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"Stand together!"
"If we look out for each other, we all stand a chance of getting to your Nesting Grounds."
Voiced by: D.B. Sweeney

The main protagonist, an Iguanodon whose compassionate ways may save his friends, family, and the herd.

  • All-Loving Hero: He will move mountains to help people he's only just met.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Gives one to Neera when she recites Kron's ideology.
    Aladar: Is that you talking, or your brother?
  • Babies Ever After: With Neera, by the time of the film's epilogue which takes place a year after the herd's arrival at the Nesting Grounds.
  • Big Good: Becomes this when the herd accepts him as leader over Kron.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Aladar has a bluish tint.
  • Break the Cutie: After the meteor destroys the island and he's faced with the threats of predators, starvation and dehydration, it begins to take a toll on him. Though he's able to keep his and others' spirits up, he breaks down briefly at the dead end.
  • The Chains of Commanding: He nobly takes it upon himself to defend the weak, elderly of the herd and his lemur kin who are too small to defend themselves, but it starts to wear him down when it seems that he's the only one capable of doing anything at the dead end. The look of disgust on his face when he sees his group looking on apparently helplessly says it all.
  • Character Development: He starts out as a wide-eyed idealist even in the face of a post-apocalyptic world. Though he admirably puts his family and friends before himself (partially because he's the only one young, fit and strong enough to defend and look after them), Aladar becomes over-burdened when he puts too much weight on his own shoulders. He ultimately adopts some of Kron's mentality after Kron throws it in his face several times. Aladar accepts that the strong will survive... but the strongest are those who stand together. It's Aladar's marriage of his own idealism and Kron's hard realism and Darwinism that ultimately allows him to mature into the better leader than Kron.
  • The Charmer: An example where the person in question has no malicious intent whatsoever.
    Neera: Don't worry, my brother's like that to all newcomers... no matter how charming they are.
  • The Determinator: Nothing will stop him from achieving his goal of getting his friends and family to safety.
  • Fish out of Water: It takes a few long days of adjusting to his new life for Aladar to learn how to socialize properly with his fellow dinosaurs, let alone outside of his peaceful life on the island.
  • Friend to All Children: Aladar likes kids.
  • Happily Adopted: Aladar has no angst over being adopted by a family of lemurs; in return, they always think of him as family, despite the difference in species. The only thing he is secretly saddened by is that there is no one to be his own romantic partner on the island. Until he meets Neera.
  • Heroic BSoD: After Bruton's death and the group coming upon a dead end with no way to proceed, the trauma he's endured since leaving the island overwhelms him.
  • Hero of Another Story: No one, not even himself, knows how he went from an Iguanodon nest to Lemur Island.
  • Humble Hero: He thinks of others' well-being and safety before himself.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Baylene and Eema, and possibly Bruton if he's that old.
  • Interspecies Adoption: Aladar (an Iguanodon) was raised and loved by his lemur family.
  • The Leader: Of the misfits, and eventually the herd.
  • Nice Guy: He has a genuinely pure soul, which is why Neera falls for him.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Kron already thought little of the elders at the back of the herd, but when Aladar goes to ask him to slow down after they complained about the pace, they get a place on his shitlist.
  • Official Couple: With Neera after he becomes leader of the herd.
  • The Rival: To Kron. It boils over in the end when he's right where Kron's wrong.
  • The Social Darwinist: See Character Development. He becomes a much more reasonable believer in this trope than Kron in that he knows the strong will survive, but they're strongest when they're together.
  • Social Ornithopod: An amiable, pleasant and compassionate Iguanodon.
  • Stepford Smiler: After the courtship, he hides the fact that he's lonely being the only Iguanodon on the island, though his mother sees through it.
  • Team Dad: He's this to the misfits and the herd by the end of the film.
  • Took a Level in Badass: There's no evidence he has any combat proficiency for the majority of the film. At the end, though, he musters up the strength and courage to go toe-to-toe with Kron and take on the Carnotaurus alone.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Starts out as this, but after his Character Development learns to not be so naive.

"It's okay, little ones. We're going to make it."
"Everything's so different... I don't know what to think anymore."

Kron's sister, who catches Aladar's eye almost immediately, and vice versa.

  • Babies Ever After: With Aladar, by the time of the film's epilogue which takes place a year after the herd's arrival at the Nesting Grounds.
  • Character Development: Comes to hope again after meeting Aladar.
  • Damsel in Distress: In the tie-in video game, a mission revolves around Aladar racing to save her from a hungry Spinosaurus. In the final mission, she's at the Carnotaurus' mercy as well.
  • Death Glare: To Kron after stopping him from killing Aladar.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She starts out looking cold and aloof, looking down on the herd with a grumpy expression not unlike her brother's, and doesn't take kindly to Aladar's apparent cat-calling. However, when she sees how selfless and good he is, she warms up to him and others.
  • First Girl Wins: Neera is the first woman of Aladar's species that he meets and they eventually have a family together.
  • Friend to All Children: Is very close to the young orphans of the herd, and welcomes them into her family by the end of the film.
  • Jerkass Realization: She apologizes to Aladar for calling him a "jerk-o-saurus" after seeing his good heart, though he had to remind her.
  • Morality Pet: To Kron, of sorts. In a deleted scene, he makes an exception to his "you're on your own" rule regarding predators to save her life.
  • Nice Girl: Neera is sweet, kind, and helping.
  • Number Two: Of the herd when Aladar becomes leader.
  • Satellite Character: Her role in the movie revolves around her being caught between Kron and Aladar's conflicting ideologies.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Why she falls for Aladar after seeing his compassionate ways.
  • The Social Darwinist: It's implied she's gone along with Kron's survival of the fittest mantra all her life, but her conversation with Aladar shows that she didn't really believe it.
  • Social Ornithopod: An amiable, pleasant and compassionate Iguanodon.
  • Thicker Than Water: Why she races back to save her brother immediately after abandoning him.

    Yar, Plio, Zini, and Suri
L-R: Zini, Yar, Suri, Plio
Aladar: This is my family. We're... all that's left.
Voiced by: Ossie Davis (Yar), Max Casella (Zini), Hayden Panettiere (Suri), Alfre Woodard (Plio)

The lemurs who adopted Aladar when he showed up on their island. Yar is the elderly patriarch, Plio is his daughter and the Team Mom, and Zini and Suri are Plio's brother and daughter.

  • Adapted Out: Plio and Suri do not appear in the video game outside of the ripped movie cutscenes.
  • Adult Fear: Plio and Yar have to watch two titanic Carnotaurus first ominously loom over, then chase down and try to kill their son/grandson, and they're too small to do a thing about it but watch.
  • Anachronistic Animal: Modern-looking Sifaka lemurs in a Mesozoic setting. Primates of any sort, let alone lemurs, did not in fact appear until at least a couple million years after the Cretaceous period had already ended.
  • Badass Baritone: Yar has a pretty deep voice.
  • Badass Boast: When told he's less than a fly to Kron, Yar has this to say.
    Yar: I could hold that monster's brain in the palm of my—
  • Break the Cutie: The lemurs are implied to have lived a pretty idyllic life on their island, free from the threat of predators. Then the meteor strikes, destroying their home and wiping out every lemur on the island. Poor Suri has to deal with her first loss - and it had to be the loss of everyone she knew.
  • Butt-Monkey: Pun aside, poor Zini is constantly harassed by obstacles while trying to take part in the courtship ritual.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Zini fails to find a mate in the courtship. He has much more luck in the Nesting Grounds.
  • Cool Old Guy: Yar, who is a loving grandfather and tries to be as helpful as possible during the ensuing journey.
  • Deadpan Snarker: All of them except for Suri.
    Plio: You better hurry up, dad. It looks hungry.
    Yar: (to Eema) I'd say it's been a few years since you hatched an egg!
    Zini: And with that, the ice is broken. note 
  • Defrosting Ice King: When Aladar was a baby Yar wanted to get rid of him. After a few seconds of looking at the baby, he decides to keep him.
  • Disappeared Dad: Whoever fathered Suri never appears in the film.
  • Doting Grandparent: Yar to Aladar after warming up to him, and to his great-grandchildren at the film's end, and Plio to her own grandchildren.
  • Easily Forgiven: Plio gives Bruton some medical attention and words of kindness, even after he loudly called her family parasites.
  • Fantastic Racism: The lemurs are the subject of this from Kron, Bruton, and initially Baylene and Eema, though in the case of the latter two, they warm to them pretty quickly. It's implied none of the dinosaurs in the film have encountered their kind before judging by how they react to the lemurs.
  • Fragile Speedster: All of them, but especially Zini in the game as he's the only playable lemur and naturally a much easier target for predators.
  • Friend to All Children: The moment a baby Aladar properly wakes up, takes a look at Yar, and starts cooing, Yar's heart completely melts.
  • Interspecies Adoption: The lemurs equally love Aladar, an Iguanodon, and treat him as part of the family.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Yar is the most cantankerous of the lemur family and thought killing a baby Aladar was the best decision. However, he proves to ultimately have a soft heart, best evident by not going through with killing Aladar.
  • The Lancer: The four of them share this role to Aladar throughout the movie.
  • Last of Their Kind: They're the only survivors of the island's lemur population. Luckily, they find more lemurs native to the Nesting Grounds.
  • The Load: Outside of their lemur-sized island, they're defenseless against predators and must ride out the adventure out on the dinosaurs' backs. All but Yar help in some manner, however; Zini helps Aladar discover the lake water, Suri saves the infant Iguanodons from dehydration, and Plio remains the group's stalwart Team Mom and helps heal Bruton, even if only a little bit. In the game, this is averted with Zini as he is one of the three main characters and has the specific skill set of retrieving healing fruit from trees.
  • The Medic: Plio recognizes a plant that grew on the island that can heal wounds, and treats Bruton with it. Given her size she can't begin to cover the entirety of his wounds, but the action spoke louder than the words here.
  • The Mentor: Yar to Aladar on the island, and also to the cast in the video game.
  • Missing Mom: Yar's mate, and Plio and Zini's mother is never brought up or seen (though given Yar's age she may already be dead).
  • Nice Guy: They're the loving, kind people who made Aladar who he is today.
    • Plio is kind, motherly, and loving.
    • Suri is sweet and kind.
    • Yar is wise and usually calm and collected.
    • Zini is Aladar's best friend and tries to help him woo Neera.
  • The Patriarch: Yar is this for Lemur Island, holding a position of authority in the lemur clan and overseeing the yearly courtship ritual. When the group leaves the island, his role as this is pretty diminished since he's in an unfamiliar land.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Zini.
  • Raised by Grandparents: At least in regards to Yar, who was clearly Aladar's paternal figure when he was growing up.
  • Satellite Characters: While they each have a bit of a quirk, their characters aren't that developed and they only serve to be a source of comic-relief, a bit of drama, or Aladar's adoptive family.
  • Shipper on Deck: All of them highly approve of Aladar and Neera's attraction to each other.
  • Sole Survivor: The last surviving members of Lemur Island.
  • Tagalong Kid: Suri is the youngest member of the misfits and is the only child.
  • Team Mom: Plio, who nurtures everyone she meets, even Bruton.
  • True Companions: Along with Aladar, they are accepted as family by Baylene, Eema, Url, and Neera, and eventually are accepted by the rest of the herd too.
  • Urine Trouble: Yar finds himself peed on by the baby Aladar, and years later, by Aladar's firstborn.
    Yar: Yep. You're your father's son, alright.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Yar with Eema. It's played up in a deleted scene where they are picking at each other, and at the end they're bickering Like an Old Married Couple.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Yar initially prepares to kill baby Aladar, but ultimately can't go through with it.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Yar wants to kill a baby Aladar, believing he'll grow up to be a menace to them who will eat them. Thankfully, Aladar's a herbivore.

"Who knows what we'll find. The hard part now is just getting there."
"Who booked this trip anyway?"
Voiced by: Della Reese (film and PlayStation 2 game); Billy West (PlayStation 1 and PC games)

An elderly, wizened Styracosaurus who befriends the group.

  • Big Fun: Her model was designed to look like an extremely bloated Styracosaurus, but she's still pretty sprightly.
  • Cool Old Lady: She even allows the lemurs to ride in the back of her frill to protect them from the intense desert heat despite just barely having met them.
  • Contralto of Danger: She has a low, husky voice and is quite the fighter when she wants to be.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She starts from her first line and never goes back.
    Eema: Walking backwards, huh? Well let me know if that gets you there any faster!
  • Despair Event Horizon: When the lake appears dried up, she goes down into the lakebed to weep and looks fully prepared to die there.
  • Doting Grandparent: She eventually becomes an honorary grandmother to Aladar and Neera's children.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Baylene, as she takes her under her wing to help her adapt to their life in the herd.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: She strongly resembles Della Reese, who provided her voice.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Aladar, Plio, Zini, Suri, and Neera.
  • The Lancer: To Aladar in the misfits; she's got the most disagreeable temperament compared to Aladar and knows the most about the journey to the Nesting Grounds.
  • The Load: Justified due to her advanced age, she's not much help against predators, and actually collapses once during the trek from exhaustion.
  • Really 700 Years Old: The Essential Guide contests that she is 100 years old.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Baylene's blue.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Having Della Reese provide your voice is bound to invoke this trope.
  • Those Two Guys: With Baylene.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Yar; while they do throw sassy jabs at one another, they are very much good friends.

"All this pushing and shoving about, just for a place to sleep! I'm not used to this kind of behavior."
"I, for one, am not willing to die here!"
Voiced by: Joan Plowright (film and PlayStation 2 game); Tress MacNeille (PlayStation 1 and PC games)

A massive, elderly Brachiosaurus, who is quite the Gentle Giant.

  • Anachronism Stew: She's a Brachiosaurus, a Jurassic dinosaur, living contemporaneously with numerous Cretaceous era dinosaurs. Word of God admits as much, but handwaves it with the fact that Baylene is explicitly referred to as the last of her kind — which still stretches imagination more than a bit, as the movie is much closer in time to the modern day that to when brachiosaurs last lived.
  • Artistic License – Paleontology: Brachiosaurus could not bend its neck as much as Baylene does (this was purely an artistic choice), and they couldn't stand on two legs either. She's also identified as a Brachiosaurus, but given her height, her size, and the movie's Cretaceous setting, she could potentially qualify as a Sauroposeidon.
  • The Big Guy: As befitting a Brachiosaurus. She's the strongest and most powerful member of the group thanks to her immense size.
  • Blue Blood: Various tie-in material states that Baylene is characterized as an upper class lady forced to migrate with the rest of the herd, who are lower class than her. It's a Visual Pun since the Brachiosaurs are the tallest animals seen in the film, thus they apparently consider themselves an upper class. Baylene is essentially an upper class old lady forced to survive with the lower class in a time of crisis.
  • Character Development: Goes from a timid old lady to a confident, self-assured and strong survivor thanks to Aladar's compassion.
  • Cool Old Lady: Baylene's one of the sweetest characters in the movie.
  • Doting Grandparent: She becomes an honorary grandparent of Aladar and Neera's children alongside Eema and Yar (who is the only "blood" grandparent of the three).
  • Gentle Giant Sauropod: She is a Brachiosaurus, and one so gentle she's terrified of accidentally stepping on smaller dinosaurs.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Eema, who helps her adjust to life in the herd and the migration to the Nesting Grounds.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Aladar, Zini, Suri, Plio, and Neera.
  • Last of Her Kind: She's the last known living Brachiosaurus after the meteor strike.
  • Never Mess with Granny: Especially when granny is an 85-foot-long, 30-foot-tall, 62-ton dinosaur.
  • Nice Girl: Baylene is kind and polite.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: When the group is retreating into the cave, Baylene accidentally pushes the ceiling up, loosening a small boulder that falls and rolls all the way to the mouth of the cave, which proves to be a major tipping point that lures the Carnotaurus in after them.
  • Older and Wiser: She saved the herd twice, once by using her weight to find water, and second by clearing a path to the Nesting Grounds.
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: See her above quote right before she unleashes hell on the dead end.
  • Rousing Speech: Gives one hell of a speech to rouse Aladar from his Heroic BSoD and prove how much he's meant to her and the others.
    Baylene: Oh, yes we were! We're here, aren't we?! And how dare you waste that good fortune by simply giving up! Shame on you! Shame on you, shame on you!! 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!

"Keep those little legs moving Url! Or you'll get left behind!"
Voiced by: Frank Welker

Eema's "pet" Euoplocephalus.

  • All Animals Are Dogs: He's basically a puppy in Euoplocephalus form.
  • Furry Confusion: All herbivorous dinosaurs are sapient, civilized and capable of speech — except for Url, who's a regular animal kept by the others as a pet.
  • Hidden Depths: Judging by the scene where he beckons Aladar to lead the group to the cave for shelter, and growing annoyed when Aladar initially doesn't understand him, he may be smarter than he looks. He does seem to understand every word the others say, as evidenced when he goes to help bring down the dead end.
  • Nice Guy: He's a pleasant little Euoplocephalus-dog-thing, always smiling and even goes to help bring down the barrier in the cave.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Narrowly averted. When Aladar and Bruton order a retreat deeper into the cave, they wake up the others as quietly as they can. When Url is woken, the first thing he sees is the two Carnotaurus on their doorstep and he lets out a loud yelp of fear. The predators look up... but eventually resume their sniffing, believing they were hearing things.
  • Perpetual Smiler: He's almost always smiling.
  • Precious Puppy: He was made a puppy in Euoplocehalus form in a movie about dinosaurs because… reasons?
  • Satellite Character: Url doesn't have a background or much of a personality.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: He's a Euoplocephalus, an ankylosaur-type dinosaur.

The Herd

"Our survival - our future - is over these rocks! NOW LET'S GO HOME!!!"
Neera: If we keep going like this, we'll lose half the herd!
Kron: Then we save the half that deserves to live.
Voiced by: Samuel E. Wright

The aggressive, domineering leader of the herd, whose Darwinist philosophy quickly begins to clash with Aladar's benevolent ways.

  • Anti-Villain: He's a Jerkass through and through, but he's genuinely trying to save the herd from death. Too bad he's killing them all the way.
  • Bad Boss: He's very cruel to his subordinates if they step out of line or if he deems them weak.
  • Berserk Button: Having his authority or viewpoint challenged.
    Kron: (chuckles heartily, then swings into an aggressive growl) Watch yourself, boy.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: With Carnotaurs for majority of the film.
  • The Bully: Unnecessarily cruel to some of his subjects.
  • Can't Take Criticism: He's so convinced that his way is the right way that he won't tolerate anyone suggesting otherwise. Even Bruton is curtly cut off when he suggests having the herd rest at a more sheltered spot than the one Kron has chosen. He's especially caustic towards Aladar's objections to his treatment of the weaker members of the herd. This stubborn attitude is ultimately his undoing, when his refusal to listen to Aladar's warnings costs him his leadership and eventually his life.
  • Dating What Daddy Hates: A brother variant. Is very displeased to see Neera falling for Aladar and outright roars at Neera to stay away from him when the herd leaves the lake.
  • Deadpan Snarker:
    Kron: Hmm. Let the weak set the pace. Now there's an idea.
  • Determinator: Deconstructed. Kron is so determined to get the herd to their homeland, he's willing to let a lot of them, including children, die if they can't keep up.
  • Dirty Coward: When the Carnotaurus arrives after he's lost control of the herd, he makes a last ditch effort to regain power by inviting the herd to escape up the rockslide with him.
  • The Dreaded: The herd knows better than to cross him, and eventually Aladar's family comes to be unnerved by him as well.
    (referring to Yar) Eema: Kron has swatted flies bigger than you, pops.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: He's completely devastated when Neera abandons him to join Aladar. Before his death, however, he gets to see Neera fighting a Carnotaurus to the death to try to save him, and you can tell that he appreciates it before passing.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He loves his sister dearly. Her leaving him for Aladar hurts him deeply.
  • Evil Counterpart: He's not exactly "evil", but more of an anti-villain. Unlike Aladar who is compassionate to the weak and believes in unity, Kron believes in the "weak die, while the strong live" philosophy and it's "every dinosaur for themselves". Also, they both have Determinator tendencies, but while Aladar is willing to help, Kron isn't.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Who would've thought Sebastian would sound so frightening?
  • Fantastic Racism: Gives a nasty snort at the sight of the lemurs.
  • Hate Sink: Since the Carnotaurus are not exactly fleshed out characters, Kron acts as a sentient being for the viewers to hate on, being a tyrannical, uncaring dictator who views the weaker members of the herd as being expendable and gladly leaves his second-in-command to die when the latter messes up.
  • I'll Kill You!: He threatens to kill Aladar if he ever tries to challenge him.
    Kron: If you ever interfere again... I'll kill you.
  • Jerkass: A major one to the herd and Aladar.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: As a result of his social Darwinist outlook, Kron abandons the herd when the Carnotaurus attacks. As the herd manages to break the predator's charge by standing as one, the Carnotaurus notices the lone Kron, charges after him, and mortally wounds him.
  • Little "No": He lets out two of these when he realizes he's been trapped at the rockslide.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: He does not like Aladar being with Neera since the former has views that Kron hates.
  • My Way or the Highway: One of his most defining traits.
  • Never My Fault: When Aladar says he's found a safer way to the valley and that there's a sheer drop on the other side of the landslide, Kron takes him seriously... but still begins violently lashing out at the orphans and is livid when Aladar asks the herd to join him.
  • No Indoor Voice: The majority of his dialogue is his angry bellowing.
  • Not So Stoic: He's visibly fearful when faced down by the Carnotaurus at the end and is barely able to put on a brave face.
  • Oh, Crap!: Has this when he sees that Aladar was right about the sheer drop.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When the herd refuses to rejoin him when they're attacked by the Carnotaurus, he scoffs and continues his trek up the mountainside.
  • The Social Darwinist: "The strong will survive" is his mantra. When faced with the potential to lose half of the herd to dehydration, he scoffs that he'll save the half of the herd that deserves to live.
  • Social Ornithopod: Inverted; he's stubborn, cruel and unkind, despite being an Iguanodon.
  • We Have Reserves: Was happy to leave behind the elderly dinosaurs to slow down the Carnotaurus.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Begins aggressively shoving the orphans around when he begins to lose his temper.

"Unless you got a death wish, you and that little parasite better get MOVING!!"
"But why doesn't he let them accept their fate? I've accepted mine... to die here. It's the way things are."
Voiced by: Peter Siraguisa

Kron's lieutenant, who's more than he appears.

  • The Aloner: He refuses to sleep next to the others in the cave.
  • Clint Squint: He often displays this.
  • A Death in the Limelight: His most important scenes are his last ones before dying.
  • Despair Event Horizon: After being savagely mauled by the Carnotaurus, and being cruelly kicked out of the herd, he believes he's done for.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Refuses aid from Aladar as he's accepted into the group, but relents to Plio's medicinal plants.
  • The Dragon: To Kron, until his betrayal.
  • The Dreaded: The gang knows to keep their distance from him, even after he unofficially joins them in the cave.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Believes he will die in the cave. He ends up being right.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: He's crushed to death by a cave-in.
  • Fantastic Racism: Calls the lemurs "parasites", but mellows out enough to allow Plio to treat him.
  • Fat Bastard: He's much stockier than Kron or any other Iguanodon seen, and is pretty unpleasant early on. The Evolution of An Animated Feature says he was designed to move like he had trouble maintaining his balance over his own bulk.
  • Guttural Growler: Not just when speaking English, but when roaring as well.
  • Handicapped Bad Ass: Has a wounded leg after being mauled by the Carnotaurus, forcing him to walk with a limp. Despite that, he's still able to put up a fight.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He kills himself and a Carnotaurus by causing a cave-in to save the group.
  • Hidden Depths: He initially appears to be a clone of Kron, but he turns out to be a wise, noble warrior who is willing to give his life for his mistakes.

    The Orphans 
Voiced by: Frank Welker

A pair of orphaned Iguanodon who befriend Neera during the journey.

  • Adaptation Expansion: In the game, they're the focus of a mission (along with two others).
  • Break the Cutie: Despite being very young, they're forced to migrate across a lifeless desert and can barely keep up with the herd.
  • Happily Adopted: By the end of the film, they've been adopted by Neera and by extension the rest of the misfit family.
  • Living Macguffin: In the Babysitting level of the PS1 game, you have to find them and lead them back to the herd safely, protecting them from predators and the lava pits.
  • No Man Left Behind: When one of them collapses during the final stretch to the Nesting Grounds, the other drops everything and tries to get him back up even as the herd begins to leave him behind.
  • Those Two Guys: They're a pair of siblings never seen apart.
  • The Voiceless: Neither of them speak. Justified since they are babies.

    The Herd

The herd of dinosaurs led by Kron during the movie.

  • Apathetic Citizens: They've been conditioned and ordered not to help members who collapse from exhaustion/dehydration/hunger, or who are caught by predators, not even the younger members of the herd.
  • Babies Ever After: The film ends with a new generation of dinosaurs being hatched in the Nesting Grounds.
  • Badass Crew: When Aladar rallies them together, they easily fend off the Carnotaurus.
  • Divided We Fall: The crux of the movie's development is when the herd learns the meaning of this.
  • Dwindling Party: They lose quite a few members to exhaustion and dehydration along the way.
  • Kill 'Em All: Baylene is the only Brachiosaurus who survives past the opening prologue.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: They fend off the Carnotaurus by standing their ground, staying close together, and roaring at the predator to intimidate it. In other words, just walking and roaring.
  • Red Shirt: An Iguanodon scout who is only around for a minute before getting killed.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: A scene featuring a dead Struthiomimus Aladar finds midway through the desert crossing, as well as the sounds of approaching raptors, and the panting, slow elders in the background, is a grim omen to Aladar of what happens to dinosaurs who don't survive the journey.
  • Unusual Animal Alliance: The herd is made of several different species, primarily Parasaurolophus, Iguanodon, Styracosaurus,Pachyrhinosaurus, Microceratus, Stygimoloch and Struthiomimus, banding together for common survival.
  • The Voiceless: The only member of the herd outside of the main cast who speaks is a scout who's quickly killed and eaten.
  • White-and-Grey Morality: They go along with Kron's brutal ways pretty nonchalantly, but they're desperate to get to the Nesting Grounds and later redeem themselves.


    The Carnotaurs
"A mouthful of teeth with bad attitude!"
Voiced by: Frank Welker

Two traveling Carnotaurus on the herd's trail, and the primary threat on their journey.

  • Ambiguous Gender: They don't have any characteristics to distinguish male from female. However, one is noticeably smaller than the other.
  • Anti-Villain: They're not necessarily evil and are never shown to have malicious intent. They're just predators who need food and water to survive.
  • Artistic License – Paleontology: The Carnotaurus was nowhere near as big, bulky and ferocious looking as they are here.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Against Bruton.
  • Batman Gambit: The surviving Carnotaurus takes a risky one going after the herd on its own. It gambled on the herd sticking to its usual behavior and scattering the face of a threat. It nearly worked until Aladar got the herd to stay together.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Well, they're a Big Bad Duumvirate with Kron as the other Big Bad.
  • Disney Villain Death: The bigger one of the two plummets to its death when Aladar shoves it onto a ledge.
  • The Dreaded: They are feared far and wide, their reputation apparently transcending continents.
  • Driven to Madness: After the death of its apparent mate, the surviving Carnotaurus charges the herd head on when previously they'd only picked off the dead or the stragglers.
  • Evil Is Bigger: Calling either of them evil is a stretch, but they are antagonists, and apart from Baylene, the bigger one of the duo is the largest dinosaur in the movie.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: One is crushed to death by a cave-in, and the other falls off a cliff and its body is broken by the rocks below.
  • Final Boss: The larger Carnotaurus overtakes Kron as the final threat in the climax.
  • Historical Badass Upgrade: While the real Carnotaurus was certainly no pushover, it probably wasn't as dangerous as the treatment it gets in the movie.
  • Horns of Villainy: As is par the course for this genus of dinosaur — to boot, they're twisted so as to give the dinosaur a more demonic appeal.
  • Insistent Terminology: They're the only animals in the film referred to by their species name, albeit as "carnotaurus" rather than "Carnotaurus".
  • The Juggernaut: These things are borderline invincible and kill with ease. It takes an entire herd banding together to ward it off, and they're the most powerful carnivores we meet in the movie.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Whenever one of these giants appears, the mood immediately darkens, and the predators are always treated as a very real and genuine danger to Aladar and his friends.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: The Carnotaurus can easily kill any individual member of the herd, but when one of them had the entire herd standing up to it, it wisely backed off.
  • Mighty Roar: One comprised of pig squeals, big cat snarls, elephant growls and believe it, or not - a macaw.
  • Misplaced Wildlife: The movie's already an Anachronism Stew, but Carnotaurus lived in South America (if we assume the movie takes place in prehistoric North America). Kron mentions that "they'd never come this far north" to possibly justify this trope, but it doesn't explain how they crossed the ocean dividing the Americas.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: They only present a danger to the herd because they're their natural predators.
  • Predators Are Mean: Subverted in that they only kill for food.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Was given blood-red eyes to make it look scarier.
  • Red Is Violent: Their upper bodies are colored in a reddish hue and they have the temper to match this trope.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: This was the movie that put Carnotaurus on the map in the media.
  • Super-Persistent Predator: Averted. The pair only feed on dinosaurs who have died in their journey or have wandered away from the herd. Even after the final Carnotaurus charges the herd with every intent to have a bloodbath, it eventually decides to settle for the lone Kron when the entire herd stand its ground against it.
  • Taking You with Me: The final Carnotaurus tries to pull Aladar down with it when it goes tumbling off of a cliff.
  • T-Rexpy: Carnotaurus was much smaller than T. rex in reality, but these are beefed up to tyrannosaur size and serve the classic role of monstrous, fearsome predators harrying the peaceful herbivores. The film is also set in North America, where the T. rex lived but Carnotaurus did not, and in the wake of end-Cretaceous mass extinction, at the end of the tyrannosaurs' life span but long after Carnotaurus died out. The animatics for the film do in fact depict a T. rex in place of the Carnotaurus, suggesting that the filmmakers only secondarily substituted the Carnotaurus into a role originally written for T. rex.
  • The Voiceless: Neither of them ever says a word.

    The Velociraptors 
Voiced by: Frank Welker

A pack of tiny but menacing predators.

  • Always a Bigger Fish: They swiftly disappear once the Carnotaurus debut at the end of the "Across the Desert" sequence, having fled at the sight of the much more dangerous predators.
  • Carnivore Confusion: Subverted. They're depicted mostly as scavengers, picking off the herd members who can't make it through the journey. However, they're only doing so because the drought has made it harder for them to find fresh food, so it's more of a case of them taking what they can get.
  • Killer Rabbit: They very small when compared to the other dinosaurs, but deadly.
  • Raptor Attack: Nearly averted. The only thing inaccurate about them is their lack of feathers.
  • Starter Villain: They serve as the initial threat to the herd, but are soon eclipsed when the much more dangerous Carnotaurus take over as the later scenes' main foes.
  • Terrible Trio: Three of them are often seen at a given time.
  • The Voiceless: They never talk, though that doesn't stop them from making noise.
  • Zerg Rush: They kill their much larger prey by overwhelming them with sheer numbers.


"I'll have a look."
Voiced by: Rebecca Wink

A Pteranodon who is exclusive to the Playstation One and PC games. She is one of the three playable characters (aside from Aladar and Zini).

  • Animal Gender-Bender: Despite being female, she has the large crest of a male Pteranodon.
  • The Chick: The kindest and most compassionate member of the team until they meet the misfits.
  • Composite Character: She's based off of the Pteranodon that took Aladar's egg to Lemur Island, but she basically takes over the role of Plio.
  • Fantastic Racism: On the receiving end of this in the game, as she claims that the herd will only listen to Aladar as he's "one of them".
  • Flight: Being a Pteranodon, she is the fastest character in the game who can traverse the map the easiest.
  • Living MacGuffin: She is injured by the meteor shower and your objective in "A Strange New World" is gathering fruit to restore her health.
  • Nice Girl: Rescued and raised an Iguanodon just from passing by and seeing it in danger.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only playable female character and the only female we see until "Footprints in the Sand".
  • Team Mom: The tie-in material mentions she is the "den mother" to the group.


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