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We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)

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When dinosaurs went to New York City and celebrates to everyone about them, but grand theft auto police officers has been alerted and arrested then after dinosaurs escape, and who has mysterious circus.

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John Patrick Shanley (screenplay), Hudson Talbott (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Goodman ... Rex (voice)
Blaze Berdahl ... Buster (voice)
Rhea Perlman ... Mother Bird (voice)
Jay Leno ... Vorb (voice)
René Le Vant René Le Vant ... Woog (voice)
Felicity Kendal ... Elsa (voice)
Charles Fleischer ... Dweeb (voice)
Walter Cronkite ... Captain Neweyes (voice)
Larry King ... Himself (voice)
Julia Child ... Dr. Bleeb (voice)
Kenneth Mars ... Professor Screweyes (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Cecilia (voice)
Martin Short ... Stubbs the Clown (voice)
Nigel Pegram ... (voice)
Jessica Angelson Jessica Angelson ... (voice)
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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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G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

4 Dinos in New York See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$9,315,576
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At the very beginning of the parade scene, a marching band is seen holding a banner that says "Arcadia High School Marching Band". Steven Spielberg attended Arcadia High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. 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

Cecilia: [the kids are in costume, participating in the circus as a cover] Louie, I feel so silly! What is wrong with these people?
Louie: I dunno, but I've never seen so many tonsils in my life!
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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

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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A kids Jurassic Park
8 March 1999 | by ryangilmer007See all my reviews

This quite simply is a kids Jurassic Park. The jolting scares are gone, the computer/robot/live action is gone, and the story is whittled down to cartoon caliber. In this aspect the movie is OK. It is enjoyable for kids and watchable for adults. Voice talents include people of Simpsons, Cheers, and talkshow fame. The story-line is ok too (of fairy-tale/bed-time story calibre). The animation is nothing spectacular and is not on the Disney level, but that is not this movie's goal. The goal is to bring the world of Jurassic Park and of Dinosaurs to a young audience in a well made fashion. In this case "We're Back a Dinosaur Story" succeeds where other movies; which tried to jump on the Jurassic Pack media bandwagon, like the Carnosaur (goar) series, failed.


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