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The Land Before Time => 1988 Theatrical Release => Topic started by: Phantom on November 04, 2013, 12:47:56 AM

Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Phantom on November 04, 2013, 12:47:56 AM
Does anyone own it? I've seen the text posted on some websites, but never the pictures.
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: jesstripod@hotmail.com on June 07, 2014, 01:02:22 PM
Might you be able to find it on EBay or Amazon or something, not sure if anyone else will post any pictures at all.
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Mumbling on June 07, 2014, 05:45:41 PM
I'm pretty sure Malte has that book. At least, I assume you're talking about The Land Before Time - The Illustrated Story. He has two versions:

(http://lbtcollection.weebly.com/uploads/4/5/9/5/4595663/7777607_orig.jpg)

(http://lbtcollection.weebly.com/uploads/4/5/9/5/4595663/1388480_orig.jpg)
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Bruton the Iguanodon on June 12, 2014, 12:33:15 AM
Heh, funny story...two years ago, on April 6th, 2012 (shortly before my initial ban) that I finally drove my mother to the breaking point with my sneaking around online and looking at LBT stuff that she redecorated my room with the pictures from this book.

It was...a day I'd like very much to forget.
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Sneak on February 14, 2017, 06:01:13 PM
Ok, here it is.

As LBT fan, for many years, I wanted to read this bookhttp://landbeforetime.wikia.com/wiki/The_L...lustrated_Story (http://landbeforetime.wikia.com/wiki/The_Land_Before_Time:_The_Illustrated_Story)

While I have almost 0% chance to find, buy, and move it to my country...

I have a request.

Can somebody who has this book scan it for me? And send?
I would like to honestly PAY for your work, so it won't be for free.

Thank you.
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: ADFan185 on February 14, 2017, 09:55:57 PM
Dude I just found it online it's on eBay. It's 100.00 USD for the book. Witch translates to 5,702.34 Ruble and 34 copex. Hopefully this helps you.

http://m.ebay.com/sch/i.html?cmd=SKW&_pgn=...cover+Rare+Book (http://m.ebay.com/sch/i.html?cmd=SKW&_pgn=1&_nkw=1988+The+Land+Before+Time%3A+The+Illustrated+Story%3B+Hardcover+Rare+Book)
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Sneak on February 15, 2017, 03:11:58 AM
I won't buy it on Ebay or other stuff.
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: ADFan185 on February 16, 2017, 09:04:35 AM
I think that's the only option
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Sneak on February 16, 2017, 09:32:32 AM
I wrote another
:p

I would pay to this people as if I bought something officially
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Coyote_A on February 16, 2017, 04:11:02 PM
Quote from: ADFan185,Feb 15 2017 on  05:55 AM
It's 100.00 USD for the book. Witch translates to 5,702.34 Ruble and 34 copex.
That's very considerate of you, but most Russians know the conversion rate for USD and roubles, don't worry. Also, it's "kopeks" or rather "kopeiks" if we're being especially picky linguists. :DD
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: ADFan185 on February 16, 2017, 06:45:07 PM
Ah okay I just didn't  know the spelling for the change that's all. Just trying to help
That's all.
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Post by: Sneak on February 20, 2017, 09:49:32 AM
As I understood, Malte, Pokeplayer and NewOrder have this book, right?
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: ADFan185 on February 20, 2017, 10:51:03 AM
I don't think they want to photocopy a entire book you could ask them
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Ducky123 on February 20, 2017, 12:15:24 PM
A PM to those members might be an idea to help you  ^^spike
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: ADFan185 on February 20, 2017, 02:42:50 PM
Yes yes it is but why don't you just buy it from eBay. I don't see why you don't do that.
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Sneak on April 02, 2017, 04:29:13 PM
Oh my Subgod...

Since nobody answered me on my request...
Do I really have to buy it only through Ebay, for superhuge price of book+delivery?..
And I never used any E-shops in my life before... I don't know how it works, and I don't know can I TRUST it....
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: ADFan185 on April 03, 2017, 04:37:41 AM
I guess so I just looked it up and only eBay has it. And I've bought a couple things from eBay and I got what I ordered.
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Sneak on April 11, 2017, 06:44:16 PM
just bought it.
sigh... not sure if delivery finds my home address at the end

It would be VERY "AMAZING" if rare book will repeat original film's fate and get lost. This time, somewhere in post company, FAIL
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: ADFan185 on April 12, 2017, 11:57:58 AM
Hopefully your book that you spent between 70-100.00 USD on comes I'm sure it will come
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Post by: Sneak on April 12, 2017, 12:32:23 PM
my country's money currency is "weak" right now, so I lost additional money during price convertation.
Yet another reason why I wanted to get this book from someone here...
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: ADFan185 on April 12, 2017, 01:37:07 PM
Oh so you didn't get your book I didn't know that sorry to hear that. Try private messaging malte to see if he'll sell you the book.
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Sneak on April 12, 2017, 02:01:46 PM
I didn't get the book now because I bought it yesterday, and there's 1-month delivery.

Malte&Co doesn't answer. So I will wait for miracle delivery...
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Sovereign on April 13, 2017, 02:02:25 PM
Is this a normal children's picture book or is there something more to it? Also, was the domehead scene from this book or do I remember that incorrectly? It's been some time since I read the whole uncut scenes section.
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Sneak on April 13, 2017, 02:16:20 PM
It is said that it is children book with extra and altered scenes from movie.
http://landbeforetime.wikia.com/wiki/The_L...lustrated_Story (http://landbeforetime.wikia.com/wiki/The_Land_Before_Time:_The_Illustrated_Story)
last piece of puzzle...

Edit:
WOW O_o
Someone posted illustrations from the book in wiki article! Oo

Edit: What's wrong with Petrie's colors, and why Sharptooth LEFT eye is bad, if in film it was RIGHT?
oh, nevermind...
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: ADFan185 on April 14, 2017, 09:52:03 PM
Wow that's a long wait to get a book. But it will coke soon.
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Sneak on June 04, 2017, 03:45:25 PM
today...
I GOT IT.

My long journey has come to end...
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: ADFan185 on June 04, 2017, 03:52:26 PM
That's awesome that you got that book finally
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Dalekdino on June 04, 2017, 04:26:11 PM
Ah brilliant. I considered​ buying it myself a few years back, but it was expensive and would have taken weeks to be shipped to the UK. I also have to lbt book friends in need and search for the great Valley, and posted the pages here too. Though one thing that bugs me about those two book is they are very abridged. And don't even Finish the story. Atleast this illustrated version tells the whole story
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Hypno on June 06, 2017, 06:15:15 PM
How is it? I heard it has the original ending before the rearrangements of the scenes near the end.
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: ADFan185 on June 07, 2017, 01:06:31 PM
Ah very cool that this book has the original sences in it. It sounds like a very good book to be honest with you
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Hypno on June 07, 2017, 04:07:51 PM
I'm not sure if it has all of them but I know it has the original ending.

Edit: Nevermind, the Illustarted Story is the same except for the Oasis Scene. It's the book Friends in Need that has the original ending and other cut stuff.
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: ADFan185 on June 07, 2017, 04:46:40 PM
Ah okay thanks for the information I might try and find that book and look through it. I'm sure it's pricy and expensive.
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Sneak on February 24, 2018, 05:19:49 AM
So, I think it's also a time to publish here full version of the book, since I didn't find online version of this rare book too. :/
You don't mind? Again: I don't break any serious polices? XD
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Sneak on February 24, 2018, 02:48:53 PM
Nevermind, work is done.

Here (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lV4fH1GzemFJnF-f3-Yyh95AHkCGq0lF).

Compare with script scenes. :D
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Sovereign on February 24, 2018, 05:19:34 PM
I could download the book but the chapters don't seem to open. :unsure:
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Sneak on February 24, 2018, 06:16:31 PM
huh Oo
it is just simple rar archive with simple png files...

how do you try to open/read it? It gives some error?
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Sovereign on February 24, 2018, 06:22:11 PM
When I double click the folder, it gives me a list of pictures of the book but when I double click the files, nothing happens, not even error messages.
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Sneak on February 24, 2018, 06:26:30 PM
if you do this in browser - do not try to open folder/files. Just click on "download" . :3
If you try it on comp - hmmm, png should simply be opened.

Edit: I checked. It works fine.
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Sovereign on February 24, 2018, 06:54:10 PM
I downloaded the whole thing but I cannot open a .rar file.
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Hypno on February 24, 2018, 08:03:35 PM
The pages were already scanned and uploaded to the LBT wiki back in 2015.

Edit: scratch that, only some were, and bad at that. Maybe yours will be better? The file won't open for me. 81 MB!? That's quite a lot more than the LBT script. It won't download for me though.

Edit 2: Okay it is now, though slowly.
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: LeventeII on February 24, 2018, 08:06:50 PM
Quote
I downloaded the whole thing but I cannot open a .rar file.
You have to unpack the. rar file first, then 68 PNG files will appear which you can watch.

By the way: The quality is really great! Thank you, Sneak! :)
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Hypno on February 24, 2018, 08:18:59 PM
Quote from: LeventeII on Feb 24 2018, 07:06:50 PM
Quote
I downloaded the whole thing but I cannot open a .rar file.
You have to unpack the. rar file first, then 68 PNG files will appear which you can watch.

By the way: The quality is really great! Thank you, Sneak! :)
I usually have issues downloading straight from the browser for some reason (downloads 12 MB and then the download kinda freezes), maybe that's why I'm having trouble.

edit: it finally downloaded! Great job Sneak! :D
Now we need to get the other - what, twenty something books? xD
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Sneak on February 25, 2018, 04:51:46 AM
Yeah, Wiki contained only images from book, I used my old-old PC scanner to make every of 66 pages readable for people. :P
Someone uploaded it on Wiki already. Read it!
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Hypno on February 25, 2018, 09:35:16 AM
Quote from: Sneak on Feb 25 2018, 03:51:46 AM
Yeah, Wiki contained only images from book, I used my old-old PC scanner to make every of 66 pages readable for people. :P
Someone uploaded it on Wiki already. Read it!
It was me. You can read it here instead if you couldn't get the .rar file to work:

http://landbeforetime.wikia.com/wiki/The_Land_Before_Time:_The_Illustrated_Story (http://landbeforetime.wikia.com/wiki/The_Land_Before_Time:_The_Illustrated_Story)
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Sovereign on February 25, 2018, 11:47:07 AM
It seems I'd need to download some kind of app to unpack .rar files and my normal photo viewer has been broken for some time so it could explain my problems in opening Sneak's pictures. So thanks a lot for uploading the shots to the wiki, Hypno! Now I can see them perfectly! :DD
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Post by: Littlefoot505 on February 25, 2018, 11:59:03 AM
I recommend 7Zip for opening Rar files.
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Post by: Sovereign on February 25, 2018, 12:24:37 PM
Thanks for the tip. :) I can open even Sneak's files now and they look great.
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Post by: Hypno on February 25, 2018, 12:36:02 PM
This book appears to be based on the script that Sneak recently uploaded. From me reading both the script and book, they appear to be mostly identical and the book has mostly paintings from the cels in the movie, so technically we have some new visuals and stills, they're just painted instead :)
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Sovereign on February 25, 2018, 04:15:11 PM
Yep, it's pretty much the same thing. :DD However, the travel montage scene is still missing and the ending is still far different in the book and the script. I really like the last scene between Littlefoot and his mother and I truly wish it had been preserved. :( On the other hand, I wonder what this "Valley song" thing is? While such an element could sound cool on paper, I fear it could have easily become cheesy or cringy in the film (unless you believe in the heaven ending ;) ) so I'm rather happy that was left out, though.

I've been wondering about Krieger's answer in the light of the script, however. There isn't a scene with Cera crushing any flowers nor any alternative pteranodon scenes in the script. Did he remember wrong or were some of the cut scenes added to the film after this draft script?
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Sneak on February 25, 2018, 04:53:14 PM
Only I know is script is lack of Snake attack storyboards scenes, but already includes Rooter who was said to be included much later... So we can't make conclusion only on script and book, can't even say WHAT animated scenes was cut. There was much more we don't know... It can be explanation why some scenes is missing and vice versa.
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Hypno on February 25, 2018, 06:13:12 PM
Quote from: Sneak on Feb 25 2018, 03:53:14 PM
Only I know is script is lack of Snake attack storyboards scenes, but already includes Rooter who was said to be included much later... So we can't make conclusion only on script and book, can't even say WHAT animated scenes was cut. There was much more we don't know... It can be explanation why some scenes is missing and vice versa.
The snake attack must have been cut earlier on (like sometime in 1986), and it appears that Rooter was actually added in earlier than we thought (but I myself can certainly believe that he got added in mid-1987, production began in 1985 according to Stu Krieger, and we know the movie was going to come out in late 1987 but a studio relocation delayed it a year later). I think I can make conclusions based on those assumptions.
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Sovereign on February 25, 2018, 06:44:42 PM
What snake scene are you talking about? I've gone through cut scenes thread many times and I don't remember such a scene.
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Post by: Sneak on February 25, 2018, 06:50:49 PM
Watch it here, Sovereign, scroll to the middle
http://landbeforetime.wikia.com/wiki/The_Land_Before_Time (http://landbeforetime.wikia.com/wiki/The_Land_Before_Time)
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Sovereign on February 25, 2018, 07:11:42 PM
Never seen that one before, I guess I should check the wiki more often. ;)
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Post by: Hypno on February 25, 2018, 07:12:44 PM
Quote from: Sovereign on Feb 25 2018, 05:44:42 PM
What snake scene are you talking about? I've gone through cut scenes thread many times and I don't remember such a scene.
Here it is.

http://landbeforetime.wikia.com/wiki/The_Land_Before_Time#Littlefoot_and_the_Snake (http://landbeforetime.wikia.com/wiki/The_Land_Before_Time#Littlefoot_and_the_Snake)
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Dr. Rex on April 28, 2018, 03:09:04 AM
Quote from: ADFan185 on Feb 14 2017, 08:55:57 PM
Dude I just found it online it's on eBay. It's 100.00 USD for the book. Witch translates to 5,702.34 Ruble and 34 copex. Hopefully this helps you.

http://m.ebay.com/sch/i.html?cmd=SKW&_pgn=...cover+Rare+Book (http://m.ebay.com/sch/i.html?cmd=SKW&_pgn=1&_nkw=1988+The+Land+Before+Time%3A+The+Illustrated+Story%3B+Hardcover+Rare+Book)
$100.00?!

I guess it's because it's so ancient...
Title: The Elusive Illustrated Storybook
Post by: Hypno on April 29, 2018, 09:21:09 AM
Quote from: Dr. Rex on Apr 28 2018, 02:09:04 AM
Quote from: ADFan185 on Feb 14 2017, 08:55:57 PM
Dude I just found it online it's on eBay. It's 100.00 USD for the book. Witch translates to 5,702.34 Ruble and 34 copex. Hopefully this helps you.

http://m.ebay.com/sch/i.html?cmd=SKW&_pgn=...cover+Rare+Book (http://m.ebay.com/sch/i.html?cmd=SKW&_pgn=1&_nkw=1988+The+Land+Before+Time%3A+The+Illustrated+Story%3B+Hardcover+Rare+Book)
$100.00?!

I guess it's because it's so ancient...
I think it's out of print, so yep, it is a pretty ancient book. Time is going by and the 1980s are getting farther and farther back in time.