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We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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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A Dinosaur Adventure For The Whole Family See more »


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G | See all certifications »

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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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Box Office

Gross USA:

$9,315,576
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Dolby | DTS

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Actor John Malkovich was originally set to voice the role of Professor Screweyes but dropped out because of disagreements with directors Phil Nibbelink, Simon Wells, Dick Zondag, and Ralph Zondag's vision of the film. Upon the movie's release, Malkovich was a vocal critic of the project, arguing that the scope of the script was not fully realized and that the final product was "sub par, to say the least." To this day, Malkovich generally refuses to talk about the film. In a rare 2003 interview, Malkovich made a brief allusion to the movie, saying, "Good ideas go to die in Hollywood. I worked on an animated movie about dinosaurs in New York once. It was completely bureaucratized. They took something that had art in it and put it in the laps of people that only cared about the bottom line, and look what happened." In a later portion of the interview, Malkovich went on to say, "Yeah, projects like We're Back: A Dinosaur's Story-they just make you sick. That's why I left this town. It's all about the money, the bottom line. It's disgusting." See more »

Goofs

Someone mistakenly describes Dweeb as an Apatosaurus. He is in fact a Parasaurolophus. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Bleeb: They're not here. I missed them again because of my endless, shameless lateness. No matter, we'll rendezvous. We'll rendezvous.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Soundtracks

Roll Back The Rock (To The Dawn Of Time) (Finale Version)
Performed by Little Richard
Produced by Thomas Dolby
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A kids Jurassic Park
8 March 1999 | by ryangilmer007See all my reviews

This quite simply is a kids Jurassic Park. The jolting scares are gone, the computer/robot/live action is gone, and the story is whittled down to cartoon caliber. In this aspect the movie is OK. It is enjoyable for kids and watchable for adults. Voice talents include people of Simpsons, Cheers, and talkshow fame. The story-line is ok too (of fairy-tale/bed-time story calibre). The animation is nothing spectacular and is not on the Disney level, but that is not this movie's goal. The goal is to bring the world of Jurassic Park and of Dinosaurs to a young audience in a well made fashion. In this case "We're Back a Dinosaur Story" succeeds where other movies; which tried to jump on the Jurassic Pack media bandwagon, like the Carnosaur (goar) series, failed.


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