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The Best Dinosaur Movies for Kids  

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List of the best dinosaur movies for kids, with videos, including some of the best kids dinosaur films from the dawn of cinema. Kids dinosaur movies are usually a hit because children are usually in awe of dinosaurs. People who grew up in the '90s usually think of The Land Before Time as the definitive dinosaur movie for kids, but there are many popular choices including the more recent dinosaur kids movie, Ice Age. This list of dinosaur films for kids includes all the best dinosaur films for children, but if we've missed one of your favorites, please feel free to add it to the list yourself. Dinosaurs have been a favorite with kids for decades. This list includes all types of dinosaur films including silent movies, live action, animation, new, and old. Parents and children alike will enjoy these dinosaur films. After all... every child, young and old, has their favorite dinosaur (movie).

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Diana Ross, Frank Welker, Judith Barsi
The Land Before Time is a 1988 American-Irish animated adventure drama film directed and co-produced by Don Bluth and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, and ...more

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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dinosaur Movies for Kids
analise.dubner added Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough
Jurassic Park is a 1993 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is the first installment of the Jurassic Park franchise. It is based on the 1990 novel of the ...more

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Queen Latifah, Kristen Wiig, Jane Lynch
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is a 2009 American 3-D computer animated comedy adventure film, and the third installment in the Ice Age series. It was produced by Blue Sky Studios and ...more

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John Goodman, Jay Leno, Martin Short
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story is a 1993 American animated science fiction adventure film, produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblimation animation studio, distributed by Universal Pictures, and ...more
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Hayden Panettiere, Julianna Margulies, Alfre Woodard
Dinosaur is a 2000 American live-action/computer-animated science fiction adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation with The Secret Lab, and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It ...more

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Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton
Toy Story 3 is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated comedy film, and the third film in the Toy Story series. It was produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. ...more

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Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutchersonm, Seth Meyers
Journey to the Center of the Earth is a 2008 American 3-D science fantasy adventure film starring Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, and Anita Briem. It is not considered a sequel or a remake of ...more

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Walt Disney, Corey Burton, Leopold Stokowski
Fantasia is a 1940 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released by Walt Disney Productions. With story direction by Joe Grant and Dick Huemer, and production supervision by Ben ...more

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Dinosaurs Alive! is a 2007 IMAX documentary produced by Giant Screen Films about various dinosaurs that inhabited the Earth between 251 and 65 Ma. The documentary features animals from the ...more
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Two T-Rexs fighting Kong? Best. Scene.Ever. King Kong is a 2005 epic monster film and remake of the 1933 film of the same name. Directed, co-written, and produced by Peter Jackson, it stars Naomi Watts as Ann Darrow, Jack Black as Carl ...more

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Fay Wray, Merian C. Cooper, Bruce Cabot
King Kong is a 1933 American fantasy monster/adventure film directed and produced by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack. The screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman and Ruth Rose was from an ...more

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Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia is a 2007 film about life in the Early Cretaceous, Patagonia. It features paleontologist Rodolfo Coria and his work, with Donald Sutherland acting as main
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pocketmousenator added Takashi Shimura, Russ Tamblyn, Akihiko Hirata
This film, released in Japan as Frankenstein's Monsters: Sanda versus Gaira, is a 1966 science fiction kaiju film. The film was co-produced between the Japanese company Toho, and Henry G. ...more

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analise.dubner added Max Fleischer, Winsor McCay, George McManus
Gertie the Dinosaur is a 1914 animated short film by American cartoonist and animator Winsor McCay. It is the earliest animated film to feature a dinosaur. McCay first used the film before live ...more
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The Land Unknown is a sci-fi, CinemaScope adventure film about a naval expedition trapped in an Antarctic jungle. The story was allegedly inspired by the discovery of unusually warm water in ...more