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We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Family  |  24 November 1993 (USA)
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Captain New Eyes travels back in time and feeds dinosaurs his Brain Grain cereal, which makes them intelligent and nonviolent. They agree to go to the Middle Future (this era) in order to ... See full summary »

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Rex (voice)
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Buster (voice)
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Mother Bird (voice)
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Vorb (voice)
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Woog (voice)
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Elsa (voice)
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Dweeb (voice)
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Captain Neweyes (voice)
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Himself (voice)
Julia Child ...
Dr. Bleeb (voice)
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Professor Screweyes (voice)
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Cecilia (voice)
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Stubbs the Clown (voice)
Nigel Pegram ...
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Jessica Angelson ...
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Storyline

Captain New Eyes travels back in time and feeds dinosaurs his Brain Grain cereal, which makes them intelligent and nonviolent. They agree to go to the Middle Future (this era) in order to grant the wishes of children in New York city. They are to meet Dr. Bleeb of the Museum of Natural History, but get side-tracked with their new friends and run into the Captain's evil brother, Professor Screw Eyes, who has other plans for the dinosaurs. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Wish for a dinosaur and watch all your dreams come true. See more »


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24 November 1993 (USA)  »

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4 Dinos in New York  »

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$9,315,576 (USA)
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John Malkovich was initially cast as Professor Screweyes. However, he was recast after test screenings. See more »

Goofs

There's a major error with regards to the Triceratops and the Parasaurolophus (Dweeb) in this movie. Both of these dinosaurs were herbivores, plant eaters, yet when they first appear in the film, they're eating hot dogs, which are essentially meat. See more »

Quotes

Louie: Everybody, I'd like you to meet my new friend, Cecilia Nuthatch.
Rex: The names Rex. Nice to meet you.
Cecilia: A pleasure Rex.
[curtsies]
Cecilia: Very nice to meet you.
Dweeb: ...And I'm Dweeb! Hi!
Cecilia: A pleasure Dweeb.
[curtsies]
Cecilia: Very nice to meet you.
Elsa: [chuckling] She's so well brought-up!
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Crazy Credits

Instead of showing the traditional Amblin logo (the one of Elliot going on the bicycle and flying up to the moon) the logo says, "Amblimation" and Fievel (from "An American Tail") is pushing it, then he stands next to it and his hat falls down over his eyes. See more »

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Featured in Nostalgia Critic: We're Back! A Dinosaur Story (2009) See more »

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Roll Back The Rock (To The Dawn Of Time) (Finale Version)
Performed by Little Richard
Produced by Thomas Dolby
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This Brought me back
6 February 2005 | by (Somewhere out there) – See all my reviews

When I was a kid, I loved dinosaurs. Jurrasic Park, The Land Before Time, (the original, not the crappy umpteen sequels), and We're Back especially were my favorite movies.

Now when I look at it again, I see that the movie's plot made no sense, the characters were stereotypical, and that it was sappy at the end.

But as a kid, I didn't care. What could be cooler than a singing tyrannosaurus(with the exception of Barney)? I didn't care if the plot made no sense to an adult because it made perfect sense to me. I never wondered why Rex didn't know what lunch was but instantly knew the tune of "Row your boat". I didn't see the average example of "unhappy" children and a villain that was one sided and overly symbolic. I saw some cool kids and a crazy scary guy with a screw for an eyeball that somehow had magical powers.

Because that's what this movie was and is: a children's movie. And somehow in all the critic reviews and hype and over analyzation of movies in general, I forgot what it was like to watch a movie as a kid and to just enjoy it regardless of plot and characters.

I get the same feeling from watching old Saturday morning cartoons. They were stupid, and the plots were ridiculous, but I loved them. Bring on the genetic mutants who know kung-fu and fight crime! Throw in a few aliens and you've got a good thing to eat sugary cereal to! Anyway, I guess the real reason I wrote this review was to perhaps remind people to simplify their lives from time to time, and quit over-analyzing. You enjoy more that way.


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