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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.

Synopsis

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.

Films

Title Release Date Director
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

Albums

  • The Land Before Time: Sing-Along Songs (1997)
  • The Land Before Time: More Sing-Along Songs (1999)
  • Unnamed The Land Before Time album (2016)[1]

Guest characters

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.

Guest Character Reappears in Voiced by
Chomper

The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure
The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island
The Land Before Time (TV series)

The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave

Rob Paulson (II)


Cannon Young (V)
Max Burkholder (TV series)

Mo The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water
The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration (cameo only)
The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers (cameo only)
The Land Before Time (TV series)
Rob Paulsen (XII, TV series)
Tria

The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses

The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers
The Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends
The Land Before Time (TV series) || Camryn Manheim (XII)
Jessica Gee (XIII and TV series)

Big Daddy The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses none
Other Tinysauruses The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses none
Tricia

The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers

The Land Before Time (TV series)

Meghan Strange (TV series)
Mr. Thicknose The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze
The Land Before Time (TV series)
Robert Guillaume (VIII)
Dorian Harewood (TV series)
Ali The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists
The Land Before Time (TV series)
Nika Futterman (TV series)
Old One The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists
The Land Before Time (TV series)
Jessica Walter (TV series)
Guido The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers
The Land Before Time (TV series)
Rob Paulsen
Bron

The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration
The Land Before Time (TV series) The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave

Kiefer Sutherland (X)


Tippy

The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze
The Land Before Time (TV series)

Jeremy Suarez (VII)


Pterano The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold FireMichael York
Etta The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the BraveReba McEntire
Wild Arms The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave
Shorty

The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration

The Land Before Time (TV series)||

Doc

The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock

The Land Before Time (TV series)||

Dana and Dinah

The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock

The Land Before Time IV: Journey throught the Mists (DVD cameo only)||

Rainbow Faces The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire
Loofah and Doofah The Land Before Time XIIi: The Wisdom of Friends
Foobie The Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends
Rhett The Land Before Time (TV series)
Scuttle The Land Before Time (TV series)
Ruby's Parents The Land Before Time (TV series)
Skip The Land Before Time (TV series)
Milo, Lydia, and Plower The Land Before Time (TV series)
Hyp

The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving

Nod

The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving

Mutt

The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving

Chomper's Father

The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure

The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island

Chomper's Mother

The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure

The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island

Ruby The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave
The Land Before Time (TV series)
Meghan Strange
Swooper The Land Before Time (TV series)
Saro The Land Before Time (TV series)

Antagonists

In every film, at least 1 antagonist shows up, most of them are Sharpteeth though some can be Flyers or Egg Stealers

Character(s) Film
Sharptooth The Land Before Time
Ozzy and Strut The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure
Fast Biter Quartet, Hyp, Mutt and Nod The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving
Ichy and Dil The Land Before Time IV: Journey through the Mists
Plated Sharptooth The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island
Browridge Sharptooth, Meanest Sharptooth and Canyon Sharptooth The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock
Pterano, Rinkus and Sierra The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire
Bigbiter Sharptooth The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze
Sharptooth Swimmer The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water
Bigbiter Trio and Belly Dragger The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration
Fast Biter Duo The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses
Sailback Sharptooth The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers
Hookthumb Sharptooth Quartet The Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends
Featherhead Sharptooth Duo and Horned Sharptooth The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave

References

  1. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/from-universal-pictures-home-entertainment-the-land-before-time-journey-of-the-brave-300194315.html

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