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We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)

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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)
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)
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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A Dinosaur Adventure For The Whole Family 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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The dinosaurs land in New York City on Thanksgiving Day, but most of the residents (including a main character) are wearing spring or summer clothing. Thanksgiving is in the middle of autumn, meaning the residents New York would be bundled up. See more »

Quotes

[Prof. Screweyes has just shown off his Fright Radio to the kids and the dinosaurs]
Professor Screweyes: You see what they're most afraid of?
Woog: No.
Professor Screweyes: Monsters!
Rex: Monsters?
Professor Screweyes: You!
Rex: Us?
Dweeb: Us?
Professor Screweyes: [holding out a jar of glowing pills] With a little help, yes.
Cecilia: What's that?
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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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Spin-off We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993) 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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These animated features always get more interesting once I see who provided the voices.
28 April 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I wouldn't call "We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story" simply a kiddie version of "Jurassic Park". I found it more interesting than that. Like the former, it calls into question the security of bringing beings from one era into ours. But it really opens my eyes when I see who provided the voices: John Goodman, Rhea Perlman, Jay Leno, Walter Cronkite, Julia Child, Kenneth Mars, Yeardley Smith, Martin Short and Larry King. To paraphrase that: a given actor, the "Cheers" woman, the "Tonight Show" host, the Most Trusted Name In News, a famous chef, the "Young Frankenstein" police chief, Lisa Simpson, one of the Three Amigos and the CNN guy.

But I guess that I shouldn't focus only on the cast. I thought that this movie had something for both children (purely fun) and adults (natural history). True, it's escapism, but the perceptive kind. I would actually say that John Goodman doing Rex's voice here is sort of a precursor to his voice work in "Monsters Inc". Worth seeing.


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