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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOwj2L4br0U This scene which most likely takes place at the start of the movie]] has Noah deciding to use his visions to find the nesting grounds, along with some pep talk from Adam. Adam volunteers to help Noah, saying that [[TrueCompanions he won't be doing it alone]].
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilWJps0mSk8 This scene]], which has a more religious tone, has Noah rescuing dinosaurs from a fire, but Cain still doesn't believe in his visions and slanders him as crazy. Cain storms over while Noah talks with Adam and [[BreakingSpeech tells Noah that no "young magicians with delusions of grandeur]] will tell him how to save his herd. Adam briefly calls Cain out and taunts him about being scared of how Noah will change his future (at the cost of nearly getting chomped). Thus, Cain casts Noah out of the herd and leaves him and Adam alone.


* Creator/PaulVerhoeven and Creator/PhilTippett were originally considered for the director's chair, with the film being initially planned as a go-motion heavy project. Then ''Film/JurassicPark'' came out...

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* Creator/PaulVerhoeven and Creator/PhilTippett Phil Tippet were originally considered for the director's chair, with the film being initially planned as a go-motion heavy project. Then ''Film/JurassicPark'' came out...


* Creator/PaulVerhoeven was considered for the director's chair.

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* Creator/PaulVerhoeven was and Creator/PhilTippett were originally considered for the director's chair.chair, with the film being initially planned as a go-motion heavy project. Then ''Film/JurassicPark'' came out...


* A piece composed by James Newton Howard, known as "[[https://youtu.be/6oXggTJRdwI Enough for Everyone]]" takes its' name from Aladar's line when he tries to stop the herd from stampeding to the water he's found, but is not heard anywhere in the film. The second part of the track accompanies Bruton and the scout being ambushed, however.

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* A piece composed by James Newton Howard, Music/JamesNewtonHoward, known as "[[https://youtu.be/6oXggTJRdwI Enough for Everyone]]" takes its' name from Aladar's line when he tries to stop the herd from stampeding to the water he's found, but is not heard anywhere in the film. The second part of the track accompanies Bruton and the scout being ambushed, however.

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** Not just feathered theropods; the ''Stygimoloch'' were going to have feathers too. And keep in mind, all of this was being planned in the mid-90s, when feathered dinosaurs of any kind were still a very new idea.


** The animators struggled to find a way for the characters to conceivably talk, and it was considered for the dinosaurs to speak without moving their mouths (like the 2013 ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' would eventually do to much derision). However, Disney CEO Michael Eisner nixed this, suggesting that the animals speaking without moving their lips represented [[DoingItForTheArt a failure on the part of the animators]], and eventually the animals' speaking was decided upon.

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** The animators struggled to find a way for the characters to conceivably talk, and it was considered for the dinosaurs to speak without moving their mouths (like the 2013 ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' ''Film/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' would eventually do to much derision). However, Disney CEO Michael Eisner nixed this, suggesting that the animals speaking without moving their lips represented [[DoingItForTheArt a failure on the part of the animators]], and eventually the animals' speaking was decided upon.

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* [[https://drawingwithdinosaurs.tumblr.com/post/157546442034/0pabinia-disneysdinosaur-some-notes-and Feathered theropods were originally going to be included]]. Particularly interesting cases included alvarezsaurids displacing the ''Oviraptor'' as the token egg thieves, while the ''Oviraptors'' would instead be scavengers who joined the herd and acted as a deconstruction of the ScavengersAreScum trope--the ''Oviraptors'' would've been "undertakers" in the herd, eating the dead and dying herd members who would slow the herd down. Their job is described as a NecessaryEvil, but they're [[FantasticRacism detested]] by the rest of the herd. At least one of them was intended to have a posh, aristocratic demeanor, meant to contrast with its habits as a bottom feeding scavenger and possibly suggesting that it was going to play a similar role to Baylene.


* An [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk-Bryw29go alternate scene]] showing the ''Carnotaurs'' scaring off the raptors, who are still eating the ''Gallimimus'' they've picked clean in the final cut.

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* An [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk-Bryw29go alternate scene]] showing the ''Carnotaurs'' scaring off the raptors, who are still eating the ''Gallimimus'' ''Struthiomimus'' they've picked clean in the final cut.


* Several species floated around for inclusion in the movie included ''Triceratops'', ''Stegosaurus'', and ''Amargasaurus''.

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* Several species floated around for inclusion in the movie included ''Triceratops'', ''Stegosaurus'', ''Utahraptor'', ''Craterosaurus'', and ''Amargasaurus''.

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* Several species floated around for inclusion in the movie included ''Triceratops'', ''Stegosaurus'', and ''Amargasaurus''.


* The original "star" species of the movie was originally ''Styracosaurus'' before being changed to a''Iguanodon'', and the main protagonist was named "Woot".

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* The original "star" species of the movie was originally ''Styracosaurus'' before being changed to a''Iguanodon'', a ''Iguanodon'', and the main protagonist was named "Woot".


* An early draft of the film, perhaps the earliest functional draft given it's in one of the earliest completed proof-of-concept videos on the Collector's Edition DVD, would've had a more religious take on things, as Aladar was named "Noah" here, and had visions of the future, making him a prophet but also an outcast.

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* An early draft of the film, perhaps the earliest functional draft given it's in one of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOwj2L4br0U earliest completed proof-of-concept videos videos]] on the Collector's Edition DVD, would've had a more religious take on things, as Aladar was named "Noah" here, and had visions of the future, making him a prophet but also an outcast.



** Kron (the name having been changed from Cain by this point in development) leading the herd across a river filled with predators that wiped out many unfortunate members of the herd.
** Aladar's grandfather became too weak from the journey, and could not get himself up from a marsh. His mate sadly bids him farewell, and does not resist when the ''Carnotaur'' arrives, as they will slow it down. Noah and Adam would realize what has happened from the predator's roar.

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** Kron (the name having been changed from Cain by this point in development) [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNnFChHCQjg leading the herd across a river river]] filled with predators that wiped out many unfortunate members of the herd.
** Aladar's grandfather became too weak from the journey, and could not get himself up from a marsh. His mate sadly bids him farewell, and does not resist when the ''Carnotaur'' arrives, as they will slow it down. Noah and Adam would realize what has happened from the predator's roar. Click [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt-7rPO2XkE here]] for the scene.



* In the sequence with the herd after the cave attack, Neera would've been attacked by raptors while trying to save the orphans, and was saved by Kron, who warned her to never again forget his ways.
* We also would've seen the ''Stygimiloch'' (the Pachycephalosaur that we see the ''Carnotaur'' eat while Aladar hides from it) collapse from exhaustion.
* A light-hearted scene would've taken place right before the group finds Bruton, and would've had Eema stubbornly give up the journey and her position as the group's guide, only getting back up when Yar was offered her job. The scene was nixed for pacing issues and the PlotHole that resulted from Eema supposedly losing track of the herd when they could follow their many, many footprints.
* An alternate version of Aladar's family meeting the elders featured the lemur family being met with hostility by other members of the herd when they try to find a resting place, and looking on in disgust watching the herd fight each other for one. They then eavesdrop on Eema and Baylene's conversation as in the final cut, but the dialogue is slightly different.
* An alternate scene showing the ''Carnotaurs'' scaring off the raptors, who are still eating the ''Gallimimus'' they've picked clean in the final cut.
* An abandoned backstory for the Nesting Grounds, in which Eema tells the story of Old Gatoma, a long dead ''Iguanodon'' who was the first to find the valley and led the herd to it every year.
** The ending of the film would've been Aladar and Neera teaching the young orphans about Old Gatoma and his legend, and the lemurs looking on in happiness as the chorus of bellows of the herd begins.
* Concept art suggests Url would've been much larger, about the size of Eema even! And there would've been more sauropods in the herd.
* The ''Brachiosaurus'' character was originally a young male named Sorbus, voiced by Chris Farley, who would've been afraid of heights despite his gigantic nature. However, when Farley suddenly died in 1997, the character was rewritten as Baylene, with a working name of "Chastain".

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* A ''Parasaurolophus'' character would've been among the elderly misfits as evidenced by this brief appearance during [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mybc0Qi-ohc this storyboard-to-film comparison at 0:40]].
* In the sequence with the herd after the cave attack, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2LyGUh_ikQ Neera would've been attacked by raptors raptors]] while trying to save the orphans, and was saved by Kron, who warned her to never again forget his ways.
* We also would've seen the ''Stygimiloch'' (the Pachycephalosaur that we see the ''Carnotaur'' eat while Aladar hides from it) collapse from exhaustion.
* A light-hearted scene would've taken place right before the group finds Bruton, and would've had Eema stubbornly give up the journey and her position as the group's guide, only getting back up when Yar was offered her job. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNGbfAB4sso The scene scene]] was nixed for pacing issues and the PlotHole that resulted from Eema supposedly losing track of the herd when they could follow their many, many footprints.
* An [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElmiSFOJhm0 alternate version of Aladar's family meeting joining the elders herd]] featured the lemur family being met with hostility by other members of the herd when they try to find a resting place, and looking on in disgust watching the herd fight each other for one. They then eavesdrop on Eema and Baylene's conversation as in the final cut, but the dialogue is slightly different.
* An [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk-Bryw29go alternate scene scene]] showing the ''Carnotaurs'' scaring off the raptors, who are still eating the ''Gallimimus'' they've picked clean in the final cut.
* The ambush on Bruton [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BXl4e_1JGc originally featured]] a third ''Carnotaur'' on the herd's trail, and an additional scout who would've been killed.
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An [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A0XIadmTkg abandoned backstory backstory]] for the Nesting Grounds, in which Eema tells the story of Old Gatoma, a long dead ''Iguanodon'' who was the first to find the valley and led the herd to it every year.
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiMSMWAPIZk ending of the film film]] would've been Aladar and Neera teaching the young orphans about Old Gatoma and his legend, and the lemurs looking on in happiness as the chorus of bellows of the herd begins.
* Concept art on the Collector's Edition suggests Url would've could've been much larger, about the size of Eema even! And there would've been more sauropods in the herd.
* The ''Brachiosaurus'' character was originally [[http://geektyrant.com/news/2012/9/28/top-10-actors-who-almost-voiced-disney-animated-characters.html originally]] a young male named Sorbus, voiced by Chris Farley, Creator/ChrisFarley, who would've been afraid of heights despite his gigantic nature. However, when Farley suddenly died in 1997, the character was rewritten as Baylene, with a working name of "Chastain".



* The scenes involving Bruton and a scout being ambushed, Aladar and Neera's talk, and the misfits being left behind originally took place at night, partly explaining why the herd is fast asleep at dusk (and the fact they're, y'know, tired after their long march).
* A ''Mosasaurus'' was going to appear, and a finished model of it can be found on the Collector's Edition DVD, suggesting it was cut rather late in development. The head of the model also appears in ''The Essential Guide'' on the page covering the journey of the ''Pteranodon'' to Lemur Island, with the caption indicating that it would've attacked the pterosaur on her way to the island.

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* The scenes involving Bruton and a scout being ambushed, Aladar and Neera's talk, and the misfits being left behind [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRq8ijp9L9A originally took place at night, night]], partly explaining why the herd is fast asleep at dusk (and the fact they're, y'know, tired after their long march).
march). The change in time was late enough that a screenshot of it can be seen as title screen of [[VideoGame/{{Dinosaur}} the PSX level "Confronting Kron"]].
* A ''Mosasaurus'' was going to appear, and a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJjxFaLLtAs finished model model]] of it can be found on the Collector's Edition DVD, suggesting it was cut rather late in development. The head of the model also appears in ''The Essential Guide'' on the page covering the journey of the ''Pteranodon'' to Lemur Island, with the caption indicating that it would've attacked the pterosaur on her way to the island.island.
* We also would've seen the ''Stygimiloch'' (the Pachycephalosaur that we see the ''Carnotaur'' eat while Aladar hides from it) [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot__LojYhK0 collapse from exhaustion]].


** In the sequence with the herd after the cave attack, Neera would've been attacked by raptors while trying to save the orphans, and was saved by Kron, who warned her to never again forget his ways.
** We also would've seen the ''Stygimiloch'' (the Pachycephalosaur that we see the ''Carnotaur'' eat while Aladar hides from it) collapse from exhaustion.
** A light-hearted scene would've taken place right before the group finds Bruton, and would've had Eema stubbornly give up the journey and her position as the group's guide, only getting back up when Yar was offered her job. The scene was nixed for pacing issues and the PlotHole that resulted from Eema supposedly losing track of the herd when they could follow their many, many footprints.
** An alternate version of Aladar's family meeting the elders featured the lemur family being met with hostility by other members of the herd when they try to find a resting place, and looking on in disgust watching the herd fight each other for one. They then eavesdrop on Eema and Baylene's conversation as in the final cut, but the dialogue is slightly different.
** An alternate scene showing the ''Carnotaurs'' scaring off the raptors, who are still eating the ''Gallimimus'' they've picked clean in the final cut.
** An abandoned backstory for the Nesting Grounds, in which Eema tells the story of Old Gatoma, a long dead ''Iguanodon'' who was the first to find the valley and led the herd to it every year.
*** The ending of the film would've been Aladar and Neera teaching the young orphans about Old Gatoma and his legend, and the lemurs looking on in happiness as the chorus of bellows of the herd begins.
** Concept art suggests Url would've been much larger, about the size of Eema even! And there would've been more sauropods in the herd.
** The ''Brachiosaurus'' character was originally a young male named Sorbus, voiced by Chris Farley, who would've been afraid of heights despite his gigantic nature. However, when Farley suddenly died in 1997, the character was rewritten as Baylene, with a working name of "Chastain".
** A backstory for Kron and Bruton as children was dropped.

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** * In the sequence with the herd after the cave attack, Neera would've been attacked by raptors while trying to save the orphans, and was saved by Kron, who warned her to never again forget his ways.
** * We also would've seen the ''Stygimiloch'' (the Pachycephalosaur that we see the ''Carnotaur'' eat while Aladar hides from it) collapse from exhaustion.
** * A light-hearted scene would've taken place right before the group finds Bruton, and would've had Eema stubbornly give up the journey and her position as the group's guide, only getting back up when Yar was offered her job. The scene was nixed for pacing issues and the PlotHole that resulted from Eema supposedly losing track of the herd when they could follow their many, many footprints.
** * An alternate version of Aladar's family meeting the elders featured the lemur family being met with hostility by other members of the herd when they try to find a resting place, and looking on in disgust watching the herd fight each other for one. They then eavesdrop on Eema and Baylene's conversation as in the final cut, but the dialogue is slightly different.
** * An alternate scene showing the ''Carnotaurs'' scaring off the raptors, who are still eating the ''Gallimimus'' they've picked clean in the final cut.
** * An abandoned backstory for the Nesting Grounds, in which Eema tells the story of Old Gatoma, a long dead ''Iguanodon'' who was the first to find the valley and led the herd to it every year.
*** ** The ending of the film would've been Aladar and Neera teaching the young orphans about Old Gatoma and his legend, and the lemurs looking on in happiness as the chorus of bellows of the herd begins.
** * Concept art suggests Url would've been much larger, about the size of Eema even! And there would've been more sauropods in the herd.
** * The ''Brachiosaurus'' character was originally a young male named Sorbus, voiced by Chris Farley, who would've been afraid of heights despite his gigantic nature. However, when Farley suddenly died in 1997, the character was rewritten as Baylene, with a working name of "Chastain".
** * A backstory for Kron and Bruton as children was dropped.



** The scenes involving Bruton and a scout being ambushed, Aladar and Neera's talk, and the misfits being left behind originally took place at night, partly explaining why the herd is fast asleep at dusk (and the fact they're, y'know, tired after their long march).
** A ''Mosasaurus'' was going to appear, and a finished model of it can be found on the Collector's Edition DVD, suggesting it was cut rather late in development. The head of the model also appears in ''The Essential Guide'' on the page covering the journey of the ''Pteranodon'' to Lemur Island, with the caption indicating that it would've attacked the pterosaur on her way to the island.
** A piece composed by James Newton Howard, known as "[[https://youtu.be/6oXggTJRdwI Enough for Everyone]]" takes its' name from Aladar's line when he tries to stop the herd from stampeding to the water he's found, but is not heard anywhere in the film. The second part of the track accompanies Bruton and the scout being ambushed, however.
** Another cut piece, "[[https://youtu.be/nHAgrruXyXA Pushing And Shoving]]", is also not heard in the film, but the track's title implies it would've accompanied the scene where the film properly introduces Baylene, Eema, and Url before they meet Aladar's family.

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** * The scenes involving Bruton and a scout being ambushed, Aladar and Neera's talk, and the misfits being left behind originally took place at night, partly explaining why the herd is fast asleep at dusk (and the fact they're, y'know, tired after their long march).
** * A ''Mosasaurus'' was going to appear, and a finished model of it can be found on the Collector's Edition DVD, suggesting it was cut rather late in development. The head of the model also appears in ''The Essential Guide'' on the page covering the journey of the ''Pteranodon'' to Lemur Island, with the caption indicating that it would've attacked the pterosaur on her way to the island.
** * A piece composed by James Newton Howard, known as "[[https://youtu.be/6oXggTJRdwI Enough for Everyone]]" takes its' name from Aladar's line when he tries to stop the herd from stampeding to the water he's found, but is not heard anywhere in the film. The second part of the track accompanies Bruton and the scout being ambushed, however.
** * Another cut piece, "[[https://youtu.be/nHAgrruXyXA Pushing And Shoving]]", is also not heard in the film, but the track's title implies it would've accompanied the scene where the film properly introduces Baylene, Eema, and Url before they meet Aladar's family.


-->'''Baylene''': Oh, I wish we were at your Nesting Grounds now. A lady shouldn't have to be bothered with all this pushing and shoving. I'm not used to this kind of behavior.
-->'''Eema''': Now Baylene, you sleep standing stuck up like that, something's gonna land on your head.
-->'''Baylene''': I'm perfectly fine, Eema, thank you! (''notices Url is playing at her feet'') Oh dear...
-->'''Eema''': Well, be flattered honey! You probably put him in mind of his favorite tree back home!
-->'''Baylene''': (''the group notices the raptors in the distance'') Oh Eema, why don't they just go away?!
-->'''Eema''': Don't you worry, honey. Once we get to Old Gatoma's Nesting Grounds, you won't be on anybody's menu! Plenty of trees, lots of water everywhere... and all that mud... that mud does wonders for the complexion. (''Aladar scares her'') You're gonna give a girl a heart attack sneaking up on her like that!

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** An alternate version of Aladar's family meeting the elders featured the lemur family being met with hostility by other members of the herd when they try to find a resting place, and looking on in disgust watching the herd fight each other for one. They then eavesdrop on Eema and Baylene's conversation as in the final cut, but the dialogue is slightly different.
-->'''Baylene''': Oh, I wish we were at your Nesting Grounds now. A lady shouldn't have to be bothered with all this pushing and shoving. I'm not used to this kind of behavior.
-->'''Eema''': Now Baylene, you sleep standing stuck up like that, something's gonna land on your head.
-->'''Baylene''': I'm perfectly fine, Eema, thank you! (''notices Url is playing at her feet'') Oh dear...
-->'''Eema''': Well, be flattered honey! You probably put him in mind of his favorite tree back home!
-->'''Baylene''': (''the group notices the raptors in the distance'') Oh Eema, why don't they just go away?!
-->'''Eema''': Don't you worry, honey. Once we get to Old Gatoma's Nesting Grounds, you won't be on anybody's menu! Plenty of trees, lots of water everywhere... and all that mud... that mud does wonders for the complexion. (''Aladar scares her'') You're gonna give a girl a heart attack sneaking up on her like that!

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