Your favorite dinosaur friends from the Great Valley are back for the coolest adventure of their lives, in The Land Before Time: The Big Freeze. In this chilling and thrilling new escapade, snow falls in the Valley for the first time, puzzling and enchanting everyone. It's not long before they all realize that these fun and fluffy white flakes are threatening their survival. But Littlefoot, Cera, Ducky and Petrie are more worried about Spike. A visiting Stegosaurus herd fascinates Spike, who decides to join them on their journey to escape the freeze. When Ducky secretly follows him to the Mysterious Beyond, Littlefoot, Cera and Petrie decide to brave the icy weather to bring back their missing friends. Know-it-all Mr. Thicknose (voice of Emmy Award winning actor Robert Guillaume) insists on going along and soon discovers he has lessons to learn from the young ones. The magical animation, enchanting songs, and touching story about friendship and family make The Land Before Time: The Big Freeze a captivating film that will warm your family's heart and provide an avalanche of fun for years to come.
When the dinosaurs of the Great Valley wake up to find themselves covered with "white ground sparkles," the prehistoric lizard kids have snowball fights, but the adults understand the threat to their food supply. So when a traveling family of spiketails (Stegosauruses) offers to take Spike with them in search of warmer climes and more munchies, his adoptive mother reluctantly agrees. But his adoptive sister Ducky sets off after him and the rest of the playmates form a rescue party joined by the blustering elder, Mr. Thicknose (the voice of Robert Guillaume). The small band faces a T-Rex, landslides, blizzards, wind shear on Petrie the Pterosaur's wings and, finally, ice skating into hot springs, which ultimately save the valley's dino denizens. As with its predecessors, this 72-minute film combines a little science and song with a lot of life instruction for the preschool and grade-school crowd. (Ages 3 to 7) --Kimberly Heinrichs