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

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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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Roy Allen Smith

Writers:

Dev Ross (screenplay), Judy Freudberg (characters) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Scott McAfee ... Littlefoot (voice)
Candace Hutson ... Cera (voice)
Heather Hogan ... Ducky (voice)
Jeff Bennett ... Petrie / Mutt / Iguanadon (voice)
Rob Paulsen ... Spike (voice)
John Ingle ... Narrator / Cera's Dad (voice)
Linda Gary Linda Gary ... Grandma / Mother Quetzalcoatlus (voice)
Whit Hertford ... Hyp (voice) (as Whitby Hertford)
Nicholas Guest ... Hyp's Father (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Stegosaurus / Spike & Ducky's Mother (voice)
Frank Welker ... Velociraptor (voice)
Scott Menville ... Nod (voice)
Kenneth Mars ... Grandpa (voice)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Cartoon Studios See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Cera: I don't understand, Daddy.
Cera's Father: You need friends who know how to behave, especially in times like this.
Cera: Littlefoot is my friend. He'll always be my friend.
Cera's Father: Cera, I'm your father. I want what's best for you.
Cera: No, you don't! You just don't want me to have any fun!
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Crazy Credits

The original VHS release contained a sneak preview of The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists (1996) prior to the film, which is a music video for the song "It Takes All Sorts". See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Standing Tough
Written by Amanda McBroom & Michele Brourman
Performed by John Ingle
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Preachy but fun
11 June 2001 | by CylexSee all my reviews

This film's main fault is that the share and care theme is laid on rather thick. When the Valley's water supply is blocked, our young heroes search for a new source. They are hindered by a trio of bullies and a pack of hungry raptors, as well as the unreasonableness of parents. The songs are okay, if forgettable. The raptors are well worth seeing. In spite of the preachy tone of some dialogue and narration, regular fans will not be disappointed.


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