If you haven’t cried enough in self-isolation just about everything going on, prehistoric tear-jerker, The Land Before Time is now on Netflix.
Yep! Netflix has officially added everyone’s favorite childhood film, The Land Before Time. And we’re ready to travel back to a land before quarantine with this ultimate childhood throwback.
This 1988 classic film is probably one of the most beloved movies of all time. We’d even be willing to go to bat for it.
We watched, not one, not two, but several copies of this film on VHS.
This film features some of the most heartwarming writing, colorful animation and unexpected twists in animation history.
The film will make you cry. But don’t worry, it definitely has a happy ending and will warm your heart.
If you haven’t watched this classic film, here is a recap of what happens.
The coming-of-age story features a young Apatosaurus dinosaur named Littlefoot.
The young dinosaur is orphaned after his mother is killed by a vicious T-Rex. Afterward, a massive earthquake strikes their village, separating Littlefoot from his herd.
Lost and scared, Littlefoot decides to head towards a mythical oasis, The Great Valley, which his mother used to tell him about before she died.
On the journey, he encounters other young dinosaurs, also separated from their families.
They include Cerathe Triceratops (Threehorn), Petrie the Pteranodon (Flyer), Ducky the Saurolophus (Bigmouth) and Spike the Stegosaurus (Spiketail).
Guided by the spirit of Littlefoot’s mom, the new companions trek to The Great Valley.
But obviously, it’s not plain sailing.
Along the way, they get tangled up with all sorts of trouble, including lava flows and a pack of ‘domeheads.’ And of course, the infamous T-Rex, who hunts the group until an epic showdown.
In case you haven’t watched the film, we won’t spoil the ending. But it holds 72 percent critics score on Rotten Tomatoes
However, the appeal of the movie endures to this day—it has a 79 percent audience score. It also has an average 7.4-star rating on IMDb.
The Land Before Time was originally released way back in 1988, directed by the legendary Don Bluth. It stars Gabriel Damon (Littlefoot), Candace Hutson (Cera), Judith Barsi (Ducky) and Will Ryan (Spike).
If like me, you loved this film in your childhood, you can now stream it on Netflix.
The movie is definitely one to add to the stream list to keep your kids occupied during the lockdown.