The Land Before Time

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Common Sense says

age 6+

Original baby-dinosaur buddy tale has scares, sadness.

G 1988 70 minutes

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 27 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 36 reviews

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age 6+


I think it has a lot of life lesson for kids and adults! It is also for dinosaur lovers too!

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age 2+

Sad yes but a must see even for the kiddos!

People see sadness in a kids movie and instinctively that feeling of needing to protect your child comes into play. However this movie is absolutely amazing I’ve loved this movie ever since I can remember yes I always cried when little foots mom dies and I still tear up a little but this movie theaches children about acceptance of things and people. It teaches them to see the good in life and no matter what life takes from you keep moving on through your journey never stop no matter how sad you get you find love and friends and happiness even if you have to be alone for a little while. Little foot was sad when is mom died and he always will miss her but he never gave up and he made friends even of other species even though their parents taught them that they couldn’t be friend because they looked different, they became friends anyways. Before I get to carried away on the message The land before time is an amazing movie for the whole family I grew up completely in love with it and my four year old son is now also madly in love with it. It’s okay to let your children feel a brief moment of sadness they’ll learn allot from it. Please don’t teach your children that feeling emotion is bad.. it’s very healthy.

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