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The Land Before Time
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Published: August 22, 2010
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's avatar
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.
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TheCartoonWizard's avatar
this is a great movie but the only flaw is Sara. She is an arrogant jerk in need of a serious beating 
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ChrisStarkiller's avatar
Can't believe this movie turns 30 this year. Boy, animation has changed drastically since then.
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Stephen524|Professional Artist
I have that movie on VHS and Netflix, for I like to said-Great job.  
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Nathan40|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…
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FunnyArt89|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.
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AncientEchidna|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
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Dalek221B's avatar
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
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kingspacegodzilla94|Student Artisan Crafter
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Gojilion91|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.
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Thirteen4one|Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliantly done!
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BlueYusei's avatar
This is a good film. Nice drawings.
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WishboneHerosReturn's avatar
Love it!!!! Waaaah! 
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LordElthibar's avatar
You even included my favorite scene. My favorite scene is when the little pterasaur tries to cheer Littlefoot up and gives him the cherry.
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fugimoto's avatar
made me cry too!
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SassySprings's avatar
This is so beautiful
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KINGKAIJU5's avatar
this is one of my favorite films growing up, good job
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Dragonlord-Daegen|Hobbyist General Artist
this is beutifull did you paint this? or did you use crayon/pastel?
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Nebulan|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :-) Prismacolor pencils
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GoldenLotusGirl's avatar
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:
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GeekyNeishy10|Hobbyist Digital Artist
fave for memories of childhood
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AshenSpirit|Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE the scenes you chose to incorporate. Brings back all the feels Chisaki Crying Icon 
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