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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 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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Wish for a dinosaur and watch all your dreams come true. See more »


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Trivia

To promote the movie's release, a giant helium balloon of Rex the T-Rex was included in the real-life 1993 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Unfortunately, as the parade moved through Columbus Circle, high winds caught the Rex balloon and caused it to list over the nearby sidewalk. The head of the Rex balloon struck a protruding street light and popped, but the rest of the dinosaur's body remained inflated until the end of the parade. Coincidentally, in the actual movie, there is a scene where Rex accidentally pops a dinosaur balloon in the Macy's Parade. 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 of New York would be bundled up. See more »

Quotes

[Louie and Cecilia are about to sign Prof. Screweyes' contract]
Cecilia: Louie, I'm scared.
Professor Screweyes: You are? Good.
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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 Barney Live! In New York City (1994) 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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User Reviews

 
not the best Animation but a good family movie
31 January 2011 | by mervclanSee all my reviews

well I can't remember much of this film but saying it was good movie with some corny music and silly things but its still fun to watch the story is about Dinosaur who was became a human type dinosaur after meet eating beast and meets a boy who has problens in his life and helps him suit them out and they became best friends but are taken away by a evil mad person who trys to scare people and turns the dinosaur back into a real dinosaur and the boy turns his friend back to normal this story is charming really good to watch all in all its not the greatest Animation ever made because its a little bit short but its still good to watch so if are looking for rare this is one of them you must find I am not sure if it is on DVD we will so find out.

I give this movie a 6.6 out of 10 just because its not awful but great as well its alright to me.


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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

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,707,770, 28 November 1993

Gross USA:

$9,317,021

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,317,021
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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