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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

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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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1995 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Petrie: Hey, me want to play Bullies too! "Hey buddy! You don't eat MY green food!"
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Written by Amanda McBroom & Michele Brourman
Performed by Scott McAfee, Candace Hutson, Heather Hogan and Jeff Bennett
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The Time of the Great Giving
29 March 2009 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving of course is the third installment into the Land Before Time story. When I got the opportunity to see all the sequels, I definitely took up on it, even though these sequels are given such a hard time, I'm still curious what they were about. I do love just a nice little family movie every once in a while, something light hearted and an occasional laugh. Now the second Land Before Time movie wasn't as bad as I was expecting, so I went into the third installment with good hope. Now it's definitely to as good as the first or second Land Before Time, but it's still enjoyable and something that I'm sure your kids will enjoy.

Littlefoot and his friends are constantly being bullied and browbeaten by three teenage dinosaurs: Hyp, Nod, and Mutt. However, when a shower of meteorites impacts near the Great Valley and causes a rock slide in the Mysterious Beyond, which blocks the water supply of the Great Valley, Hyp, Nod, and Mutt are no longer the biggest worry of Littlefoot and his friends. The increasing lack of water causes conflicts between the inhabitants of the Great Valley, who have lived in relative peace and harmony until this event. When the interspecies situation becomes worse and worse, Littlefoot and the others set out to find water, to keep the peace in the Great Valley. They are pursued by Hyp and his friends. When Littlefoot and the others find a small lake, the teenagers emerge and claim the waterhole for themselves, demanding that Littlefoot and the others keep silent about their discovery. Unwilling to comply, Littlefoot and the others flee from the bullies and during the following pursuit discover the reason for the blockage of the Great Valley's water source. Before they can return and tell the other Valley inhabitants the truth, a lightning strike ignites a wildfire that spreads rapidly through the dried Valley. The dinosaurs barely make it to safety at the edge of the Mysterious Beyond while the fire ravages their home. When the protagonists tell the other dinosaurs of their discovery of the water's being blocked in the Mysterious Beyond by the rock slide, disunity about what to do prevents the adult dinosaurs from doing anything to utilize this knowledge. Hyp, Mutt, and Nod set out into the Mysterious Beyond on their own to get to the water first. But Littlefoot and his friends are on their tails to find a way for them to share the water with the rest of the Valley.

Over all The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving is a good movie, it's worth the watch for the kids, but is made more so for them rather than the adults to join in on it as well, but it's all good. Littlefoot and his friends are still a joy to watch on the screen as they get into these new adventures. So far these sequels are really not as bad as everyone says they are so I am looking forward to watching the fourth installment of the Land Before Time series, they're cute for the kids.

5/10


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