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The Land Before Time X: The Great Migration
Directed by Charles Grosvenor
Produced by Charles Grosvenor
James Wang
Daniel J. Wiley
Written by Judy Freudberg
Tony Geiss
John Loy
Starring John Ingle
Alec Medlock
Kenneth Mars
Miriam Flynn
Aria Curzon
Jeff Bennett
Rob Paulsen
Anndi McAfee
Brandon DePaul
James Garner
Bernadette Peters
Kiefer Sutherland
Music by Michele Brourman (songs)
Amanda McBroom (songs)
Michael Tavera (score)
Jerry Goldsmith (Universal logo only)
Distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Release date(s) December 3, 2003
Running time 84 min.
Language English
Preceded by The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water (2002)
Followed by The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses (2004)

The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration (known internationally as The Land Before Time X: The Great Migration) is the tenth film in the Land Before Time series. At 84 minutes, it is the longest film in the Land Before Time series of movies.

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Plot

Littlefoot has nightmares which involve the sun, or "Great Circle". He mentions it to his grandparents, who share the experience. Grandpa has a feeling that he wants to "go somewhere", and they leave the next day with no help but sense to tell them where they were going. Out of curiosity, the others follow him, starting after them the following night. But there's disaster after disaster as waking them up isn't easy for Cera.

The movie does not explain a lot of things. For starters, a myth stating that longnecks saved the world. "The night circle (moon) was jealous of the great circle (sun) and pushed it out of the sky (a solar eclipse). A herd of longnecks were on the ground and 'they stretched their necks up and caught the great circle on their heads, and then pushed it right back up into the sky.'" Second, the crater is not explained.

New characters are introduced through the movie: "Sue", a Supersaurus, who is driven on by the same sense as Grandpa, joins Littlefoot; and Cera and the others met "Pat" who is an eldery Brontosaurus. Sue is always haunted by a want to meet someone taller than her, as she towers above everyone else. Pat is slow-moving, but does arrive at the crater in time for the event. He injures his foot due to volcano activity.

However, another surprise is in store, as Littlefoot meets his father, Bron (Kiefer Sutherland), for the first time in his whole life. However, Bron isn't alone. Since parting from his now deceased wife (a song from The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists reveals that the concept of marriage does exist in The Land Before Time universe), he has become guardian to another young Brachiosaurus, Shorty, who becomes jealous of Littlefoot since Bron is spending more time with him.

Bron's story is along one. He left to find a new place to live before Littlefoot hatched, but only arrived to find that the Earthquake had destroyed everything. In search of Littlefoot's mother, he finds Shorty, but realises that it's not Littlefoot. But they stay with him. And then he is joined by others. This repeating process makes him the leader of a herd. And the same sense brings themto the crater.

Meanwhile the time comes for the Longnecks to save the sun again. Then they succeed and save the world. (However, the audience watching the film will recognize that what happened was, in fact, a solar eclipse; the Longnecks merely thought the sun was falling.)

With their mission completed, the herds depart. Knowing their true places, Littlefoot tells Bron to take care of Shorty, and returns to the Valley with his friends and grandparents.

Voice cast

Music

The music was scored by Michael Tavera. This was the first film in the series that did not use James Horner's original score. It was Michael Tavera's first and so far only completely original score in the series (older themes from the previous sequels to the original film and An American Tail were not used in this installment).

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Songs

The songs are written by Michele Brourman and Amanda McBroom. The end credit song, "Best of Friends", is performed by Olivia Newton-John. A shorter version of the song "Adventuring was heard in four episodes of The Land Before Time" TV series. This was the fifth time Spike sings; he is heard humming at the end of "Adventuring", even though Rob Paulsen was not credited for performing the song.

  • Adventuring
  • Me and My Dad
  • Bestest Friends (a.k.a Best of Friends)

Home video release history

  • December 6, 2005 (VHS and DVD)
  • September 19, 2006 (DVD - 2 Tales of Discovery and Friendship)
  • August 5, 2008 (Carrying Case DVD with Fun Activity Book - 2 Tales of Discovery and Friendship - Universal Watch on the Go)[1]

Production

The film is known internationally as "The Great Migration", rather than "The Great Longneck Migration". It was the first film in the series to use fully computer-generated dinosaurs.

Aspect Ratio

Even though this film was presented in full screen on DVD worldwide (since that is what aspect ratio the film was created in), the film is matted to anamorphic widescreen (cropping the top and bottom of the image) on a Hebrew DVD in Israel.[2]

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