If you're anything like me, you grew up watching this flick (and avoiding its horrible, song-filled sequels [holy shit, apparently they made 12 of them!]). Directed by Don Bluth, the fella that also helmed An American Tale (and would go on to do a ton of other animated flicks), and executive produced by Spielberg, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, and Frank Marshall, TLBT tells the story of Littlefoot, an apatosaurus or, "Long Neck", and his group of mismatched dino pals. Littlefoot's group is trying to make it to "The Great Valley" after an earthquake strikes the land. This week's scene focuses on the quake and its emotional aftershocks...
Movies teach us a lot growing up, and death is usually one of the subjects. It may not be pretty, but The Land Before Time didn't shy away from it. I really don't have any firm memories of this scene from when I was a kid, but surely this had to have been the first time I saw a death on screen. The scene still gets to me. When Littlefoot's mom tells him she'll be with him, even if he can't see her...
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It is really interesting to think that this scene could've very well been the first time we saw an on-screen death. I remember watching this movie over and over as a kid. And this scene, my god... so sad.ReplyDelete
If it is the first time I saw an on screen death I'm glad this was it. I think it's heartbreaking but done tastefully. Definitely sad. Thanks for reading!Delete
Another great choice, Robert! Don Bluth really made some gems.ReplyDelete
Yeah his filmography is pretty impressive! Last film was that Titan A.E. movie though. :p Thanks for reading and commenting, Shane!Delete