09 20 Oct '24
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Eric Leighton, Ralph Zondag


82' - 2000 - Drama, Adventure - Dialogue: Russian, English
Director: Eric Leighton, Ralph Zondag Composer: James Newton Howard With: Samuel E. Wright, Alfre Woodard, Ossie Davis
Walt Disney Pictures redefined computer animation with this technically accomplished fantasy of prehistoric life, combining live-action backgrounds with computer-generated animals. After a pterodactyl snatches a dinosaur's egg and accidentally drops it while flying away, the egg is rescued by a family of lemurs, who keep it warm until it hatches. They raise the baby dinosaur, named Aladar, as one of their own, and as he grows to adulthood, Aladar protects the primates that he has come to regard as his family. When a giant meteor appears in the sky, packs of dinosaurs have no idea what to make of the strange fiery light, but Aladar and the lemurs are convinced that they must escape to a safer place before the huge flaming stone destroys their home, leading Aladar to encounter his own kind for the first time. (Mark Deming)

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Eric Leighton, Ralph Zondag


James Newton Howard


Samuel E. Wright, Alfre Woodard, Ossie Davis


Thom Enriquez, John Harrison, Robert Nelson Jacobs

Director of Photography

David R. Hardbergere, Steven Douglas Smith


H. Lee Peterson


Pam Marsden

More information


Russian, English

Countries of production

United States of America, Japan



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