History WesternAnimation / TheLandBeforeTime

21st Jun '16 1:27:18 AM AtemAndrew
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* Disproportionate Retribution: [[spoiler:Pterano's 5 year punishment for...daring to lead a group away from the pack and dissagreeing, as well as kidnapping a child. However, he did what he could to save said child, up to saving her life in one situation, and aside from the death of his pack (which allegedly wasn't his fault) hadn't done anything wrong.]]
16th Jun '16 6:47:10 PM OffTheDeepEnd
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->''"All that remained of his herd were his mother, grandmother and his grandfather. He knew them by sight, by scent, and by their love."''

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->''"All that remained of his herd were his mother, grandmother and his grandfather. He knew them by sight, by scent, sound, and by their love."''



* TheyveComeSoFarSong: 'If We Hold On Together,' with its line "You've come so far, don't throw it away..."



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Ducky's father appeared at the end of the original movie, but is never seen nor mentioned from the second movie onward.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Ducky's father appeared at the end of the original movie, and is seen in a few early sequels, but is never seen nor mentioned from the second sixth movie onward.



* GenreShift: ExecutiveMeddling aside the first film was still pretty dark and serious. The sequels are lighter musicals-comedies, particularly so starting with 6.

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* GenreShift: ExecutiveMeddling aside the first film was still pretty dark and serious. The sequels are lighter musicals-comedies, particularly so starting with 6.''The Wisdom of Friends'', which fans tend to pretend never existed. Thankfully, with ''Journey of the Brave'' the sequels seem to be returning to somewhat bearable quality.



* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Extremely apparent after about the fifth sequel or so. But by that time, the primary demographic for the first ''and second'' one had already grown up.
** However, the changes in some character's voice actors could be seen (by someone who did not know of the change in cast) as their voices aging. Best examples being Ducky and Cera.
*** In Ducky's case, that has to do with her original voice actress tragically not being allowed to grow up [[KilledOffForReal in the most literal fashion.]]
*** The opposite is true of Littlefoot. His voice actor had to change ''seven times'' because the voice actors kept reaching puberty.

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* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Extremely apparent after about by the fifth sequel or so. But by point that time, the primary intended demographic for the first ''and second'' one had has already grown up.
** However, While the changes in some Ducky and Cera character's voice actors could be seen (by someone who did not know of the change in cast) as their voices aging. Best examples being Ducky and Cera.
*** In Ducky's case, that has to do with her original voice actress tragically not being allowed to grow up [[KilledOffForReal in the most literal fashion.]]
*** The opposite is true of Littlefoot. His
aging, Littlefoot's voice actor has had to change ''seven times'' because the voice actors kept reaching puberty.



* TheyveComeSoFarSong: 'If We Hold On Together,' with its line "You've come so far, don't throw it away..."



* TrueCompanions: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvpdKODutmk "We're a family and you're one of us now!"]] They change their tune pretty quickly when Chomper bites Cera's tail immediately after the song, but it's still a nice moment while it lasts.

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* TrueCompanions: Constantly. Well summarized with the line, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvpdKODutmk "We're a family and you're one of us now!"]] They change their tune pretty quickly when Chomper bites Cera's tail immediately after the said song, but it's still a nice moment while it lasts.lasts...if you can get past the singing, that is.



* RememberTheNewGuy: Ruby wasn't in any of the movies, and yet the others treat her like a long-time friend.

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* RememberTheNewGuy: Ruby wasn't in any of the movies, movies made prior to the series, and yet the others treat her like a long-time friend.
16th Jun '16 1:28:18 PM matthewhecht
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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Mama and Papa Sharptooth especially in the second film.
15th Jun '16 7:35:08 PM Give1Take2
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* AdultFear: Children wandering off and getting attacked by a psycho killer ([[AlternateCharacterInterpretation depending on]] how you view Sharptooth), or getting lost and separated from their families altogether.

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* AdultFear: Children wandering Your child wanders off in the middle of the night to play, and getting attacked nearly gets eaten by a psycho killer ([[AlternateCharacterInterpretation depending on]] how you view Sharptooth), or getting lost and vicious predator.
** The earthquake invokes this in spades, since most of the kids got
separated from their families altogether.parents this way. And the earthquake happened at the break of dawn, so most of the dinosaurs woke up to a terrible natural disaster that killed off and divided their families, and most of them were helpless as their kids were killed, lost, or separated by the moving ground.
-->'''Narrator:''' In this time of the clashing continents, a great earthquake split the land. Herds were divided. Families were cut in two. Littlefoot was separated from his grandparents. Cera was on one side of the divide. Her parents were on the other.



** Also, don't even THINK about going for Littlefoot when [[MamaBear his mother]] is around. Even if you do happen to be a mother-fucking T-Rex.

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** Also, don't even THINK about going for trying Littlefoot when [[MamaBear his mother]] is around. Even if you do happen to be a mother-fucking T-Rex.



* DaddysGirl: Cera's shown to be closer to her dad, [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse even when her mom was still in the movie]].



** [[spoiler:Littlefoot's mother's death. You can see the sharptooth tearing at her back in the shadow, and her wound as she continues to fight.]]

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** [[spoiler:Littlefoot's mother's death. You can see the sharptooth Sharptooth tearing at her back in the shadow, and her wound as she continues to fight.]]
14th Jun '16 11:12:10 AM matthewhecht
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* VisibleBoomMic: In the fourth film there is a visible microphone on a pole when Cera and Alli sing in the song, "It Takes All Sorts."
12th May '16 5:22:58 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HandGagging: The egg-stealers do this to Littlefoot in the first sequel, briefly.



* PuttingAHandOverHisMouth: The egg-stealers do this to Littlefoot in the first sequel, briefly.
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* UngratefulBastard: Cera insults Littlefoot's mother at one point, the same dinosaur who died saving her life earlier.

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* UngratefulBastard: Cera insults Littlefoot's mother at one point, the same dinosaur who died saving her life earlier.life.
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* UngratefulBastard: Cera insults Littlefoot's mother at one point, the same dinosaur who saved her life earlier.

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* UngratefulBastard: Cera insults Littlefoot's mother at one point, the same dinosaur who saved died saving her life earlier.
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* BorrowedCatchphrase: Littlefoot borrow's Ducky's "Nope nope nope" (albeit turning it into a "Yep yep yep" instead) at one point when he's annoyed with Petrie.

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* BorrowedCatchphrase: Littlefoot borrow's Ducky's "Nope nope nope" (albeit turning it into a "Yep yep yep" instead) at one point when he's annoyed with Petrie.
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* MonsterShapedMountain: "The rock that looks like a Longneck" is one of the landmarks that Littlefoot's mother teaches him to look for on the way to the Great Valley. There is also Three-Horn Rock, a mountain that resembles a Triceratops.

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* MonsterShapedMountain: "The rock that looks like a Longneck" is one of the landmarks that Littlefoot's mother teaches him to look for on the way to the Great Valley. There is also Three-Horn Rock, a mountain that resembles a Triceratops.
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