WE’RE BACK! A DINOSAUR’S STORY (1993 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 2.8|5.0 Stars ìì

We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story—a linear, animated disaster—has little character development and no story depth. The best thing that can be said about this film is that it has absolutely great voicing. This is not a film that shows Executive Producer Steven Spielberg's usual flair for investing in great entertainment films; but, perhaps to make up for this films failure, Spielberg’s Jurassic Park was on billboards the same year this animated feature was released and that film more than makes up for this film’s lack. 

Storyline

The story revolves around a T-Rex who meets a small alien named Vorb (voice of Jay Leno) who endeavors to make T-Rex into a ‘nice’ dinosaur with Brain Grains, brain food in a box. He is introduced to other dinosaurs who have been fed this food and then meets Captain Neweyes (voice of Walter Cronkite) who has a ‘wish machine’ that catches peoples’ every wish. Several children want to see real dinosaurs, so Captain Neweyes readies the ‘nice’ dinosaurs for a trip to New York City, but warns them beware of his evil brother, Professor Screweyes (voice of Kenneth Mars). While in New York City, the dinosaurs meet a boy named Louie (voice of Joey Shea) who eventually meets a girl named Cecilia (voice of Yeardley Smith). Louie convinces Cecilia that she should run away with him to join the circus. But, the circus they join is run by the evil Professor Screweyes The story is off and running as the dinosaurs endeavor to save Louie and Cecilia and finally find a true dinosaur home in the Museum of Natural History.


Additional Thanks

Fair Work for Directors Phil Nibbelink, Simon Wells, and Dick and Ralph Zondag. Thank you to Executive Producers Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, and Steven Spielberg for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Mother Bird (voice of Rhea Perlman), Woog (voice of René Le Vant), Elsa (voice of Felicity Kendal), Dweeb (voice of Charles Fleischer), Larry King (Himself), Stubbs the Clown (voice of Martin Short), and Dr. Bleeb (voice of Julia Childs).



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