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We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)

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A group of dinosaurs travels to New York City to finding about mysterious circus.

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John Patrick Shanley (screenplay), Hudson Talbott (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Goodman ... Rex (voice)
Blaze Berdahl ... Buster (voice)
Rhea Perlman ... Mother Bird (voice)
Jay Leno ... Vorb (voice)
René Le Vant René Le Vant ... Woog (voice)
Felicity Kendal ... Elsa (voice)
Charles Fleischer ... Dweeb (voice)
Walter Cronkite ... Captain Neweyes (voice)
Larry King ... Himself (voice)
Julia Child ... Dr. Bleeb (voice)
Kenneth Mars ... Professor Screweyes (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Cecilia (voice)
Martin Short ... Stubbs the Clown (voice)
Nigel Pegram ... (voice)
Jessica Angelson Jessica Angelson ... (voice)
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Storyline

Captain New Eyes travels back in time and feeds dinosaurs his Brain Grain cereal, which makes them intelligent and nonviolent. They agree to go to the Middle Future (this era) in order to grant the wishes of children in New York city. They are to meet Dr. Bleeb of the Museum of Natural History, but get side-tracked with their new friends and run into the Captain's evil brother, Professor Screw Eyes, who has other plans for the dinosaurs. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Wish for a dinosaur and watch all your dreams come true. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

4 Dinos in New York See more »

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Gross USA:

$9,315,576
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Features several prominent entertainment personalities who were not actors by trade: journalist Walter Cronkite, television chef Julia Child and comedian/late night television host Jay Leno. See more »

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The dinosaurs land in New York City on Thanksgiving Day, but most of the residents (including a main character) are wearing spring or summer clothing. Thanksgiving is in the middle of autumn, meaning the residents of New York would be bundled up. See more »

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[Louie and Cecilia are about to sign Prof. Screweyes' contract]
Cecilia: Louie, I'm scared.
Professor Screweyes: You are? Good.
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Instead of showing the traditional Amblin logo (the one of Elliot going on the bicycle and flying up to the moon) the logo says, "Amblimation" and Fievel (from "An American Tail") is pushing it, then he stands next to it and his hat falls down over his eyes. See more »

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This Brought me back
6 February 2005 | by Watcher_of_uSee all my reviews

When I was a kid, I loved dinosaurs. Jurrasic Park, The Land Before Time, (the original, not the crappy umpteen sequels), and We're Back especially were my favorite movies.

Now when I look at it again, I see that the movie's plot made no sense, the characters were stereotypical, and that it was sappy at the end.

But as a kid, I didn't care. What could be cooler than a singing tyrannosaurus(with the exception of Barney)? I didn't care if the plot made no sense to an adult because it made perfect sense to me. I never wondered why Rex didn't know what lunch was but instantly knew the tune of "Row your boat". I didn't see the average example of "unhappy" children and a villain that was one sided and overly symbolic. I saw some cool kids and a crazy scary guy with a screw for an eyeball that somehow had magical powers.

Because that's what this movie was and is: a children's movie. And somehow in all the critic reviews and hype and over analyzation of movies in general, I forgot what it was like to watch a movie as a kid and to just enjoy it regardless of plot and characters.

I get the same feeling from watching old Saturday morning cartoons. They were stupid, and the plots were ridiculous, but I loved them. Bring on the genetic mutants who know kung-fu and fight crime! Throw in a few aliens and you've got a good thing to eat sugary cereal to! Anyway, I guess the real reason I wrote this review was to perhaps remind people to simplify their lives from time to time, and quit over-analyzing. You enjoy more that way.


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