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[[caption-width-right:350:''"It's your'' choice, ''not your fate."'']]

->'''Aladar''': Look, Neera. We watch out for each other, and we ''all'' stand a chance of getting to your Nesting Grounds. \\
'''Neera''': You sound so sure. \\
'''Aladar''': I'm not, but it's all I know.

''Dinosaur'' is a unique [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney animated film]] from the year 2000. It is a hybrid of live-action photography for its settings, and CGI animation for its characters, special effects, and whatnot.

The hero is Aladar, an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iguanodon_bernissartensis Iguanodon]]. His egg was separated from his family through a very convoluted turn of events, and made its way to an island. There, he was found by a family of lemurs, who adopt him when he is born (although the patriarch lemur opposes initially). Time passes offscreen and afterwards we see the adult Aladar living care-free with the primates in the island.

Sadly, [[KillEmAll meteors destroy the island]] and Aladar and his adoptive family are forced to escape to the mainland. Once there, the main plot kicks in and they join a herd of similarly displaced animals who are migrating through the vast, tractless desert with treacherous terrain and desperate, starving predators. They are seeking literally greener pastures, a valley known as the Nesting Grounds, which is apparently the only fertile land left untouched by the meteor. The herd is led by Kron, an old, hard-assed Iguanodon -- the first member of his own species Aladar has ever met -- who insists that everyone follow his orders even if it kills them all. He refuses to make concessions for the oldest and youngest members of the herd, an issue that he and Aladar especially lock [[strike:horns]] thumbspikes over. Eventually, Aladar's compassionate ways begin to transform the lives of those around him, and he may be what the herd needs to reach the Nesting Grounds and a better future.

Supervised by Feature Animation and produced at the shortlived unit "The Secret Lab", it was retroactively added into the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon several years after its release, as the 39th.

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!!This film provides examples of:
* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: Several of these occur after the main plot kicks in, but [[HopeIsScary the most meaningful]] is in the cave between Plio and the wounded Bruton.
* AlasPoorVillain: Kron wasn't exactly a villain (just very selfish and completely stubborn) but [[spoiler:despite everything her brother had done, Neera is deeply saddened by Kron dying of his injuries from the final Carnotaur]].
* AllLovingHero: Aladar goes out of his way to help older and weaker dinosaurs, distinguishing himself from Kron.
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Url the ''Ankylosaurus''
* AlternateAnimalAffection: Aladar and Neera crossing their necks.
* AnachronismStew: And among the main characters, ''Iguanodon'' was from the Early Cretaceous, ''Brachiosaurus'' was from the Late Jurassic (ScienceMarchesOn, though, via ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sauroposeidon Sauroposeidon]]''), ''Styracosaurus'' was from the Late Cretaceous, and lemurs did not evolve until the Paleogene (and the characters' designs are based on modern lemurs).
** Eric Leighton, one of the directors, basically admitted to this. He spoke about his team "want[ing] to learn as much about dinosaurs as possible", he also admitted that they would "cheat like hell" because they were not creating a documentary. A Disney press kit revealed that the film "intentionally veers from scientific fact in certain aspects".
* AnimalsNotToScale: Crossed with RuleOfScary. In real life, ''Carnotaurus'' was about the same size as the average ''Iguanodon''. They're scaled up to the size of a ''T. rex'' in the film so as to appear more threatening. Averted nicely with the ''Velociraptor''s, though, which are appropriately small.
* ArtisticLicenseGeology: A meteor ''that'' size would have not only vaporized everything within 20 miles, but caused waves 100 meters high, set the entire ''world'' on fire, ''and'' would have started a winter that would have lasted a decade - not to mention flash-fried everything from that distance with 200-700 mph winds at 700 degrees Fahrenheit.
* AscendedExtra: The ''Pteranodon'' who's only present in the intro of the movie is part of the main cast in the [=PS1=] game.
* AwardBaitSong: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiQ_0TUDCxc Can Somebody Tell Me Who I Am]] by Orange Blue. Although included on the soundtrack album in Germany, the film itself (unusually for Disney) has no songs at all.
* BabiesEverAfter: The film ends with the births of Aladar and Neera's offspring, as well as every other parent dinosaur who made it to the Nesting Grounds.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Overlaps with ObviouslyEvil. Kron and Bruton have huge nasal horns, cruddy thumb-spikes, and look like they have been through a lot, but Aladar and Neera completely lack these features. It may be partially justified since the former are much older than the latter, as well as the idea that they've obviously been in more fights. This ends up being subverted as both Kron and Bruton are not ''evil'' and the latter even fully repents when treated with decency by Aladar and his family.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: The reason why Bruton becomes loyal to Aladar and his family, and [[spoiler: sacrifices his life to save them]].
* BigBadEnsemble: Kron is stubbornly (though unwittingly) leading the herd to their deaths, while the [[BigBadDuumvirate two]] ''Carnotaurus'' hunt down members of the herd to feed on.
* BigDamnHeroes: Neera pulls this when Kron gains the upper hand against Aladar and is about to kill him. Even Kron gets shocked by this.
** A deleted scene shows Kron rescuing Neera and the two orphans from the raptors before telling that they might not be so lucky next time.
* BigFriendlyDog: Url isn't a dog,but behaves like one enough for this trope to apply.
* BigNo: Aladar shouts it two times.
* BookEnds: The beginning and end of the movie mirror each other in the arrangement of the nest, the view from inside the broken eggshell, and [[spoiler: Yar's UrineTrouble problems with baby iguanodons.]]
* CarnivoreConfusion: None of the meat-eating animals seen onscreen talks. Furthermore, they are each designed to look ''as scary as possible''. Carnotaurs in particular have exagerrately big heads with leering eyes and T. rex -like jaws, emit terrifying sounds without pause and are ''blood red''. (Then again, would ''you'' talk to your dinner?)
* CharacterDeath: Almost the entire lemur clan, several generic herd members (including the entire species of ''Brachiosaurus''), [[spoiler: Bruton, Kron, and the ''Carnotaurs''.]]
* ChildrenAreInnocent/BreakTheCutie: Suri helplessly crying out across the water to the island. She's so young that she's almost definitely ''never'' lost someone she loved before. And now... well... they're all gone. And nobody has to explain it to her what it means that they don't get an answer. She knows.
* CleanPrettyChildbirth: The film has the baby dinosaurs hatching clean. Nobody knows for sure about dinosaurs, but modern reptiles and birds are usually wet and have some residue from being in the egg, until they're able to dry off. A little bit of residue is seen oozing when Plio opens Aladar's egg at the beginning of the film.
* CoolOldLady: Yar, Eema and Baylene.
* CrashIntoHello: Aladar crashes into LoveInterest Neera this way. Except it doesn't stop, and he continues to crash into the rest of the herd, one by one.
* TheCretaceousIsAlwaysDoomed: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. Since it's a dinosaur movie, we ''do'' get the obligatory meteor strike to kick off the plot, but it's not the big one - its damage appears to be confined to a relatively small area, and the dinosaurs manage to survive by migrating ''en masse'' to the nearest fertile area.
* CrossingTheDesert: A scene in the middle of the film has Kron leading the herd on a lengthy trek across the desert to a lake. The going is pretty tough, with several members of the herd succumbing to exhaustion, heat, and dehydration. Even the young, fit Aladar has a hard time, especially since he has to keep the elderly, weak Eema and Baylene moving. The only ones who show no sign of exhaustion are Kron and Bruton themselves.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Than a lot of Disney fare. The film features several [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath Family Unfriendly Deaths]], themes of starvation, dehydration, hopelessness, numerous off-screen deaths (like the entire ''Brachiosaur'' species, for one) and is pretty much a Disney post-apocalyptic story. The antagonists are very realistic villains too: the ''Carnotaurs'' and the raptors are just predators desperate for food who only attack the stragglers/fallen members of the herd; while Kron genuinely wants to save the herd and his little sister even if he's doing it the wrong way, making him multi-dimensional. There's also a scene where Eema goes into the lake bed and looks fully prepared to die, unable to carry on.
* DeadpanSnarker: Eema and Zini. Aladar has a few moments too.
-->'''Aladar''': Yeah that's right, keep pushing and shoving! That's very helpful!
* [[DoomedHometown Doomed Home Island]]: Lemur Island is destroyed by the end of the first act, forcing Aladar and his family to flee to the mainland.
* DrivenToMadness: Throughout the film, the carnotaurs never attack the herd, instead following at a distance. They only eat animals that have died in the journey and were left behind, or kill those who wander away from the herd or lag behind. However, after [[spoiler:one of the carnotaurs dies in a cave-in, the survivor is next seen actually attacking the entire herd, against which it would never stand a chance in a fight. Think about it: the two carnotaurs were never seen apart, and worked together despite all the hardships and trials they were going through. They appeared to really care about one another. The carnotaur that died in the cave-in was [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes the other one's mate, the only living thing left that it cared about.]] It attacks the whole herd knowing it can't win. When it sees Kron, the herd's leader, on his own, it charges him up the perilous cliff, and when Aladar and Neera attack it and force it off the cliff face, it [[DeathSeeker doesn't try to save itself,]] it tries to drag Aladar down with it.]]
* DroolHello: The young ''Parasaurolophus'' first encounters the ''Carnotaur'' in the opening this way.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Played straight with one of the ''Carnotaurs'' (the one that's the BigBad, that is).
* DumbDinos: The herbivores are sapient, but none of the carnivores show the ability to talk and seem more instinct-driven. Even the herbivores suffer from a self-destructive [[TheSocialDarwinist social Darwinism]] that only Aladar, raised by the lemurs, lacks (at first).
* EmpathicEnvironment: The storm during the whole cave scene.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Kron with Neera. He shows genuine sadness when she protects Aladar from him. Additionally, the two ''Carnotaurs'' appear to be a mated couple.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath:
** Several members of the herd die of exhaustion, dehydration, heat, or a combination of the three. Eema almost suffers this fate as well before Aladar and Baylene find some water.
** The lemur population of Lemur Island (besides Aladar and his family) are completely wiped out when the shockwaves from the meteor strike destroy the island and reduce it to a charred rock. Off-screen, countless dinosaurs of course die in the meteor strike, including every ''Brachiosaur'' who's not Baylene.
** A ''Carnotaurus'', before attacking the nest Aladar's egg is located in, actually mauls a ''Pachyrhinosaurus'' to death.
** One of the Struthiomimus that dies on the migration is eaten by ''Velociraptors'' until all that remains is a skeleton with scraps of meat and organs hanging off of it. Later, a ''Stygimiloch'' collapses of exhaustion (as seen in a deleted scene), and is devoured by a ''Carnotaur''.
** At the end, Kron as a result of him not listening to Aladar ends up climbing a dangerous ravine and is mauled to death by the ''Carnotaurus''.
** [[spoiler:Bruton's is even worse. He gets stuck in a cave-in, and struggles to run out while boulders crash down on him. Finally he buried, and Aladar uncovers him only for Bruton to twitch a little, then die. One of the ''Carnotaurus'' dies in the same way, though its remains are not seen.]]
** [[spoiler:They cut fairly quickly from the ''Carnotaur's'' corpse, but the lighting makes it look like it was ripped in half from the fall.]]
* FurryConfusion: In a movie where none of the characters are (strictly speaking) anthropomorphic. Aside from the meat-eaters, there's the strange case of Url, a little ankylosaur who doesn't talk, sticks his tongue out and pants and drools, and who carries a stick in his mouth everywhere.
* GentleGiant: Baylene is careful not to trample the tiniest dinosaurs in the herd. Prior to leaving Lemur Island, Aladar is this to the lemur clan.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** During the desert crossing, Eema is going downhill when the rest of the herd of traveling up a sand dune. Yar notices, and advises her that she's wandering off a bit. Eema sighs, and muses that she's got "a monkey on [my] back."
** At the end of the film, Zini has found a group of lemurs native to the Nesting Grounds, and many, many young female bachelors who are surrounding him. Zini asks if any of them are up for a game of monkey in the middle, and he gets a huge, enthusiastic response.
* GilliganCut: "Look at that sweet little face! Does that look like a monster to you?" Smash cut to terrified shrieking and a demonic bellow as lemurs flee in terror through the jungle pursued by a roaring behemoth. It turns out to just be a game, however.
* GreyAndWhiteMorality: Aladar and the lemurs are clearly good, but the dinosaurs forming Kron's herd are rather grey, since they follow the merciless rules of Social Darwinism but are also capable to altruistic acts and (except perhaps Kron) nobody of them seems to be irredeemable (see Bruton, Neera...). The non-talking predators are not black since they do what they do only for mere hunger.
* AHandfulForAnEye: During the climax battle between Kron and Aladar.
* HappilyAdopted: Aladar, though he shows signs of loneliness after the courtship since he cannot find a mate of his own kind.
* HateSink: Kron, though he's not wholly unsympathetic.
* HerbivoresAreFriendly: The main characters are all herbivores, and the mean herbivore rivals are only trying to accomplish the greater good.
* HeroicBSOD: Aladar suffers this after the cave-in, feeling that he had let everyone down. But Baylene scolds him for giving up and joins the others in breaking down the wall, and Aladar (whose spirits were restored) joins them.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Bruton, who causes a cave-in that manages to kill one carnotaur and wound the other.]]
* IllKillYou:
-->'''Kron'''(to Aladar): If you ever interfere again...I'll kill you.
* InfantImmortality: Averted. There are initially countless baby dinosaurs seen in the herd, but by the end of the film, there's only a handful left after the long journey. This also applies to every young lemur who didn't survive the meteor strike. Played straight with Neera's pair of orphans, however.
* InterspeciesAdoption: Aladar is an ''Iguanodon'' raised by by lemurs.
* InverseLawOfSharpnessAndAccuracy: None of the ''Iguanodons' opt to use their actual thumb spikes. Kron slightly uses his in his fight with Alador, and only [[PaperCutting nicks him]] (with a slash no less). When he does go in for the kill, [[spoiler: Neera]] tackles him. Trying to fight a ''Carnotaur'' is done via tail whipping and tackling rather then stabbing it in the neck. [[JustifiedTrope Totally justified]] in that in order to get close enough to stab the carnotaurs in the neck, they would have to have their heads right in the range of the carnotaur's hungry jaws. Also, an ''Iguanodon's'' thumb spike is not nearly long enough to actually kill a theropod the size of the film's carnotaurs. A tail-smack is far less risky and may actually be able to knock a carnotaur over long enough to escape.
* {{Jerkass}}: While played ''quite'' straight with the despicable Kron, in Bruton's case it's played with. While Kron is ruthless and domineering, Bruton tends to think and be more flexible. He even tries to appeal to Kron's better nature at times. But after [[spoiler: his death]] Kron is not swayed by anything except a beatdown from his own sister. After he tries to kill Aladar ''just for being right when he was wrong.'' Yeesh.
* KillEmAll: The first act ends with the ''entire'' lemur population wiped out, and the main cast having to come to terms with the loss of their entire people.
* KillerRabbit: The ''Velociraptor''s are realistically small and slender, and Aladar and the lemurs are more curious than frightened when they first encounter them. This attitude only changes when Aladar [[OhCrap realizes]] that he's surrounded by about half a dozen of them, and then one opens its mouth and he gets a look at its teeth.
* KnightOfCerebus: The raptors are the first carnivores that the protagonists encounter in their journey, and possibly the first carnivores any of them have encountered. They are also the first dinosaurs Aladar ever encounters, and their lethal encounter with them scares them into joining the herd to avoid them.
* LastFertileRegion: The Nesting Grounds, the last place untouched by the meteor.
* LastOfHerKind: Baylene the ''Brachiosaurus''. Justified in that this is the Cretaceous, and ''Brachiosaurus'' vanished during the Jurassic period before. Plio, Yar, Suri, and Zini are the last lemurs of Lemur Island, but find a population native to the Nesting Grounds at the end of the film.
* MakeWayForTheNewVillains: The ''Velociraptors'' are the first antagonists encountered by Aladar, until halfway through the film when the two Carnotaurs introduced scare them off.
* MassOhCrap: The herd when they reach the lake they've been migrating to and it's all dried up.
* TheMigration: The primary focus of the film, best seen at the midpoint during the desert crossing.
* MisplacedWildlife: ''Carnotaurus'' was only found in South America, yet somehow shows up to hunt a bunch of Northern Hemisphere dinosaurs. However, this is arguably at least [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]], as Kron is surprised to hear ''Carnotaurs'' attacked Bruton, as 'they never come this far north' -- although that doesn't explain how they've managed to cross the sea that separated the two continents at the time. The ''Koolasuchus'' (South Pole) and ''Oviraptor'', ''Talarurus'' and ''Velociraptor'' (Mongolia) seem more out of place on North America.
* MoralityPet: Neera is this to her brother.
* MosesInTheBulrushes: Aladar, though his separation from his birth family was accidental.
* [[MostWritersAreHuman Most Writers Are Primates]]: The reason given as to why there are modern-day lemurs in the movie is because Disney thought people needed something cute and human-like to relate to in a movie about dinosaurs.
* OhCrap: Kron when he flees from the ''Carnotaur'' and realizes that the ravine is impossible to climb.
* TheOutsideWorld: While still in the egg, the ''Iguanodon'' Aladar gets abducted to the remote island of the lemurs, where he hatches and is adopted. However, a horrific meteor shower obliterates the island, compelling Aladar and his lemur "family" to explore the mainland, just in time for the seasonal dinosaur migration.
* PluckyComicRelief: Zini.
* {{Prehistoria}}: Critters from Triassic to Recent Period show up, but at least we don't have the stock volcano-filled, hellish landscape for the entire film (it briefly shows up immediately following the meteor impact).
* PrehistoricMonster: Subverted with the ''Carnotaurs'' and raptors. All the other animals either have human-like intelligence or are portrayed in a realistic, docu-like way (albeit Kron's and Bruton's look was [[ExecutiveMeddling modified]] to make them more menacing). The predators weren't just mean, they were starving to death and desperate. Normally ''Velociraptors'' wouldn't attack something Aladar's size, but they were hungry enough to risk getting flattened if it meant they could eat. The ''Carnotaurs'' weren't just monsters, either; they were smart enough to only attack dinosaurs that had lagged behind the herd. The one ''Carnotaur'' that turns into the BigBad appears to have been DrivenToMadness when [[spoiler:its mate is crushed to death]] and attacks the entire herd.
* ThePromisedLand: The Nesting Grounds goes with this as well.
* PteroSoarer: Maybe this has been the ''only'' real aversion in Fictionland.
* RaptorAttack: Was almost made an aversion if it hadn't been for the fact the ''Velociraptor'' lack feathers. But then again, ScienceMarchesOn.
* RealIsBrown: Played straight with most dinosaurs, which are generally grey-coloured; averted only with the heroes Aladar and Neera, both have pastel-coloured skins. Baylene has some purple hues to her, while Kron is largely purple and light red. Zini, being the principle kid-appeal character, has bright orange fur.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Bruton, who turns to the heroes' side after being mistreated by Kron and then treated kindly by the heroes. He dies in a HeroicSacrifice soon after.]]
* RedShirt: When Bruton is ordered to patrol the lake bed for signs of water, he takes a scout ''Iguanodon'' with him. The scout doesn't return.
* RewatchBonus:
** When Bruton and the ''Iguanodon'' scout search for signs of water at the dried up lake, they're attacked by the ''Carnotaurs''. The viewer is meant to watch Bruton escape, but in the background, a ''Carnotaurus'' can be seen eating the extra ''Iguanodon''.
** It's very hard to see due to the darkness of the cave, but if you look at the rocks close enough, [[spoiler:you can see the corpse of the ''Carnotaur'' that Bruton took with him to the afterlife]].
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Suri.
* SacrificialLamb:
** The entire population of Lemur Island besides Aladar and his family.
** A dead ''Struthiomimus'' during the desert trek is only on screen for a few minutes at best, but it holds a lot of impact for the characters as Aladar regards it. One, it's a sign of how the herd under Kron's leadership doesn't help each other out when they're down; two, it's proof that Kron is a hard herd driver who has no mercy for his subjects; three, a long look at the panting Baylene and Eema is a clear sign that they could be next; and four, the sight of approaching raptors in the distance is a grim sign of what will happen to Aladar's family if they fall during the journey.
** The ''Iguanodon'' scout that was paired up with Bruton was as RedShirt as they come when the ''Carnotaurus'' attacked them during the search for water.
* SaveTheVillain: The true villains might be the ''Carnotaurs'', but Kron still qualifies.
* SceneryPorn:
** They start with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNTha7uxUDA the jaw-dropping prologue]] (famously used as a teaser trailer) and they never look back.
** The shots during the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvvLsLbOWLc Across the Desert]] scene are also pretty memorable.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: Besides the lemurs, there's also ''Pachyrhinosaurus'', ''Stygimoloch'', ''Microceratus'', ''Oviraptor'', ''Longisquama'', ''Talarurus'', ''Koolasuchus'', and ''Ichthyornis''. ''Carnotaurus'' was made stock because of this movie, as it was this prior to the film's release. Even ''Pteranodon'' is an example of this, being ''P. steinbergi'' instead of the usual ''P. longiceps''.
* SmallAnnoyingCreature: Some viewers qualify the lemurs as this.
* SocialDarwinist: Kron, who constantly says to leave the smallest and weakest dinosaurs that cannot keep up behind.
* SomethingThatBeginsWithBoring:
-->'''Zini''': Okay, okay, let's do it again. I spy with my little eye--
-->'''Yar''': (''flatly'') A ''rock''.
-->'''Zini''': You got it again! Ooh, you are good!
* SomewhereAPalaeontologistIsCrying: The ''Iguanodon'' beaks were removed in order to animate the animals' speech better.
* SquareCubeLaw: While an animal Baylene's size shouldn't be able to jump like she did into the lake at the Nesting Grounds, it's arguable if she 'jumped' or just reared up to dramatically lengthen a single stride so she could send up a wave at Zini.
* StockDinosaurs: Partially averted. The classic [[Trivia/StockDinosaurs Four Dino Band]] T. rex, 'Brontosaurus', ''Stegosaurus'' and ''Triceratops'' is absent. We have instead four relatives: T.rex-looking ''Carnotaurus'', brachiosaur Baylene, a small-sized ''Ankylosaurus'' and ''Styracosaurus'' Eema, and nameless ''Pachyrhinosaurus'', which are smaller ceratopsians with a weird swollen nose instead of horns. We also have several dinos and other prehistoric critters that are uncommon in movies; and finally, ''Iguanodons'' as main characters is a novelty. And most of the dinosaurs are accurate-looking confronted with many other popular dino-films. Even ''Pteranodon'' is another case of aversion, since it was the poorly-known ''Pteranodon steinbergi'' instead of the iconic ''Pteranodon longiceps''.
* SuperPersistentPredator: Averted with the ''Carnotaurs''. Their constant hunting is justified by the lack of food in the area, and neither of them go out of their way to hunt ''only'' the protagonists. When one of the ''Carnotaurs'' is killed, the other does the smart thing and drops the chase. Then later when it's corralled by an entire herd, it backs off in favor of catching the lone Kron.
* TailSlap: How the Iguanodons fight. The last ''Carnotaur'' picks up on this in its' final fight with Aladar and Neera and uses it back on Aladar.
* TeamSpirit: ''"[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Stand together!]]"''
** Awesomely TruthInTelevision, as this is actually how most large predators react to facing a large group of prey animals, or even just one, that holds its ground and faces them instead of running; big cats, especially, don't attack from the front. So not only is it awesome, it's actually realistic.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: In the opening when a baby ''Parasaurolophus'' comes running out of the forest, screaming bloody murder, the herd looks up at the sound. A ''Pachyrhinosaurus'' is seen groaning and slightly recoiling that just screams this.
* UnusualAnimalAlliance: A prehistoric version. ''The Essential Guide'' goes into detail that the non-''Iguanodon'' dinosaurs are simply joining up with Kron's herd to get to the Nesting Grounds since it's the last place they can go.
* TheVoiceless: Besides the main cast [[note]]Aladar, Neera, Kron, Bruton, Eema, Baylene, Plio, Yar, Zini, and Suri[[/note]] and a scout, the rest of the dinosaurs in the film do not speak.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Arguably Kron, although his behavior verges on KnightTemplar.
* WhatTheHellHero: Baylene scolds Aladar for giving up on their quest when the cave-in happens. This is also heartwarming due to Aladar being comforted to hear that he gives the others hope.
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Baylene gives Aladar one ''hell'' of a speech when he loses hope.
-->'''Baylene''': (''livid'') Oh yes we were! We're here, aren't we?! And how ''dare'' you waste that good fortune by simply giving up! For shame! ''Shame on you, shame on you!'' And the worst of it is...you allowed an old fool like me to believe I was needed. That I still had a purpose. And do you know what? ''You were right''. And ''I'm'' going to go on believing it! I, for one, am not willing to die ''here''!"
* WouldHurtAChild: Kron is completely willing to sacrifice Neera's (foster?) children in order to motivate the herd over the unclimbable cliff. He starts out merely not caring if a weak hatchling died in the desert; by the end he's so angry with Aladar that he [[MoralEventHorizon physically throws]] the 'little Aladars' off their feet so hard they almost fall off the wall, all while they're crying in distress and Neera is protesting his roughness.
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-->''None of us really know what changes big or small lie ahead. But one thing is certain: our journey's not over. We can only hope that, in some small way, our time here will be remembered.''