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« on: May 04, 2007, 07:51:33 am »
There have been many references to the way the sharpteeth developed throughout LBT, but I don't think they were given an own thread so far, while the importance of the topic certainly warrants doing so.
Most people will agree on the original movie's sharptooth being among the most impressive (perhaps even THE most impressive) we have seen so far. He is definitely presented as a perilous thread to the kids who escape by a hairs breadth several times. Littlefoot's mother was not so lucky making the original movies sharptooth one of the very few whom we ever saw killing (or mortally wounding another dinosaur). Even the original movie's sharptooth was tamed down though. There are many references of Don Bluth to "scary" sharptooth scenes making up for most of the eight minutes cut from the original movie. For example he wrote in his Toon Talk Magazine:
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The Tyrannosaurus Rex, now in color, was unusually dramatic. John, Gary, and myself set out for the meeting at 20th Century Fox's screening facility in London. The unveiling of our work was embraced, as expected, with grins, merry laughter, and even applause.
As the lights came up, so did Steven [Spielberg] and George [Lucas]. "It's too scary," both remarked. "We'll have kids crying in the lobby, and a lot of angry parents. You don't want that," Steven said. "Believe me guys, you don't want that." "Let's meet at Elstree Studio tomorrow, they have an editing room there," suggested George. "Good," Steven agreed, "we'll tame it down and cut some of the biting moments." John was speechless, Gary stunned and I was in retreat, into my head, behind bolted doors.
Directing a movie is like birthing children. To see it rushed into surgery, even for commercial reasons, somehow fractures one's enthusiasm. On that day, nineteen fully colored Rex scenes were cut from the movie, I mourned for a week. Were Steven and George right to do it? In hindsight I think yes. Land grossed $72 million worldwide, and became one of the supporting pillars for the animation renaissance.
Least you chose to forget, Land Before Time has been followed by six sequels, direct to video, that have generated in excess of $250 million.
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While Bluth reluctantly admits that in hindsight Spielberg and Lucas were probably right it is obvious that he thinks so mainly for commercial reasons, while not thinking of the cutting out of the sharptooth scenes as an improvement of the work. We can only speculate about what the "scary" parts may have included. Probably a lot of close snapping and biting and possibly more about the Sharptooth's eye
Sharptooth's eye as a motive of revenge (as was suggested in one land before time story book; the same which included the oasis scene).
It is likely that the "eye-revenge" motive was originally meant to be more included in LBT, as Don Bluth had a problem to consider Sharptooth a "villain" for merely wishing to eat and survive. In his Toon Talk Magazine he wrote about Sharptooth:
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Was he deficient in kindness and mercy? No! Was he evolutionary arrested or retarded? No! Simply put he was hungry. It is the law of nature to seek out food to satiate the appetite. So I reasoned, how could I hate the beast for doing what nature instinctively ordained? Just because he was big, growling and hungry didn't make him malevolent. He needed to step outside nature's boundaries to be a bad guy, embrace brutality over compassion, and harbor a vendetta or grudge that could twist his soul into an unnatural existence. That would be a true villain. Creative ideas are born out of conflict. I wanted a more dimensional bad guy, but I was outnumbered and finally gave in. Steven and George, in fact the whole team, felt that the Rex's teeth did the job. More evil could be over-kill. If something can bite you, that's reason enough to fear it. The dinosaur children, simply put, are terrorized by their natural enemy. Although I knew our story would pack a dramaticwallop to the audience if they could hate Rex, not just fear him, I grew weary of pitching the idea. The most horrific villains are those who appear confident, cool and in control at first glance, while beneath the skin, you sense something is terribly wrong, and you never suspect the magnitude of the twisted horror inside until it is too late.

There is one scene in which sharptooth is slightly ridiculed in a kind of slapstick manner we will also come across in case of several other sharpteeth in later movies. However, this scene doesn't make sharptooth any less threatening as he is unconscious when Cera is pulling faces at him and starts to attach him. In fact from the moment he opens his eyes again he appears very threatening in that scene. From what little we know about the outcut scene in which Ducky was pulling faces at Sharptooth we can presume that he wasn't made any less scary in that scene either.
In LBT 2 we have an immense break with the situation as it was depicted in the original movie, where a friendly relationship between sharptooth and leafeater would have seemed rather impossible. By biting Cera Chomper becomes the only Sharptooth ever to directly injure any of the characters (while they possibly all got their share of indirectly inflicted injuries of bumps and bruises during their flights through rough terrain). Chomper however was never meant to be a scary sharptooth, so we should focus more on his parents.
There were some more scenes in which the sharpteeth were presented as a little ridiculous (one of Chomper's parents biting the other when trying to bite Ducky, a rather silly look when hit by a rock Spike dropped on the head of one of them, sharpteeth missing the kids and "biting the dust") and they didn't come across as quite as scary as the original movie (being relatively easily distracted and attacked by the kids). The most questionable scene is perhaps the one in which Littlefoot and Chomper trip one of Chomper's parents with a vine. Considering the difference in strength it is not really likely that it would work out. Moreover there is the question why they would risk their lives by trying to trip the Sharptooth rather than trying to hide from it and stay out of danger. They only provoked the sharptooth and I don't see what more they could have possibly hoped to achieve. When outnumbered by the grownups Chomper's parents don't make any serious attempt to attack.
Nevertheless Chomper's parents in LBT 2 were clearly threatening and the impression was that when the kids were running from them they were running for their lives. Littlefoot's father is clearly defeated by one of them (who is only kept from killing Littlefoot's grandpa by a distracting flyer). Chomper's parents trample down trees like blades of grass. Perhaps the discrepancy between their threatening appearance and the lack of causing real harm (by attacking the grownups, being not overly persistant in pursuing their prey etc.) can be explained by the fact that they were not out for prey but looking for their lost egg. Having recovered Chomper they leave the Great Valley (obviously a rather hostile place for them) on their own accord.
While the LBT 2 sharpteeth were still threatening there was a major change as they were presented more sensitive and not as the ultimate catastrophe for the Great Valley as which the original movie's sharptooth came across.
The sharpteeth of LBT 3 played a minor role compared to the earlier movies. With the raptors a new type of sharptooth was introduced, smaller in size, but dangerous for their numbers and coordinating their attacks. Faced with an even larger number of stronger leafeaters they didn't come accross as dangerous as they might have. They didn't kill Mutt's father when they had the chance (why were they so much after the kids when they could have had a grownup?) and were relatively easily defeated.
In LBT 5 we had a sharptooth who was again kind of "de-sharpened" through slapstick scenes including being bitten by Chomper, biting the dust etc. Still that sharptooth did come accross as a thread for the kids. It was also the first since the original movie's sharptooth who drew blood (from Chomper's mum). The sensitivity of Sharpteeth was even more pronounced by Chomper's parents.
The sharpteeth of LBT 6 came across in a similar manner as that of LBT 5. Threatening, but not too much. There was some slapstick again (Cera being drooled on and Littlefoot climbing into the sharptooth's mouth), but also the flight for life and death of Littlefoot, the fact that the one sharptooth proved very durable (surviving the fall into the canyon without any real injury which kind of reminds of the original movie's sharptooth), and the fact that Littlefoot's grandpa would have been killed if it hadn't been for Doc. The previous lessons about sensitive sharpteeth apparently didn't sink in. The kids cheered the execution of the two unconscious sharpteeth who were burried alive by Doc and Littlefoot's grandpa. While not presented in very scary pictures I think some scary pictures would be more tolerable than the kids cheering hat execution after all their experiences with Chomper.
The sharptooth from the story about the Lone Dinosaur was described as the "biggest, meanest, most ferocious sharptooth ever" though I suppose that was said for the sake of the story rather than for any possibility to proove these claims as fact. It was another of the few sharpteeth who drew blood.
The flashback of LBT 7 showed the first sharpteeth since the original movie who killed other dinosaurs while the main story didn't include any sharpteeth but an implication of how dreaded they are. The mere call "Sharpteeth" is causing a stampede in the night when Ducky is abducted.
LBT 8 had the first sharptooth I was thoroughly disappointed with. That sharptooth didn't come accross as any thread at all. It was too silly to step aside when a snowball is rolled at it and there just weren't any scenes in which one had the feeling that anyone was really in danger because of that sharptooth. Mr. Thicknose even credits it for giving the push he needed to get up that slope.
As if to make good for the poor LBT 8 sharptooth the one of LBT 9 (though it played a relatively minor role) came across as perhaps the most threatening one since the original movie. The threatening appearance is again modified through some slapstick (Mo hitting it with his flipper) but especially during the thunderstorm scene there was a very real danger for the kids. Mo was hurt (no lasting damage, but you could see his pain when "whacked" by that Sharptooth) and even presumed death causing a very emotional scene.
Again as if in reaction to the very threatening LBT 9 sharptooth the three from LBT 10 were the dumpest and most harmless dinosaur kid's toys ever! You just can't defeat a sharptooth by throwing small pebbles at it or trip it by throwing pebbles at its feet. Tripping a sharptooth by crawling under its feet was the worst idea ever! Shorty would have been squished if he had tried crawling under the original movie's foot! Bron is kicking the corpse by talking of Sharpteeth in general as cowards and by suffering not even a minor scratch when a sharptooth bit his foot (a scene which could have been so meaningful. Just imagine what it would be like for Littlefoot, who lost his mother to a sharptooth, to see his father in a fight for life and death with a sharptooth).
In the two sequels which came out since the sharpteeth didn't improve but turned out to be rather ticklish :huh:
Charles Grosvenor is very concerned about the sharpteeth being too scary for kids which he considers the only real target audience. For example he said in this interview (which I recomend everyone to read as it contains several things we might want to discuss):
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We have a very narrow window of audience age-wise, so we have to constantly be aware of what is too much for them to deal with. If we have an attack by a T-Rex or a predator, or even a guest dinosaur, how nasty can we make that? We always have to keep in mind what is tolerable for the kids to watch.

I'm afraid Mr. Grosvenor is overdoing the taming down of sharpteeth. What wasn't too tough for kids in 1988 shouldn't be too tough in our times in which I'm afraid many kids are confronted with a much higher degree of violence in the medias which is indeed a reason to be concerned about. Even the most scary LBT sharpteeth however are not really the kind that would cause nightmares to many children. If the sense of sharpteeth being a really perilous thread is lost I'm afraid so is much of the exitement in LBT plots.

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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2007, 09:01:54 am »
Good post malte im gona not reply with a qoute as well heh its a long post lol.

Mostly want to touch on the Grosvenor bit. I think we should try to find a email for him or some such and let him know that more than just kids watch these films. Id say that 20% to 30% of those who watch are young adults 16 to 20 then there are a few animation fanatics like me in the 20 to 40 year old range not to forget the parents while few who beleive in watchign their kids and watching films etc with their kids. Films when good should cause parents and children to talk about the film they just watched. This can be done via alot of comedic bits or by scary moments or both.

I think the goal of directors etc should be to get and keep parents and children talking or to get people talking regardless of age or relation.

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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2007, 01:08:27 pm »
Ah yes. Clint and I got into this discussion before. He said something to the effect of, "The sharpteeth in the sequels are pathetic. They're too cartoonish, and you can't feel any fear watching them." When I asked him how he felt about the original sharptooth, Clint responded differently. "Oh yes. He was the BEST sharptooth of all. He scared me when I watched the movie in the theatres."

And it is understandable why he would think so. I've taken some screenshots of Sharptooth (I assume this was his name, considering that, in the movie, they use 'Sharptooth' in terms of being his name rather than what he is).







From what I notice, Sharptooth doesn't even need to be attacking (like in the 4th picture) to appear menacing. It's not just what he did in the movie that made him scary; it was how he looked. While he appears to be almost identical to Chomper's father, there's just something about his looks that makes Sharptooth appear scarier than Chomper's dad.

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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2007, 03:34:59 pm »
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Id say that 20% to 30% of those who watch are young adults 16 to 20 then there are a few animation fanatics like me in the 20 to 40 year old range not to forget the parents while few who beleive in watchign their kids and watching films etc with their kids.
I don't really think so. Your count is a guess I suppose? 16 to 25 years old will make up for a clear majority of the land before time fans to be found in the internet, but this is mainly because the huge majority of the "target age group" is not old enough to use the internet or to be interested in discussions such as ours. If we had a gallup pole about it I'm afraid the results would be much lower than that guess. Considering the immense care many of us take for their LBT enthusiasm not to be revealed to the people around them I wonder if even the majority of us would "confess" their LBT enthusiasm in a poll. I worked for a polling institute for quite a while and honestly I don't suppose all the answers I got in that job were honest. Anyway, this is going of topic.
Thank you for posting those pictures Kacie. I guess pictures are very interesting for this discussion. I wonder if there are any pictures of really ferocious looking LBT 8 or 10 sharpteeth. Actually I wouldn't be really surprised if some individual shots of them did look rather ferocious.
Which are the elements which you (all of you) think make a sharptooth ferocious? I suppose that both the inclusion and the exclusion of certain elements plays a tremendous role, but I don't want to enumerate my points right now to see if others will pick the same which I'm thinking of (I'm sure there are some I failed to include in my current list, but some of the points I thought of may not be seen as very important by everybody).

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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2007, 03:57:57 pm »
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Which are the elements which you (all of you) think make a sharptooth ferocious? I suppose that both the inclusion and the exclusion of certain elements plays a tremendous role, but I don't want to enumerate my points right now to see if others will pick the same which I'm thinking of (I'm sure there are some I failed to include in my current list, but some of the points I thought of may not be seen as very important by everybody).
I think alot of it is the coloring of not so much the sharptooth in question but the coloring of the bg sky etc. Bright colors tend to be chearful while drab or muted or fuzzy color tends to be depressing or frightening depending on the situation. How many of us have a brightly colored bed room for example?

Then you got the fact bright colors distract the eye. Think of libraries not so much school or public libraries but personal one. They tend to have dark subdued colors or dark panelling so called rich deep etc wood tones. They also tend to not hav many diffrent colors in the same room. If you got a red panneling the trim will tnd to be a slightly less dark deep shade of the same color and finally youll have a beigh carpet.

Now take a look at the pics again youll notice something in common in each. The color pallet does not include many diffrent colors.

In the first one you have blues dark blues dark greens black shades and just a tiny ammount of orange-yellow in the end of the tunnel.

In the next you got oranges reds and dark yellows and just a touch of green.

Next down you have mostly green-yellows to yellow with some dark gren-gray rocks etc

In the final one you have dark green-grays and some greenish brown.

Now notice something else the sharp tooth in all cases stand out agaisnt the background in ither shadow or litt by the surroundings.

In other lbt films they are generally well lit wich takes away the fear of the unknown. Exceptions to that are the sail back sharp tooth in 12 the raptors seen in the series lonely journey where they were hidden in shadow a fair bit. To a point even the little cute carnosuard baby was in a dark environment (also lonely journey ep).

Thats why ive said a few tmes i think the series is closer to the first film in quality.

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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2007, 08:59:15 am »
I think the light-green Tyrannosaurus (Chomper's Mom?) at the start of LBT5 looked fairly scary, especially as she approached the camera, baring her teeth.

Also, the idea that kids don't like dinosaur violence is nonsense. Why would Tyrannosaurus rex, Velociraptor, and other meat-eaters have so much popularity with children if that was the case? I've seen quite a few dinosaur books for kids which showed blood-spilling and gory carcasses; none of it bothered me. Hell, a few decades ago, there was even a trading card series geared towards kids with ultraviolent images of dinosaurs killing people. I think kids' gore thresholds are pretty high, at least when it comes to dinosaurs.

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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2017, 07:17:24 pm »
I'm going to revive this topic since it's been some time (ten years at that!)

I have to disagree with a couple of things you said, Malte. I think that the Plated Sharptooth from LBT 5 was the most threatening sharptooth since the original, and not the Liopleurodon from the ninth film. He'd come across as the #3 or #4 spot. You may be confused about him. He was not easily stopped! He did a number of things:

1. He jumped across a ditch to reach the children unlike other sharpteeth, who would just give up already at that point.
2. Instead of giving up after he couldn't reach the children under the rock, he lifts it up and goes for them. He bites the dirt, that's true, but most sharpteeth would have given up by now after they couldn't reach them under the rock.
3. This sharptooth was vicious, moving towards the children, jumping and drooling. His design is very intimidating, as he has slitted pupils and no lip design. You can't forget the plates on his back either.

Now you're right about the slapstick with Chomper biting his tail and him biting his own tail himself, but soon is where he is really the strongest sharptooth since the original, and still to this day.

4. After he is bitten he turns to Cera and the gang and lets out a MASSIVE roar in fury. Definitely scary. Just then, Chomper's parents show up. He engages the two separately.
5. He draws blood. He first headbutts Papa Sharptooth twice, before the father sharptooth bites him. This doesn't even piece his skin! Just then, Plates (short for Plated Sharptooth) claws him on the snout and draws blood! He then headbutts Chomper's father away, knocking him to the ground, before Mama Sharptooth quickly engages him. The next part is where things get quite crazy.
6. After circling around each other, Plates uses his foot claws this time and draws more blood. Mama Sharptooth yells out in pain, before Plates sends her FLYING a couple hundred feet with his powerful tail, knocking her unconscious. He nears her, and is close to killing her, before Papa Sharptooth finally recovers and sends him off the cliff with a tail swipe, knocking Chomper off with him.
7. He still fights and refuses to die. He nearly kills Chomper in the water before Littlefoot saves him. The sharptooth is swept away by the current and isn't seen again, and most likely died.

Now for the Sharptooth Swimmer.

1. He had an intimidating appearance and a dangerous setting to attack in.
2. He hurt Mo, but I don't think the damage was as severe as Plates had done to Chomper's parents. That's about it. There's slapstick as well.

Also, in defense of the Orange-Brown Sharptooth from 10 who bites Bron on the leg:

Bron probably would have died had it not been for Pat, who distracted the sharptooth by hitting it in the face with his tail before the sharptooth could take Bron down.
He also ran away from the eclipse likely because he had never seen such a thing before. I would probably try to run away if I thought the world was going to end, and I'm assuming the original Sharptooth would have done that too to try and save himself. He's a sharptooth too, just like the orange-brown one. He'd probably do the same.

Some time I hope you log on to the forum and see the things I talked about here, Malte. I'm not attacking you or anything, it's just that I disagree with a couple of the things you said.
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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2017, 10:55:50 pm »
Sharptooth is indeed the proper name of villain of LBTI. However, it then in subsequent films became the description of the Carnivores in general, "Sharptooth," and "Sharpteeth." Perhaps this is editing of the sequels, that they have changed the terminology.
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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2017, 06:34:04 am »
Quote from: novaflare,May 4 2007 on  02:57 PM
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Which are the elements which you (all of you) think make a sharptooth ferocious? I suppose that both the inclusion and the exclusion of certain elements plays a tremendous role, but I don't want to enumerate my points right now to see if others will pick the same which I'm thinking of (I'm sure there are some I failed to include in my current list, but some of the points I thought of may not be seen as very important by everybody).
I think alot of it is the coloring of not so much the sharptooth in question but the coloring of the bg sky etc. Bright colors tend to be chearful while drab or muted or fuzzy color tends to be depressing or frightening depending on the situation. How many of us have a brightly colored bed room for example?

Then you got the fact bright colors distract the eye. Think of libraries not so much school or public libraries but personal one. They tend to have dark subdued colors or dark panelling so called rich deep etc wood tones. They also tend to not hav many diffrent colors in the same room. If you got a red panneling the trim will tnd to be a slightly less dark deep shade of the same color and finally youll have a beigh carpet.

Now take a look at the pics again youll notice something in common in each. The color pallet does not include many diffrent colors.

In the first one you have blues dark blues dark greens black shades and just a tiny ammount of orange-yellow in the end of the tunnel.

In the next you got oranges reds and dark yellows and just a touch of green.

Next down you have mostly green-yellows to yellow with some dark gren-gray rocks etc

In the final one you have dark green-grays and some greenish brown.

Now notice something else the sharp tooth in all cases stand out agaisnt the background in ither shadow or litt by the surroundings.

In other lbt films they are generally well lit wich takes away the fear of the unknown. Exceptions to that are the sail back sharp tooth in 12 the raptors seen in the series lonely journey where they were hidden in shadow a fair bit. To a point even the little cute carnosuard baby was in a dark environment (also lonely journey ep).

Thats why ive said a few tmes i think the series is closer to the first film in quality.
There's also appearance. The Plated Sharptooth has a very scary appearance. It was almost certainly given its slitted pupils and plates to make it look scary in comparison to Chomper's parents.
There's then the Sharptooth Swimmer. It has yellow eyes, a feature I find to be the alternate version for later sequels, since most red-eyed sharpteeth don't exist anymore. The last large sharptooth to have two red eyes was in LBT 6 where there was a dark green Tyrannosaurus that had assisted the Allosaurus in the film.

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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2018, 06:23:46 pm »
Thank you for starting this discussion. I am still reading your analysis and enjoying it. A point you bring up is the discrepancy between the fear of the original Sharptooth and how Chomper’s parents get pushed around by the Gang. Part of the justification of this radical change I believe can be explained. The Gang is bolder in facing the peril of Chomper’s parents because they successfully drowned Sharptooth. I believe this major victory has given The Gang of Five tunnel vision, they having triumphs against Sharptooth find themselves emboldened and less afraid of Sharpteeth. Then add Chomper, a friendly Sharptooth who proves to the Gang not all Sharpteeth are villains. The combination of slaying Sharptooth in LBT and developing a friendship with Chomper has made The Gang overconfident in dealing with Sharpteeth. All that is needed is for a Sharptooth to encounter the Gang and kill one of them probably would have to be Ruby or someone who like Mr. Threehorn (Topsy) which would traumatize viewers and the Gang alike. Tipsy would be the best sacrifice because then Cera would have an endearing reason for her moods: the loss of her father and she would struggle to live with atria who in time would be closer to her. If a Sharptooth could remind us not all characters are safe, the terror returns.

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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2018, 07:16:44 am »
Quote from: Gentle Sharptooth on July 20, 2018, 06:23:46 pmAll that is needed is for a Sharptooth to encounter the Gang and kill one of them probably would have to be Ruby
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Well, actually, if creators didn't lower the level of sequels, I believe there would be much more sharpteeth's danger (not this endless stupidity and clownery by our sharpteeth), and fear for your own life and lives of your family and friends would make protagonists act as in original movie. Even defeating the most dangerous of sharpteeth and knowledge that sharpteeth are the same as leafeaters, they have feelings, families, fears, etc. - even knowing that would not change your reaction to situation when carnivorous predator chases you to cut the thread of your life... or reaction to watching scene where he attacks your friend, family member or any other resident of land before time.
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« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2018, 06:25:11 pm »
That is my point exactly. If peril returns in earnest and the Gang loses someone like Mr. Tjeeehorn or Ruby, fans then will fear when a Sharptooth is on screen. It will leave you on a tension that even if eight movies passed without s fatality, suddenly a member of the Gang of Five or one of their parents could be struck down.

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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2018, 06:27:49 pm »
Considering that it's a children series, it's unlikely that a character could be killed off too easily. Yes it can happen, but LBT, as of lately, has been geared towards young children, and you know how protective of their kids parents can be these days. It might not fly.

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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2018, 09:17:35 pm »
Quote from: DarkHououmon on July 22, 2018, 06:27:49 pmConsidering that it's a children series, it's unlikely that a character could be killed off too easily. Yes it can happen, but LBT, as of lately, has been geared towards young children, and you know how protective of their kids parents can be these days. It might not fly.

They could handle it like LBT X, when Bron and Little Foot discuss the loss of Little Foot’s mother. They could have the death of Topsy off screen and only have flash back of him fighting a Sharptooth and as the Sharptooth attack Topsy, Cera shouts “noooooooooo!” And wakes up crying or angry most likely.