In this ninth installment in The Land Before Time series, a cast of spirited, young dinosaurs explores the familiar emotion of loneliness and the need to belong. Torrential rains have turned the Great Valley into an unfami... more »liar landscape, causing Littlefoot to feel lonely. "You are only as alone as you choose to be," his grandfather tells him. The flood has transported new swimming creatures into the valley, including a playful porpoise named Mo who quickly befriends Littlefoot. Yet Mo must return to his home in the Big Water and so, against parental wishes, Littlefoot and pals escort Mo on an adventurous journey back to the sea. Danger ensues, including "earthshakes" and "sharptooths," while the courageous group grapples with questions of loyalty and friendship. The strengths of the series have not been diluted; its stories continue to captivate using beautiful animation and lively music. Six original tunes make for finger-snapping fun for the younger set. (Ages 3 to 12) --Lynn Gibson« less
Virginia M. from SIERRA VISTA, AZ Reviewed on 2/15/2013...
My Grandson loves all the Land before time Movies. He loves it when a "Sharp Tooth" shows up. He will run to me, shouting "Sharp Tooth" and climb up behind me like he's afraid. In truth he just loves to interact with the characters.
Julie G. from DOW, IL Reviewed on 8/21/2009...
Great movie. My daughter loves it!
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I don't like it; my four-year-old does.
Debra F. Marsh | Winston-Salem, NC USA | 01/13/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I've enjoyed the eight previous Land Before Time adventures, but not this one. Rent it before you buy it. I'm glad I did. I feel the animation and dialogue are not as good as others, the voices are different and more irritating, and Cera is more negative than usual. I realize that this review is also negative and may not get many helpful votes from readers...but really, I'm not criticizing just to criticize. Rent before you buy."
My 3 year old loves it! and so do I, kinda.
S. Hall | 12/18/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I would never have, by any measure, thought these movies would be worthwhile. But my 3 year old loves all of them. He has his favorites . . . going back to The Great Adventure and the Big Freeze. But he wanted Journey to Big Water as soon as he saw it advertised. And as he watched it the first time, he got the threat of danger and suspense involved which, of course, went right past me. He had many comments and breath-taking moments and has watched it at least once a day since. He is very involved with the adventures of his favorite characters once again. Plus he really liked the new characters, Mo and the menacing Sharp Tooth Swimmer.I'm happy to be able to give my son cheap entertainment like that. If only he could watch Land Before Time Live, his life would be complete! Seriously though, he was just as or even more fascinated with the movie as he was with The Lion King on Broadway show, and that trip cost a small fortune. He loves the TV games included, the sing-a-long songs, the JumpStart Video . . . everything! Sooooo ... I give it 5 stars because he is totally engaged and entertained. The music isn't that drippy and inferior, either. I mean, you would think that the 9th in the series would be BAD, but it's really not. I guess I'm easy to please too, but the music is alright. Plus, I like the Donny Osmond song at the end so much that I am considering buying his CD. And that is amazing, considering I'm not an Osmond fan by any stretch of the imagination. So there you have it. Buy the DVD for your preschooler and let him have a ball, and know that there are a few touches for adults too."
Bad grammar, bad examples
Debra F. Marsh | 07/08/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Was wondering why the behavior and grammar of my two kids has plummeted recently. This film is awful Me no let them watch it anymore!"
Debra F. Marsh | 08/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My 2 yr old son loved this movie. It is his favorite and we have about 5 out of the series so far (don't waste your money on Through the Mists). He especially loves Moe and was thrilled when he went to the beach for the first time and got to see dolphins playing in the surf. It really connected for him the "big water" and Moe the dolphin-like swimmer. Yes Cera, as usual, is bratty and ugly but who doesn't have one of those kind of kids in their acquaintance. In the end she figures out it was really her insecurity causing her jealousy for no reason. Unfortunately our dvd has developed a spot where it freezes and I will have to purchase another one but it is worth it for the joy it brings my little man. This is a great video despite some of the other reviews and worth the money."
Another Great Land Before Time Movie!
Debra F. Marsh | 04/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My girls are ages 3 & 4 and Love this movie, along with all of the other LBT movies. I like it too! They meet a new friend and the songs are so catchy. As always, there is a lesson to be learned here & kids will enjoy watching it over & over, not realizing they are learning something! If you've liked any of the others, you'll like this one!"