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The Land Before Time by Nebulan The Land Before Time by Nebulan
FINALLY!! This took forever!

This is actually in the series of scenes from Disney movies that make me cry:

Mulan: [link]
Incredibles: [link]

And yes this isn't disney, but it's still my favorite childhood movie, maybe even my favorite movie EVA. The scene I was originally gonna do was just the shadow one. I cry. Every time. buuuut the little guy with the cherry I love soo much toooo! so I decided to do a lot of scene, several that make me cry, some, that make me squee (awww baby littlefoot!) and some I added for filler and cuz I thought people would expect it in a piece like this (I actually don't usually cry with LF's mom dieing scene, but in the scene with old Rooter. Hey, he was gonna be in this picture, what happened? I guess my planning didn't work as well as I had hopped. so... I might try fixing up some of the tears and folds along the edges... and maybe the spot where my 2-year-old nephew decided to try to help me (in the middle circle near Ducky) but for right now, I just wanna post it!

The scene with LF and his mom and the setting sun is because I always like the religious symbolism in this movie, about faith :aww:

I LOVE the soundtrack... James Horner is AWESOME!

1. Great Migration (littlefoot hatching)
2. Sharptooth and the Earthquake (includes the faith scene)
3. Whispering Winds (LF's mom dieing, the guys fighting over the cherry, the shadow and finally the whispering wind, guess which track is my favorite! ok, it's a close tie with migration)
4. If We Hold on Together (the ending song, dunno why they made it track 4... one of the only non-star wars songs I have memorized, well, most of it, not the third verse, on piano that is)
5. Foraging for Food (Petrie's "WAIT!!" and the volcano stuff is this track)
6. The Rescue/Discovery of the Great Valley (Cera's "I'm coming!", "I tried" and then the "together"
7. End Credits

ahh... I love it all!!

I had a request to make this a print, so I better add some credits:
artwork (c) Me
Land Before Time and its characters (c) Don Bluth, Sullivan Bluth Studios, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, and Frank Marshall, Universal Pictures and Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, or something pretty close to that.
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Darkvader2016 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 11, 2019   Artist
My Little Pony The Movie may have been the best family animated movie, but The Land Before Time is The BEST family animated movie.

My Little Pony, Land Before Time, you’ll never stop changing the hearts of many. Thank you for being there for us.
TheCartoonWizard Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
this is a great movie but the only flaw is Sara. She is an arrogant jerk in need of a serious beating 
ChrisStarkiller Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018
Can't believe this movie turns 30 this year. Boy, animation has changed drastically since then.
Stephen524 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Professional Artist
I have that movie on VHS and Netflix, for I like to said-Great job.  
Nathan40 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
If you enjoy the Land Before Time than you might like this movie Idea here's a link to a Petition I have started The Land Before Time XV: The Big City…
FunnyArt89 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
As emotionally heart-wrenching as this movie was for me as a kid I still consider it to be one of my favorite childhood movies and seeing this has helped remind me of that.  You've done a spectacular job bringing the whole movie together with the few key scenes.  Amazing.
AncientEchidna Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I know this work is about 7 years old, but I can't ignore how beautifully amazing this work of traditional fan-art turned out to be to miss out on commenting.

I really like how you captured each character's dark and lonely moments on the outside, while in the center you put them together as a group where they feel safe and happy. It's amazing how you've used up the entire paper with every bit of detail, without leaving any uncolored white areas or missing spots.

Excellent artwork! =D
Dalek221B Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist
Awsome Drawing. It's one of the best fan art I 've ever seen.

The Land Before Time series has always been my favourite and still is today

:D :D :D
Dalek221B Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist
kingspacegodzilla94 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016  Student Artisan Crafter
Gojilion91 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:thumbsup: This is an awesome drawing you've made!

:) This is one of my favorite childhood movies and it's still one of my favorite movies.
Thirteen4one Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliantly done!
BlueYusei Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016
This is a good film. Nice drawings.
grisador Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015
WishboneHerosReturn Featured By Owner Edited Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Love it!!!! Waaaah! 
LordElthibar Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015
You even included my favorite scene. My favorite scene is when the little pterasaur tries to cheer Littlefoot up and gives him the cherry.
fugimoto Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015
made me cry too!
SassySprings Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
This is so beautiful
KINGKAIJU5 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
this is one of my favorite films growing up, good job
Dragonlord-Daegen Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beutifull did you paint this? or did you use crayon/pastel?
Nebulan Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :-) Prismacolor pencils
GoldenLotusGirl Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I re watched this movie recently and I bawled like a baby through the first twenty minutes! And I'm 21 years old! I shouldn't be crying at a kids film! ......BUT I AM!! :icondragonweep:
GeekyNeishy10 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fave for memories of childhood
AshenSpirit Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE the scenes you chose to incorporate. Brings back all the feels Chisaki Crying Icon 
pj1214 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brings back memories
Toony-Tornado Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
This is just beautiful, I love how you've done the colors and made all the different scenes meld together!
GodsofWarAndRock Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
Littlefoot: You're under arrest!
Cera: You'll never catch me! [she giggles and makes a mudball and throws it at Littlefoot's face. Cera laughs. Cera starts to make another one, but she's hit by a giant mound of mud. Littlefoot stands on a giant mud volcano] Hey that's not fair! Fliers couldn't afford burning mountains.
Littlefoot: They couldn't afford giant rocks either! [A giant mudball shaped like a boulder lands on Cera]
Cera: Nice paneling.
Littlefoot: All right, Pinhead. Your time is up! [cut to Cera, who's horns look like coneheads]
Cera: Who you calling Pinhead? I want to be Dirty Dan!
Littlefoot: What makes you think you can be Dirty Dan?
Cera: I'm dirty. [she's hit on the head by a giant oak tree that Littlefoot has]
Littlefoot: I say I'm Dirty Dan. [Cera runs off and returns with a giant palm tree]
Cera: I say I'm Dirty Dan! [whacks Littlefoot with it]
Littlefoot: [whacks Cera again] I say I'm Dirty dan
Cera: [whacks Littlefoot] I'm Dirty Dan.
Littlefoot: [whacks Cera] I'm Dirty Dan
Cera: [whacks Littlefoot] I'm Dirty Dan.
Littlefoot: [whacks Cera] I'm Dirty Dan
Cera: [whacks Littlefoot] I'm Dirty Dan.
Littlefoot: [whacks Cera] I'm Dirty Dan
[In another part of the swamp, The Sharptooth is hunting]
Cera: [whacks Littlefoot] I'm Dirty Dan.
Littlefoot: [whacks Cera] I'm Dirty Dan
Cera: [whacks Littlefoot] I'm Dirty Dan.
Littlefoot: [whacks Cera] I'm Dirty Dan
[The Sharptooth turns to the direction of the fight] [Cut back to the fight]
Cera: [whacks Littlefoot] I'm Dirty Dan. [Littlefoot screams] Screaming will get you no- [The Sharptooth reaches out and bites the tip of Cera's tail off. The Sharptooth huffs and growls as it stands behind Cera, towering over her, then roars]
Cera: Uh? I am? [The Sharptooth smacks Cera aside with it's tail, sendng her flying across the swamp]
Littlefoot: Cera! [Cera slams against a tree and little gingka leaves float around her head]
Cera: Gingka Leaves? [cut back to The Sharptooth and Littlefoot, The Sharptooth roars at Littlefoot]
[Littlefoot screams and runs off as The Sharptooth pounds the ground where he was standing. bellowing] [Littlefoot whimpers and runs, The Sharptooth is close behind. Littlefoot is later smacked aside by The Sharptooth's tail. He flies off and slams into the ground, leaving a giant crater in its place. The Sharptooth leans over the crater and roars] [Littlefoot picks up a rock]
Littlefoot: Sharptooth, stay back. I'm warning ya! [The Sharptooth roars right in Littlefoot's face] Okay, I warned ya! [Littlefoot throws the rock, Cera pops up beside The Sharptooth]
Cera: Did you win? [she's hit by the rock and rolls down the crater to Littlefoot's feet] Hi Littlefoot! [The Sharptooth leaps down the crater, Littlefoot and Cera scream as a giant cloud simulating a fight appears. Cut to the land where freshly dug up soil is seen. Cera and Littlefoot come up from under the ground] Okay, Littlefoot, you can be Dirty Dan. I just want to be Cera!
Littlefoot: Let's get out of here before The Sharptooth wakes up again! [the two run away]
DEEcat98 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
LOL! I love the comment that you made which is a Land Before Time reenactment of a scene from Spongebob! =D
GodsofWarAndRock Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015
DEEcat98 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Your welcome! :)
GodsofWarAndRock Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
ok then
DEEcat98 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Awesome! The first Land Before Time Movie will always be the best out of all The Land Before Time Movies! =D
1RageComic1 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Student Artist
My childhood :')
kyuubiryuu Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Im still trying to get the whole series on vhs/dvd. I was raised on this series and I still love it to this day and im like 20. I used to have a huge plushie LF but my mom gave it to my cousin (I was really mad but I realized I had it for 6 years and it was time to pass it down, plus my cousin was 3 and she loved it)
divide-conquer Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just got slapped in the face by childhood memories.
Eonthepokefan Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Thank you for that nostalgia trip...;n;
TheEvilHadrosaur Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just amazing!!! :love: My favourite movie!
RinoaBC Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
God I'm almost in tears! You've captured most of the memorable moments in one of my favorite childhood movies ever! You got my sincere respect! :D
TorunnAvenger Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
very very nice
Draconet Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student General Artist
The feelings
saixJCer Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
The movie that got many in trouble for eating leaves off trees as a child...
Kitti606 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this takes me back. I really loved this movie. And it's too bad you didn't include Old Rooter. 
This is very good compilation, I love the coloring quality, and I love how the scenes all flow together effortlessly.
(I know, it wasn't "effortless" on your part, lol.)
And they capture the feelings of every scene wonderfully.
Beautiful work! Very very beautiful.
MissUnashamed Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This FABULOUS!! :)
Evaldrynn Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazingly beautiful drawing! Img my childhood
mlpfan1982 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! I watched this movie on my VHS a few days ago :D
Vyel Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconsadplz: Absolutely beautiful.
What-if-Writer Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
This is beautiful- I love everything about it- all the best scenes. You've drawn the characters perfectly and its all laid out nicely. Its wonderful. I love this movie, too :)
TheDemonZorua8000 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013   Digital Artist
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