Parents' Guide to

The Land Before Time

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Lovable dinosaur friends return in TV series.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 4+
The best classic. Way better then any other dino movie. Kids will love it.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
age 5+

Millenia people is back

Now you can teach your kid the word millenia nostalgia. Last decade also had a lot of nearly forgotten shows like Land Before Time on the early Youtube. Classic Land Before Time villans and songs.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (2):

The Land Before Time franchise owes its tremendous staying power to lovable characters who ably mix positive messages about self-esteem, friendship, and teamwork with adventurous spirits. In one segment, for example, Ducky is insecure about being so small compared to his friends. Turning to Ruby for help, he's reminded that others' perception of him depends on how he sees himself: "If you can think big, you can talk big, too," she says.

Kids will revel in the prehistoric pals' antics, but very young viewers may be frightened by some of the menacing predators who smash walls and snap at the smaller dinosaurs.

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