The Land Before Time is an American series of animated films centered on dinosaurs. The series 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 12 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.
|| Release Date
| The Land Before Time || November 18, 1988 || Don Bluth
| The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure || December 23, 1994 || Roy Allen Smith
| The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving || December 15, 1995 || Roy Allen Smith
| The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists || December 10, 1996 || Roy Allen Smith
| The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island || December 9, 1997 || Charles Grosvenor
| The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock || December 1, 1998 || Charles Grosvenor
| The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire || December 5, 2000 || Charles Grosvenor
| The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze || February 4, 2001 || Charles Grosvenor
| The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water || December 10, 2002 || Charles Grosvenor
| The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration || December 2, 2003 || Charles Grosvenor
| The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses || January 11, 2004 || Charles Grosvenor
| The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers || February 27, 2006 || Charles Grosvenor
| The Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends || November 27, 2007 || Jamie Mitchell, Charles Grosvenor
| The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave || February 2, 2016 || Davis Doi
- 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 are the only guest characters of the series to make reappearances.
- ↑ http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/from-universal-pictures-home-entertainment-the-land-before-time-journey-of-the-brave-300194315.html