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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above 1) Littlefoot
2) Chomper
3) Ducky
4) Ruby
5) Petrie
6) Cera
777) Spike
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Quote from: LittlefootAndAliTogether,Jan 28 2015 on  01:04 AM
Quote from: chomperrules1993,Jan 27 2015 on  10:46 PM
My favorite is Chomper as you all know  :lol
Mine too.  I hate that so many fanfics always have him part for good with the other six.  

I did have one where he sort of went bad, fighting off his nature, but he found something else to hunt and got forgiven for the bad thing he'd done (especially as it had been to defend the life of his mate and he'd done it by mistake and had been set up anyway) and got to live in the Great Valley with his wife and later his son too.  

How could anyone say no to a cute face like this anyway?  
Interestingly, no one mentions that when Ruby is fully grown Oviraptor she will eat eggs, meaning she will be threat to all egglings in the Great Valley. While wondering if Chomper will be able to fight his carnivorous instincts is interesting. What about Ruby?
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I think mine goes without saying. I really love all of them, but Littlefoot is definitely my favorite. I've always loved his charm, tenacity, loyalty and overall personality. :)littlefoot
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Quote from: Gentle Sharptooth,Sep 27 2017 on  05:12 PM
Interestingly, no one mentions that when Ruby is fully grown Oviraptor she will eat eggs, meaning she will be threat to all egglings in the Great Valley. While wondering if Chomper will be able to fight his carnivorous instincts is interesting. What about Ruby?
Well, if you wanted, you could justify this with more up-to-date interpretations in paleontology. Oviraptor diets are still uncertain. They were most likely omnivores, but their primary food source wasn't eggs. (Same goes for Struthiomimus, but we'll just ignore that or regard Ozzy as an exceptional case). Mollusc shells, however, have been found in the same fossil beds as oviraptors, and their beak could easily have been used for cracking open molluscs. Ruby could very well eat shellfish and such, and maybe even show Chomper how to do the same eventually.

Dunno if this has any precedence in-universe, but it would explain why Ruby isn't as big of a concern as Chomper. I'm pretty sure we see her eating both greens and some kind of clam, but I haven't seen the series in a while.


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Quote from: Hammy,Oct 15 2017 on  01:56 PM
Quote from: Gentle Sharptooth,Sep 27 2017 on  05:12 PM
Interestingly, no one mentions that when Ruby is fully grown Oviraptor she will eat eggs, meaning she will be threat to all egglings in the Great Valley. While wondering if Chomper will be able to fight his carnivorous instincts is interesting. What about Ruby?
Well, if you wanted, you could justify this with more up-to-date interpretations in paleontology. Oviraptor diets are still uncertain. They were most likely omnivores, but their primary food source wasn't eggs. (Same goes for Struthiomimus, but we'll just ignore that or regard Ozzy as an exceptional case). Mollusc shells, however, have been found in the same fossil beds as oviraptors, and their beak could easily have been used for cracking open molluscs. Ruby could very well eat shellfish and such, and maybe even show Chomper how to do the same eventually.

Dunno if this has any precedence in-universe, but it would explain why Ruby isn't as big of a concern as Chomper. I'm pretty sure we see her eating both greens and some kind of clam, but I haven't seen the series in a while.
Yeah in the series she mostly eats treestars and there was indeed a scene where she ate a clam.
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I think it was either in The Cave of Many Voices or The Star Day Celebration, can't remember which.
I am a big LBT fan and have seen all movies and TV series episodes. On the forum, I was formerly known as Hypnobrai until Nov 11, 2017.

In recent years, I have gained an interest in the production of The Land Before Time, particularly the deleted scenes of the original film. New discoveries have been made in the last few years and continue to be made, so I feel that it is a good time to contribute.

I have always loved sharpteeth more than any other creatures in the franchise, especially the fourteenth film's Carnotaurus, the fifth film's Sharptooth, and especially the original Sharptooth.

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Well, about Ruby's relation to egg-stealers. I read somewhere that some species in LBT universe differs from natural, including Petrie, for example. So I think in this case Ruby don't HAVE to eat dinosaurs' eggs when she grows up.
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Quote from: Snik,Oct 16 2017 on  02:46 AM
Well, about Ruby's relation to egg-stealers. I read somewhere that some species in LBT universe differs from natural, including Petrie, for example. So I think in this case Ruby don't HAVE to eat dinosaurs' eggs when she grows up.
Well, a lot of them very much differ from the natural, I can tell you that right now. Most cases of this would have been very accurate at the time of their creation and were grandfathered in from that era, though, Petrie is a rare exception as pteranodon definitely weren't herbivores and we've known that for a long time. Ruby isn't one of these cases. Her not needing to eat eggs is perfectly natural based on current evidence. Struthiomimus, the only "egg stealer" species we've seen in the franchise, and oviraptor aren't actually very closely related at all, though, they were thought to be part of the same clade at the time of LBT II release, which would explain the confusion.

You know what would make for a fun episode? Daddy Topps mistakes Ruby for a struthiomimus egg stealer type, spreads fear and confusion, and tries to chase her out of the valley. At the end, we learn a valuable lesson about misconceptions, jumping to conclusions, and stereotypes based on appearance. Can't remember if there's already an episode like this with Ruby, but I think it'd be educational at least.


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Quote from: Hammy,Oct 16 2017 on  02:46 AM
You know what would make for a fun episode? Daddy Topps mistakes Ruby for a struthiomimus egg stealer type, spreads fear and confusion, and tries to chase her out of the valley. At the end, we learn a valuable lesson about misconceptions, jumping to conclusions, and stereotypes based on appearance. Can't remember if there's already an episode like this with Ruby, but I think it'd be educational at least.

That sounds like the kind of thing that might come up when Ruby and Chomper first arrive and valley denizens object to giving them refuge. "Fast runners steal eggs, they ally with both leaf eaters and sharpteeth, so they're shifty and can't be trusted, etc., etc."

I mean, why have Chomper bare all the hate and suspicion? Ruby should be allowed to join some of the "fun." :P


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Ducky, of course. She's very cute, sweet and optimistic.
Of course I love them all, but in order:
1) Ducky
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Wait, I never listed my favorites?

1) LITTLEFOOT!!! :)littlefoot (in case that wasn't obvious :p )
2) Ducky (tied with Chomper)
3) Chomper (tied with Ducky)
4) Ruby
5) Spike
6) Petrie
7) Cera
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Quote from: Snik,Oct 16 2017 on  02:46 AM
Well, about Ruby's relation to egg-stealers. I read somewhere that some species in LBT universe differs from natural, including Petrie, for example. So I think in this case Ruby don't HAVE to eat dinosaurs' eggs when she grows up.
Well, a lot of them very much differ from the natural, I can tell you that right now. Most cases of this would have been very accurate at the time of their creation and were grandfathered in from that era, though, Petrie is a rare exception as pteranodon definitely weren't herbivores and we've known that for a long time. Ruby isn't one of these cases. Her not needing to eat eggs is perfectly natural based on current evidence. Struthiomimus, the only "egg stealer" species we've seen in the franchise, and oviraptor aren't actually very closely related at all, though, they were thought to be part of the same clade at the time of LBT II release, which would explain the confusion.

You know what would make for a fun episode? Daddy Topps mistakes Ruby for a struthiomimus egg stealer type, spreads fear and confusion, and tries to chase her out of the valley. At the end, we learn a valuable lesson about misconceptions, jumping to conclusions, and stereotypes based on appearance. Can't remember if there's already an episode like this with Ruby, but I think it'd be educational at least.

You make a strong case, Strut afterall prefereed greens and Ozzy alone seemed egg-crazed. Ruby has also been presented as one of the smarter members of the Gang, and thus when she ages, she will conciously not eat eggs that are fertilized. The argument about Chomper is that he qill have is Carnimind activate like Bruce the Shark in Finding Nemo and Alex the Lion in Madagascar ans be unable to control himself. Ruby doez not have some egg brain override, she isn’t Ozzy :lol

I agree with your assessment.  :thinking
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My favorite is Chomper. Hence my namesake, which is to honor the gentlest sharptooth in TLBT. 
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Ducky's always been my favorite. I love her sweet, perky optimism. In general I just like friendly, happy characters and Ducky is a perfect example of such. :duckyhappy
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I think I answered a simalr thread to this, but Imma list my favorites here anyways!

1.) Ruby. She's too precious for this world.
2.) Chomper. Come on, he's a trex but cute!
3.)  Littlefoot. He has a kind heart, and doesn't give up on fixing problems.
4.)  Cera. She can be funny sometimes.
5.) Petrie.  I honestly don't know, I just love skiddish and nervous characters.
6.) Ducky. She's a little annoying sometimes, but she's sweet. yep yep yep!
7.)  Spike. If I could just list my favorite characters from the franchise, he wouldn't even be on the list. I don't hate Spike, he's just kinda stands there and eats food...wish they'd make him talk, or give subtitles to his grunting noises.
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