Steven Spielberg 's studio Amblin Entertainment was interested in doing a film about dinosaurs, which were popular at the time, leading Spielberg, director Don Bluthand producer George Lucas to develop the prehistoric setting and its cast.
Inspired by the dinosaur-themed "Rite of Spring" sequence from Disney 's FantasiaSpielberg had originally intended for the movie to have no speech, with music queues and body language telling the story, effectively rendering all the characters mute. However, it was decided that the film couldn't carry a story without dialogue, and each character was given language accordingly. Despite this, the film's artists would still use the Fantasia sequence and characters as guides when creating their very first concept art.
But in many ways it became a fictional fantasy because it's about these young children who are taught to hate each other; anyone who is different from him. When they are separated from their parents, these five little children have to learn to get along with each other for survival.
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So there is a bit of a moral in it, too. Littlefoot[ edit ] "Littlefoot" redirects here. For the hominid fossil, see Little Foot. His birth marked the beginning of the very first film.
When his mother dies protecting him from a Sharptoothhe is forced to travel through the harsh wilderness alone to find his surviving grandparents. After meeting several young dinosaurs along the way who would become his best friends, they arrive in the verdant Great Valley where the series primarily takes place.
In the first film he is called a Brontosaurus on the home video packaging and by numerous media outlets.
Like Littlefoot, she hatches in the first film, and is later separated from her parents and sisters during an earthquake. She accompanies Littlefoot to the Great Valley where she is eventually reunited with her father.
She is stubborn, boastful, sometimes reckless, and occasionally belligerent, but is often made look foolish when she is proven wrong. The initial film, and a few sequels, attributed an ego to her species, especially to herself and her father, but this is diminished in later appearances.
In the movie Invasion of the Tinysaurusesher dad begins a new relationship with a Threehorn named Tria, who Cera dislikes at first, but eventually comes to accept. Leeper likewise calling her "cute and pugnacious.
She was one of the young dinosaurs who accompanied Littlefoot to the Great Valley when she was separated from her family. After arriving in her new home, her mother adopted the orphaned Spike, who became her foster younger brother.
She has numerous biological siblings, with many being born in the original film and Journey of the Brave.
Characterized as having an energetic, cheerful and child-like personality, she speaks enthusiastically often replies to things in triplicate "Yep, yep, yep! Her species has been inconsistently labeled in various Land Before Time media. While the official website referred to her as a Parasaurolophus,  she has also been identified as the similar species Parasaurolophuswhich she more closely resembles, in the The Land Before Time Sing-Along Songs video cassette.
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The comic relief of the first film, he is characterized as panicky and anxious, and traveled with Littlefoot to find his mother and siblings in the Great Valley while learning the basics of flight along the way.
He is talkative, but speaks in broken English, usually omitting such linking verbs as "is", "are", and "am", using "me" in place of "I", and referring to himself in third person. He was originally meant to have a larger role in his debut, but much of his screen time was given to Ducky due to how impressed the producers were with Judith Barsi's performance.
Digit's voice actor Will Ryan was then asked to fill the role. Despite being the largest, he is actually the youngest of the original main characters; his hatching being witnessed by Ducky whose parents later adopted him.
He is characterized as gluttonous, laid-back and rarely speaks, communicating mostly in grunts or scat singing. During the fourth film, Journey Through the Mistshe speaks for the first time, calling Ducky's name, and again in the eighth film The Big Freezewhere calls out to his mother. In the same movie, it is mentioned that his birth parents were probably lost in the earthquake of the first film, and becomes close friends with another Stegosaurus named Tippy.
Spike's design was based on Bluth's pet Chow ChowCubby, with the director commenting that he had a personal fondness for the character, calling him "a pure soul, simple, accommodating, and eager to please.
He is also known for having an amazing sense of smell, which comes in handy on occasion. Journey of the Bravewhen he attempts to greet Wild Arms, who passes out. Originally from the Mysterious Beyond, she meets Chomper and agrees to accompany him to the Great Valley, and becomes separated from her parents and two siblings after they are ambushed by a Sharptooth named Redclaw.
Later, she re-unites with her family in the episode "Return to Hanging Rock", but returns to the Valley in order to keep looking after Chomper as promised. She made her film debut in the fourteenth movie Journey of the Brave. Thicknose[ edit ] Mr. The Big Freezehe is a very respected resident of the Great Valley; having convinced the others that he has been everywhere and seen everything.
When snow falls in the Valley for the first known time, and he is unable to explain it, the other adults lose faith in him. While stranded in the Mysterious Beyond, he reveals to the children, to whom he acted as a teacher, that most of his knowledge comes from secondary sources. Despite this, he is able to use the knowledge he learned to guide them back to the Great Valley. The Big Freeze, but he has become a regular in the TV series.
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Journey to Big Water. The character is bilingual, speaking a broken form of the herbivore language, as well as his native dolphin-like language. He is very playful, and becomes popular with the main characters aside from Cera, who is at first annoyed by his playful antics. Though the character's only prominent roles are in the ninth movie and in the TV episode "The Missing Fast-Water Adventure", he has made a few cameo appearances in the films.
The Great Longneck Migrationhe jumps out of the water during the "Adventuring" musical number, and he says "And fly! The Celestials use the Power Stone to impose judgment upon enemy civilizations. Over time, the Cosmic Beings are overwhelmed by the Stone's power and attempt to dispose of it by encasing it in an Orb and storing it away in the Temple Vault on Morag. After gaining self-consciousness, Ego creates layers of matter around himself, eventually forming a new planet over millions of years.
Ego explores the universe in an attempt to find life besides himself, but feels disappointed in what he finds. Eventually, he begins planting seeds on many of these worldswith the intent of one day using them to absorb all life until only he remains. Vibranium A meteorite made of vibranium strikes the east of the continent which would come to be known as Africa.
It affects the plant life around it, imbuing it with strength, prosperity, and mysticism.
A Chronicom begins its life. Thousands of years later, it would assume the identity of " Enoch ". The Chronicom agent later to be known as Enoch is sent to Earth to study the evolution of the human race.
The tribes at war The five tribes of Wakanda live in constant war with each other until, one day, a warrior shaman named Bashenga receives a vision from the panther goddess Bastwho leads him to the Heart-Shaped Herb.
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Bashenga ingests the plant and it grants him superhuman strength, speed, and instincts. He becomes king and the first Black Panther, the protector of Wakanda. While four of the tribes agree to live under Bashenga's reign, the Jabari Tribe instead choose to isolate themselves in the mountains. Burithe first king of Asgardis born. Agamotto forms the Masters of the Mystic Arts as a league of magic practitioners, dedicated to learning Magic so to safeguard the Earth from dimensional evils.
Bor Burison is born to Buriking of Asgard. In order to raise their chances in the war against their enemies, a rogue Kree faction visits numerous planets, genetically altering a number of sentient life forms in order to create biological weapons.
When these humans are deemed ready for war, the Kree expose them to Terrigen Mistwhich activates their special genetic ability of Terrigenesis ; a process which imbues the human with a power unique to them.