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Animation Addicts Podcast #71: The Land Before Time – Fellowship of the Tree Star

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The Rotoscopers kick off their Dinos & Dragons series by reviewing Don Bluth’s 1988 classic The Land Before Time!

Runtime: 1:27:59 / 84.5 MB

Highlights

• Main Discussion: The Land Before Time (1988)

• The commercials and merchandise of this film. Pizza Hut birthday commercial and Pizza Hut puppets, anyone?

The Land Before Time beat out Oliver & Company!

• This movie is the epitome of childhood epitome.

• Originally started as “Bambi with dinosaurs.” Why do the animated mother’s always have to die?

• Props to Don Bluth for his stunning hand-drawn effects like bubbles, tar, egg shell fragments, lava, rain, and, of course, the classic Don Bluth sparkle.

• 9 minutes of cut footage, mostly of sharptooth attacks scenes.

• Mason Conspiracy Theory: Littlefoot is a jinx.

• Many themes in this film: segregation, dealing with loneliness,

• Listener Twitter Question: How important was The Land Before Time to your childhood?

• We rate it!

• Mail bag

• Don’t forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #DonBluthDazzle when talking about this episode on Twitter!


 


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