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We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)

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A time traveling scientist goes back to prehistoric times and feeds dinosaurs a magic cereal that increases their intelligence - next they land in modern New York City for a series of comic adventures.

Writers:

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 ... Self (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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Taglines:

A Dinosaur Adventure For The Whole Family See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The first theatrically released animated film for John Goodman. Later he'd go onto voice Pacha in The Emperor's New Groove (2000), James P. Sullivan in Monsters Inc (2001) and its prequel Monsters University (2013) as well as his cameo appearance in Cars (2006), Baloo in The Jungle Book 2 (2003), George Wolfsbottom in Clifford's Really Big Movie (2004), Layton T. Montgomery in Bee Movie (2007), Eli "Big Daddy" La Bouff in The Princess and the Frog (2009), Mr Penderghast in Paranorman (2012), Grimroth Razz in Ratchet & Clank (2016), and Paul Bunyan in Bunyan & Babe (2017). 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: Hey Stubbs! Where do you think you're goin'? Get back here!
Stubbs the Clown: Oh, I forgot to tell ya... I QUIT! I quit! Ha! I resign! Are you gettin' this completely in your ear? I am PROFOUNDLY outta here! And this ain't about money. I ain't even complaining about my dry cleaning bill. But hang around with elephants all day and try to keep YOUR clothes clean!
[audience laughs]
Stubbs the Clown: But that's not the point. The point is, I quit. Quittski! Over-and-outski! That's all she wrote! KEEP MY LAST CHECK, BUDDY!
[...]
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The Netflix streaming removes the ending text that reads "The End" just before the end credits roll. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Life, Animated (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Roll Back The Rock (To The Dawn Of Time) (Finale Version)
Performed by Little Richard
Produced by Thomas Dolby
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cool cartoon
16 May 2000 | by todd2uSee 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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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,707,770, 28 November 1993

Gross USA:

$9,317,021

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,317,021
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Dolby | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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