One herd had only a single baby–their last hope for the future. And they called him... Littlefoot.
— Narrator, The Land Before Time
Gabriel Damon (I)
Littlefoot (a.k.a. Loveable Littlefoot, as he is called on the official Land Before Time website and by fans), voiced by Gabriel Damon, Scott McAfee, Brandon LaCroix, Thomas Dekker, Alec Medlock, Aaron Spann, Nick Price, and Cody Arens, is the main character in the Land Before Time film and television series, and one of only three characters to appear in every movie and TV episode. He is an anthropomorphic Apatosaurus, (informally called "Brontosaurus") which is one of many creatures referred to as "Longnecks" by the characters in the franchise.
He is the main protagonist in the series, though not always the largest role, and is followed by Cera the Triceratops, Ducky the Saurolophus, Petrie the Pteranodon, Spike the Stegosaurus, Chomper the Tyrannosaurus, and Ruby the Oviraptor. Due to his skill at befriending others, he is also friends with many other creatures, although his friendships with dinosaurs and other animals outside his species is often viewed as a taboo, as many of the dinosaurs practice racial, or species based, segregation, which is based upon the days of racism in America.
The character has been received very well by critics and become a favorite among fans, and has been featured in much of The Land Before Time-related merchandise, along with being referenced frequently in the media.
- "Oh, you can't quit now. What if the Great Valley's just over the top of these rocks?"
- — Littlefoot, urging the other main characters on (The Land Before Time)
Littlefoot is modest, intelligent, playful, adventurous and positive. Reflecting his love of adventure, he is most often seen singing the song "Adventuring" in the television series. Towards his family and friends, he tends to be very ethical, mature, caring and protective. He acts as a leader to the other main characters; pressing them on in difficult times, (most notably in the original The Land Before Time) and their voice of reason. He typically tries to break up any fights or arguments between the others, although he is prone to sometimes getting caught up in the heat himself. Generally, when under attack by predators or in other dangerous time, even when the adults tell Littlefoot and the other children to run to safety, he stops the others from leaving, and urges them to help out in any way they can.
He seems to take loss hard. When his mother dies, he first blames her for her own death ("She should have known better. That was Sharptooth!") and, as can be implied with his conversation with Rooter, himself.
He also is unwilling to lose his grandfather (IV) and goes into the deadly Land of Mists to get the Night Flower to save him. In movie 9, he blames himself when he thinks Mo has died, saying that he should never have gone near the new water and never had the Gang befriend Mo. In XIV, he is unwilling to just let his father possibly be killed by lava and goes to the Fire Mountain to save him.
Littlefoot can sometimes be belligerent toward the others, especially Cera, when he feels strongly about something and they do not agree with him. He has even broken up with the Gang, while adventuring, on more than one occasion over disagreements.
He will also sometimes go off on his own without the others (as he did in IV with Ali, in VI when he tried to fix Saurus Rock alone, and in XIV initially.)
FamilyAlthough Littlefoot is biologically an only child. Littlefoot stated in The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water that he longed for a brother. Later in the movie, he met a friendly and playful Opthalmosaurus named Mo, with whom he made a "mud brothers" pact. In the tenth film, The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration, along with his father, Littlefoot met a young Brachiosaurus boy named Shorty. Although Shorty bullied Littlefoot at first, and later resented him for taking all of Bron's attention, Littlefoot tried to befriend him, and even suggested that they act as brothers to each other. This Great Valley concept softened Shorty's behavior to Littlefoot, who later asked his father to formally adopt Shorty.
Littlefoot's Mother was devoted to her only son, and defended him at all costs. She taught him the ways of the different species, and that they generally avoided each other, although when he questioned the reasons behind this she could only say that things had always been like that. She showed him to his first treestar, and told him about the Great Valley, which she described as a lush paradise with "more greenfood than you could ever eat, and more fresh, cool water, than you could ever drink". She told him the directions to get to the valley, in case he ever needed to remember them. She ultimately gave up her life trying to protect her son from the Sharptooth, but her spirit stayed behind to watch over Littlefoot on his dangerous trek. She would intervene now and then when he felt unmotivated to carry on, and at the end of the film, she appeared in cloud form overhead, and lead him a few steps further, upon which she cleared away, revealing the Great Valley.Littlefoot finds his favorite food, treestars, to be symbolic with his mother, as his first treestar was the last gift she gave him in life. He tried to hold on to the treestar as long as he could, and got angry at Petrie when he started to play around with it. However, when the Sharptooth snuck up on the gang one morning, Littlefoot did not have time to grab it before running. The treestar was then crushed under the Sharptooth's foot.
He finally met his father, Bron, in The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration, and from that point the main plot focused on Littlefoot adapting to having a father in his life. Littlefoot was at first shocked, hurt and confused when he found out who Bron was, and ran away. When Bron found him, he consoled him, and explained his long absence; he wanted to find a safe place to raise Littlefoot in, but when he came back, the earthquake had struck, and he was unable to find his family. He then, by chance, attracted a huge crowd of Longnecks, both young and old, and became the leader of a huge herd. He never stopped trying to find out what became of his only son, and apparently asked an old dinosaur if he had seen him, although the dinosaur could only say that Bron's wife had been killed by Sharptooth.Littlefoot and his father then began to grow closer, and Littlefoot became faced with the hard decision of staying with his father in the cratered valley in which his herd lived, or returning to the Great Valley with his grandparents. He ultimately decided that he wanted to return to them, as his grandparents needed him and he was already established there, but he wanted to stay in touch with Bron as much as possible, to which Bron agreed. In the TV episode "The Big Longneck Test", Littlefoot is visited by Bron and Shorty, during which time Bron puts Littlefoot on the "Big Longneck Test"; a test designed to see if a juvenile longneck has the mentality to lead a herd. Bron mentions that he has visited Littlefoot before.
Bron reveals in The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration that Littlefoot's name comes from a nickname he had as a child.
Littlefoot's maternal grandparents are seen in all the films, and in the television series. Littlefoot has a strong bond with his grandfather, and generally looks up to him as an idol.
In The Land Before Time IV: Journey through the Mists, it is revealed that Littlefoot has cousins, a migrating herd of Longnecks led by an elderly matriarch called the "Old One". It is implied that they are related on Grandma Longneck's side. Until the tribal herd merged with an unrelated one, the only child in the longneck herd was a young female named Ali, whom Littlefoot quickly befriended.
- Littlefoot's Mother (mother, deceased)
- Bron (father)
- Grandma and Grandpa Longneck (maternal grandparents)
- Shorty (adopted brother)
Other main characters
Although Littlefoot and Cera are best friends, they are opposites in many ways, and argue very frequently. On rare occasions, this even leads to physical confrontations between the two of them, as in The Land Before Time. When Cera insults Littlefoot's Mother, calling her "a stupid longneck", Littlefoot orders her to take it back, and when she refuses, he plunges into her and they begin to fight. Another instance is in The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure, after Chomper, instinctively, bites Cera, she automatically becomes resentful towards him, in which Littlefoot declares that he didn't mean it. This leads to a quarrel between him and Cera over whether Chomper is their friend or not. A third instance is in The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island, after Topps and Grandpa Longneck begin to bicker over which direction to take on their migration to a lush land, Littlefoot admonishes Topps for speaking authoritatively to his grandfather, upon which Cera headbutts him. Each of them begin to hit back and forth until Ducky, Petrie and Spike break them up.
Later in the film, when the gang reunites with Chomper, Littlefoot and Cera argue again about whether or not Chomper is their friend, due to Cera's resentment towards him being a sharptooth. This time however, this doesn't lead to any physical confrontation between the two.
As Cera is very straightforward in her beliefs, she often gets irritated by Littlefoot's open-mindedness, and in turn, Littlefoot is frustrated by the inability to persuade Cera. An example is in The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire, when Cera, along with most of the residents of the Great Valley, openly express skepticism towards Littlefoot's sighting of the stone of cold fire, and Littlefoot yearns for a way to convince them. In The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water, when Littlefoot tries to introduce the others to Mo, who has dived underwater in that time, Cera mocks Littlefoot; stating that he likely invented the creature. Another instance is in the TV series episode "Through the Eyes of a Spiketail"; as the gang searches for the hardwater sweets (frozen grapes), Cera begins to doubt if such a thing exists, while Littlefoot remains confident that they are indeed real. This again leads them to argue multiple times, to the disappointment of the others. Despite their conflicts, they do have a strong friendship with one another.
Littlefoot's friendship with Ducky is off to a better start than his friendship with Cera. In The Land Before Time, Ducky immediately gets along with Littlefoot, and accepts his invitation to accompany him on his way to the Great Valley. When one night, the characters other than Littlefoot go to sleep with Cera, believing her brave enough to handle the Sharptooth in case he attacks, Ducky is the first to realize that Littlefoot is lonely, and goes back to sleep with him; soon followed by the other three. In The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses, when Petrie and Ducky regret the harsh accusations they threw at Littlefoot upon learning that he had framed the Tinysauruses, they each mention that they consider themselves to be Littlefoot's best friends as they tearfully admit it.Littlefoot's friendships with Spike and Ruby are also very smooth. He has no problems with being Chomper's friend, despite Chomper being the same type of Sharptooth as the one that killed his mother. Littlefoot is the first one to realize Chomper isn't dangerous as a baby, and needs to be looked after, in The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure, and is the only member of the gang, aside from Ruby, who has always trusted Chomper. The two of them have an almost brotherly bond, with Littlefoot supporting Chomper in nearly everything he does.
As Littlefoot is the leader of the main characters, he is generally the one who makes most contact with adults other than those in their families, often when asking them for help during their adventures. He befriends Archie the Archelon in The Land Before Time IV: Journey through the Mists, after asking him for help in getting out of the cave, as a rockslide brought on by an earthshake (earthquake) has locked him in. Archie later protects Littlefoot when Ichy and Dil, a Sharpbeak and Belly Dragger, attack them, with the intentions of consuming them. In The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire, Littlefoot makes friends with the Rainbow Faces, who support him in his sighting of an object they call a "Stone of Cold Fire". At the end of the film, the male Rainbow Face tells Littlefoot that they find him very intelligent and sharp-minded for one of his species, after which the female nudges him and he rewords his statement, calling Littlefoot intelligent for his age. Littlefoot is the only one who finds out that they are not normal Rainbow Faces, but possibly aliens studying the dinosaurs, in disguise.
In The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock, Littlefoot idolizes Doc, the Lone Dinosaur, for his bravery and skill in fighting off Sharpteeth. However, in "The Lone Dinosaur Returns", when Doc speaks sharply about Chomper, despite Chomper's promises that he is good, Littlefoot's admiration in him is considerably shaken. At the end of the episode, when Doc apologizes to Chomper, Littlefoot forgives him.
Littlefoot, though afraid of them at first, befriends the tiny longnecks in The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses, after meeting them in their underground home, and getting to know them. He is particularly close to Skitter, with whom he makes the most contact throughout the film.
Littlefoot was originally going to be called "Thunderfoot", until it was found out that there was a Triceratops in a children's book who already had that name. His name was Thunderfoot all throughout production, only changing after the movie was released, which surprised the people working on it.
Littlefoot was voiced by Gabriel Damon in the original The Land Before Time, from 1988. From 1994 to 1996, in the films The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure, The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving, and The Land Before Time IV: Journey through the Mists, he was voiced by Scott McAfee, the brother of Anndi McAfee, who has voiced main character Cera from The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island (1997) to present. For that same film, Littlefoot was voiced by Brandon LaCroix for his speaking voice, and by Thomas Dekker as his singing voice. Dekker then voiced Littlefoot for both singing and speaking for the next few films. After The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water, Dekker's last performance as Littlefoot, the character was voiced by Alec Medlock in The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration (2003), Aaron Spann in The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses (2005), and Nick Price in The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers (2006). Littlefoot's current voice actor is Cody Arens, who voiced him in the television series and in The Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends (2007).
In the Japanese-language dubbing of the first through to the twelfth film, Littlefoot is voiced by Minami Takayama. In the Japanese version of the television series, he is voiced by Etsuko Kozakura. In the Swedish version of the original film, he is voiced by Samuel Elers-Svensson. In the Italian dubs of the series, he has been voiced by Rossella Acerbo, Sonia Mazzi, and Patrizia Mottola. In video games Littlefoot along with the other characters (except Spike) is voice by Lani Minella.
Wendy Miller of the Mohave Daily Miner has called Littlefoot a "lovable" character. Michael Scheinfeld on DisneyFamily.com labelled the character as "endearing", while Variety.com critic Joe Leydon called him "scrappy".
Washington Post critic Hal Hinson expressed bewilderment at his name, citing that his feet appeared normal size. Mark R. Leeper (rec.arts.movies.reviews) considered the character to be underdeveloped; calling his abrupt surrender to hardships at the end of the film, whilst enduring them throughout the entire story before, "possible but unlikely behaviour". Roger Ebert considered the plot involving the character - a baby animal being separated from his family, and undergoing a dangerous quest to be reunited with them again - to be recycled from many other movies in the animated adventure genre, particularly pointing out the similarities, in this aspect, between The Land Before Time and Don Bluth's earlier film An American Tail.
Ian Wojcik-Andrews, author of Children's Films: History, Ideaology, Pedagogy, Theory, likened the entire movie to a depiction of the Calvinist theology, which explains that souls can only be saved if they resist temptations and follow Christ. He likened Littlefoot to the savior; saying that Littlefoot's position as the last of his herd and their only hope for future generations implied that he was intended as "the chosen one".
Bonnie Sayers on Epinion.com thought that one of the best parts of the fourth Land Before Time movie, The Land Before Time IV: Journey through the Mists, was the emphasis made on Littlefoot's love for his grandfather.
Thomas Dekker received a Video Premiere Award nomination for Best Animated Character performance in 2001, for voicing Littlefoot in The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire. The nomination was shared with supervising animator Zeon Davush, and competed with Davush and voice actor Michael York, for the character of Pterano. Both nominations lost to actor Mark Hamill and character designer Bruce W. Timm, for The Joker in Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. He won a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role in 2003, for voicing the character in The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water. That same year, he also received a DVD Exclusive Award nomination for Best Original Song, for performing as Littlefoot during the song "Imaginary Friend", together with Aria Noelle Curzon as Ducky, Anndi McAfee as Cera, and Jeff Bennett as Petrie. The nomination was also shared with songwriters Michele Brourman and Amanda McBroom. In the end, the award went to Jennifer Love Hewitt and Chris Canute in Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame II, for the song "I'm Gonna Love You".
Being the central character in the franchise, Littlefoot has become an icon widely associated with The Land Before Time. On the official website, the character is given the nickname "Lovable Littlefoot". He is also referred to as this by the fans of the series.,
The character is featured in a large quantity of merchandise based on the Land Before Time franchise. To help promote the original 1988 theatrical movie, Sullivan/Bluth Studios teamed up with Pizza Hut and issued handpuppets of the characters. For almost a year Littlefoot and the other characters were associated icons with the restaurant's children's menus and a theme for birthday parties held at the restaurants, until Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles replaced them. Universal Studios tied with the U.S. Postal Office, issuing stamps featuring types of dinosaurs such as those seen in the movie. There were also T-shirts issued, featuring the stamps and the character Littlefoot. Along with that, in November 1988, Amblin Entertainment issued a paperback book, titled Littlefoot's Adventures: An Activity Book (ISBN 0-448-09354-5 /ISBN 978-0-448-09354-3), published by Grosset and Dunlap. In July the following year, another book was published, written by Jim Razzi and published by fantail; titled Littlefoot's Adventures: Land Before Time Activity Book 1 (ISBN 0-14-090105-1 /ISBN 978-0-14-090105-4). Stu Krieger, a writer for the original film, wrote a children's educational book, published in 1998 and titled "Counting with Littlefoot".
Many toys have been issued featuring the character, including plush dolls, beanies, statuetes and action figures. A game was also issued, titled The Land Before Time Littlefoot Make a Match Game, in which players pick any two cards from a collection of cards featuring Land Before Time characters, and keep them if they match. The main object of the game is to find two with Littlefoot on them, after which the player who has done so gets ahold of a figurine shaped like Littlefoot. As there are several with the character, the figurine moves around from player to player throughout the game.
In a lot of fanwork, the characters Littlefoot and Ali fall in love with each other, and if the story focuses on their adult years, they often get married. Some fans argue this theme promotes incest, as they are cousins, though apparently not first cousins. Some fans have written fanfictions in which Littlefoot and Cera get into a relationship, which often evolves into a conflict with his relationship with Ali.
References in media
- Littlefoot and Cera are mentioned in Robert Keith Sawyer's Pretend Play as Improvisation: Conversation in the Preschool Classroom.
- Another book on young children's social behaviour, Early Years Education: Major Themes in Education (by Rod Parker-Rees and Jenny Willan) references the Land Before Time character Littlefoot, along with his mother, Cera, and the original Sharptooth.
- Littlefoot, Cera, and Ducky are referenced in the 1993 book Children's Voices: Children Talk about Literacy, by Sally Hudson-Ross and Mara Casey.
- Littlefoot and the other characters were featured in the 1997 Easter Egg Roll at the White House.
- The original main characters (Littlefoot, Cera, Ducky, Petrie, and Spike) are altogether referenced in question 43 of "Test 6: Animation", in Test-Prep Your IQ with the Essentials of Film, in which the question concerns which character is not a dinosaur.
- They are referenced together again in the "Throwback Trivia" in The Good Book for Great Times by Connor Pritchard and Dominic Russo.
- Littlefoot is referenced on page 150 of Category Neutrality: A Type-Logical Investigation By Neal Whitman.
- On pages 194-195 of the novel In a Brother's Eyes by Aiken Brown, the characters Brant and Tommy discuss getting a video of The Land Before Time for Brant's son, Brandon. Brant mentions Littlefoot as a good role model for the child.
- Littlefoot and his mother are referenced in Ray Pons' Finding My Way: And How You Can Find Yours, on page 36.
- In April 1995, costume actors dressed as The Land Before Time characters Littlefoot and Cera, together with members of the Atlanta Knights hockey team, visited the Egleston Children's hospital in Atlanta, and gave gifts to the patients, including video cassettes.
- As Littlefoot is shown to hatch right after Cera, he is five years old at the time of the first movie.
- Littlefoot is called a Brontosaurus on the original video cover for the first film, and then on the clamshell case he is called a Brachiosaurus. He was also called a Brachiosaurus at Rotten Tomatoes.com and at Movies.com.
- In the media, Littlefoot is alternatively referred to as an Apatosaurus and a Brontosaurus. While both terms are technically correct, as Brontosaurus is now a synonym for Apatosaurus, Brontosaurus is not a scientifically correct term.
- However, as of 2015, Brontosaurus is once again considered a separate genus from Apatosaurus after an extensive study that resulted in A. excelsus and two other species of Apatosaurus being reclassified as species of Brontosaurus, due to the research concluding that the two are different, distinct genus of Sauropods.
- Littlefoot's personality was possibly a reference from The Brave Little Toaster and it's character Toaster (which was released before The Land Before Time, and also one of this film's credited animators, Skip Jones also worked on that film), as both portraying the main characters. Littlefoot and Toaster are quite similar in their characteristics including leading their pals out of danger and having a sense of adventure.
- Both characters reflect the positive voice of reason; usually giving their comrades comfort through the toughest of times lecturing them positive in take to give them motivation; and there to break up the discord that occurs between the other characters.
Land Before Time Wiki has a collection of images and media related to Littlefoot.
- ↑ Official website for The Land Before Time films and television series. Retrieved on November 3rd, 2008.
- ↑ The Animated Movie Guide by Jerry Beck. Published 2005, Chicago Review Press. ISBN 1556525915 Page 138
- ↑ [Mark Pudleiner's blog http://markpudleiner.blogspot.com/2009/04/memory-lane-2-don-bluth-studio-1986.html]
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Wendy Miller's review of The Land Before Time, on the Mohave Daily Miner. November 29th, 1988.  Retrieved on October 8th, 2008.
- ↑ Michael Scheinfeld's review of The Land Before Time movie series, on Disney Family.com (2007) family.go.com Retrieved on April 22nd, 2008.
- ↑ Joe Leydon's review of Journey Through the Mists, on Variety.com (Mon., 23-12-1996) www.variety.com Retrieved on April 1st, 2008.
- ↑ Hal Hinson's review on The Land Before Time (November 18th, 1988) www.washingtonpost.com Retrieved on April 19th, 2008.
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Mark R. Leeper's review on The Land Before Time www.imdb.com - review 0447 Retrieved on April 19th, 2008.
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Roger Ebert's review on The Land Before Time (November 18th, 1988) rogerebert.suntimes.com Retrieved on April 19th, 2008.
- ↑ Children's Films: History, Ideology, Pedagogy, Theory by Ian Wojcik-Andrews. Published 2000, Routledge. ISBN 081533074X Page 185.
- ↑ Bonnie Sayers' review of The Land Before Time IV: Journey through the Mists, on May 13th, 2001 www.epinion.com No. 22314520196 Retrieved on April 13th, 2008.
- ↑ The DVD Exclusive Award's ceremony of February, 2001, at The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on January 8th, 2009.
- ↑ The Young Artist Awards ceremony of 2003, at The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on January 8th, 2009.
- ↑ The DVD Exclusive Award's Ceremony of January 2003, at the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on January 8th, 2009.
- ↑ Fans compare The Land Before Time's core characters with the Toronto Raptors hroman.wordpress.com Retrieved on March 19th, 2008.
- ↑ 17.0 17.1 The Animated Films of Don Bluth
- ↑ Two Littlefoot-related activity books from 1988 and 1989, at www.fantasticfiction.co.uk. Retrieved on January 13th, 2009.
- ↑ Counting with Littlefoot, By Stu Krieger. Illustrated by Emilie Kong, and Published by Inchworm Press, 1998. 
- ↑ 9" The Land Before Time: Littlefoot Plush Doll, item page at www.amazon.com. Retrieved on January 13th, 2009.
- ↑ 6" Littlefoot Plush Figure, item page at www.amazon.com. Retrieved on January 13th, 2009.
- ↑ 14" Plush Stuffed Dinosaur Littlefoot, item page at www.amazon.com. Retrieved on January 13th, 2009.
- ↑ Small Littlefoot Plush Toy - The Land Before Time (17 cm) at www.kookys.co.uk. Retrieved on May 29th, 2009.
- ↑ Photograph of five inch plastic Littlefoot with Ducky riding on the rear, at www.collectorsconnection.com. Retrieved on January 13th, 2009.
- ↑ Leanin' Littlefoot action figure, item page at www.amazon.com. Retrieved on January 13th, 2009.
- ↑ Longneck Littlefoot action figure, item page at www.toywiz.com. Retrieved on January 13th, 2009
- ↑ Photograph of wind-up Littlefoot toy from Burger King, at www.collectorsconnection.com. Retrieved on February 17th, 2009.
- ↑ The Land Before Time Littlefoot Make a Match Game, at thedinosaurpark.com. Retrieved on January 13th, 2009.
- ↑ A Land Before Time fanfic called "Total Drama Valley" on www.fanfiction.net Retrieved on January 31st, 2009.
- ↑ A Land Before Time fanfic entitled "Only Time"; by Fanfiction.Net member Trunks6. Completed 06-12-02 www.fanfiction.net - "Only Time" - a Land Before Time fanfic
- ↑ A Land Before Time fanfic entitled "The Lies of Jealousy"; by Fanfiction.Net member Green Dragon SWBF. Completed 08-22-02 www.fanfiction.net - "The Lies of Jealousy" - A Land Before Time fanfic
- ↑ A Land Before Time fanfic entitled "When One Hero Falls, Another Will Rise" on Fanfiction.Net  Retrieved on March 16th, 2008.
- ↑ A Land Before Time fanfic entitled "Old Friends and New Beginnings" on Fanfiction.Net  Retrieved on March 16th, 2008.
- ↑ A Land Before Time Fanfic entitled "A Love Story of an Old Friend" on Fanfiction.Net  Retrieved on April 21st, 2008.
- ↑ A blogger's post about The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists at warrenhaas.blogspot.com. Retrieved on February 24th, 2009.
- ↑ A Land Before Time fanfic entitled "Revenge" on Fanfiction.Net www.fanfiction.net - The Land Before Time fanfiction - "Revenge" Retrieved on March 26th, 2008.
- ↑ A Land Before Time fanfic entitled "Last of My Herd" on Fanfiction.Net www.fanfiction.net - The Land Before Time fanfiction - "Last of My Herd" Retrieved on March 27th, 2008.
- ↑ Pretend Play as Improvisation: Conversation in the Preschool Classroom By Robert Keith Sawyer. Chapter 3, page 64. Published 1997, Routledge. ISBN 0805821198 Retrieved on July 24th, 2008.
- ↑ Early Years Education: Major Themes in Education, by Rod Parker-Rees and Jenny Willan. Pages 364 and 365. Published by Taylor & Francis, 2006. ISBN 0415326737/ISBN 9780415326735 Retrieved on January 23rd, 2009.
- ↑ Sally Hudson-Ross, Mara Casey, Children's Voices: Children Talk about Literacy. Page 12; Published by Heinemann, 1993, Original from the University of Michigan. ISBN 0435087371/ISBN 9780435087371 . Retrieved on February 8th, 2009.
- ↑ High Beam Research site: 'The Land Before Time' Characters To Be Featured In The White House Easter Egg Roll (March 28th, 1997.) Retrieved on August 1st, 2008.
- ↑ Test-Prep Your IQ with the Essentials of Film By David Alan Herzog, Arco. Page 111. Published 2003, Peterson's. ISBN 0768911907 . Retrieved on July 24th, 2008.
- ↑ Page 68, The Good Book for Great Times, by Connor Pritchard and Dominic Russo. Published by Adams Media, 2010. ISBN 1440505950/ISBN 9781440505959 
- ↑ Category Neutrality: A Type-Logical Investigation By Neal Whitman. Edition: illustrated. Published by Routledge, 2005. (ISBN 0415970946/ISBN 9780415970945). Page 150. Retrieved on May 29th, 2009. 
- ↑ In a Brother's Eyes, By Aiken A. Brown. Published by iUniverse, 2005. (ISBN 0595791980/ISBN 9780595791989). Pages 194-195. Retrieved on May 29th, 2009. 
- ↑ Finding My Way: And How You Can Find Yours, by Ray Pons. Published by BPS Books, 2008. (ISBN 0980923131/ISBN9780980923131). Retrieved on May 29th, 2009.
- ↑ Billboard Magazine (29th April, 1995) ISSN 0006-2510 Page 75. Retrieved on August 15th, 2009.
- ↑ Rotten Tomatoes synopsis on The Land Before Time Retrieved on March 14th, 2008.
- ↑ The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water at Movies.com Retrieved on June 9th, 2008.
- ↑ Janet Maslin's review on The Land Before Time movies.nytimes.com Retrieved on April 19th, 2008.
- ↑ British journalist MJ Simpson's review of The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure, on his official website. Retrieved on December 4th, 2008.
- ↑ Pittsburgh Post Gazette article Televesion Movies for the Week of Jan. 11th. (Sunday, January 11th, 2009. Retrieved on January 13th, 2009.
- ↑ "However, an extensive study published in 2015 by a joint British-Portuguese research team concluded that Brontosaurus was a valid genus of sauropod distinct from Apatosaurus" Brontosaurus Wikipedia page.
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