MCA Home Video, the video-releasing arm of Universal Pictures, inaugurated its own animation studio with this, their first direct-to-tape cartoon feature, a follow-up to 1988's splendidly evocative dinosaur cartoon THE LAND BEFORE TIME. But gone are the predecessor's producer Steven
Spielberg and animator Don Bluth, and the new installment doesn't add much to the premise aside from best-forgotten musical numbers.
When last seen, young brontosaurus Littlefoot, teensy triceratops Cera, pint-sized pterosaur Petrie, and sluggish whatever-he-is Rooter had escaped extinction by reaching the fertile Great Valley, where plant food is abundant and predators are few. Bu...