In 1988, Don Bluth’s The Land Before Time roared its way into cinemas. The animated feature, about a group of young dinosaurs in search of a mythical oasis known as the Great Valley, was a huge success at the box office, spawning an extensive series of direct-to-video sequels.

Before we go any further, you should prepare yourself, as there are more Land Before Time sequels than you could ever imagine. This series of films has proved to be incredibly popular, so if you expect to see a list of two to three titles, you might want to sit down.

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The Land Before Time films in order

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To date, there are a whopping 14 The Land Before Time movies. The Land Before Time movies – which were produced between 1988 and 2016 – include:

  • The Land Before Time (1988)
  • The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure (1994)
  • The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving (1995)
  • The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists (1996)
  • The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island (1997)
  • The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock (1998)
  • The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire (2000)
  • The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze (2001)
  • The Land Before Time IX: Journey to the Big Water (2002)
  • The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration (2003)
  • The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses (2004)
  • The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers (2006)
  • The Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends (2007)
  • The Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave (2016)

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Are all of The Land Before Time movies part of the same series?

All 14 entries in The Land Before Time film collection are part of the same series, with events told in chronological order.

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Who are the cast of The Land Before Time films?

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The cast of The Land Before Time films varies across the 14 movies. Notable actors in the series include Pat Hingle, Helen Shaver, Judith Barsi, Candace Hutson, Will Ryan, Scott McAfee, Rob Paulsen, Linda Gary, Christina Pickles, Thomas Dekker, Jim Cummings, Michael York, Barry Bostwick, Reba McEntire and Damon Wayans Jr.

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Is The Land Before Time series the work of the same director?

The Land Before TIme films are the work of multiple directors. Don Bluth directed The Land Before Time, while Roy Allen Smith directed Parts II – IV. Charles Grosvenor directed Parts V – XII, Jamie Mitchell directed Part XIII, and Davis Doi directed Journey of the Brave (aka Part XIV).

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What is the best The Land Before Time film?

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The Land Before Time is generally considered to be the strongest film in the collection. It is also the only entry to receive a theatrical release.

According to IMDb The Land Before Time films are ranked as follows:

  • The Land Before Time (1988) – 7.4/10
  • The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration (2003) – 6.1/10
  • The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island (1997) – 6.0/10
  • The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers (2006) – 6.0/10
  • The Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave (2016) – 6.0/10
  • The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure (1994) – 5.9/10
  • The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock (1998) – 5.9/10
  • The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire (2000) – 5.9/10
  • The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists (1996) – 5.8/10
  • The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze (2001) – 5.8/10
  • The Land Before Time IX: Journey to the Big Water (2002) – 5.8/10
  • The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving (1995) – 5.7/10
  • The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses (2004) – 5.7/10
  • The Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends (2007) – 5.4/10

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I hope this information about The Land Before Time film series has proved useful.

If you’re a fan of the series, and you would like to revisit the movie that started it all, you may wish to know that The Land Before Time is available on Region 1 Blu-ray, which can be picked up from Amazon UK or Amazon US.

The Blu-ray will only play on Region 1 (or multi-region players), so if you live in the UK and don’t have the ability to play Region 1 Blu-rays, then be mindful of this. However, for us Brits, The Land Before Time Region 2 DVD is also available via Amazon UK.

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