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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.


Roy Allen Smith


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


When a meteorite had trapped all their water supply Littlefield and the team (which is the young crew) set out to find a new source of water in which this forces them to leave their home and are being confronted by a gang of mean dinosaurs will they ever work together? Written by Marah durman.

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Did You Know?


Although it is never mentioned at any point in the movie, the second member of Hyp's group is named Nod, the four legged one with the spiked shellback. See more »


Cera's Father: I have a plan.
Mr. Clubtail: I hope it's better than your fire escape plan!
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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 »


Referenced in Mad: Outtagascar/Fiends (2012) See more »


Kids Like Us
Written by Amanda McBroom & Michele Brourman
Performed by Scott McAfee, Candace Hutson, Heather Hogan and Jeff Bennett
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Not recommended to the average LBT fan.
29 December 2007 | by MightyzebraSee all my reviews

Genre: Animated film about dinosaurs and a major water catastrophe.

What happens: In the Great valley for the gang, there are TWO annoying problems (unfortunately, not one or none). There are three bully dinosaurs who are CONSTANTLY picking on the poor good dinosaurs and to top all the depression, the waterfall in the Great Valley has stopped flowing. Though the lovely gang (Littlefoot, Cera, Ducky Petrie and Spike) are sad and annoyed, they have a positive view as well over this mess and decide to work together to find water…

My thoughts: I like most of the L.B.T films. Unfortunately, this one is not at the top of my list for me. It is just too depressing! All the songs focus on some bad thing or other, unlike in all the films, where at least one focuses on just happiness! It also concentrates on the crisis of the film WAY too much for my liking. The music sticks to the depressing tune for 75% of the film, everyone is EXTRA grumpy because of the crisis and it's just too annoying! When there IS happiness, it feels deflated, like rather floppy balloon, it just isn't STRONG enough. Luckily, I prefer this film to "Land Before Time 11", which is my least favourite L.B.T, but this one is still not NEARLY as good as most of the others for me. I know lots of other people like it, but for me, it's just too depressing, too annoying, too deflated and too pessimistic. So there. I like the main characters of course. The new characters are not all that good, because they're bullies.

Recommended to: People who like the eleventh L.B.T, people who find all the other L.B.T's too happy and jolly and people who do not mind becoming a little too depressed by an animated film.

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15 December 1995 (USA) See more »

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