The Gang of Five
It is quite fitting that the sweltering hot days of July arrive right when the gang confront the barrens of the Mysterious Beyond in the fifth film showcase.  It is almost like us admins planned it that way or something.  :bestsharptooth

This month in the Monthly Showcase we are featuring the Land Before Time V.  Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions in that topic.  Additionally, there is a new fanfiction prompt challenge for the months of June July, please check out this topic for more information.

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I like Ruby a lot, but I'll admit they could have played with her role as the responsible one a bit more. One thing I'd have like to have seen was an episode that shows the sacrafices she makes to her free time and personal enjoyment to take care of Chomper. It can't be easy taking care of another kid all by yourself at her age, and to see how hard the job can be for her would have made for some good stories.
 I think they did touch on her sacrafices a little bit where they show how she's had to live away from her family to maintain her obligations, but I can't think of anything big other than that. For me, the angle of her being a young girl with a powerful sense of responsibility and sacrafice is the most interesting way to depict her, and that they could have explored that part of her character more.
I like her alright as-is but I think this could've been a unique angle to take  :RubyCurious

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I really feel her and Chomper where underused in LBTXIV. At last the Gang of Seven was in a movie, and they aplit them up, and basically made a Gang of Five film again.


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I was upset when I first watched the 14th movie. Sure, I definitely enjoyed it, being the lbt fan that I am, but I don't see why they didn't add in the rest of the gang. Chomper and Ruby just stayed with the grown ups, which was awkward to watch.

I do see some reasons on why they had left them out. Having to draw lots of characters in one scene can be a struggle at times, and I guess they considered that pretty well when they were story boarding the movie.
If you find LittlefootXRuby to be lovely, or you're interested in a love triangle between Littlefoot, Ruby, and Ali, check out this in-progress fanfic of mine! FANFICTION.NET- https://www.fanfiction.net/s/14063661/1/The-Land-Before-time-Unbearable
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I was also really disappointed Chomper and Ruby were so underused in XIV. :( I'm sure my hopes were up too high (heck, I was practically hoping for an origin story on how they became friends, came to the valley, etc.) but at the same time...was it too much to ask for ONE movie featuring the Gang of Seven?

Then again, I suppose I should be grateful that Universal even remembered Ruby existed, because that in itself actually did surprise me. And it was nice that they brought her original voice back, too.




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I'll have to agree on that. At least they acknowlaged that she exists. And now that you've mentioned it, Meghan Strange came back to voice her, but in my opinion she sounded more high pitched than in the tv series.

Didi anyone else notice that?
If you find LittlefootXRuby to be lovely, or you're interested in a love triangle between Littlefoot, Ruby, and Ali, check out this in-progress fanfic of mine! FANFICTION.NET- https://www.fanfiction.net/s/14063661/1/The-Land-Before-time-Unbearable
OR RIGHT HERE ON THE WEBSITE- https://www.gangoffive.net/index.php?topic=17556.0