History WesternAnimation / TheLandBeforeTime

8th Jan '18 10:53:55 AM PStriderFan
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* UngratefulBastard: Cera insults Littlefoot's mother at one point, the same dinosaur who died saving her life.

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* UngratefulBastard: UngratefulBitch: Cera insults Littlefoot's mother at one point, the same dinosaur who died saving her life.
28th Dec '17 8:45:49 PM ElSquibbonator
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* SeldomSeenSpecies: The sequels, unlike the original movie, don't confine themselves to StockDinosaurs. Even relatively obscure species like ''Nothronychus'' and ''Yutyrannus'' get time in the limelight.



** Sure they may not be living in the right place or the right time, but the variety (and obscurity) of some of the dinosaurs featured is quite astounding. It may be the most redeeming feature of the sequels.

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** Sure they may not be living in the right place or the right time, nor do they look very realistic, but the variety (and obscurity) of some of the dinosaurs featured is quite astounding. It may be the most redeeming feature of the sequels.



** Despite being an ''Oviraptor'', Ruby doesn't have that dinosaur's StockAnimalDiet of eggs. She prefers to much on plants (and, in one episode, clams), making her an omnivore like her species was in real life.



** An odd case; at one point in the seventh film, Sierra makes a paddling motion with one foot while [[KidnappingBirdOfPrey carrying Ducky in the other]]. While this was ''definitely'' not a pterosaur behavior, it is behavior displayed by modern birds of prey when they're carrying particularly heavy loads in their talons.

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** An odd case; at one point in the seventh film, Sierra makes a paddling motion with one foot while [[KidnappingBirdOfPrey carrying Ducky in the other]]. While this was ''definitely'' not a pterosaur behavior, something pterosaurs could do, it is behavior displayed by modern birds of prey when they're carrying particularly heavy loads in their talons.
5th Dec '17 8:22:13 PM Joel32AK
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: In ''Invasion of The Tinysauruses'', after Littlefoot had no choice but to own up to his lies that led up to the events below, he is given this by his friends:
-->'''Ducky:''' You messed up the tree-sweets tree, so I did not get any tree-sweets and neither did anybody else!
-->''(Spike grunts in agreement)''
-->'''Petrie:''' You make friends with tiny ones, but you make everybody mad at them, so they unhappy now, too! So, why you make friends with them in the firstest place?
-->''(Spike grunts in agreement again)''
-->'''Ducky:''' You made the grown-ups so mad, that they knocked rocks down on the tiny little longnecks, so they're now covered up with rocks and I do not think that is fair, either!
-->'''Petrie:''' [[AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent Plus, Spike eated all the bestest tree-stars me found this morning!]]
-->''[[RuleOfThree (Spike grunts in agreement once more.)]]''
-->'''Littlefoot:''' I didn't do ''that'', Spike did.
** After this, they proceed to turn their backs on Littlefoot, having him walk away with a "Fine!"
26th Nov '17 1:07:30 PM Godzillawolf
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* SuperPersistentPredator: Sharptooth is actually behaving ''exactly'' how a predator behaves in this dire situation. In the lack of significant food sources, a lone predator will often pursue individual targets for several days until he either finds easier food elsewhere, or is injured or killed. And a group of infants without a herd to protect them, in real life, would be an extremely easy meal. Luckily, our protagonists are smarter than their real life counterparts. Also, he stops chasing the young dinosaurs and runs for his life when the earthquake comes (although he still takes a chomp at them as they are clinging on a cliff right above him).

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* SuperPersistentPredator: Sharptooth is actually behaving ''exactly'' how a predator behaves in this dire situation. In the lack of significant food sources, a lone predator will often pursue individual targets for several days until he either finds easier food elsewhere, or is injured or killed. And a group of infants without a herd to protect them, in real life, would be an extremely easy meal. Luckily, our protagonists are smarter than their real life counterparts. Also, he stops chasing the young dinosaurs and runs for his life when the earthquake comes (although he still takes a chomp at them as they are clinging on a cliff right above him). The novelization further justifies it: even by Sharptooth standards, he's [[SerialKiller far more psychotic and openly sadistic]] than most and is pursuing them both for food and for bruising his ego.
19th Oct '17 2:17:13 PM schoi30
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* StockDinosaurs: An ''Apatosaurus'' for the obligatory sauropod (more anatomically accurate than most other movie "brontos" (the non-aquaticness and raised tails!), but still called ''Brontosaurus'' in releases), ''Triceratops'', ''Pteranodon'', ''Stegosaurus'', and ''Tyrannosaurus'' all play major roles in the film. And then we have the mammal-relative ''Dimetrodon'' ''with a snake-tongue''. ''Struthiomimus'', ''Parasaurolophus'', and ''Diplodocus'' make brief appearances as well. There are some aversions though: the hadrosaur of the gang belong to the relatively obscure ''Saurolophus'' ('''''Para'''saurolophus'' according to the producers); the armoured dinosaur Rooter is an old-fashioned ''Scolosaurus'' and not the usual ''Ankylosaurus''; a bale of the sea turtle ''Archelon'' are seen in the opening; a flock of the pterosaur ''Sordes'' (with pycnofibres) witness Littlefoot's birth; what appears to be a hypsilophodontid and a ''Dimorphodon'' are seen along with the animals fleeing from the earthquake; and this is perhaps the first time that the bone-headed ''Pachycephalosaurus'' appeared in a notable popular work, [[FantasticRacism portrayed as a vicious pack of racist bullies]]. The only stock dinosaur from the today [[Trivia/StockDinosaurs Five Man Band]] which is missing is ''Velociraptor'', but only because the film is older than ''Film/JurassicPark'' ([[SarcasmMode surprisingly]], raptors ''do'' appear in the first sequel made ''after'' Spielberg's film).

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* StockDinosaurs: An ''Apatosaurus'' for the obligatory sauropod (more anatomically accurate than most other movie "brontos" (the non-aquaticness and raised tails!), but still called ''Brontosaurus'' in releases), ''Triceratops'', ''Pteranodon'', ''Stegosaurus'', and ''Tyrannosaurus'' all play major roles in the film. And then we have the mammal-relative ''Dimetrodon'' ''with a snake-tongue''. ''Struthiomimus'', ''Parasaurolophus'', ''Diplodocus'', and ''Diplodocus'' what appears to be a ''Compsognathus'' make brief appearances as well. There are some aversions though: the hadrosaur of the gang belong to the relatively obscure ''Saurolophus'' ('''''Para'''saurolophus'' according to the producers); the armoured dinosaur Rooter is an old-fashioned ''Scolosaurus'' and not the usual ''Ankylosaurus''; a bale of the sea turtle ''Archelon'' are seen in the opening; a flock of the pterosaur ''Sordes'' (with pycnofibres) witness Littlefoot's birth; what appears to be a hypsilophodontid and a ''Dimorphodon'' are seen along with the animals fleeing from the earthquake; and this is perhaps the first time that the bone-headed ''Pachycephalosaurus'' appeared in a notable popular work, [[FantasticRacism portrayed as a vicious pack of racist bullies]]. The only stock dinosaur from the today [[Trivia/StockDinosaurs Five Man Band]] which is missing is ''Velociraptor'', but only because the film is older than ''Film/JurassicPark'' ([[SarcasmMode surprisingly]], raptors ''do'' appear in the first sequel made ''after'' Spielberg's film).
19th Oct '17 2:15:40 PM schoi30
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* StockDinosaurs: An ''Apatosaurus'' for the obligatory sauropod (more anatomically accurate than most other movie "brontos" (the non-aquaticness and raised tails!), but still called ''Brontosaurus'' in releases), ''Triceratops'', ''Pteranodon'', ''Stegosaurus'', and ''Tyrannosaurus'' all play major roles in the film. And then we have the mammal-relative ''Dimetrodon'' ''with a snake-tongue''. ''Struthiomimus'', ''Parasaurolophus'', and ''Diplodocus'' make brief appearances as well. There are some aversions though: the hadrosaur of the gang belong to the relatively obscure ''Saurolophus'' ('''''Para'''saurolophus'' according to the producers); the armoured dinosaur Rooter is an old-fashioned ''Scolosaurus'' and not the usual ''Ankylosaurus''; a flock of the pterosaur ''Sordes'' (with pycnofibres) witness Littlefoot's birth; what appears to be a hypsilophodontid and a ''Dimorphodon'' are seen along with the animals fleeing from the earthquake; and this is perhaps the first time that the bone-headed ''Pachycephalosaurus'' appeared in a notable popular work, [[FantasticRacism portrayed as a vicious pack of racist bullies]]. The only stock dinosaur from the today [[Trivia/StockDinosaurs Five Man Band]] which is missing is ''Velociraptor'', but only because the film is older than ''Film/JurassicPark'' ([[SarcasmMode surprisingly]], raptors ''do'' appear in the first sequel made ''after'' Spielberg's film).

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* StockDinosaurs: An ''Apatosaurus'' for the obligatory sauropod (more anatomically accurate than most other movie "brontos" (the non-aquaticness and raised tails!), but still called ''Brontosaurus'' in releases), ''Triceratops'', ''Pteranodon'', ''Stegosaurus'', and ''Tyrannosaurus'' all play major roles in the film. And then we have the mammal-relative ''Dimetrodon'' ''with a snake-tongue''. ''Struthiomimus'', ''Parasaurolophus'', and ''Diplodocus'' make brief appearances as well. There are some aversions though: the hadrosaur of the gang belong to the relatively obscure ''Saurolophus'' ('''''Para'''saurolophus'' according to the producers); the armoured dinosaur Rooter is an old-fashioned ''Scolosaurus'' and not the usual ''Ankylosaurus''; a bale of the sea turtle ''Archelon'' are seen in the opening; a flock of the pterosaur ''Sordes'' (with pycnofibres) witness Littlefoot's birth; what appears to be a hypsilophodontid and a ''Dimorphodon'' are seen along with the animals fleeing from the earthquake; and this is perhaps the first time that the bone-headed ''Pachycephalosaurus'' appeared in a notable popular work, [[FantasticRacism portrayed as a vicious pack of racist bullies]]. The only stock dinosaur from the today [[Trivia/StockDinosaurs Five Man Band]] which is missing is ''Velociraptor'', but only because the film is older than ''Film/JurassicPark'' ([[SarcasmMode surprisingly]], raptors ''do'' appear in the first sequel made ''after'' Spielberg's film).
19th Oct '17 2:11:47 PM schoi30
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* StockDinosaurs: An ''Apatosaurus'' for the obligatory sauropod (more anatomically accurate than most other movie "brontos" (the non-aquaticness and raised tails!), but still called ''Brontosaurus'' in releases), ''Triceratops'', ''Pteranodon'', ''Stegosaurus'', and ''Tyrannosaurus'' all play major roles in the film. And then we have the mammal-relative ''Dimetrodon'' ''with a snake-tongue''. ''Struthiomimus'', ''Parasaurolophus'', and ''Diplodocus'' make brief appearances as well. There are some aversions though: the hadrosaur of the gang belong to the relatively obscure ''Saurolophus'' ('''''Para'''saurolophus'' according to the producers); the armoured dinosaur Rooter is an old-fashioned ''Scolosaurus'' and not the usual ''Ankylosaurus''; a flock of the pterosaur ''Sordes'' (with pycnofibres) witness Littlefoot's birth; what appears to be a hypsilophodontid is seen along with the animals fleeing from the earthquake; and this is perhaps the first time that the bone-headed ''Pachycephalosaurus'' appeared in a notable popular work, [[FantasticRacism portrayed as a vicious pack of racist bullies]]. The only stock dinosaur from the today [[Trivia/StockDinosaurs Five Man Band]] which is missing is ''Velociraptor'', but only because the film is older than ''Film/JurassicPark'' ([[SarcasmMode surprisingly]], raptors ''do'' appear in the first sequel made ''after'' Spielberg's film).

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* StockDinosaurs: An ''Apatosaurus'' for the obligatory sauropod (more anatomically accurate than most other movie "brontos" (the non-aquaticness and raised tails!), but still called ''Brontosaurus'' in releases), ''Triceratops'', ''Pteranodon'', ''Stegosaurus'', and ''Tyrannosaurus'' all play major roles in the film. And then we have the mammal-relative ''Dimetrodon'' ''with a snake-tongue''. ''Struthiomimus'', ''Parasaurolophus'', and ''Diplodocus'' make brief appearances as well. There are some aversions though: the hadrosaur of the gang belong to the relatively obscure ''Saurolophus'' ('''''Para'''saurolophus'' according to the producers); the armoured dinosaur Rooter is an old-fashioned ''Scolosaurus'' and not the usual ''Ankylosaurus''; a flock of the pterosaur ''Sordes'' (with pycnofibres) witness Littlefoot's birth; what appears to be a hypsilophodontid is and a ''Dimorphodon'' are seen along with the animals fleeing from the earthquake; and this is perhaps the first time that the bone-headed ''Pachycephalosaurus'' appeared in a notable popular work, [[FantasticRacism portrayed as a vicious pack of racist bullies]]. The only stock dinosaur from the today [[Trivia/StockDinosaurs Five Man Band]] which is missing is ''Velociraptor'', but only because the film is older than ''Film/JurassicPark'' ([[SarcasmMode surprisingly]], raptors ''do'' appear in the first sequel made ''after'' Spielberg's film).
18th Oct '17 6:57:38 PM schoi30
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: From "March of the Sand-Creepers", after Cera [[RageBreakingPoint finally blows up]] at Scuttle for asking the Gang one favor too many.
-->'''Cera''': You have to go to the Great Valley!\\
'''Scuttle''': Why should I?\\
'''Cera''': Because without the other sand-creepers, WHO'S GONNA LISTEN TO YOUR DUMB STORIES?!\\
'''Scuttle''': (taken back) Well, you got me.
18th Oct '17 6:45:54 PM schoi30
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* GodGuise: Happens to Spike in "Stranger From the Mysterious Above".

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* GodGuise: Happens to Spike in "Stranger From the Mysterious Above".Above", where a colony of horned gophers believe him to be the "Big Wise One" from their legends.
18th Oct '17 6:12:48 PM schoi30
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** While the opening narration gets "Before the [[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs mammoth and the mastodon]]" right, that's the extent of accuracy in this regard. While most of the species in the film are from the Late Cretaceous of North America, Littlefoot (an ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Apatosaurus]]'') and Spike (a ''UsefulNotes/{{St|ockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs}}egosaurus'') are both Jurassic. While Littlefoot and family could be ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeSauropods Alamosaurus]]'', a sauropod from the proper time and place, there's no excuse for Spike's appearance. Plus, an even older ''[[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Dimetrodon]]'' is encountered halfway through the film. To put in perspective just how out of place a ''Dimetrodon'' is, it would be much less inaccurate to put a ''human'' in the film, at least if one judges purely by temporal proximity. The last ''Dimetrodons'' died out more than 200 million years before the late Cretaceous. Not to mention the ''Dimetrodon'' in the film has a snake-like tongue and a wrongly-shaped sail. Apparently, it was meant to be a fin-backed lizard.

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** While the opening narration gets "Before the [[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs mammoth and the mastodon]]" right, that's the extent of accuracy in this regard. While most of the species in the film are from the Late Cretaceous of North America, Littlefoot (an ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Apatosaurus]]'') and Spike (a ''UsefulNotes/{{St|ockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs}}egosaurus'') are both Jurassic. While Littlefoot and family could be ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeSauropods Alamosaurus]]'', a sauropod from the proper time and place, there's no excuse for Spike's appearance. Plus, an even older ''[[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Dimetrodon]]'' is encountered halfway through the film. To put in perspective just how out of place a ''Dimetrodon'' is, it would be much less inaccurate to put a ''human'' in the film, at least if one judges purely by temporal proximity. The last ''Dimetrodons'' died out more than 200 million years before the late Cretaceous. Not to mention the Cretaceous.
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''Dimetrodon'' in the film has a snake-like tongue and a wrongly-shaped sail. Apparently, it was meant to be a fin-backed lizard.
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