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We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)

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)
René Le Vant ...
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)
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Dr. Bleeb (voice)
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Professor Screweyes (voice)
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Cecilia (voice)
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Stubbs the Clown (voice)
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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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A Dinosaur Adventure For The Whole Family See more »


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24 November 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

4 Dinos in New York  »

Box Office

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$9,315,576 (USA)
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Trivia

We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993) marked the first animated theatrical film debut of John Goodman, while Frosty Returns (1992) was the first animated debut of him. He later went on to play more roles in animated films than any other celebrity actor in film history, like Santa Claus in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie (1998), Pacha in The Emperor's New Groove (2000), Kronk's New Groove (2005), and The Emperor's New School (2006), James P. "Sulley" Sullivan in Monsters, Inc. (2001) Mike's New Car (2002), Baloo in The Jungle Book 2 (2003), George Wolfsbottom in Clifford's Really Big Movie (2004), Sulley Truck in the closing credits sequence of Cars (2006), Layton T. Montgomery in Bee Movie (2007), 'Big Daddy' La Bouff in The Princess and the Frog (2009), Santa Claus (again) in SpongeBob SquarePants: It's a SpongeBob Christmas! (2012), Mr. Prenderghast in ParaNorman (2012), and young James P. "Sulley" Sullivan in Monsters University (2013). See more »

Goofs

It seems strange that Buster (the little bird Rex tells his story to) would even question the fact that he is interacting with an animal intelligent enough to speak and play golf (albeit one believed to be a member of an extinct reptilian species), considering he and his family also somehow have the ability to speak. While Rex explains very early on how his own humanistic abilities came to be - by consuming a cereal that is designed and later shown to increase intelligence, personality and overall development in animals - those of the little bird remain unexplained throughout the entire film. Was some of that cereal added to the bird feeders in Central Park offscreen? There's no additional explanation as to how Rex can communicate with another animal that otherwise is not known to have the same abilities. See more »

Quotes

Professor Screweyes: Brother! Brother, wait! When I am all alone... when I have no one to scare, I get very frightened myself.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Classic Reviews: Balto (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Roll Back The Rock (To The Dawn Of Time)
Music by James Horner and Thomas Dolby
Lyrics by Thomas Dolby
Performed by John Goodman
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cool cartoon
16 May 2000 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This is a cool cartoon. The plot is good, and so is the characters. I watch this movie over and over again and never get tired of it. This is a movie anyone at any age can watch. I recommend this movie to anyone who likes a good cartoon movie.


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