The Land Before Time Movie Poster
  • Released
  • November 18, 1988
  • G, 1 hr 6 min
  • Action/Adventure
  • Animated
  • 14 Fan Ratings

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What Parents Need to Know

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Parents need to know that The Land Before Time is a funny, character-rich story with adorable heroes to root for as they make a long journey to find a land of plenty. The film offers lots of introductory information about dinosaurs -- species, the planet as it was when they lived, their fight for survival. Kids who watch this movie should be clear and comfortable with pretend violence versus real violence. The young dinos face scary, sharp-toothed, roaring predators who chase them with an intent to kill in multiple sequences. They are at risk from natural disasters as well: earthquakes, a volcanic eruption, rock slides, and fire. The sad death of a parent after a battle early in the film and the separation of several young dinosaurs from their families are important to the story. None of the young heroes is hurt, and the tale is happily resolved. Released in 1988, this film became a full-fledged toy franchise with DVDs, television, sequels, and a wide variety of associated products.

  • EDUCATIONAL VALUE
  • POSITIVE MESSAGES
  • POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
  • VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
  • SEXY STUFF
  • LANGUAGE
  • CONSUMERISM
  • DRINKING & DRUGS
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