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"You have never seen anything like this."

When it comes to animated films, Disney has a tendency to stand out from the pack. "Dinosaur" follows the adventure of a young Iguanodon, which is a species of dinosaur, named Aladar. He is transplanted from a normal dinosaur life and instead raised by a family of lemurs. Just as Aladar begins to accept his differences from the rest of the family, an asteroid falls to the Earth. The event is all the catalyst needed to send Aladar on a quest for survival with what is left of his adopted family.

Of course, the situation for Aladar and his family becomes complicated when they fall in with a group of dinosaurs heading toward a safe place with plenty of water and food. During the journey the family befriends several other dinosaurs, but also makes a few enemies at the same time. The leader of the pack of massive animals, Kron, takes issue with Aladar's approach and conflict between the two of them is inevitable. So the family is forced to make a decision on whether or not to go along with the group by compromising their beliefs or taking a stand for what they believe is right.

However, Aladar ends up falling in love with another Iguanodon, who happens to be Kron's sister. In the middle of the massive search for a new place to live, the pair must adjust and begin a relationship under the eyes of a brother that can not stand Aladar. At the same time, the lemur family is tasked with befriending and furthering their bonds with some of the dinosaurs in the heard, which is something familiar to them since they adopted Aladar. Navigating the politics of the group and many sub-groups becomes a daunting affair for the family.

While still an animated film from Disney, "Dinosaur" touches on topics many modern dramas like to explore such as: respecting elders, standing for principles, and fair treatment for all. While a family of lemurs with an adopted dinosaur son seems like an odd pairing, the movie is full of strange partnerships. The goal of the entire group is simply survival, and the adventure the characters undertake ends up being a lot more than they bargained for. On the journey the group learns that some decisions are harder than others and that in spite of intentions what seems like the best solution is not always the right way out.

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| 2000 | 1 hr 21 min | 6.5/10
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Ralph Zondag, Eric Leighton
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English
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