History TearJerker / TheLandBeforeTime

3rd Sep '17 1:02:55 PM rufusluciusivan
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** Even years after, he's still haunted by [[spoiler:massacre]]. When Ducky [[spoiler:falls from the mountain during the climax, he immediately starts to hallucinate / have flashbacks of the swimmer who fell off the cliff because of him. Luckily, this time it turns into a CrowningMomentOfAwesome when he manages to save her in time.]]

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** Even years after, he's still haunted by [[spoiler:massacre]].[[spoiler:the massacre]]. When Ducky [[spoiler:falls from the mountain during the climax, he immediately starts to hallucinate / have flashbacks of the swimmer who fell off the cliff because of him. Luckily, this time it turns into a CrowningMomentOfAwesome when he manages to save her in time.]]
31st Aug '17 1:06:14 AM rufusluciusivan
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-->'''Grandpa Longneck:''' "He never told us why it happened, only that it wasn't his fault... And we never saw any of the others again..."

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-->'''Grandpa Longneck:''' "He never told us why it happened, what did happen, only that it wasn't his fault... And we never saw any of the others again..."
31st Aug '17 12:41:44 AM rufusluciusivan
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** To make it worse, take a look at Pterano's expressions and body language in that flashback. [[spoiler:He really did ''try'' to take control of the situation, and he really wanted to help them. But to put it bluntly, the poor guy just wasn't cut out to be a leader (as Grandpa and Grandma Longneck pointed out after the flashback). The whole situation was just too much for him to handle]].

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-->'''Grandpa Longneck:''' "He never told us why it happened, only that it wasn't his fault... And we never saw any of the others again..."
** To make it worse, take a look at Pterano's expressions and body language in that flashback. [[spoiler:He really did ''try'' to take control of the situation, and he really wanted to help them. But to put it bluntly, the poor guy just wasn't cut out to be a leader (as Grandpa and Grandma Longneck pointed out after the flashback). The whole situation was just too much for him to handle]].handle and he was ForcedToWatch them die without being able to help them.]]
** Even years after, he's still haunted by [[spoiler:massacre]]. When Ducky [[spoiler:falls from the mountain during the climax, he immediately starts to hallucinate / have flashbacks of the swimmer who fell off the cliff because of him. Luckily, this time it turns into a CrowningMomentOfAwesome when he manages to save her in time.]]
17th Aug '17 5:00:20 AM rufusluciusivan
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* In the prologue of ''Journey of the Brave'', which recaps the series both for newcomers to the series and longtime viewers, we get a direct mention of Littlefoot's mother - that "the perils of this world had claimed Littlefoot's mother". It may be a form of NeverSayDie, but it's still poignant to be included in the revival of the series after so many years.

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* In the prologue of ''Journey of the Brave'', which recaps the series both for newcomers to the series and longtime viewers, we get a direct mention of Littlefoot's mother - that "the perils of this world had claimed Littlefoot's mother". It may be a form of NeverSayDie, but it's still poignant to be included in the revival of the series after so many years.years.
* At the end of ''Journey Through the Mists'', even though he became friend with the heroes, especially Spike, Tickles chooses not to return to the great valley with the dinosaurs, presumably because his main family was still in the valley of mists. Therefore, there's a scene in which they have to part ways.
11th Jul '17 8:12:13 AM harmonicsonic
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**For that matter, just try listening to ''any'' of the first film's score, with its characteristically-haunting James Horner chord progressions combined with [[CherubicChoir Cherubic Choirs]] above it all.
8th Jun '17 1:20:26 PM ngh93
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* Pterano's backstory in VII is pretty harsh. [[spoiler: [[MyGreatestFailure Blinded by arrogance, he accidentally lead a smaller herd into an earthshake/ambush that killed off ALL OF THEM except for him, and he barely managed to escape.]] He's shown ''watching at least one follower die'' (the swimmer that falls off the cliff). When he meets back up with the main herd at the Valley, he can only turn his back and cradle his head in his hands in grief and shock. ''Ouch.'']]

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* Pterano's backstory in VII is pretty harsh. [[spoiler: [[MyGreatestFailure Blinded by arrogance, he accidentally lead a smaller herd into an earthshake/ambush that killed off ALL OF THEM except for him, and he barely managed to escape.]] (and that's only because he can fly) He's shown ''watching at least one follower die'' (the swimmer that falls off the cliff). When he meets back up with the main herd at the Valley, he can only turn his back and cradle his head in his hands in grief and shock. ''Ouch.'']]
11th Mar '17 5:47:41 PM ironballs16
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* Littlefoot's mother's death. [[HeroicSacrifice She fights a LETHAL predator to protect not only her son, but Cera as well]]. She gets a fatal wound in the process, but still stays on her feet long enough to save them and get them to (relative) safety as an earthquake starts. Then when she had succumbed to her injuries, her last words to her son are to head to the Great Valley and that she'll always be with him. He then watched as she finally died. The kicker? The end of the scene is pulled off with the camera pulling back, so that you can only see the outlines of the two characters against the darkness... you don't even realize she has died until you hear Littlefoot speaking to her and getting no response.

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* Littlefoot's mother's death. [[HeroicSacrifice [[MamaBear She fights a LETHAL predator to protect not only her son, but Cera as well]]. She gets a fatal wound in the process, but still stays on her feet long enough to save them and get them to (relative) safety as an earthquake starts. Then when she had succumbed to her injuries, her last words to her son are to head to the Great Valley and that she'll always be with him. He then watched as she finally died. The kicker? The end of the scene is pulled off with the camera pulling back, so that you can only see the outlines of the two characters against the darkness... you don't even realize she has died until you hear Littlefoot speaking to her and getting no response.
8th Dec '16 12:17:22 AM NWolfman
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Land Before Time is widely recognized as a classic Creator/DonBluth animated film, but it will have [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology the palaeontologists crying]]--[[TearJerker but for entirely different reasons.]]

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Land Before Time is widely recognized as a classic Creator/DonBluth animated film, but it will have [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology the palaeontologists crying]]--[[TearJerker but for entirely different reasons.more reasons than one.]]
17th Nov '16 12:24:44 PM NWolfman
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* The line, "...Mother?"

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* The line, [[PleaseWakeUp "...Mother?" Mother?"]]



** The scene after Littlefoot meets Rooter. He's wandering aimlessly, and nuzzles his head against the ground while sobbing always gives me a lump in my throat.

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** The scene after Littlefoot meets Rooter. He's wandering aimlessly, and nuzzles his head against the ground while sobbing always gives me a lump in my throat.sobbing.
13th Nov '16 1:36:27 AM Thomasfan
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** However, this is instantly followed by a [[{Funny}]]-slash-[[{Heartwarming}]] moment, when Ducky finds [[spoiler: Petrie]] alright, and picks him up running off with him, still drenched and confused!

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** However, this is instantly followed by a [[{Funny}]]-slash-[[{Heartwarming}]] Funny-slash-Heartwarming moment, when Ducky finds [[spoiler: Petrie]] alright, and she picks him up running off with him, while he's still drenched and confused!
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