movie: the land before time

DO YOU KNOW WHO THIS GUY IS??!

No, I bet you dont. LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT ONE OF THE COOLEST ANIMATORS EVER. THIS is Don Bluth. HE IS AWESOME.

After just one mofo year at Brigham Young University he got a job at the Walt Disney Company and worked as an animator and/or assistant director on huge movies like Sleeping Beauty, The Sword in the Stone, Robin Hood, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, The Rescuers, Pete’s Dragon, The Black Cauldron, and The Fox and the Hound. 

THEN he went back to college and got his degree in English Lit. AND THEN he and 16 other animators left Disney to start their own animation company DON BLUTH PRODUCTIONS where half of my childhood was created. He’s responsible for movies like

The Secret of Nimh

An American Tail

The Land Before Time

All Dogs Go To Heaven

Thumbelina

Anastasia

Titan A.E.

As well as Rock-a-doodle, A Troll in Central Park, and The Pebble and the Penguin, AND the series/video games like Dragon’s Lair, and Space Ace.

 He ’left’ because he was “disheartened’ with the way Disney ran his company - SO HE MADE HIS OWN. WITH A SMALL ARMY OF AWESOME ANIMATORS FROM DISNEY. YO. YOOO.

HE A BADASS GENIUS AND I THINK ITS ABOUT TIME HE GETS THE CREDIT HE DESERVES.

some truth:

I watch a lot of sad movies but i don’t fuck with the land before time bruh. his momma aint got to die right in front of his eyes bruh. he followed his mama ghost cloud around all the movie with that damn sad song playing. fuck the fault in our stars i want to die because of an animated dinosaur movie

Zodiac signs as my favorite animated movies

Aries: Madagascar
Taurus: Ice Age  
Gemini: Zootopia
Cancer: Balto or The Land Before Time   
Leo: The Fox and the Hound     
Virgo: The Aristocats  
Libra: Shrek
Scorpio:Finding Nemo  
Saggitarius: Shark Tale or Oliver & Company
Capricorn: The Lion King
Aquarius: Rio
Pisces: Lady and the Tramp  

Reasons the whole Land Before Time series is incredibly important and awesome

Even if the sequels aren’t grim as hell and don’t leave kids emotionally scarred

  • Teaches kids that we’re all equal and have anti-racism and anti-any kind of discrimination messages
  • Shows that it is usually adults who are the discriminatory ones and kids are fine until their parents teach them otherwise. Also that it is up to kids to make the difference when adults are “set in their own ways”.
  • One of the main characters is canonically neurodivergent. Spike was literally created to appeal to mentally disabed kids.
  • And none of the characters ever try to get him to change or act like them or differentiate them from him. (He doesn’t look like us, he doesn’t eat like us, yes but he still likes to play the way we do~) He’s one of the gang and they love him for who he is. 
  • Even when they find out he can talk they never pressure him into it, Ducky says he can talk when he wants to, and the point is never pushed again. Wow Spike is so important my beautiful autistic non-verbal baby I’m tearing up.
  • Also Spike is happily adopted!! And his mum loves him like the rest of her kids! But sometimes wonders if he should grow up in his own culture and wants what’s best for him and doesn’t stop him when he leaves with the other Spike tails in VIII wow A+ adoption.
  • Single parent families!!
  • Grandparents raising their grandchild and treating them like their own son.
  • Speaking of which the Grandnecks are SO AWESOME do you know how many Sharpteeth these two old people beat up in the series?? It is a lot. They are the most badass couple ever. And also adorable.
  • How Cera develops from “Threehorns are so much better than Longnecks” to “Littlefoot is my FRIEND and if you insult him I WILL FUCK YOU UP”
  • (possibly not in exactly that wording)
  • Teaches kids that parents do not always know what’s best for you and teaches parents that too.
  • “Yelling is no way to teach your child what is right or to show that you care.”
  • Although there is so much of parents (and grandparents) caring for their kids and showing that parents are there to look after you and are incredibly important.
  • But also mixed with the message that adults might claim to know better than you but this isn’t always the case, although it doesn’t make them bad people.
  • And sometimes you have to follow your gut instinct than your parents’ rules. Seriously these films are so important
  • Deals with terminal illness (that is cured by special yellow flowers)
  • In one film there is an orphan who looked after younger orphans until they were all adopted and was essentially aged out of the foster care system. He’s very bitter.
  • (And he ends up happily adopted)
  • PTERANO who is the best anti-villain (or possibly anti-hero) ever
  • He also has PTSD and is so well written
  • Not a lot of unnecessary gendering of the dinos
  • I mean Littlefoot has longer eyelashes than Cera.
  • And a few characters whose genders never get mentioned at all everyone can be trans and it’s so great
  • Mr Threehorn almost always has a good point, he just goes completely the wrong way in getting it across and he’s a fantastic character.
  • SUE who is the biggest sweetie in the universe and incredibly nice and a little shy. And steps on crocodiles for fun.
  • People hate the Yellowbellies but I get a lot of autistic metaphors out of them. I mean they’re not great at looking after themselves in some situations, but Littlefoot discovers they have their own survival techniques that he doesn’t have and their own way of looking at things and there’s nothing wrong with that.
  • The Yellowbelly “wise one” is non-verbal and also makes friends with Spike and it’s the cutest ever.
  • Shorty thinking Cera is awesome. The most fragile ego in the world validating the other most fragile ego in the world.
  • When the kids decided to raise a baby Sharptooth.
  • Tria is an absolutely wonderful step-mother.
  • the
  • best
  • songs
  • in
  • the
  • world
  • That time when six kids and four adult Longnecks had an EPIC FIGHT SCENE with three Sharpteeth.
  • They have so much heart
  • (Also at one point there are aliens)