6.1/10
10,289
32 user 15 critic

We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)

Trailer
2:21 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

ON DISC
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 »

Writers:

(screenplay), (book)
Reviews
Popularity
1,273 ( 602)

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A family of Emigre mice decide to move out to the west, unaware that they are falling into a trap perpetrated by a smooth talking cat.

Directors: Phil Nibbelink, Simon Wells
Stars: James Stewart, John Cleese, Amy Irving
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

While emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country.

Director: Don Bluth
Stars: Dom DeLuise, Christopher Plummer, Erica Yohn
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A dog returns from the dead looking for revenge on his killer using an orphan girl who can talk to animals.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Dom DeLuise, Burt Reynolds, Judith Barsi
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An orphaned brontosaurus teams up with other young dinosaurs in order to reunite with their families in a valley.

Director: Don Bluth
Stars: Pat Hingle, Gabriel Damon, Judith Barsi
Rock-A-Doodle (1991)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Edmund is a boy whose favorite story of Chanticleer, a rooster whose singing makes the sun rise every morning until the Grand Duke of Owls, whose kind despises the bright sun, makes him ... See full summary »

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Glen Campbell, Christopher Plummer, Phil Harris
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The magical inhabitants of a rainforest fight to save their home, which is threatened by logging and a polluting force of destruction called Hexxus.

Director: Bill Kroyer
Stars: Samantha Mathis, Christian Slater, Robin Williams
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A lovable but introverted penguin named Hubie plans to present his betrothal pebble to the bird of his dreams.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Stars: Martin Short, James Belushi, Annie Golden
Balto (1995)
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.

Director: Simon Wells
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Bob Hoskins, Bridget Fonda
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A cowardly boy who buries himself in accident statistics enters a library to escape a storm only to be transformed into an animated illustration by the Pagemaster. He has to work through obstacles from classic books to return to real life.

Directors: Pixote Hunt, Joe Johnston
Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Christopher Lloyd, Kanin Howell
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A toaster, a blanket, a lamp, a radio, and a vacuum cleaner, journey to the city to find their master after being abandoned in their cabin in the woods.

Director: Jerry Rees
Stars: Jon Lovitz, Timothy Stack, Timothy E. Day
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young mouse, mole and hedgehog risk their lives to find a cure for their badger friend, who's been poisoned by men.

Director: Charles Grosvenor
Stars: Michael Crawford, Ben Vereen, Ellen Blain
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Stanley is a kindhearted, popular troll who can create flowers with a mere touch. When Gnorga, the mean-spirited Queen of the Kingdom of Trolls discovers Stanley's secret, she banishes him ... See full summary »

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Stars: Dom DeLuise, Cloris Leachman, Charles Nelson Reilly
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Rex (voice)
...
Buster (voice)
...
Mother Bird (voice)
...
Vorb (voice)
René Le Vant ...
Woog (voice)
...
Elsa (voice)
...
Dweeb (voice)
...
Captain Neweyes (voice)
...
Himself (voice)
...
Dr. Bleeb (voice)
...
Professor Screweyes (voice)
...
Cecilia (voice)
...
Stubbs the Clown (voice)
Nigel Pegram ...
(voice)
Jessica Angelson ...
(voice)
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Dinosaur Adventure For The Whole Family See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 November 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

4 Dinos in New York  »

Box Office

Gross:

$9,315,576 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the stampede after the crowd discovers the dinosaurs are real, at the point where Louie says, "Meet you in Central Park, now run," a caricature of Steven Spielberg with an Amblin Logo Baseball Cap and Jurassic Park Logo T-Shirt appears briefly on the left hand side as part of the crowd running towards the camera. 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: C'mon, Big Eyes, ya killin' me. What's the matter?
Cecilia: It's Thanksgiving...
Louie: So, what's there to cry about? Ya don't like turkey?
See more »

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

Featured in Serenity (2005) 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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A fun dinosaur film
20 May 2011 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I'm 17 and I am a fan of animated films. Today, I decided to watch We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story just for fun. I wasn't expecting much from this, but I enjoyed it.

Four dinosaurs named Rex, Elsa, Dweeb and Woog are taken inside a time machine where they are feed Brain Cereal. This turns these ferocious reptiles into friendly, cuddly chaps and gives them the ability to talk. The time machine operator Captain Neweyes (wisely voiced by Walter Cronkite) informs the dinos that he has chosen them to be sent to the present day to fulfill kids wishes. Thats when they are dropped off in New York City.

Yes, I found this plot a bit strange (it's based on a children's book) but it was fun enough to enjoy. This film has nicely done animation, the character drawings are good and James Horner's score is pleasant to listen to. I also liked the voices in the film. The dinosaurs were well casted with likings of John Goodman (Rex), Charles Fleischer (Dweeb), Rene LeVant (Woog) and Felicity Kendal (Elsa). They weren't too annoying either, which is a good thing.

Still, I have to report a few negatives for We're Back!. About half way through the film, the theme suddenly changes from happy and colorful to a scary, dark perspective. I think kids might get a fright or two from this. Another minor problem is that I found it somewhat too short (72 minutes at most). It should have been a bit longer, but it's appropriate enough for a kids flick.

With all that said, We're Back! is colorful, silly and has friendly dinosaurs, things children like. It may not be a masterpiece, but kids are going to enjoy this movie a lot if they can forgive the few scary scenes. "B-"


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Totally thought it was a Don Bluth film tealeewoo
Did anyone else besides me enjoyed it? emasterslake
This movie scared me lucastheboo
Let no bad happen! Kenneth_Loring
speaking of old, vaguely creepy animated films savannahepburn
Deleted scene nerosurameshi
Discuss We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?