Movie of the Day – The Land Before Time

Oh god, before there were like 9 sequels, there was the original Land Before Time, a movie that basically crippled me emotionally as a child as I witnessed a baby long neck lose his mother in a horrific manner.  I realize that there is more to this movie than say the first like 20 minutes of the movie, but every time I tried to watch it as a kid, I just lost it.

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Littlefoot, a brontosaurus child, must fend for himself when his mother is killed (shades of Bambi). With several other orphaned dinosaurs, Littlefoot seeks out the fabled Great Valley, where food and shelter is plentiful. Along the way, the kiddie dinos learn several vital (and politically correct) life lessons, all the while keeping themselves scarce whenever the fierce tyrannosauri gallumph into view. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

God Damn this movie and it’s cutesy, emotional wrenching content.  How dare you make me care about Littlefoot, the tree star, The Great Valley, Duckie, Cera, Petrie, Spike, and even to a lesser degree, Sharptooth.  This is like watching Bambi all over again and you know what, it’s too much for me to talk about.  There I said it.

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About Nick
I am just another blogger putting his thoughts into a website. My love is movies so most of my musings will be movie related. I work as an online marketer for an advertising company and when I am not earning a paycheck, I moonlight as a vigilante film blogger.

8 Responses to Movie of the Day – The Land Before Time

  1. peachyteachy says:

    The importance of Land Before Time cannot be overestimated. It belongs at the heart-wrenching center of every feeling human being of a certain age. And of their loving caregivers.

  2. Shah Shahid says:

    I just cried with those GIFS.

    Fuck you Nick! This is now how I wanted to start my workday. 😦

  3. mistylayne says:

    I vaguely remember this – I don’t remember it being heart wrenching but I am apparently heartless and souless. I remember it being cute mostly.

  4. ‘The Land Before Time’ and ‘All Dogs Go To Heaven’ are responsible for making me the emotional wreck that I am today: ‘MMMOOOOOTTTTHHHHHEEEERRRR’…..oh no that’s just a rock that looks like your dead mom. Thanks Don Bluth.

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