. This establishes the Crown Heads as herbivores and as racists. This is where the FridgeHorror comes in; the Crown Heads that attack Cera were most likely not motivated by hunger, but by racial hatred. They were terrorizing her ForTheEvulz, as seen when they loom over her menacingly when they have her surrounded just to savour her fear, instead of immediately tearing her to peices as a pack of starving predators would do in this situation.

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* The Pachycephalosaurs. The alleged portrayal of these dinosaurs as "carnivores" in the film is often regarded as a research flub, but it's actually a case of FridgeBrilliance and FridgeHorror. There is a deleted scene from the film (which was included in the {{novelization}}) where Littlefoot and his friends meet a herd of Pachecyphalosaurs (identified as "[[CallARabbitASmeerp Crown Heads]]") who refuse to share their food with them because [[FantasticRacism they're not of their kind]]. This establishes the Crown Heads as herbivores and as racists.''racists''. This is where the FridgeHorror comes in; the Crown Heads that attack Cera were most likely not motivated by hunger, but by racial hatred. They were terrorizing her ForTheEvulz, as seen when they loom over her menacingly when they have her surrounded just to savour her fear, instead of immediately tearing her to peices as a pack of starving predators would do in this situation.



** "Invasion of the Tinysauruses" never touches on this topic, despite dealing with the issue of Topps taking a new mate. But in a way, this is our strongest indicator that Cera's biological mother and siblings are alive...neither she nor her father do any mourning whatsoever.

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** "Invasion of the Tinysauruses" never touches on this topic, despite dealing with the issue of Topps Topsy taking a new mate. But in a way, this is our strongest indicator that Cera's biological mother and siblings are alive...neither she nor her father do any mourning whatsoever.



** Or, think of it this way. Rooter is an old dinosaur, traveling (or, when we meet him, sleeping) alone in a barren wilderness with carnivorous dinosaurs on the prowl. Seriously, he's nowhere remotely near any other herds, and the narrator made a point of explaining that the sharp toothed dinosaurs like to pick off loners. He didn't leave Littlefoot to die, he left Littlefoot so the poor kid wouldn't die WITH him.

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** Or, think of it this way. Rooter is an old dinosaur, traveling (or, when we meet him, sleeping) alone in a barren wilderness with carnivorous dinosaurs on the prowl. Seriously, he's nowhere remotely near any other herds, and the narrator made a point of explaining that the sharp toothed dinosaurs like to pick off loners. He didn't leave Littlefoot to die, he left Littlefoot so the poor kid wouldn't die WITH him.have to see HIM die. Seeing as Littlefoot had already experienced the traumatic death of his mother, this is understandable.



** They're getting too old? Alternatively, maybe the horns intimidated them, added to its frightening appearence. They're used to plain T-rex's and raptors, not this weird thing. Topsy would also realize what it could do with its horns.

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** They're getting too old? Alternatively, maybe the horns intimidated them, added to its frightening appearence.they're sacred because they've never seen anything like it. They're used to plain T-rex's and raptors, not this weird thing. Topsy would also realize what it could do with its horns.
29th Nov '16 10:50:41 PM Aubren
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**They're getting too old? Alternatively, maybe the horns intimidated them, added to its frightening appearence. They're used to plain T-rex's and raptors, not this weird thing. Topsy would also realize what it could do with its horns.
29th Nov '16 10:40:46 PM Aubren
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*** Not a second language-- a mother tongue. Studies show that the brains of babies who are adopted into a different country actually register both languages as mothertongues, even if they were too young to learn their original language. Herbivore was the first language Chomper's brain learned to recognize, and Carnivore was the language he grew up in. He may have had to practice Herbivore by himself, but he's actually raised bilingual. Wait...How did he learn to speak Herbivore so fluently? How many of his friends have been eaten by his parents? Was he exerienced in hiding his friends from being eaten by the time Littlefoot & co got there?

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*** Not a second language-- a mother tongue. Studies show that the brains of babies who are adopted into a different country actually register both languages as mothertongues, even if they were too young to learn their original language. Herbivore was the first language Chomper's brain learned to recognize, and Carnivore was the language he grew up in. He may have had to practice Herbivore by himself, but he's actually raised bilingual. Wait...How did he learn to speak Herbivore so fluently? How many of his friends have been eaten by his parents? Was he exerienced in hiding his friends from being eaten by the time Littlefoot & co got there?found his island?
29th Nov '16 10:38:48 PM Aubren
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*** Not a second language-- a mother tongue. Studies show that the brains of babies who are adopted into a different actually register both languages as mothertongues, even if they were too young to learn their original language. Herbivore was the first language Chomper's brain learned to recognize, and Carnivore was the language he grew up in. He may have had to practice Herbivore by himself, but he's actually raised bilingual. Wait...How did he learn to speak Herbivore so fluently? How many of his friends have been eaten by his parents? Was he exerienced in hiding his friends from being eaten by the time Littlefoot & co got there?

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*** Not a second language-- a mother tongue. Studies show that the brains of babies who are adopted into a different country actually register both languages as mothertongues, even if they were too young to learn their original language. Herbivore was the first language Chomper's brain learned to recognize, and Carnivore was the language he grew up in. He may have had to practice Herbivore by himself, but he's actually raised bilingual. Wait...How did he learn to speak Herbivore so fluently? How many of his friends have been eaten by his parents? Was he exerienced in hiding his friends from being eaten by the time Littlefoot & co got there?
29th Nov '16 10:37:36 PM Aubren
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***Not a second language-- a mother tongue. Studies show that the brains of babies who are adopted into a different actually register both languages as mothertongues, even if they were too young to learn their original language. Herbivore was the first language Chomper's brain learned to recognize, and Carnivore was the language he grew up in. He may have had to practice Herbivore by himself, but he's actually raised bilingual. Wait...How did he learn to speak Herbivore so fluently? How many of his friends have been eaten by his parents? Was he exerienced in hiding his friends from being eaten by the time Littlefoot & co got there?
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