History TearJerker / TheLandBeforeTime

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!
13th Nov '16 1:35:21 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!
21st Aug '16 12:58:14 AM Chris116
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* In ''The Big Freeze'', after Spike leaves the valley with a herd of his own kind, his mother and sister are despondent. Ducky's mother goes to her daughter and tries to talk to her about it, and Ducky sadly keeps brushing her off again and again until she snaps at her mother. By that point, while plenty of dialogue applies to Ducky, you realize that Ducky's mother isn't just trying to talk to her about how her daughter feels, especially after she keeps getting brushed off - Ducky's mother is confessing how ''she'' feels now that her son has left her for who knows how long.



* While not a "sad" TearJerker in itself, just ''try'' listening to ''[[AwardBaitSong If we hold on together]]'', the first film's ending song, without getting at least some tears in your eyes due to just how ''beautiful'' it is.

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* While not a "sad" TearJerker in itself, just ''try'' listening to ''[[AwardBaitSong If we hold on together]]'', the first film's ending song, without getting at least some tears in your eyes due to just how ''beautiful'' it is.is.
* 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.
20th Jul '16 4:36:39 PM Vorpale
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* You have to have a heart of stone not to be moved by 'Bestest Friends', tackling the implications that a friendship that has lasted ten movies might come to a physical end even if the gang will always be best friends in their hearts.

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* You have to have a heart of stone not to be moved by 'Bestest Friends', tackling the implications that a friendship that has lasted ten movies might come to a physical end even if the gang will always be best friends in their hearts.hearts.
* While not a "sad" TearJerker in itself, just ''try'' listening to ''[[AwardBaitSong If we hold on together]]'', the first film's ending song, without getting at least some tears in your eyes due to just how ''beautiful'' it is.
28th Apr '16 7:02:11 AM twilicorn
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* The movie is made a thousand times more heart-wrenching when you discover [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_Barsi what happened]] to Ducky's voice actress, Creator/JudithBarsi, a few months before the movie was released. (Warning: do not click that link unless you want a bigger TearJerker than all these examples ''combined''.)

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* The movie is made a thousand times more heart-wrenching when you discover [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_Barsi what happened]] to Ducky's voice actress, Creator/JudithBarsi, a few months before the movie was released. (Warning: do not click that link unless you want a bigger TearJerker than all these examples ''combined''.)) Also, [[VerbalTic "Yep yep yep"]] is on her tombstone.
27th Apr '16 4:13:22 AM qx100
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* The fate of Ducky's original voice actress, JudithBarsi. Just.... look it up but don't expect to feel anything but sadness and anger for the rest of the day.
25th Apr '16 11:37:44 AM TVRulezAgain
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[[caption-width-right:336:[[TheLandBeforeTime Littlefoot... let your heart guide you...]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:336:[[TheLandBeforeTime [[caption-width-right:336:[[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime Littlefoot... let your heart guide you...]]]]
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