Back to the Jurassic

Synopsis: Ernie, Julia, and Max accidentally start a time-machine and find themselves back in time 65 million years, where they are adopted by a doting dinosaur mom and a rambunctious dinosaur brother while, back in the present day, their parents plot their rescue.
86 min

On a scale of one to 10,

rocket boarding is totally a 37!

This is Terra Dino.

A pretty decent place to live.

Especially if you're a dinosaur

fanatic, like me.

Did you know that more dinosaur fossils

are discovered in our tar pits

than anywhere else in the world?

If you ever want to come here,

I'm an awesome tour guide.

Sorry, Mr. Hodges.

Ernie Fitzpatrick!

How dare you?

Hey, sis. How was soccer practice?

Mom's gonna be so mad at you. Again.

You know you're supposed to be

watching the store!

Here's a quarter, Jules.

Call someone who cares.

If you can find a payphone!

Got you.

She's kind of right about my mom though.

Her head would explode if she saw me.

But I'm not too worried.

Mom's busy getting ready

for some PTA award ceremony.

The most important part of being

a parent is setting rules.

Thank you for this award.

Ernie, are you on your way?

Yeah, I just stopped

to let Julia borrow some money.

Okay, I'm leaving now.

So I'm gonna put up

the "back in 15 minutes" sign for you.

What do I always say, Ernie?

- Leave a note.

- Leave a note.

So 15 minutes gives you

until 2:
53 sharp, okay?

Yep, got it!

I know my mom means well,

but she's always watching me.

I never get a second of freedom.


Ernie, are you at the store yet?

- Getting there.

- Okay, well, don't dawdle.

- Just go as fast as you can.

- Okay, Mom.

You heard her.

She said "as fast as I can."

Terra Dino Natural History Museum.

Only the most excellent place on Earth!

And this is Mystery Rock.

See that carving?

It's been dated all the way back

to the Cretaceous Period.

Which is weird,

'cause who could have carved it?

No humans were around

145 million years ago,

just dinosaurs.


Right. That's where we got the name.

Give them back!

That's my best friend, Max.

He's way cooler than he thinks he is,

which is what makes him so cool.

But sometimes the other kids

don't see that.

Do you think Leonardo da Vinci

got picked on as a kid?

What? Who?

Look, something shiny!

- Shiny?

- What? Where?


Ernie, how's the rocket board?

- On a scale of...

- Thirty-seven, baby!


You and your dad totally

outdid yourselves on this one!

Hey, speaking of my dad. He found

new fossil samples at digs 23 and 29.

They're doing

the formal unveiling tomorrow.

Too cool!

- A new exhibit? I can't wait!

- Wait.

But the exhibit isn't open.

And aren't you supposed to be

helping out at your mom's shop?

Dude, you sound like my mom,

with all her "do this, do that" stuff.

Don't you know breaking the rules

is the most important part of being a kid?

The most important part of being

a parent is setting rules.

Once you set rules, the key

is making sure they're followed

exactly the way you want.

I do everything she wants me to do,

just not exactly the way she wants me to.

It's a compromise.

No compromises!

A good goal is to make observance

of the rules a family project.

That, of course,

doesn't mean I endorse tattling.

Ready to begin

Operation Massively Busted.

Oh, the beauty of ancient history.

This is Gallimimus.

He could run up to 20 miles per hour...

Twenty-five miles per hour, dude.

Read a book much?

That, of course, was the Super-


Okay, moving on.

Often, kids think

they know more than adults.

They don't know more than adults.

- We can't.

- Oh, but we must.

Keep look out!

This looks complicated.

We'll need a variable algorithm

to sort combination possibilities.

What about the possibility

it isn't locked? Boo-yah!

Oh, yeah. Boo-yah.

I wonder if I'll like prison food.


The vicious, bloodthirsty killer.

Attacks without mercy.

Just statues, Max, totally

non-threatening. Here we go.

Constant vigilance.

That's the biggie.

If we let our guard down for one minute,

who knows what kind of trouble

our kids might get into?

Hey, Max! Look! This must be it.

Yeah. But it's covered up.

Too bad. Let's get out of here.

I didn't sneak all the way in here

to see a giant bed sheet.

Come on. Let's pull it off.

- I don't know, Ernie.

- I'll get this corner. You get that one.


Hey, what's the deal?

Infrared motion detector.


Watch this.

Hang on, we're going in!

Ernie, I totally want to be you

before I grow up.

Oh, yeah.

Okay, now. One, two, three!

- On a scale of...

- Nine hundred.

No offense to the rocket board.

None taken.


I sure wouldn't want to meet him

in a dark alley.

With teeth like that,

I wouldn't want to meet him anywhere.

You've fooled Mom

for the last time, Ernie.

Here's your quarter.

Better call a lawyer.

Secure the area!

Stay frosty, boys.

I smell spies from the Science Museum.

Let's ride.

- Seal the perimeter!

- Okay.

- Scale of one to 10?

- Minus 50!

You just learned how to ride this thing

and you can't see where you're going.

Chillax, Max!

I've got this place totally memorized!

I've got them. I've got them!

We're doing it!

I can't believe you doubted me, Max.

I'm a little hurt.

Service exit on the left.

I don't think so.

Thank you for this award.

Got you, you little...

Now let me direct your attention to the


Okay, can I just point out that

"technically" I didn't disobey you?


You said go to the store

after school, and I stopped by.

There's proof! I left a note!

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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