Other scenes were removed after it was scored, which is why there are portions in the score that end abruptly or are missing, similar to several scenes from The Black Cauldron. It is a long story, perhaps we ought to find a comfortable place to rest before I start telling you." When the movie was first screened in April/May 1988, six months before completion of the film, it seems that it wasn't yet scored, since there are a number of scenes that simply don't fit into the music (such as the extended Sharptooth attack scene and the Oasis scene). Because a film is often screened to critics around a week before its theatrical release, it is likely that a print containing the finished uncut scenes was accidentally sent to them, including Hal Hinson. A review of the film by Hal Hinson, wherein he states the film he viewed had an 80-minute runtime. Mother reacts to the death bite. The script indicates that something was cut out with Littlefoot revealing he had found the Great Valley, but the narration regarding these scenes was not. But something tragic happened to them. Despite Don Bluth's wishes - 11 to 13 minutes of fully finished scenes were cut from the film just weeks before its premiere in theaters, reducing the running time to just 69 minutes (including credits), making it one of the shortest feature-length films ever released. He also resembles the green sharptooth from the climax of the film. The scenes from the flashback are much different than the scenes in the film. … "Although one of his eyes were swolen shut, he was growling softly, enjoying his moment of revenge." The original ending is seen in all three book adaptions of the movie, as well as parts not adding up in the last act of the film that seem to suggest that the change to the ending was indeed a last-minute change, possibly one of the final edits made to the film before its theatrical release. The extended fight does not fit in with the soundtrack, so it is likely that this was one of the scenes cut before post-production. After being permanently blinded, Sharptooth originally would then have screeched in pain and then shake around, attempting to scratch where his eye had been blinded (a few storyboards are missing from this part, so not much is known as of now, but the “scratch” part is in the final film). In the film, when Sharptooth lands in front of Littlefoot and Cera and attempts to gobble them up, he roars at them beforehand. Small snippets from some of the deleted scenes can also be found in pieces of promotional material for the movie that came out before its release; in fact, three out of the nine images sent out as part of the movie's press kit are frames that were ultimately cut from the final film. [5][6]. The extended version has often been referred to as the "Berry Scene" by fans. Some of these scenes made their way into various official trailers, press kits, promotional material, and book adaptations for the movie, due to being cut so close to the movie’s premiere in theaters. To avoid confusion, the term “shots” in these quotes are referred to as "scenes", which was what they were labeled as during production. After Petrie is revealed to be alive, the five young dinosaurs would have embraced in a hug. When Steven Spielberg edited the film after it was completed, some of the music was remixed, making it sound a little different than the official soundtrack release. Currently, it is still a work in progress. Except … He comes to see a elderly hookthumb sharptooth who looks rather scrawny. The line survives in the form of a Pizza Hut advertisement from around the time of the film's release, which promoted their new hand-puppets based on the characters. A pre-release tape that was distributed by McDonald's allegedly had a deleted scene included in it. Littlefoot and Cera watch as she is torn open (the camera angle only shows this in shadow). None of them ever attack Littlefoot, Cera, Ducky, Petrie, Spike, Chomper, Ruby or any other important characters. Some sharpteeth have come somewhat close to his level of strength. They both would then run around the opposite sides of his head (seen in the gallery through another color key). Another well-known scene in which the main characters come upon an oasis inhabited by fat "crown-heads" (Pachycephalosaurus) and "gray-noses" (Saurolophus), who refuse to share food and water with one another (giving Cera an epiphany on not judging others based on their species) was also verified to be one of the lost scenes, but whether it made it to the animation stage or not is unknown. Unlike the extended final fight, the extended plan to kill Sharptooth made it to post-production, and thus it is accompanied by a musical score. In the final film, Sharptooth charges into the rocks, quickly knocking Petrie off of his ledge. Sharptooth would then leap again offscreen as the kids exited the bushes and tried to run, before landing right behind them (this last landing is still in the movie). Sharptooth Attack Sequence (extended version), Sharptooth vs Littlefoot's Mother, and Great Earthshake (extended), Petrie's Death (extended) and "Hugging Scene". Below is a documentation of all the known cut scenes as of 2019. 2. The initial Sharptooth attack sequence (the chase scene, before the fight) is missing almost a minute of footage, footage of which much was in color and had audio (with the exception of music). In the film, the narrator says that Cera is too proud to admit she went the wrong way: how did she know she was going the wrong way? In fact, the bit where Sharptooth roars actually feature a completely different background, creating some inconsistencies in the middle of the shot. This was one of the earliest of all the known cut scenes. shot. ... he heads off to Pee. Two animation cels survive of it and are the only cels from the entire uncut sequence that have been found to date. "You don't have to tell me." As confirmed by Don Bluth in his Toon Talk Magazine: Oh what what what?" In early 2018, the ensemble toured with Anti-Flag, Stray from the Path and The White Noise. A better quality version is available in the ".gif" form in its proper section. In the final version, flashbacks of Littlefoot with his mother are shown instead, followed by the hugging shot with Littlefoot and his friends as the narrator speaks his final lines. Reconstruction of the initial swamp Sharptooth chase scene (dubbed "T-Rex Attack" in production), as well as the uncut Sharptooth fight scene (dubbed "The Fight"). The Tyrannosaurus, in a way, appears in a flashback told by Littlefoot in The Lone Dinosaur Returns. Notably, these scenes are only missing 19 seconds of footage (according to soundtrack official and final comparisons) shortly before the earthquake begins, and the music that plays is lower and more dramatic. We now know that what is now the ending of the film happened considerably earlier, but piecing it together is hard. This color key shows what happens next; after landing, Sharptooth would continue to slam into the rocks, trying to knock Petrie off of his ledge. In May 2017, Sharptooth signed to Pure Noise Records. They were such sweet little boys. Months after these edits, the film was finally completed, with the runtime sitting at 80-82 minutes. He was first seen when Littlefoot and Cera are playing in the water, he appeared trying to eat them. In the soundtrack, "If We Hold on Together" is listed after the "Whispering Winds" track, and before "Foraging for Food" (which was ultimately cut down), and the credits are separate. The critics and reviewers of The Land Before Time were quick to notice the resemblance between the concepts of Littlefoot's Mother's death, and that of the main character's mother in the Disney movie Bambi, although Washington Post staff writer Hal Hinson remarked with some disdain upon the way a character was used, in this instance, "to address the issue in an instructive manner". It's worth noting that near the end, when the spirit of Littlefoot's mother is leading him through the cave tunnel, Littlefoot is smiling as he runs through the cave, though he is supposed to be upset during that scene. Well what do you know, they stayed in a group! However, in the final film, the young dinosaurs are not supposed to know that the Great Valley is close, and thus parts of the scene that were tied to the original ending were trimmed out so that there would not be any issues with the plot. Also, the film contains some music that is not included in the official soundtrack. The Rex's jaws bend down towards the earth." The sequence itself features Littlefoot and his friends coming upon an oasis, guarded by two groups of dinosaurs: "gray-noses" (Saurolophus) and "crown-heads" (Pachycephalosaurus) who refuse to share the water with each other due to them being of different species. The "Biggest, Meanest, Most Ferocious Sharptooth Ever " is a minor villain from The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock who appears in Grandpa Longneck's story. It was likely cut before the other scenes in this section since no animation cels have been found to date. The status of these prints remain unknown, but unfortunately, pre-release prints of films were often destroyed after screenings to prevent piracy. Littlefoot would reply, saying that he would never forget his mother and that she would be in his heart forever. One appears in The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze wandering around the landscape during a blizzard. Sharptooth would have then turned and missed another bite, before bursting out of the thorn bushes and leaping over them (in the final film, Sharptooth bursting out of the ground and then leaping are instead used as two of the three shots immediately following him being blinded), landing directly above the two kids. Soon they manage to find a way to the bottom of a ravine. Lost advertising and interstitial material, http://z7.invisionfree.com/thegangoffive/index.php?showtopic=16016&view=findpost&p=40015439, http://z7.invisionfree.com/thegangoffive/index.php?showtopic=14138&view=findpost&p=22077664, https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/videos/landbeforetime.htm, https://lostmediawiki.com/index.php?title=The_Land_Before_Time_(lost_deleted_scenes_of_animated_film;_1988)&oldid=133283. The scene was titled "Littlefoot and the Snake". As Sharptooth nears him, he escapes and the thorn-covered vine… In addition, the shot showing Sharptooth's body sinking into the lake was also originally supposed to last longer, as well as an additional shot alongside it. ", NanoLancensis wrote: Littlefoot, and Cera attempt to climb the dead tree in order to hide from Sharptooth. The often rumored scene actually appears in two book adaptations of the film (specifically "The Illustrated Story" and "Friends in Need") as well as the mid-1987 script. A "Plated Sharptooth" appears in The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island. Mother is knocked off balance, as well as Sharptooth, who then gets up and begins to run towards Littlefoot and Cera, fearing for his own life. These two scenes (the one where Sharptooth is searching for the kids, and the one where Sharptooth lunges and is blinded) were switched around before the film was scored for unknown reasons. He bears resemblance to the original Sharptooth and Chomper's father. Hours latter Littlefoot and his friends are in the middle of doing the stupid yellow belly stamp. Cera would have said that they would all die if they did not agree to share the water together, yet both species still did not allow any of the children to drink with them (with the exception of Ducky, who is the same species as the gray-noses). Some screams were re-voiced using milder exclamations. The cel was assumed fake for a while as the proportions seemed to look a bit strange, and didn’t seem to fit in with the music at that time; however, the mid-1987 script draft that was found in 2018 proves its validity. The original source of the cel to the right is not known - but it was featured in a couple of YouTube videos from 2012. List of Sharpteeth in The Land Before Time, The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure, The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving, The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists, The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island, The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock, The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire, The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze, The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water, The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration, The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses, The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers, The Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends, The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave, Mikey Mesa/The Land Before Time 14 Soundtrack. Sharptooth has four scenes in the film. When Littlefoot's egg is snatched by an Egg Stealer, Littlefoot's Mother attacks the egg … Early in the film, when Littlefoot was still a baby, there was originally going to be a scene where he encountered a Dinilysia (a type of prehistoric snake). Around six months before completion of the film, numerous scenes were toned down or removed, many due to being deemed either too frightening or too difficult for children to understand, many of which were in color, with sound. A collection of snippets, stills and production sketches from some of the deleted scenes (outdated video). The Land Before Time (lost deleted scenes of animated film; 1988), The Land Before Time Spike, Pietre, Ducky, and Littlefoot deleted 1.jpg, The Land Before Time Spike, Pietre, Ducky, and Littlefoot deleted 2.jpg, The Land Before Time Spike, Pietre, Ducky, and Littlefoot deleted 3.jpg, The Land Before Time Spike, Pietre, Ducky, and Littlefoot deleted 4.jpg. When at this time, the elderly hook thumb shows up. The Oasis scene was cut from the film in order to tone down the racism aspect, as the filmmakers felt that it was not something that needed to be repeatedly hammered home, but that it still should have been a theme in the story. After giving away the position of she and Littlefoot, Cera would originally have been attacked out of nowhere by Sharptooth in a jumpscare shot, breaking through the brambles directly in front of her (there is a cel of this which can be found in the gallery). This "hugging scene" was rearranged in the final version and is instead used as the last shot of the film, albeit editing out the "Now We'll Always Be Together." That Moment In ‘The Land Before Time’ and Why Littlefoot’s Mother’s Death is So Important By David Duprey On Nov 14, 2017 The Land Before Time is 1988 animated film about an orphaned brontosaurus who teams up with other young dinosaurs in … Sharptooth would then lunge at them as they entered a thicket of briars (this is in the final film, but happens later). Reply to an e-mail sent to Mark Pudleiner about cut scenes: The rumor of the pre-release McDonalds VHS containing cut scenes debunked. Debatable. One unique track plays twice; first when Sharptooth wakes up after being rammed repeatedly by Cera, and two when Sharptooth returns to attack Littlefoot and his friends after they had unknowingly slept in one of his footprints for the night. An attached still of Littlefoot and Cera running away from the Sharptooth in the same scene. As evidenced by the mid-1987 script draft, Petrie originally fought with Sharptooth for a longer period of time. Like in the final film, they would then all reunite with their families, but unlike the final cut, the original ending's final scene would feature Littlefoot sitting atop a hill, high above the valley. However, the bookthat was sold along with the original … Knowing she’s dying, Mother’s last thoughts are of helping her son. She's very obviously not there in any scene until she starts claiming she found the food and calling it the Great Valley; she probably came back when Littlefoot and Spike were calling the others. The whole gang originally knew it was there, and they needed to stop Sharptooth, together. Sharptooth, who is probably hungry, chases them into a thicket of thorns. All scenes in this section had likely been animated (with the exception of the oasis scene) and possibly could have had audio, but would not have had a music score. He presumably drowned off-screen, somewhat similar to the fate of the original Sharptooth in the first movie. The ground begins to shake violently, and cracks develop beneath Littlefoot. Sharptooth attacking the dead tree. This section contains the scenes which did not make it past the pre-production stage, with no voice recording or animation. One rumored scene involved the main characters coming upon an oasis inhabited by "crown-heads" (Pachycephalosaurus) and "gray-noses" (Saurolophus) who refuse to share food and water with one another, giving Cera an epiphany to not judge others based on their species, was confirmed to be one of the deleted scenes in the mid-1987 script draft. However, interestingly enough, its Pizza Hut hand puppets advertisement also shows the scene of Ducky making faces, even though the ad was likely created closer to release. They were originally planning on showing the scene where Sharptooth takes a bite out of Littlefoot's mother's back in full color instead of in shadow. 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