Awesome: The Land Before Time

  • Just as it looks like Littlefoot and Cera are about to be devoured by the Sharptooth's toothy maw, cue Mama Longneck's massive tail, which smashes the predator off its feet and into a mound of rock — she then proceeds to take on the Sharptooth single-handedly.
    • Well, things go downhill quite a lot after that, but still, this is a Longneck taking on the original Sharptooth, the most dangerous and powerful Sharptooth of all the films. Irrespective of the battle's outcome, it was a very valiant effort.
    • That whole sequence is about as epic as animation can get: we have an Apatosaurus battling a Tyrannosaurus in the middle of an earthquake.
  • Petrie's Big Damn Heroes moment near the end.
    Petrie: I'm flying! I'm flying! I'm flying!
    • And not only that. The fact that a group of little dinosaurs manage to outsmart and KILL Sharptooth, the most deadly predator in all of the films, is pretty awesome.
      • AND not only THAT, the plan in question that Littlefoot conjures up to get rid of Sharptooth after getting sick and tired of running away from him is so gloriously thought out and said to the gang, that it makes him look badass and is just plain awesome.
      • And also, Cera coming back to help Littlefoot, Spike, and Ducky push the boulder the Sharptooth is on into the water, screaming, "I'M COMING!"
  • Discovery of the Great Valley (especially at 1:20)
  • Sharptooth in general is arguably one of the most badass tyrannosaurs in all of cinema. This is a creature that, when he gets angry, smashes boulders with his head.

  • Crowning Music of Awesome: To some. Ear Worm to others.
    • The Lone Dinosaur from #6: a celebration of badass longnecks. His John Wayne-esque voice doesn't hurt things either.
  • Also from 6, The 2v2 battle at the very end.
  • In a scene that's a Crowning Moment of Awesome, Crowning Moment of Heartwarming, and a Crowning Idiot Hero Moment all at the same time, from 5 where Littlefoot ends up jumping off of a cliff into a shark infested ocean to save Chomper from drowning.
    • Similarly Ducky jumping and punching at the Sharptooth after it goes after Spike. An in vain effort naturally, but still, she attacked one of the most feared predators of their kind so her brother could escape.
    • Not to mention the fight between Chomper's parents and the enemy sharptooth.
  • In number 10, the final fight between the longnecks and the sharptooths. Doubley so because we finally see Grandma and Grandpa Longneck in a fight!
    • Actually they've been in fights in previous movies, and they do a good job at them for dinosaurs at their age.
  • In number 9, Mo taking on the Sharptooth Swimmer all by himself, including taunting it, slapping its face with his fins, and just generally owning it.
  • From number 7, Petrie Calling the Old Man Out against Pterano's visions of a new world, when what they had in the great valley was perfectly wonderful.
  • In number 3, Cera standing up to her father for his stubborn parenting, to the point where he's practically at a loss for words.
    Cera's Father: Cera, I'm your father. I want what's best for you.
    Cera: No, you don't! You just don't want me to have any fun! (runs off in anger)
    Cera's Father: Cera, please! I'm just trying to... As a parent, I... Ohhh!
  • In number 12, Guido discovering he can glide and uses this ability to save Tricia from being swept away in a river. And then Petrie and his siblings all pitch in to save the two when Guido gets caught in the water himself.
  • Both an in-universe AND meta example in "The Great Longneck Migration": Littlefoot not easily forgiving his long-lost father for being...well, long-lost and after sulking about the "reunion", demanding an explanation from him. Considering how most kids' films would have handled this (not to mention how shockingly mature the topic of abandonment is), this was a pretty gutsy move on the creators' parts, as well as Littlefoot's.

TV Series
  • In "March of the Sand Creepers", when Scuttle shows no apparent intention in getting the sand creepers back home, Cera snaps and points out to him that without the other sand creepers he wouldn't have anyone to tell his stories to. This finally convinces Scuttle, who cannot stand not having someone listening to his stories.
  • Grandpa Longneck and Topps fighting Redclaw and his raptor minions in "The Hidden Canyon".
  • Topps and the spiketail leader clashing in "The Forbidden Friendship." It's short lived, but still pretty awesome to watch.
  • In "The Days of Rising Waters" when Chomper sniffs out Petrie's mom after she got swept away and buried in a mudslide, jumping right into the running mud itself in the process, then single-handedly digs her out of the mud with his teeth. Also heartwarming because this act of bravery caused Petrie's siblings to not be afraid of Chomper anymore.