The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving

Synopsis: A nearby meteorite crash blocks off the dinosaurs' water supply, starting an ecological chain-reaction that threatens life in the valley. All the dinosaurs, including a group of stupid bullies, must cooperate in an effort to free the blockage, which involves a risky venture outside the valley.
Director(s): Roy Allen Smith
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
71 min

Universal Cartoon Studios and

MCA Home Entertainment Present

The Land Before Time III

The Time of the Great Giving

A long time ago,

at least thirty-five hundred

million years ago,

the earliest form of life made

it's first appearance on earth.

These single-celled creatures

developed and grew,

and changed a million times over.

Until at last, there was a

creature able to leave the sea,

and to crawl out

into an unknown world.

From this long fish-like creature

came hundreds of other animals.

The mightiest of which was called

the Dinosaur.

For most of

the earth's dinosaurs,

life was filled with danger.

But for the fortunate

leaf-eating dinosaurs

of the Great Valley,

life was peaceful,

and food plentyful.

The Great Valley was

the perfect place for children

like Littlefoot, the longneck,

Cera, the threehorn,

Ducky, the swimmer,

Petrie, the flyer,

and Spike, the spiketail,

to grow and learn and play.

- I got it!

- No, me got it!

Go, Spike.

Did you did it, Spike?

Did you? Huh?

Yep, yep, yep. You got it.

I found an other one.

I found an other one.

Hy, Hyp. Do you hand

my rock back, please?

Your rock? Who said

it was your rock?

Yeah, who said

it was your rock, huh?

Who said? Who said?

Oh. Ah. Yeah!

Well, Gee, no-one, but we

were just playing with it.

So give it back, Hyp!

Well, I didn't hear you say:


That's, because I didn't.

Hey, maybe we can

all play, together.

Good idea, Littlefoot.

We all play.

Yep, yep, yep,

the more the better.

What do you thing guys?

Wanna play with these... babies?

Babies? Who's he calling babies?

- Us?

- Uh. Me no baby! Me big!

Yeah, big baby!

- Me no like them.

- Me neither.

I'll show 'em!

- Cera!

- I'm busy!

- Come, and get us!

- Yeah, try!

Whow. What's that?

- Its' a...

- Earthshake!

- Rocks flying?!

- Flying rocks!

- Daddy!

- Mama!

Grandma! Grandpa!

Fly children! Fly!



Look out!

- Littlefoot.

- I'm in here, Grandma.

Are you all right, little one?

Would you like to come out now?

Shee, that wasn't a regular

kind earthshake, was it?

No, Littlefoot, it wasn't.

- Than what kind was it?

- We don't know, Littlefoot.

Perhaps it had to do

with those great rocks,

falling from the sky.

Oh, yeah. I saw 'em.

And I saw that big one,

landing somewhere

in the mysterious beyond.

I sure wish

we could go find it.

Yes, that would be an

adventure now, wouldn't it?

Well, I think we've had enough

adventure for one day.

Come. It's time to settle

down for the night.

It's beautiful,

isn't it, Grandpa?

Oh, yes, Littlefoot.


And mysterious.

As is so much in our world.

Well, at least

that danger has passed.

- Huh, what? - Look, everyone!

Where did the water go?

- It stopped flowing.

- How can that be?

What will we do without water?

Grandpa? Why did the

Thundering Falls just stop?

I don't know, Littlefoot.

I don't know.

Littlefoot, go and play.

Grandpa and I must talk

with the other grown-ups.

Sure, Grandma.

- See you later, Grandpa.

- This's never happened before.

Hey guys!

Guess, what happened

to the Thundering Falls!

Sss! We are trying to find Cera.

She has hided from us.

- But...

- Me no find Cera anywhere.

- Guess, what, Petrie!

- What? You no find Cera either?

Cera is a very good hider.

She is.

I scared you!

I scared you! I did!

You no scared me, Cera.

Me unscareable!

Peatrie, you are rubbing my nose.

Oh, huhuh, sorry.

Me no know my own strength.

Now who is going to hide?


Okey, but first

I wanna tell you something.

Well, hurry it up!

We wanna play!

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