The Land Before Time is an American franchise of animated films centered on dinosaurs. The franchise began in 1988 with The Land Before Time, directed and produced by Don Bluth and executive produced by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. It was followed by a total of 13 direct-to-video sequels, though none involves the participation of Bluth, Lucas, or Spielberg.
The films follow a friendship of a group of young dinosaurs, by the names of Littlefoot (Main Protagonist, Apatosaurus), Cera (Triceratops), Petrie (Pteranodon), Ducky (Saurolophus) and Spike (Stegosaurus). After finding The Great Valley, they raise a carnivourous baby, survive a drought and a cold snap and witness a solar eclipse. Throughout all films they embark upon adventures, learning lessons about life and friendship along the way.
List of titles
Films and albums
The following is a list of the films in the The Land Before Time series. All sequels have since been renamed without the numbers in their titles, when they were re-released on DVD in 2003.
- The Land Before Time: Sing-Along Songs (1997)
- The Land Before Time: More Sing-Along Songs (1999)
- Unnamed The Land Before Time album (2016)
In every sequel to the original film The Land Before Time, there has always been a guest character featured. Up to date, Chomper, Mo, Tria, Big Daddy, the other Tinysauruses, Tricia, Mr. Thicknose, Ali, and Guido, Bron , Hyp , Nod , Mutt , Tippy , Shorty , Doc , and the Old One have all made reappearances.