The Land Before Time is an American children's franchise of animated adventure films by … Sharptooth, who is probably hungry, chases them into a thicket of thorns. Currently, there are thirteen sequels in circulation. Sharptooth Attack Sequence (extended version), Sharptooth vs Littlefoot's Mother, and Great Earthshake (extended), Petrie's Death (extended) and "Hugging Scene". It was also the first Don Bluth film to be edited to remove PG-level subject matter. These two scenes (the one where Sharptooth is searching for the kids, and the one where Sharptooth lunges and is blinded) were switched around before the film was scored for unknown reasons. Timothy Treadwell "Grizzly Man" Death Audio (Recorded in 2003). According to the Narrator it was created by two continents coliding. As Cera describes the encounter (exaggerating her bravery), she accidentally flings Ducky near a patch of grass, which has a hatching egg containing a baby "Spiketail" (Stegosaurus). Don Bluth and his animation studio have no affiliation with any of the film's sequels. When The Land Before Timeunderwent its cutting and editing, many of the scenes cut out and edited featured Sharptooth's initial attack. An extra shot of the Great Valley, seemingly from the other side. In order of the script (cut parts highlighted in bold italics): 'Littlefoot's mother reacts to the "death bite". Sharptooth would have just missed biting her, as she ran past Littlefoot. It follows the style of the sequels in terms of the morality and the musical numbers (with some of the songs being shortened, reworked versions of songs from the sequels). During the proceeding struggle, a draft from Sharptooth's nostrils enables Petrie to master his powers of flight. However, originally, this would have taken longer. Sharptooth is the tyrannosaurus rex and the main antagonist of the film "The Land Before Time." These scenes were also animated, and many in color, as shown in the still from The Search for the Great Valley book, located in the gallery. The whole gang originally knew it was there, and they needed to stop Sharptooth, together. The extended fight does not fit in with the soundtrack, so it is likely that this was one of the scenes cut before post-production. The Great Divide is a location in the Mysterious Beyond created by the Great Earthshake. One part of this montage would have showed Petrie trying to keep up with the others (who are moving at a sustained pace) while on the other hand, he is exhausted, holding onto Littlefoot's tail desperately. Chapter 7: Sharptooth and the earthshake Part 1: Littlefoot had never met a Sharptooth before. Littlefoot, still excited, plays in a waterfall.  This runtime matches up with how long the film was originally going to be at release, before it was trimmed down to 69 minutes just weeks before the premiere. Watch the video for Sharptooth and the Earthquake from James Horner's The Land Before Time for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. He is a homicidal Tyrannosaurus rex that seeks to cause death and destruction, and seeks revenge on Littlefoot and the others for damaging his eye. Just before she dies, she gives Littlefoot instructions on how to get to the Great Valley: to follow the "bright circle" (sun) past the "great rock that looks like a longneck" and then past the "mountains that burn" (volcano). However, this could also simply be an error, as the script does not suggest she ever disappeared or reappeared. That you can't forget." TheBluesRockz'smovie-spoof of The Land Before Time (1988). Indicating that the scene was indeed swapped around. I mourned for a week. The Land Before Time (occasionally known as The Land Before Time I) is a 1988 animated adventure drama film directed and produced by Don Bluth and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, and Frank Marshall.The film stars the voices of Gabriel Damon, Candace Hutson, Judith Barsi and Will Ryan with narration provided by Pat Hingle. During their escape, Littlefoot accidentally blinds Sharptooth in one eye with a thorn. Seeking the Great Valley, they find a river leading to a cluster of trees, which is abruptly depleted by a herd of starving Diplodocus.  However, executive producer Steven Spielberg was still not satisfied with the finished film, so he continued to edit the film to ensure the movie did not disturb parents or their children. A cel version, which recently surfaced in November of 2020. Cera remains aloof and arrogant, boasting that she is independent, but at nightfall, she, along with the others, gravitates to Littlefoot's side for warmth and companionship. A "Longneck" (Apatosaurus) herd gives birth to a single baby, named Li… The initial Sharptooth attack sequence (the chase scene, before the fight) is missing almost a minute of footage, footage of which much was in color and had audio (with the exception of music). Kind of how it got its name) that were … Also, the film contains some music which is not included in the official soundtrack. In fact, the lyrics suggest there was a sequence when this song played. Like all other Land Before Time movies, it is traditionally-animated. Mother is knocked off balance, as well as Sharptooth, who then gets up and begins to run towards Littlefoot and Cera, fearing for his own life. By mid-1987, the film was about halfway complete. In a close-up shot following this, Sharptooth would also nearly gobble up Littlefoot as well (shown in the color key). . Small bits of the green food scene are known to be cut, and this was probably just to speed up the pacing. You don't want that." Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. After Spike is found, it seems Cera left for a while, since she vanishes right before they find the green food. The line survives in the form of a Pizza Hut advertisement from around the time of the film's release, which promoted their new handpuppets based on the characters. Some of these scenes made their way into various official trailers, press kits, promotional material, and book adaptations for the movie, due to being cut so close to the movieâs premiere in theaters. It is unknown as to whether this final scene actually made it past completion of the film, but some music from the "End Credits" track was cut; it may have been played over the original final scene; though, the song "If We Hold On Together" being moved into the credits was what probably led to chunks of the credits music being cut. Littlefoot and Cera would then try to turn around and run the other way, but the carnivore would lower his tail, blocking them off. An extra shot, showing Sharptooth's lifeless body continue to sink into the water, with the rock pushed onto him being visible in the foreground. The script indicates that something was cut out with Littlefoot revealing he had found the Great Valley, but the narration regarding these scenes were not. The status of these prints remain unknown, but unfortunately, pre-release prints of films were often destroyed after screenings to prevent piracy. The original version was planned to just fade or cut to the flyers playing with the cherries; however, since the filmmakers thought about removing the death of Mother from the film, the addition of Rooter probably prevented the entire death scene from being cut. Unlike the earlier parts of the Sharptooth attack (which were cut earlier), this scene had a music score. The others join him and hurry down to the Valley, where the children's surviving relatives are already settled. The original ending (which is featured in the next section) then would have played out, with Littlefoot guiding them to the Valley, carrying Petrie on his head (this is reused animation from earlier, so it's possible the recut may have been done to spare audiences another segment of repeated animation in the film). As the lights came up, so did Steven [Spielberg] and George [Lucas]. "Although one of his eyes were swolen shut, he was growling softly, enjoying his moment of revenge." The Land Before Time is a 1988 animated adventure drama film directed and produced by Don Bluth and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, and Frank Marshall. The press kit, with cut scenes highlighted. These scenes can be found below. Littlefoot's mother (Helen Shaver) explains the different kinds of dinosaurs: "Three-horns, Spiketails, Swimmers, Flyers" and that they never do anything together, and it's always been that way, but she promises Littlefoot that there will be other longnecks for him to play within the Great Valley. It's also notable that it looks like it's raining outside when she storms off, not a waterfall, so there might be a large amount of footage missing from that point on. The Canyon Sharptooth is the secondary antagonist in The Land Before Time 6: The Secret of Saurus Rock. It was also rumored that the scene of Sharptooth ripping open the back of Littlefoot's mother was originally more graphic and was altered to show the event only in shadow, however, there is currently no evidence to support this claim. Each passing on to the next, the tale of their ancestor's journey to the valley long ago.". As Sharptooth nears him, he escapes and the thorn-covered vin… It also the first and most famous installment of The Land Before Time franchise. Years later, Littlefoot comes across Cera (Candy Hutson), a "Three-horn" (Triceratops), practicing head-butting while trying to smash a beetle with her horn. It seems nothing major was cut, but there are some slight continuity problems involving Cera: She backs up to ram the tree again for food, and then is walking away, teasing the group. Soundtrack. Until the storyboards surfaced online in 2015, this still (as well as the next one) were the only surviving material from the uncut Sharptooth chase sequence. Cera reunites with her father, and Littlefoot joins his grandparents. He tried to get the kids but the earthquake made the land in front of him let out hot gas and landed on his face. Littlefoot and Cera run around the massive head of Sharptooth. Some of the many scenes cut in this stage include the extended battle between Sharptooth and Littlefootâs mother, as well as an alternate ending for the film; originally, Littlefoot was to find the Great Valley on his own after parting with his friends, before returning to rescue his friends and help them defeat Sharptooth, later entering the Valley with his reunited group. The angle appears to be from the other side from where Littlefoot originally discovered it. . They can all be found below. The soundtrack was composed by James Horner and released on November 21, 1988. Apart from the trailer, four cels survive from one of the cut shots as well. The dinosaurs play together until Cera's father, Topsy (Burke Byrnes), intervenes. The unveiling of our work was embraced, as expected with grins, merry laughter and even applause. However, the bookthat was sold along with the origina… Both these shots survived through being featured in one of the trailers. Steven and George both felt that those scenes would have triggered an audience of 4 and 5 year olds crying and having their mothers and fathers holding them in their arms in the lobby waiting for a safe time to take their kids back to their seats. Some screams were re-voiced using milder exclamations. We now know that what is now the ending of the film happened considerably earlier, but piecing it together is hard. Original:. The original ending being seen in all three book adaptions of the movie, as well as parts not adding up in the last act of the film seem to suggest that the change to the ending was indeed a last-minute change, possibly one of the final edits made to the film before its theatrical release. Surfaced in mid-2020. However, in the final film, Sharptooth only leaps one time; the previous two leaps were merged together (when Sharptooth leaps into the air, he has the takeoff of the first leap, but the landing is of the second one which makes the whole bit abridged). In addition to storyboards, some animation cels and color keys from the uncut attack sequence have survived. The often rumored scene actually appears in two books adaptations of the film (specifically "The Illustrated Story" and "Friends in Need") as well as the mid-1987 script. The final edited length was 69 minutes, the same as Bambi (1942)." Littlefoot and Cera are swept up by a wave of mud created by Mother. shot. He continued to edit the film to ensure the movie did not disturb parents or their children. The Great Earthshake occurred in the collision of two continental plates, and was far more severe than any earthquake ever encountered in the real world. This still was included as part of a German press kit for the film, though it was cropped slightly. His vocal sound effects were provided by Frank Welker. He encounters Cera again and tries to get her to join him, but she refuses. It is noticeable that they eventually ended up on the right path from the Mountains That Burn, and may have been going the right way. The Big Earthshake (as called by the dinosaurs) was a huge earthquake that occurs in the first act of The Land Before Time. Littlefoot - Kit Cloudkicker (TaleSpin) Cera - Nellie the Elephant Ducky - Young Nala (The Lion King) Petrie - Zazu (The Lion King) Spike - Tiger (An American Tail) Littlefoot's Mother - Rebecca Cunningham (TaleSpin) Grandpa Longneck - Zummi Gummi (The Adventures of the Gummi Bears) … They ran as fast as they can until they ended up on Sharptooth's left foot. 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