The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers (2006)

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As the Great Day of the Flyers nears, the Great Valley's flying youngsters are eager to participate in the annual exhibition to show off their skills. Everyone, that is, except free-spirited pterodactyl Petrie, whose individualism causes problems when it comes to staying in formation. Enter his dinosaur pals Littlefoot, Cera, Spike and Ducky, who encourage Petrie to embrace his uniqueness.

"The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers" is an animated film from 2006, part of the long-running "The Land Before Time" franchise. The movie is directed by Charles Grosvenor. The plot mainly follows a young dinosaur named Petrie as he and his buddies start an unforgettable experience on the day of an essential flying exhibition.

The Storyline: The Day of the Flyers
As the Great Day of Flyers, a day when young leaflets prove their abilities, approaches, Petrie, a little pteranodon, feels pressure to carry out well. He is expected to fly in formation with his siblings as a part of the program and fidgets about the duty. The style of sibling competition, the pressure of living up to expectations, and insecurity runs prominently throughout the film.

Look of a Newcomer
In the middle of his anxiety, Petrie and his buddies-- Littlefoot, Cera, Ducky, and Spike-- experience an enigmatic egg that hatches to reveal a special baby dinosaur called Guido. This little, blue, flightless animal has no recollection of his origins or what kind of dinosaur he is. Guido is rather different from the others, including his strange capabilities to slide in the air and stand upright, characteristics special to his character.

Guido's Identity Crisis
Facing an identity crisis himself, Guido empathizes with the stress and anxieties of Petrie. They both feel out of place and pressured by expectations. Petrie is having problem with the impending Day of the Flyers, and Guido is attempting to find out where he belongs. Discouraged and troubled, Guido wanders off in privacy near the 'Sleeping Volcano.'

The Adventure
When Guido goes missing, Petrie and good friends start a brave adventure to discover and bring their brand-new buddy back house. The adventure takes them across treacherous courses, all the way to the 'Sleeping Volcano.' Guido is at threat of falling into the volcano, however with teamwork and bravery, the buddies conserve Guido, getting rid of terrific odds.

Conclusion: The Great Day Arrives

When the Great Day of the Flyers lastly arrives, Petrie is still distressed about his flying prowess. However with Guido's encouraging words, he takes part in the occasion and to everyone's surprise, manages to make an impressive efficiency. In all of this, Guido finally determines he is a microraptor, an ancient types that was believed to be the link in between dinosaurs and birds.

In "The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers", a story is spun about the stress and anxiety around the unknown, the strength discovered in relationships, and the event of individual originality and distinction. There is a continuous message about valuing one's distinct abilities rather of comparing oneself to others through the characters of Petrie and Guido. The film emphasizes that everybody has something unique to provide which real friends are those who accept and value our distinctions.

Top Cast

  • John Ingle (small)
    John Ingle
    Narrator / Cera's Dad (voice)
  • Nick Price (small)
    Nick Price
    Littlefoot (voice)
  • Frank Welker (small)
    Frank Welker
    Spinosaurus (voice)
  • Aria Noelle Curzon (small)
    Aria Noelle Curzon
    Ducky (voice)
  • Rob Paulsen (small)
    Rob Paulsen
    Spike / Mr. Clubtail / Guido (voice)
  • Camryn Manheim (small)
    Camryn Manheim
    Tria (voice)
  • Anndi McAfee (small)
    Anndi McAfee
    Cera (voice)
  • Kenneth Mars (small)
    Kenneth Mars
    Grandpa / Parasaurlophus (voice)
  • Miriam Flynn (small)
    Miriam Flynn
    Grandma (voice) (uncredited)
  • Tress MacNeille (small)
    Tress MacNeille
    Petrie's Mom (voice)
  • Jeff Bennett (small)
    Jeff Bennett
    Petrie / Petrie's Sibbling #2 (voice)