Narrator: The planet earth, a world of constant change and unpredictable weather, our home. Millions of years ago, it was home, to the dinosaurs. Although these great beasts seem so unlike us, in some ways, they weren't so different at all. Like people, they came in all sizes, and shapes, and colors.
[Sharptooth roars, then running away]
Narrator: Some could jump. Some could climb trees.
[Sharptooth walks away, then eating grass, dropping it]
Narrator: Some could swim. And some couldn't.
[the dinosaur swims underwater by the fish, then getting out, then Corythosaurus appears, whistling]
Narrator: Some could even whistle.
[Corythosaurus whistles, walking away]
Narrator: And just like all of us sometimes, some had a hard time getting to sleep.
[Spike sleeps with Ducky]
Ducky: Whoa! [tries to get out of Spike] Move over, Spike. I do not have room. [continues trying to get out of Spike, getting out] You sure do take up a lot of space. Every sleepy time is the same thing.
[they both sleep, then Spike continues sleeping]
Ducky: Spike! Spike! Please, not tonight. Do not make the sleep rumbles. I am so tired. Please, please, please. [sighs, then Spike continues sleeping]
[they both continue sleeping, then trying to get out of Spike again]
Mr. Thicknose: Long, long ago, further back than anyone can remember, great creatures first crawled up from the murky ooze, onto the dry land, and thus began the age of the dino...
Littlefoot: Excuse me, Mr. Thicknose.
Mr. Thicknose: I beg your pardon.
Littlefoot: Well, if it's too far back for anyone to remember, then how do you know it even happened?
Mr. Thicknose: I, uh, well, uh, we know it happened. Well if it hadn't, we wouldn't be here.
Littlefoot: [gets off of the rock] Yeah, but how do you know the first ones came from the murky ooze?
Petrie: Me flier. Family maybe come down from high hills.
Littlefoot: And Ducky's family are swimmers. Maybe they swam right up from the Big Water.
Petrie: Wonder where Spike's family come from.
Cera: Wherever it was, it must've been a lomg walk, 'cause he's awful tired.
[Spike and Ducky flip over, then they all laugh]
Mr. Thicknose: Young ones, please! Ducky, was your herd up all night gathering tree stars?
Mr. Thicknose: Then, please, try to stay awake.
Ducky: That is so not fair. You were asleep, too. Why does he pick on...
Mr. Thicknose: Ducky!
Mr. Thicknose: Could you please be a little quieter? Like Spike.
[Ducky gasps, then Spike laughs]
Mr. Thicknose: [clears throat] Now, uh, where was I?
Littlefoot: You were explaining where we came from.
Mr. Thicknose: Oh, yes, yes. Well...
Littlefoot: And I said, "How do you really know where we came from?" And you said...
Mr. Thicknose: I remember. Perhaps, we should talk about something else. [walks away] Food gathering. I have had the opportunity to study the many methods used by different herds to gIn sustenance from the green food, which surrounds us here in our fertile Great Valley. Spiketails and three-horns employ the cranio-impactus method. Ramming trees with their head to make tree stars fall. Fliers use their wings to fly to the tip top branches.
Littlefoot: Oh, oh, oh! I know how longnecks do it.
Mr. Thicknose: Yes, Littlefoot. So do I. But I am not talking about longnecks at the moment. Now, where was I? Three-horns, longnecks, spiketails... Oh, yes. Oh, yes. [clears throat] But, perhaps the most...
Ducky: No, no, no!
Mr. Thicknose: [to Ducky] What is it now?
Ducky: Spike ate my special tree stars. My mom gave them just to me.
[Spike eats the tree stars, gasping, then swallowing, burping]
Mr. Thicknose: All these interruptions, I can't think straight. Here, you two move away from each other. Ducky, you go here. Spike, over there. And a perfect example of what I was just relating. Notice that some of the spiketails graze, while others are using the cranio-impactus method I spoke of earlier. These spiketails are wanderers. They come to the Great Valley every now and then on their travels, searching for food. Luckily, we have plenty here for all, and peaceful visitors are welcome.
[Ducky blows raspberry at Spike]
Mr. Thicknose: [clears throat] To continue, food gathering, perhaps the most interesting technique of all is that used by hallow horns. They bellow so loudly through the horns on their heads that tree stars just fall all around them. Of course, some trees will not give up their green food so easily. Perhaps the most reluctant is this one here, just above me. It's broad, pointed, leafy greens, though succulent to the taste, often prove too frustrating to...
Littlefoot: [blows the log like a foghorn, then Mr. Thicknose screams, then they all scream, then Mr. Thicknose runs away, hitting the tree, with tree stars falling, then Littlefoot walks up to the tree] What do ya know? It works.
[the watermelon falls on Mr. Thicknose, then they all walk with the watermelon]
Littlefoot: I don't know why Mr. Thicknose even bothers to talk to us. We just seem to upset him.
Cera: What do you mean "we"?
Petrie: Do you really think Mr. Thicknose upset?
Cera: Well, how would you feel if someone dropped a big ol' piece of fruit on your head?
Petrie: We don't know. [flips Petrie to the ground, shaking his head, then the watermelon lands on Petrie]
Petrie: Me do know.
[Spike walks to Petrie, moving the watermelon away from Petrie, getting up, then Cera kicks the watermelon, to Petrie, dodging, then rolling to Littlefoot]
Cera: Come on, Littlefoot. Forget it. Pass the ball.
Littlefoot: Well... [kicks the watermelon to Cera]
[they all laugh]
Petrie: Hey, over here!
[the watermelon rolls away, then kicking up, then Ducky kicks the water with his feet]
Cera: [to Ducky] What's wrong with you?
Ducky: I do not know. I feel funny.
Cera: Funny good or funny bad?
Ducky: Funny bad, in here.
Cera: [gasping] You think maybe you're sick?
Ducky: I feel like there is something inside my tummy which is hot, hot, hot. Like the bubbling waters inside the mountain that blows its top. [sighing]
Cera: Oh, that. [chuckling] You're not sick. [walks away]
Ducky: Oh, good. Then, what is wrong with me?
Cera: Nothing. You're just mad.
Ducky: Really? Hmm? What do you know? I am mad. Who am I mad at?
Cera: Don't you know?
Ducky: Hmm... Well, let me see.
Littlefoot: There it goes.
Petrie: Me got it.
Littlefoot: Spike, no!
Petrie: Over here!
[Spike eats the watermelon]
Petrie: Me get another one.
Ducky: I know all right. I am mad at Spike. What do I do now?
Cera: You came to the right place. If there's one thing us three-horns know about. It's being mad.
[Spike walks up, eating grass, hitting Tippy, looking at Tippy]
[the leaf lands to Tippy, eating the leaf, then they sit]
Tippy's Mom: Nos, remember, Tippy, both your food. That way, you can eat more.
Tippy: Look, mama, friend!
Tippy's Mom: Why, hello there. I didn't know there were any spiketails around here. How nice! We just arrived ourselves. You and your family must come over and see us.
[Spike walks away]
Tippy: [jumping up] Friend!
Tippy's Mom: Yes, he seemed very sweet.
[cut back to Cer and Ducky, inhaling, then growling like a sharptooth]
Cera: That's not too bad. Only, make your mouth go down more at the sides.
Ducky: [continues growling like a sharptooth] It does not go down any farther.
Cera: [sighing] Look, if you're gonna feel mad, you've gotta look mad and act mad.
Ducky: But I do not know how.
Cera: [sighing] I can see we have to start at the beginning.
["The Mad Song" begins]
Cera: [singing] When your tummy feels all sticky and hot, like it's filled with bubbly goo. And those fuzzy, buzzy things inside you head make you sad and blue. Don't go around pretending that there's nothing wrong with you. When you feel that prickly ick-ily thing. Do what the three-horns do.
Ducky: What do you do?
Cera: [singing] We get m-m-m-m-m-mad.
Ducky: How do you do that.
Cera: [singing] First, make your face all squinty and scary. Don't raise up your head. Hold your breath until you're blue.
Cera: [singing] And make your eyes turn red.
Cera: [singing] Squint your face up, wrinkle your beak like you just smelled something bad. Turn your smiley face upside-down. That's the way you look when you're mad. Now, put your hands on your hips, shoulders back. Stomp your feet in the dirt. Kick some rocks.
Cera: [singing] But not too hard.
Ducky: [singing] Cause that can really hurt.
Cera: [singing] Pretend that you're a sharptooth.
Ducky: [singing] I could pretend I am your dad.
Cera: [singing] Grumble and mumble and growl real loud. That's the way you sound when you're mad.
Both: [singing] When there's mad inside you or sad inside you. You've got to let what's inside out.
Cera: [singing] Give a big old snort and stamp your feet. Stick up your beak and shout. Say, "No!"
Cera: [singing] Say, "Grr!"
Cera: [singing] Say, "No!"
Cera: [singing] "Grr!"
Cera: [singing] Now you're angry! [spoken] And once you get mad, you've got to stay mad. Don't give an inch.
Ducky: But what if I start to feel better?
Cera: No, you hold your grudge until they grovel.
Ducky: Until they what?
Ducky: Oh. All right then. But I do not...
Cera: And when you're really, really, really mad and you've got to let out some steam, take a deep breath.
Cera: [singing] Throw back your head, stand on your toes and SCRE-E-E-E-E-E-E-E-E-E-EAM!!!!
[scene change to Cera's Dad]
Cera's Dad: Ho, ho. She's mad at somebody.
[scene switch back to Cera still screaming as she finishes]
Ducky: [throws the leaf away] I did not know being mad was such hard work.
[cut to Littlefoot, walking by Grandpa]
Littlefoot: Hey, Grandpa, I... Huh? [looks at Grandpa and Mr. Thicknose] Oh, no.
Mr. Thicknose: He seems quite bright, but, regrettably, I find that he has a very negative attitude. He doesn't seem to realize that I am the oldest and wisest in the Great Valley. He needs to learn some respect.
[Littlefoot walks away, groaning, then the frog leaps in the water, then Grandpa walks by]
Grandpa: Littlefoot, is that you?
Littlefoot: Yes, Grandpa.
Grandpa: Your grandmogher was beginning to worry.
Littlefoot: I'm sorry. Are you mad at me, Grandpa?
Grandpa: Why would I be mad at you, Littlefoot?
Littlefoot: [getting up] I saw you talking to Mr. Thicknose.
Grandpa: Oh, Littlefoot, I know you're not disrespectful. But, for some reason, you've goten off on the wrong foot with Mr. Thicknose.
Littlefoot: I don't know why. I try to listen and ask good questions. [sighing] Sometimes, I think he just doesn't like kids.
Grandpa: Yet, Mr. Thicknose volunteered to share his wisdom with you young ones, to give you the benefit of all the knowledge that he's gained through the years.
Littlefoot: I know.
Grandpa: [hugs Littlefoot, laughing] You know, Littlefoot, Grandm and I have you, but Mr. Thicknose has nobody. Really, he has nothing but his dignity.
Littlefoot: Dignity? What's that?
Grandpa: It's the feeling that you're appreciated, that you have something to offer, and others know it. It's a very important feeling, Littlefoot. You should never do anything to rob someone of it.
Littlefoot: I won't, Grandpa.
Grandpa: [walks away, then Littlefoot sighs] And I won't say anything to Grandma about this. It'll be our little secret.
Littlefoot: Thanks, Grandpa. [walks to Grandpa]
[they all sleep, then the snow lands on Littlefoot, gasping, then looking at the snow falling down]
Littlefoot: Wow! [laughing] Wow! W-Wow! It's so beautiful. [continues playing around the snow, sighing]
Mr. Thicknose: [laughing] What's that? Frozen sky stars falling on your head?
Littlefoot: Uh-huh. And when you touch them, they turn to water.
[they all laugh]
Mr. Thicknose: Noe, Littlefoot, really. Such a thing is not unheard of, but never in the Great Valley. Only in distant places that Far Walkers come here to get away from.
Littlefoot: But I saw it. I... Okay, sorry.
Mr. Thicknose: Very well. Now, to return to our previous discussion.
Littlefoot: You believe me, don't you?
Petrie: Oh, sure. Me believe you. But then, me believe anything.
[Littlefoot sighs, then cut back to Spike, eating grass, then Ducky roars]
Ducky: Wee! Look at me. [roaring, then laughing, then jumping in] I am a swimming Sharptooth. [roars, then Ducky's Mom appears, then Ducky continues laughimg, splashing at Ducky's Mom, then Ducky's Mom splashes at Ducky, then walking down, then Spike sighs, then they continue laughing, then Spike looks at the water]
Ducky's Mom: Ducky, I think Spike feels left out.
Ducky: I cannot help it if I can swim, but Spike cannot. I am a swimmer, and he is not. No, no, no.
Tippy: [kicks Spike into the mud] Hiya! Hiya!
[Tippy's Mom appears, then Spike sits down]
Tippy's Mom: Well, hello there. We meet again. And where is your family, dear?
Ducky's Mom: Hello. I am his mother.
Tippy's Mom: Really? How nice!
Ducky's Mom: Well, you see, Spike lost his parents and...
Tippy's Mom: Spike. Is that his name?
Tippy: Spike, Spike, Spike.
Ducky's Mom: Yes. Anyway, there were no other spiketails in the Great Valley and...
Tippy's Mom: Until now.
Ducky's Mom: Well, yes.
Tippy's Mom: And so, you took him in.
Ducky's Mom: That's right.
Tippy's Mom: Oh, I think that's wonderful.
Ducky's Mom: Well, of course, it hasn't always been easy.
Ducky: Hey, look out, you two. Move over. Watch it! [falls in the water] Mama! Mama!
Ducky's Mom: Oh, Ducky, just swim, dear.
[Ducky puts his hands across, then they look at Ducky]
Tippy's Mom: It just occurred to me. Do you think Spike would enjoy visitinv my herd?
Tippy: Yeah, yeah, visit!
Ducky's Mom: Why, I don't...
Tippy's Mom: Well, no. I mean, just for the day. He could... Well, he could see how his own kind live.
Ducky's Mom: Oh, well, would you like that, Spike?
Tippy: [jumping around] Goody, goody!
[Ducky walks away by Spike and Tippy]
Tippy's Mom: Well, I'll have him back before the Great Circle leaves the sky. Come alomg, boys.
[they both walk to Tippy's Mom, then Ducky's Mom nods, then they all walk]
Tippy: Visit fun!
Tippy's Mom: And if you enjoy your day today, perhaps you could even stay longer.
[Spike looks at Ducky's Mom and Ducky, then Spike walks away by Ducky's Mom and Ducky]
Ducky's Mom: [to Ducky] Shall we go back in the water, Ducky?
Ducky: Maybe later.
[the thunder rumbles, then they both walk down, with Spike running by, then Tippy laughs, then they both run away, then knocking their heads, then Tippy shakes his head, then Spike runs down, then they both run, then eating grass, then they all walk down, then they both walk away, then they all walk to the water, drinking, then they all look at Spike and Tippy, splashing at Tippy, then Tippy splashes Spike, laughing, then they both splash, then Petrie walks, then falling in the water, then they both walk away, then cut to evening]
Ducky's Mom: That's right. Spike lost his parents. [continues chattering indistinctly]
[Tippy pushes Spike, then Ducky's Mom nods, then Spike walks to Ducky's Mom, then Tippy runs to Ducky's Mom, then they all walk down, then Ducky's Mom looks at Ducky, then they all sleep by Spike and Tippy, stretching the body, sleeping, then they all sleep by Ducky's Mom, walking away, sleeping, then yawning, with snowflakes falling, then changing to snow, then Ducky's eyes look around, popping out of the snow]
Ducky: Mama, what is it? Am I dreaming?
Ducky's Mom: No, dear, it's real.
[they all pop out, yawning, shaking her head with snow off]
Ducky: Oh, it is all sparkly.
Ducky's Mom: It's beautiful.
Ducky: Do you think Spike can see it?
Ducky's Mom: I'm sure he can, Ducky.
[they all sleep, covering their snow, then Spike shakes the snow, looking at the snow, licking the snow, then eating the snow, swallowing, then the teeth chatter, then groaning, then the grandparents sleep, covering their snow, then Littlefoot pops out]
Littlefoot: I told 'em. Wow! [runs away by the grandparents, laughing, taking the snow off, then Grandpa and Grandma get up]
Grandma: Have you ever seen this before, dear?
Grandpa: No, but I've heard of it. This is what the wanderers come to the Great Valley to escape.
Grandma: And now it's come here, too.
Grandpa: We need to talk to Mr. Thicknose.
Mr. Thicknose: Well, uh, uh, I've never known this to happen in the Great Valley, in all my years.
Lambeosaurus: So, why is it happening now?
Ankylosaurus: This stuff is horrible. It's EVERYWHERE.
Cera's Dad: I'll say, it's SO slippery, I almost couldn't make it up the hill from my nest.
Corythosaurus: Yeah, he slid backwards RIGHT into my nose.
Cera: [laughing] It was really funny.
Littlefoot: See? White sparkles from the sky, just like I told you.
Cera's Dad: What did you say, Littlefoot?
Grandpa: Go ahead, Littlefoot.
Littlefoot: I, uh, I just saw some of the white sparkles fall the other nigh, and I told...
Cera's Dad: Told who? Who'd you tell?
Littlefoot: Um, my friends, and Mr. Thicknose.
[they both look]
Cera's Dad: You knew this stuff was falling?
Mr. Thicknose: The boy said something, but it seemed so unlikely.
Cera's Dad: We're really disappointed in you. We thought you knew everything.
Mr. Thicknose: So did I. [walks away]
[they all chatter, then they all look at Mr. Thicknose, walking away]
Stegosaurus Leader: Uh, here come the spiketails.
Tippy's Mom: Oh, hello.
Cera's Dad: Hello. How are you doing?
Tippy's Mom: It's good to see you. Welcome.
Cera's Dad: You folks are wanderers. You must've seen this stuff before.
Stegosaurus Leader: Oh, yes. When the frozen sky stars fall, well, that's when we leave.
Tippy's Mom: But that's just us. You know, we pretty much eat all the time, and green stuff is a bit harder to find under all this.
Stegosaurus Leader: Oh, yeah.
[they all slide down]
Tippy's Mom: I think, here in the Great Valley, they will turn to water very soon.
[Spike walks to Ducky, then pushing Ducky, then pushing Ducky again, laying down]
Ducky: Cut it out, Spike. [walks away] I do not like that. [makes a snowball, then throwing at Spike, gasping, licking the snow off of Spike, laughing]
Petrie: Hey, that looked like fun. [makes a snowball, then throwing the snowball, laughing, then landing on Petrie, laughing, then they both laugh, then making a snowball, then throwing to Cera's Dad]
Cera's Dad: Watch it, kid.
Petrie: Me sorry.
[Cera runs away, laughing, then they both run down, then grabbing the leaves, screaming, then landing on Cera, laughing, then running away, laughing, then Cera pops out]
Cera: I'll get you for that. [runs by Littlefoot, then they both slide down, then Ducky throws a snowball, then they both fall down, then hitting Stegosaurus Leader, then throwing a snowball at Littlefoot and Cera, then they both laugh, then they both wave, then flying to Petrie's Mom, then Ducky runs down, holding a snowball, then throwing, then dodging, then the snow lands on Littlefoot, gasping, laughing, then throwing more snowballs]
Ducky: Keep them coming, guys.
[the snow hits Ducky]
Petrie: Good shot, Mom.
Petrie's Mom: Happy to help, dear.
[the snowball hits Petrie, falling down, making a snow angel, flying away, then Cera's Dad pushes a snowball]
Cera's Dad: Hey, longneck, here it comes.
[the snowball rolls on Grandpa, hitting the face, then they all laugh, then flying down, then Mr. Thicknose walks down, looking at the dinosaurs, then walking away]
Petrie's Mom: Well, time to head for the nest.
Petrie: Night, Littlefoot.
Littlefoot: Bye, good night.
Petrie: Noght, Cera.
Cera: Good night. See ya.
Petrie: Night, Ducky.
Ducky: Good night.
Petrie: Night, Spike.
Ducky: This was a good day. [repeated line] Yep, yep, yep. [walks to Ducky's Mom]
[Tippy walks to Tippy's Mom]
Ducky: Come on, Spike, let us go home. [walks away by Spike]
Ducky's Mom: If you'd like to stay another night, it's okay.
Tippy: Yay! Yay!
Tippy's Mom: Well, come on, boys. Let's go home.
[they both walk away, then they all walk away, then Ducky's Mom walks away, then they both walk away]
Littlefoot: I like the white ground sparkles. Don't you, Grandpa?
Grandpa: Yes, Littlefoot, I do.
[the snow continues falling, then blowing the wind at the Ankylosaurus, walking down, then Lambeosaurus walks down, shivering, then all sleep, then they all walk down, then walking down]
Grandpa: Do you still like the ground sparkles, Littlefoot?
Littlefoot: Maybe not as much as I thought. [continues shivering]
Grandpa: Wait, Littlefoot. I see something you will like. [tries to get the tree star, blowing away, landing on the snow, then Mr. Thicknose looks at a tree star]
Cera's Dad: Back off, Thicknose!
Mr. Thicknose: But I'm-I'm so hungry.
Cera's Dad: So what? Everyone's hungry. There's almost no food left, and if you ask me, it's all your fault. [smashes the tree star]
Mr. Thicknose: Mine? But, I-I...
Grandpa: Come, now. You can't blame Mr. Thicknose for the weather.
Cera's Dad: Well, maybe not. But if he's so smart, why didn't he know that the white ground sparkles brought such cold with them that it killed all the food? Why didn't he warn us to store away some tree stars until warmer weather?
Mr. Thicknose: But I couldn't! I mean, how could I...
Grandpa: This has never happened in the valley before. Why would you expect him to know what it would be like?
Cera's Dad: Well, everybody says he's been everywhere, and he knows everything. If you ask me, he doesn't know much at all, and I don't think he should be allowed to confuse the young ones with his crackpot ideas.
Grandpa: Really, Mr. Three-horn, I think you're being unreasonable.
Cera's Dad: Well, I can't help it. I'm hungry. That's why we've decided to leave. Now, don't get me wrong, just because I was yelling at him.
Grandpa: Nobody said you have to go.
Stegosaurus Leader: I know, but there's hardly enough food in the valley for those who live here all the time.
Stegosaurus: We spiketails eat more than our fair share as it is. Besides, we're used to moving around.
Stegosaurus Leader: And we'll be gone tomorrow before the Great Circle is high in the sky.
Grandpa: Good luck. I hope you find food.
Stegosaurus Leader: Well, we can't do worse than here.
[Littlefoot sighs, then cut to Ducky's Mom and Ducky, sleeping, with Petrie flying by]
Petrie: Hey, wake up. You hear the news?
Petrie: The spiketails leaving the Great Valley.
Ducky: Hmm? [hugs Petrie] Yes, yes, yes!
Grandpa: Good luck to you all. [walks away]
Ducky: [runs to try to get on Spike, laying down] Do not worry, Spike. [shakes snow off] I am sure they will come back someday.
Tippy: Spike! [runs to Spike, Ducky, and Petrie, then they hug]
Ducky's Mom: I'm sorry this happened. Not all of us want you to go.
Tippy's Mom: We'll be all right. We're wanderers.
[they both look]
Tippy's Mom: I-I don't know quite how to ask this, but would he...
Ducky's Mom: What?! Why, no, I'm sure he wouldn't. I-I mean, we're his family.
[Tippy licks Spike, then Spike licks Tippy, laughing]
Ducky's Mom: [sighs] I'll ask him. [walks down, then Tippy runs to Tippy again] Do you want to go with them, Spike?
Ducky's Mom: We'll understand, if you do. Ducky and I just want what's best for you.
[Tippy hugs Tippy's Mom, then Spike shakes his head]
Ducky: If it is SO hard to figure out, I will do it for you. Go, go, GO! [walks away]
Ducky's Mom: Goodbye, Spike. We'll miss you. [hugs Spike]
Tippy's Mom: We'll come back someday soon, won't we, Spike? When the white ground sparkles are all gone, why, we'll see each other before you know it.
Spike: Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm.
[Tippy walks to Spike, then they run, then they all walk down, then they all look, then Ducky's Mom walks away]
Ducky: I do not understand why Spike would leave his own family. I mean, then what is a family anyway?
Ducky: [singing] Is it someone who looks like us? Is it someone who acts like us? Is it someome who sleeps beside us in a nest? Is it someone who speaks like us? Has a tail or a beak like us? Or is it someone that we like the best?
Ducky's Mom: I think family, family is more then being friends when you're family, family the loving never ends.
Littlefoot: I can't believe Spike is really leaving.
Cera: Maybe he wants to go with them! After all, we're not his family. [singing] He doesn't look like us, he doesn't eat like us.
Littlefoot: [singing] Yes, but he still likes to play the way we do.
Petrie: [singing] Hm, he doesn't walk like us. He doesn't talk at all!
Littlefoot: [singing] But just think of all the things that we've been through.
Both: [singing] He's family, family, though he may go away. He has always been our family.
Petrie: [singing] And family he'll stay.
Ducky: [singing] I guess someone that you like can make you angry.
Ducky's Mom: [singing] That's something that we have to rise above.
All: [singing] Though families are different, one thing stays the same.
Ducky's Mom: [singing] At the heart of every family is love. And a family, a family is something strong and fine. He will always be part of his family.
Ducky: [singing] And he will always be a very, very big part of mine. Family.
Ducky's Mom: Ducky, it-it's for his own good. Spike needs more food than we do.
Ducky: I know.
Ducky's Mom: Besides, they'll be back. You heard what Tippy's Mom said.
Ducky: I know.
Ducky's Mom: And he's never had a chance to spend time with other spiketails. He needs to be with his own kind.
Ducky: I know.
Ducky's Mom: And it's clear that they love Spike. They're patient, and kind, and...
Ducky: I know, okay? I know!
Ducky's Mom: Ducky.
Ducky: I am sorry, mama. [sits down]
Ducky's Mom: That's okay, dear. I understand. [hugs Ducky]
Ducky: Um, we told Mr. Thicknose we would meet him one last time. Is it all right for me to go?
Ducky's Mom: Of course, dear.
[Ducky gets off, running away, then hiding a rock, looking at Ducky's Mom, walking away, then cut back to Littlefoot, Cera, and Petrie, changing skin color, making a snowball, then pushing a snowball, rolling down]
Petrie: Oh, me sure gonna miss Spike. [makes another snowball]
Littlefoot: Yeah, me, too.
Cera: Hey, if he found some friends he liked better, that's his business. I'll bet it won't be long before we forget what he even looked like. Well, maybe not.
Ducky's Mom: Hi, kids.
Petrie: Hello, Ducky Mom.
Ducky's Mom: Where's Ducky? Is Mr. Thicknose gone?
Ducky's Mom: I was so glad when Ducky told me he was meeting with you children today. It's given her something to think about besides Spike. You miss him, too.
Littlefoot: We sure do.
Ducky's Mom: Yeah, so do I. Well, I should go. She's probably already waiting for me back at the nest. Bye, kids. Stay warm.
Cera: Why would Ducky tell her mom we were meeting with Thicknose?
Petrie: That not true.
Littlefoot: I don't know. Maybe she didn't want her mom to know where she was really going.
Cera: Where was that?
Littlefoot: I bet I know.
[cut to Ducky, changing skin color]
Ducky: Spike! Spike! I did not think spiketails could walk so fast. No, no, no.
[cut to the stegosauruses]
Stegosaurus Leader: Careful. Slippery here. [walks down by Spike and Tippy, changing skin color, looking at the tracks, groaning]
Tippy's Mom: Tippy, Spike, don't lag!
[Spike and Tippy walk down, then they slide down, knocking the stegosauruses, laying down]
Stegosaurus Leader: What is going on back... [gasping, looking at all of them slide down, then they both slide down]
Tippy: Fun, fun, fun!
[they all groan]
Stegosaurus Leader: Oh, my back.
[cut back to Littlefoot, Cera, and Petrie]
Cera: So, if Ducky's gone after Spike, why don't we just tell her mom?
Littlefoot: I may be wrong. And there's no point in getting her all worried.
[they both slide down on Mr. Thicknose, covering snow around]
Mr. Thicknose: What do you think you're doing?
Littlefoot: Mr. Thicknose?
Mr. Thicknose: Oh, hello, children.
Littlefoot: What-What are you doing up here all by yourself?
Mr. Thicknose: Please, Littlefoot, no more questions.
Cera: Littlefoot, come on! We've gotta find Ducky and get back before the grownups miss us.
[they both walk down]
Littlefoot: Yeah, okay. Bye, Mr. Thicknose.
Petrie: Yep, Ducky come this way for sure.
Littlefoot: Well, here we go.
Mr. Thicknose: Children!
Cera: Mr. Thicknose?
Mr. Thicknose: Am I correct in understanding that you are going into the Mysterious Beyond, without your parents' permission?
Littlefoot: Maybe. Okay, yes, but we've got to. Ducky's out there somewhere.
Mr. Thicknose: I absolutely cannot allow it.
Mr. Thicknose: If your families found out that I let you leave the valley unsupervised, I could never show my face around here again.
[they all close their eyes]
Mr. Thicknose: Therefore, I'm coming with you.
Cera: You are?
[they all walk down by the wind]
Mr. Thicknose: Children, wait up, please! I'm not as young as I used to be.
Cera: He's not as young as anybody used to be.
Littlefoot: Don't be mean.
Cera: Why do we have to let hime come along?
Littlefoot: 'Cause if we don't, he'll tell the grownups. Besides, he's been everywhere and seen everything, he can help us find our way through the Mysterious Beyond.
Petrie: Me sure hope so.
[they all walk down]
Mr. Thicknose: There it is.
Littlefoot: And here are the spiketails tracks. Looks like Ducky followed them out of the valley.
Mr. Thicknose: Then, let us follow those tracks as well. The spiketails can't be too far ahead. They move awfully slow, you know.
Cera: Yeah, unlike us.
Petrie: Me got idea. Me fly up. Look-see if I spot Ducky up ahead.
Mr. Thicknose: I was just about to suggest that.
Petrie: [flies away, then blowing wind] No see nothing yet.
Cera: Fly higher!
Petrie: [continues flying] Still no nothing! [blows wind at Petrie] Getting real cold up here!
[the snow covers Petrie, shivering]
Littlefoot: What's the matter with Petrie?
Cera: He's sure flying funny.
Mr. Thicknose: Gracious! There's frozen water on his wings.
Petrie: [continues shivering, then blowing away] Wings so heavy. Can't move 'em. [falls down]
[the snow vibrates, then landing on Petrie, screaming]
Littlefoot: Look out!
Cera: Run! [screaming]
Littlefoot: Come on, this way! Go! Go!
[they all run away from the snow]
Littlefoot: Faster, faster!
[they both run away from the snow, then landing on the snow, then they look down, sighing, they the gasp, then Mr. Thicknose pops out]
Mr. Thicknose: Are you all right, children?
Cera: Me, too.
[Petrie pops out]
Petrie: Me three.
Mr. Thicknose: Oh, my goodness.
Mr. Thicknose: The pass into the valley, it's gone.
Cera: We're trapped out here?
Littlefoot: And so are Spike and Ducky.
Ducky: I will just say, "That is all right, Spike. I forgive you." And he will come back with me. [sighing] But what if he does not forgove me? Oh, no, no, no. At least spiketail foot holes are easy to follow. [falls in the hole, then the clouds roll in] These are not spiketail foot holes. I hope whatever made these foot holes just kept on going. [repeated line] Yep, yep, yep. It sure is lonesome out here. Spike! [echoing] Spike! Hey, that is funny. A talkback. [echoing] Spike! Huh? Even my walking has a talkback. [gasping, then whimpering, then Sharptooth appears, screaming, running away, sliding down]
[cut back to Littlefoot, Cera, Petrie, and Mr. Thicknose]
Mr. Thicknose: Look at those rock formations. Can you imagine how long they've been standing there? Almost as if they've been waiting for us.
Cera: I know just how they feel.
Mr. Thicknose: Beautiful. Simply beautiful. I've never seen anything like it.
Mr. Thicknose: Why, no, I, uh, that is, uh....
Littlefoot: Mr. Thicknose, I hate to ask this, but is this your first trip to the Mysterious Beyond?
Mr. Thicknose: Why, I... Well, I...
[they hear Ducky screaming, running away by Sharptooth, running by Littlefoot, Cera, Petrie, and Mr. Thicknose]
Mr. Thicknose: Oh, dear.
[Sharptooth roars, then they all scream collectively, running away, then Littlefoot stops, then Cera continues running, looking at the snowballs, gasping]
Littlefoot: Petrie, Cera, help me!
[Sharptooth walks to Mr. Thicknose, walking back, running away, screaming, then throwing snow at the Sharptooth, shaking his head, then throwing a snowball to Sharptooth, roaring, then rolling a big snowball]
Littlefoot: Hey, ugly, wanna play?
[Sharptooth walks up, then Mr. Thicknose continues walking up, panting, then they roll a big snowball to the Sharptooth]
Littlefoot: Mr. Thicknose, get outta the way!
Mr. Thicknose: I beg your pardon. Oh, I see. [walks up]
[the big snowball rolls to the Sharptooth, sliding down, hitting the rock, then they all cheer, then Ducky jumps up, cheering, then they all slide down]
Mr. Thicknose: Well done!
Petrie: [hugs Ducky] Yay!
Ducky: I am so happy to see you. [repeated line] Yep, yep, yep. Except you.
Ducky: This is all your fault. You told me to be angry at Spike, and now look what has happened.
Cera: Me? But I just told you to express your feelings.
Ducky: [sighing] I know. [kicks some snow] And my feelings were mad. I am sorry. I do not want to be mad at you either. I do not like being mad. No, no, no.
Littlefoot: Well, did you find Spike?
Ducky: Mm-mm. Well, at least Mr. Thicknose is here to help us find our way.
Mr. Thicknose: Yes, well, I'm afraid that, um, that is... [sighs] I think the time has come for me to confess. You see, uh, how should I put this? Uh, the actual extent of my experiences outside the Great Valley is somewhat less than I've led you to believe.
Petrie: You mean, you not been in Mysterious Beyond as much as everyone think?
Mr. Thicknose: That is correct.
Cera: How many times have you been out here?
Mr. Thicknose: Counting this trip? Once.
[they all gasp, then they bow their heads, then they all walk down]
Littlefoot: How could things get any worse?
[they all walk by the wind]
Cera: You had to ask, didn't you?
Grandma: Why, no, dear, we haven't seen Ducky anywhere.
Ducky's Mom: I'm so worried. It's getting late.
Grandpa: Would you like me to help look for her?
Ducky's Mom: No, no. You just rest and try to keep warm. I'm sure she's probably with Littlefoot and the others.
Grandma: Oh, I hope they haven't wandered far in weather like this.
[they continue walking in the wind]
Ducky: Spike! Spike! Spike! Spike!
[Spike walks away]
Ducky's Mom: Ducky!
Cera's Dad: Cera! Cera!
Petrie's Mom: Petrie!
[they continue walking down]
Littlefoot: I'm glad that's over.
Petrie: Me cold.
Cera: And hungry.
Mr. Thicknose: And thirsty. I would love some water right now.
Ducky: Me, too! [gasping] Hey, there is water. [gets off of Littlefoot and Petrie, walking to the rink]
[they all walk to a rink, then Ducky jumps on the rink, laughing]
Ducky: That water is hard.
Petrie: [touching the rink] Hey, this like what got on my wings.
[Mr. Thicknose touches a rink, slipping faster, screaming]
Littlefoot: Mr. Thicknose, come back! [slips faster on the rink]
Ducky: Wait for us! [slips on a rink]
[Petrie slips on the rink, then Cera spins on the rink, then screaming while slipping, then they all scream while slipping on a rink]
Ducky: [slipping on a rink] No, no, no!
Petrie: Stop, stop, stop!
[they both land on Mr. Thicknose, spinning around, then the rink cracks]
Mr. Thicknose: That's not good.
[the rink breaks completely, then landing in the water, then they all scream, then they bounce on Mr. Thicknose, changing the skin color back, drowning, getting out]
Mr. Thicknose: Ny goodness! Why, this is quite warm.
Cera: And not deep. I'm standing on the bottom.
Petrie: Me, too. Well, sorta. [chuckling]
Littlefoot: This feels so good.
Cera: Why is it all warm like this, Mr. Thicknose?
Mr. Thicknose: [gets up] Why, it appears to be some sort of underground spring. See? There's hot water just bubbling up down there.
[they all walk, then Cera climbs on]
Cera: Even the rocks are warm.
[they both lay down]
Littlefoot: Mr. Thicknose, have you ever seen a place like... No, I guess not.
Mr. Thicknose: I regret to say, I haven't. But I've heard of them from wandering herds who passed through the Great Valley, and I seem to recall that where there is warmth and water, there is likely to be...
Cera: Green food! Mmm, not bad. [continues eating the green food]
[they all eat the green food]
Littlefoot: Mr. Thicknose?
Mr. Thicknose: Yes, Littlefoot.
Littlefoot: How come you tell those fibs about how you've been everywhere and seen everything?
Mr. Thicknose: You know, Littlefoot, I never intended to become such a fibber. [chuckling] It just happened. When I was young, I was very shy. Never seen or heard. But when wanderers told of the Great Beyond, I remembered every word. As I grew older, I told those stories as if I had lived them, too. In everyone's eyes, I was good. [singing] I was wise to everyone but you.
["The Lesson" begins]
Mr. Thicknose: That is why I had such a hard time with you, Littlefoot. You're so curious, so bright, you ask such good questions, I was afraid you would catch me in a lie. Discover my secret.
Littlefoot: Rob you of your dignity?
Mr. Thicknose: Yes, I suppose so. You see... [singing] Everyone wants to be important, everyone wants to be heard. Everyone wants to be the center of the circle, where friends are hanging on your every word. No matter how close you are to an egg or how old you grow to be. Everybody need somebody to listen, even somebody like me.
Littlefoot: [singing] Everyone wants to be respected.
Petrie: [singing] Everyone wants to be liked.
Mr. Thicknose: [singing] Whether you've got three horns on your head.
Cera: [singing] Or a beak that's sharp.
Ducky: [singing] Or a tail that's spiked.
Mr. Thicknose: [singing] When you want to be more fascinating, you may say things that aren't quite true. Everyone's tempted to fib sometimes.
Littlefoot: [singing] Even someone good like you.
All: [singing] We want folks to admire us, we want someone to care.
Littlefoot: [singing] We want to make a difference.
Cera: [singing] And to know that others know we're there.
Mr. Thicknose: [singing] But everyone has their own importance. That is what I've come to see. Everyone has their own special place.
Petrie: [singing] In the nest.
Cera: [singing] In the herd.
Littlefoot: [singing] In the family.
Mr. Thicknose: [singing] Respect's not a thing you can make someone give you. It's something you have to earn. Who would've thought after all this time. There were more things I had to learn. [spoken] And thank you all for teaching me. [singing] You're never too old to learn.
Littlefoot: [sighing] I wish the grownups could be here and have some of this food.
Ducky: And Spike.
Littlefoot: Yeah, and Spike. I bet there's enough green food to last us all until the white ground sparkles go away.
Petrie: But pass in the valley closed, 'member?
Ducky: The grownups are all trapped-ed inside, and we are stuck out here.
Littlefoot: And lost.
Mr. Thicknose: No, not lost. I know that tall rocky place. That is, I've never seen it, of course, but it's been described to me by many'a traveler. The valley is just on the other side. I know exactly where we are. Not that it does us any good.
Mr. Thicknose: Wait. You're not thinking that...
Mr. Thicknose: But we can't! I mean, our type of creature doesn't... We can't climb something like that. Can we?
[cut back to the dinosaurs, sleeping in the wind, shivering]
Stegosaurus Leader: It's no use. After that storm, I'm-I'm completely lost and exhausted.
Tippy's Mom: Oh, don't cry, Tippy. We'll find food, just you wait.
[Tippy walks on the head, then they walk down]
Tippy's Mom: Oh, Spike, you, too? I'm so sorry. I...
Tippy's Mom: [to Spike] Do you smell something, Spike?
Tippy's Mom: You smell food?
Spike: Mm-hmm. [licks around]
Tippy's Mom: Do you think you can find it?
Tippy's Mom: Spike knows where to go. I say, we follow him.
Stegosaurus Leader: Follow him? Why, he's just a kid.
Tippy's Mom: What have we got to lose? Okay, Spike, lead the way.
[Spike sniffs, then walking down]
Tippy: Spike, wait for me!
[cut back to Littlefoot, Cera, and Mr. Thicknose, walking up, trying to get up]
Mr. Thicknose: Oh, it's no good. Why don't you just leave me here?
Littlefoot: We can't do that.
Mr. Thicknose: I'm slowing you down! And, frankly, I don't think I can go another step. Of course, I could be wrong. [walks away]
[Sharptooth appears, then they both scream, then running away by Sharptooth]
Petrie: What going on down...
[they both scream, then running away, then they both continue running]
Littlefoot: Cera, hurry! Let's go!
Cera: I'm hurrying, okay?
[Sharptooth chomps, then laying down, then getting up]
Mr. Thicknose: What am I doing? I should be protecting these young ones, not running like a ninny.
[they both continue running away by the Sharptooh, screaming, then walking away, then they continue screaming while running away, then Mr. Thicknose knocks a branch to the Sharptooth, with Littlefoot and Cera running away, then the branch attacks Sharptooth, sliding down, then falling down to the ground]
Petrie: That gotta hurt.
Littlefoot: Mr. Thicknose, thanks.
Mr. Thicknose: I am delighted to have returned the favor. We owe that Sharptooth our thanks, as well. He provided just the boost I needed to get to the top.
[they all gasp]
Littlefoot: Yeah! We made it! Over there, the pass, through the mountains.
Mr. Thicknose: Why, yes, just beyond that rock bridge. We could walk to it.
Cera: So what? It's all blocked up, thanks to Petrie.
Petrie: No go there.
[they all walk down, hearing a Sharptooth roar]
Ducky: We're almost home.
Littlefoot: Yeah, but how do we get our folks to the hot springs? Grandma and Grandpa could never climb this mountain. [sighing] If only there were a way to clear the pass.
Petrie: Oh, me no wanna hit mountain again.
Littlefoot: Maybe you won't have to. Mr. Thicknose, do you remember you taught us about the way hallow horns make tree stars fall?
Mr. Thicknose: Uh, ah, brilliant!
Grandpa: Littlefoot! Any sign?
Ducky's Mom: I can't find them anywhere. [hears a distant yelling] That's funny. Sounds just like Ducky.
Grandpa: And Littlefoot.
Cera's Dad: Cera?
[they all yell]
Petrie: [sighing] It not working.
Mr. Thicknose: We're not loud enough.
Ducky: [gasping] But you are.
Ducky: Cera, get mad at the white ground sparkles.
Ducky: Get really mad. Really, really mad.
Cera: Oh, yeah. Okay. [takes an inhale, then screaming]
Ducky's Mom: Up there!
[the snow rumbles, then they all change their color skin back]
Grandpa: You went where?
Ducky's Mom: You did what?
Littlefoot: It's okay. Mr. Thicknose was with us the whole time.
Cera's Dad: Oh, yeah, I'm sure he was a big help.
Littlefoot: He was! After all, he's the oldest and wisest of us all.
[they all gasp]
Cera's Dad: That's okay. But you still got some explaining to do, young lady.
Cera: I know, daddy, but wouldn't you rather listen while you eat?
[they all gasp]
Cera's Dad: Did you say, "Eat?"
[they all change their color skin back]
Grandpa: How are you feeling?
Grandma: Better than I have in ages.
Grandpa: Thanks to Littlefoot and his friends.
Cera's Dad: Yeah, you kids did okay. You, too, Thicknose.
Mr. Thicknose: How gracious of you. Mr. Longneck, I take back all that I said about Littlefoot. He's quite a remarkable young one. You should be very proud.
Grandpa: We are.
Littlefoot: Thanks, Mr. Thicknose.
Ducky's Mom: You wish Spike were here, don't you?
Ducky: I would not even complain when he hogs the nest. No, no, no. If only he could... [gasping]
[they both look at Spike]
[Spike appears, changing skin color back]
Littlefoot: Spike! You're back!
[they all laugh]
Cera: All right!
[Spike walks in the water, eating grass, then Ducky walks to Spike, hugging him, licking Ducky, laughing, then hugging Spike, then they all look at Tippy's Mom walking]
Tippy's Mom: My goodness!
Stegosaurus Leader: Is-Is there enough to share?
Cera's Dad: Now, you, uh...
Grandpa: Of course. You're welcome.
[they all laugh]
Ducky's Mom: I never thought I'd see them playing together again. It's a wonderful sight.
[Tippy slips on the rink, then hitting Spike]
Littlefoot: Spike, be careful!
[the rink breaks, then Spike falls in]
Ducky's Mom: Spike!
Petrie: Oh, no, Spike!
Cera: The water's deeper there!
Ducky: Spike cannot swim.
Cera's Dad: Somebody help him. Quickly.
[Spike swims up, trying to break the rink, then breaking the rink, gasping]
[Spike drowns, then Ducky's Mom grabs Spike, then walking to Tippy, gasping, then hugging Cera, then Ducky's Mom appears, holding Spike]
Cera: She got him! Yes!
[they all cheer]
Ducky: That is my mama. My mama did that. [repeated line] Yep, yep, yep.
[she coughs, bringing Spike, putting him down]
Ducky: Mama, you did it. You saved him.
Ducky's Mom: Of course I did. He's my boy. [hugs Spike]
[Tippy's Mom walks by Ducky's Mom]
Ducky's Mom: Hmm? It's obvious who Spike's real family is.
[Tippy slides to Spike]
Tippy's Mom: We'll always be grateful that you saved our herd, and you can visit us any time you like. Right, Tippy?
Tippy: Tippy love Spike!
Ducky: Ducky love Spike, too! [hugs Spike, laughing] From now on, you can make all the sleep rumboes you want, and I will never get mad again. No, no, no.
[last lines, as they all laugh, then cheering]
Narrator: The families would be happy here until the Great Circle began to warm the land once more, melting the white ground sparkles and allowing new life to spring up, turning the earth green again. Then they could return to the Great Valley, where they could all get a good night's sleep, even Ducky.