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10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About "The Land Before Time"

Cera was originally a boy!

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1. A lot of scenes were cut from the film, believed to be potentially psychologically damaging to kids.

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2. The 10-year-old girl who voiced the role of Ducky was murdered by her father four months before the film's release.

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3. The film was executive produced by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas.

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4. Pizza Hut ran a promotion selling 99-cents finger puppets of all the characters.

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5. The five main characters are the following dinosaurs: Littlefoot, an apatosaurus; Cera, a triceratops; Spike, a stegosaurus; Petrie, a pteranodon; and Ducky, a parasaurolophus.

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6. Littlefoot was originally going to be called Thunderfoot.

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7. Originally, the film was going to have no dialogue.

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8. The Land Before Time has 12 direct-to-video sequels/spinoffs.

9. Cera the triceratops was originally going to be a boy.

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10. The first Land Before Time film is the only one not to be a musical.

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