G | | Animation, Adventure, Drama
An orphaned brontosaurus teams up with other young dinosaurs in order to reunite with their families in a valley.
Over 600 background paintings were made for the film. Most of these depicted beautiful but barren wastelands, which presented a real challenge for the creative team. As one studio press release put it, "The artists had to create a believable environment in which there was almost no foliage." Whenever possible, Don Bluth's illustrators emphasized vibrant colors. This kept their backdrops from looking too drab or monotonous-despite the desolate setting.
Once upon this same earth, beneath this same sun, long before you, before the ape and the elephant, as well; before the wolf, the bison, the whale, before the mammoth and the mastodon, in the time of the dinosaurs. Now the dinosaurs were of two ...
Petrie and all other Pteranodons are portrayed as herbivores, while it has been proven that Pteranodons ate fish instead.
The credits roll with several backgrounds of the Great Valley at nighttime scrolling by.
In the 2003 DVD, 2015 DVD and Blu-ray, and digital printings, there have been a few audible edits in addition to the film's restoration.
$7,526,025 20 November 1988
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