Opened: November 18, 1988
Directed by: Don Bluth
As vegetation disappears, packs of dinosaurs go in search of the Great Valley. After his mother (Helen Shaver) fights a “Sharptooth,” Littlefoot (Gabriel Damon) and his friends must make their own journey to be reunited with family.
While the dinosaurs are cute for kids to watch, this is a deep storyline for those who realize it. Much of the beginning focuses on the divide of the dinosaurs based on species and how they can’t play with each other, which highlights racial divides.
The main characters go through some hard times but power through. Their strength is evident, and you’ll sympathize with their struggles.
Final say: A less remembered animated masterpiece. ★★★★★