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The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving (1995)

When a sudden shortage of water threatens all life in the great valley, The gang of young dinosaur must cooperate with a group of bullies to make a risky journey outside the valley and find the cause.

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Scott McAfee ...
Littlefoot (voice)
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Cera (voice)
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Ducky (voice)
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Petrie / Mutt / Iguanadon (voice)
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Spike (voice)
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Narrator / Cera's Dad (voice)
Linda Gary ...
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Hyp (voice) (as Whitby Hertford)
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Hyp's Father (voice)
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Stegosaurus / Spike & Ducky's Mother (voice)
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Velociraptor (voice)
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Nod (voice)
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Grandpa (voice)
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A nearby meteorite crash blocks off the dinosaurs' water supply, starting an ecological chain-reaction that threatens life in the valley. All the dinosaurs, including a group of stupid bullies, must cooperate in an effort to free the blockage, which involves a risky venture outside the valley. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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15 December 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alla ricerca della valle incantata 3 - Il mistero della sorgente  »

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Trivia

This was the first time Velociraptors have appeared in the Land Before Time series. See more »

Quotes

Petrie: Hey, me want to play Bullies too! "Hey buddy! You don't eat MY green food!"
[Spike spits water at him]
Petrie: Hmph! Me go play Bullies somewhere else!
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Followed by The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water (2002) See more »

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Standing Tough
Written by Amanda McBroom & Michele Brourman
Performed by John Ingle
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Doesn't have the heart of the first, but arguably an improvement over TGVA
3 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even though the second film lacked the heart of the original which was in my opinion one of Bluth's best films, it was pretty passable with it's nice animation and some decent villains. While I think that this is an improvement over The Great Valley Adventure, it also lacks the heart of the original.

The story about the value of friendship, teamwork, and sharing was a nice idea and I think that it has some very nice dialog with such hilarious quotes including "Me go play bullies somewhere else" and "Me unscareable". The animation is beautiful with some lovely colors, but also has some flat backgrounds due to it's below average editing. The songs, although not great, are very pleasant to listen too. The strongest aspects is the wonderful music from Michael Travera and it's excellent voice acting.

Scott McAfee did very decent as Littlefoot and his singing was pretty good. I also liked Linda Gary and Kenneth Mars as Littlefoot's grandparents. John Ingle's narration was clunky, but Cera's father's gruff characterization really amused me.

Overall, while an improvement on the Great Valley Adventure, it doesn't have the heart of the original, but it's still worth watching.


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