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Title: The Crash... we didn't want to hear
Description: Land Before Time Office Closed


Threehorn - July 3, 2008 12:58 PM (GMT)
Hi guys... I know this pains me to say this to you guys but I got some very very bad news to you guys to give. Land Before Time Office been closed and packed. Yes you hear me, Universal did what we hoped they wouldn't do, the young hot shot leaders of Universal has closed down the office at NBC Universal.

Which means the TV Series and LBT 13 was the last we going to see... No special 20th year birthday surprise from Land Before Time...

13 is always been a unlucky number and that where it hit us all...

Damn those Universal hotshots... they think they know best and thinking that no one cares about Land Before Time any more... It a real shame to speak of this dreadful news...

But Land Before Time will stay in the hearts of all those that love Land Before Time, writing stories, RPGing, Artwork and many many other things we can do to keep Land Before Time alive even there will be no new films for a long time to come


Spike_of_the_Valley - July 3, 2008 01:22 PM (GMT)
Definitely not the news I wanted to hear before I went to bed. Before everyone panics, though, let's just work through any other possible explanations. Is it possibly just reorganisation? You know, moving offices, changing staff, stuff like that?

Yeah, I'm probably clutching at straws, but I think I have to, for the sake of my remaining sanity.

Threehorn - July 3, 2008 01:29 PM (GMT)
It possible they relocated and not told Aria's mum where they relocated or anyone else for that matter. Aria the voice actor of Ducky. So I got this news for her mum.

There is alot of other possible reasons, a break period to recollect thoughts and give Land Before Time a breather cause they have been bring out LBT out since 1996, that 12 movies in 12 years on top of that LBT TV Series, so many might need the time to get recharged and then come back again later date.

So closing the office down for now would be a logical step to recharge the brain cells and come up with new stuff for Land before Time in the furture. Plus why have a whole floor powered up when there no one there for the moment. so that could the reason for the office to be closed.

Kor - July 3, 2008 02:19 PM (GMT)
It depends also if the same team doing the tv series is doing the movies. I'm sure the lbt office does not sit around doing nothing between movies. I know some series close down things. The classic dr who did this during the period before they would start the new season. This is how one version of the tardis interior during the 4th doctor's era got damaged and was used for 1 season only. Work on one season had finished and there was a time before the next season would have work on it started so they closed down things.

They may be going to a period of haitus where the offices are not needed, either because the new season has not had work started on it, and or it may be between movies as well.

Rat_lady7 - July 3, 2008 02:25 PM (GMT)
Just curious, where did you find this out? Was it on an article? Or did Aria or someone from the LBT team tell you?

pokeplayer984 - July 3, 2008 02:34 PM (GMT)
A temporary stop of LBT is okay with me, but it being permanent? I dread the thought.

Yet, this gives me EVERY reason to go along with those vids of mine. It's time to show those egotistic dunderheads (I'm sorry, I just can't say anything even close to nice about them at this point.) at the head of Universal just HOW much it is loved.

The LBT-hating president thinks he knows all? Time to prove him wrong. :D

I just hope the next LBT TV Series DVD comes out on August 26th as scheduled.

I knew something like this was going to happen. I warned you all with the sudden removal of the LBT sequels from store shelves, but you only took it as me going crazy. I knew something bad was coming. I just knew it. :D

Spartanguy88 - July 3, 2008 02:36 PM (GMT)
Yeah, I was just about to ask the same thing.

But also, are you sure they're really closing down? Because I just Googled those exact words and I couldn't come up with anything.

f-22 "raptor" ace - July 3, 2008 03:04 PM (GMT)
They'd better just be moving the office

Malte279 - July 3, 2008 03:05 PM (GMT)
There has been a "time gap" between the release of LBT 6 and 7. I don't know if a situation similar to the current one did occur before.
If indeed these news mean that there will be no more from the land before time we all knew however that this day would come.
But what are the effects of these news on us?
Will we cease to be interested in LBT? Will we stop writing fanfictions? Will we stop drawing or painting LBT images? Will we stop singing? Will we stop writing here? Will we stop discussing LBT? Will we stop having fun here?
I can only speak for myself, but I'm quite convinced that my opinion is that of many when I say: "NO WAY! Let's get back to business!"

Rat_lady7 - July 3, 2008 03:11 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Malte279 @ Jul 3 2008, 07:05 AM)
"NO WAY! Let's get back to business!"

You got that right! :yes

Oh...Mumbling just pointed out that he already answered my question. I guess it just wasn't clear to me completely? :slap

Mumbling - July 3, 2008 03:20 PM (GMT)
aww.. such a pain.. I hoped this wouldn't happen.. But we will still be here doing the things we used to do, as malte said. We'll keep lbt alive, even if the studio's not here anymore.

Btw Malte.. You still haven't seen lbt 13? If you could save it for next year I'll come and watch together with ya :^.^:

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Just curious, where did you find this out? Was it on an article? Or did Aria or someone from the LBT team tell you?


I think he already answered that

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It possible they relocated and not told Aria's mum where they relocated or anyone else for that matter. Aria the voice actor of Ducky. So I got this news for her mum.

NeptuneNavigator2001 - July 3, 2008 03:49 PM (GMT)
*wants to tear the moon from the sky*
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

*NeptuneNavigator2001 bows out silently*
Heh... How ironic... 800 posts, heh... :( Rest, In, Peace... *Tombstone Piledriver on the steel steps* *bell tolls* ...I've got to stop watching clips of WWE's Undertaker... :p

Rat_lady7 - July 3, 2008 03:57 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Mumbling @ Jul 3 2008, 07:20 AM)
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Just curious, where did you find this out? Was it on an article? Or did Aria or someone from the LBT team tell you?


I think he already answered that

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It possible they relocated and not told Aria's mum where they relocated or anyone else for that matter. Aria the voice actor of Ducky. So I got this news for her mum.

Oh...I guess when I read it...it wasn't too clear to me...that happens to me a lot :p :slap

Malte279 - July 3, 2008 04:00 PM (GMT)
^ No way, I don't think we are going to let it rest! -_- :D (we lack a smiley of grim but confident determination!)
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Btw Malte.. You still haven't seen lbt 13? If you could save it for next year I'll come and watch together with ya
I haven't watched it yet. I might perhaps watch it with Patrick as there is some chance that we will meet in not too far a time, but either way we could still watch it together when we meet :yes
You sound like there is some good prospect that we can meet next year? Are you going to travel? :)

action9000 - July 3, 2008 04:07 PM (GMT)
While I can't say this totally surprises me, it's very unfortunate indeed... :(

LBT 13..what a bad note to end on...LBT 10 would have made significantly more sense. LBT 13 just...doesn't feel like anything that could closely resemble an ending, with the exception of the closing narration using the words "land before time" for the first time.

Though I will admit, I think I'd prefer a stop to LBT over the continuation of LBT in the form of LBT 13-style films...*braces himself for the incoming riot*...
At least with the continuation of LBT all the way to 13, we got to see LBT 12, which was relatively well-done, really.

Rest In Peace, LBT studios.... :)

Mumbling - July 3, 2008 04:12 PM (GMT)
I actually thought 10 was the end(didn't know anything of forum at that time) and I actually found it a good way to end.. When I discovered there were more sequels, I was filled with joy.. :^.^:

Malte, yes I am going to travel next year, as my mother has allowed me to do so.. I HAVE to do it anyway, for school. They want me to travel to another country next schoolyear.. I think I know where I'm going already :^.^: ..
We could also meet with the 3 of us of course, or even more.. To watch with european gof members..? anyway, that's something not related to this topic..

NeptuneNavigator2001 - July 3, 2008 04:29 PM (GMT)
Good, Iris. Glad you can get a chance to travel. :yes

f-22 "raptor" ace - July 3, 2008 04:59 PM (GMT)
I may go TopGun on them.

jedi472 - July 3, 2008 05:15 PM (GMT)
This probably isn't a permanent shutdown, but even if it is, it will still live on in the hearts and creative works of the fans.

pokeplayer984 - July 3, 2008 05:41 PM (GMT)
Dang! This news made me depressed. I'm not in the mood to do what I normally do through the day. (I kind of have a routine. This sad news has effected it.) I'll try to continue with my story as planned, but in the state I'm currently in, I can't make any promises. :(

f-22 "raptor" ace - July 3, 2008 05:55 PM (GMT)
By going topgun on them I mean this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW23SS0zEnY

Mumbling - July 3, 2008 06:15 PM (GMT)
Heh.. Looks cool..

John, if you need to talk to anyone.. I'm on msn.. :)

The Chronicler - July 3, 2008 08:04 PM (GMT)
I sure do hope that the shut-down is only temporary. I'll wait no more than five years, and if they don't come back, then I guess the shut-down is indeed permanent. -_-

However, if it is permanent, I do see at least one benefit. When you write a good fanfic, it can be frustrating when a new sequel or episode comes out and it contradicts something in your fanfic. If no new sequels or episodes are ever going to come out, you won't have to worry about any future contradictions. This is especially true for that well-known plot-hole created by the TV series. (how Chomper got off the island, how he met Ruby, and how they were accepted into the Great Valley (without knowing officially what happens here, you can say whatever you want :yes ))

NeptuneNavigator2001 - July 3, 2008 10:16 PM (GMT)
...Earlier today... I talked with Iris about this... And we cried... ...A tear actually fell onto my glasses... I let it spread, relishing in the symbolism of the end... And... As I helped it to spread natually across the lens... It formed a perfect L... (LBT... Love... Yes, both of those...) I let it dry, then washed them.... :( As I said before.... Rest... In... Peace... *neck breaking crunch*

f-22 "raptor" ace - July 3, 2008 10:26 PM (GMT)
I have to ask would they really want to tick off loyal customers?

General Grievous - July 3, 2008 10:32 PM (GMT)
I think I'd take it a step further and B-52 em. Anyway, It makes no sense to stop the series as long as it is making money. Hopefully this is just temporary.

f-22 "raptor" ace - July 3, 2008 10:34 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (General Grievous @ Jul 3 2008, 05:32 PM)
I think I'd take it a step further and B-52 em. Anyway, It makes no sense to stop the series as long as it is making money. Hopefully this is just temporary.

Yeah so do I. Cause they don't want to meet my little friend called low level fly by at Mach 1.

DarkHououmon - July 3, 2008 11:04 PM (GMT)
I'm not really bothered too much by the crash, to be honest. I've never really been upset about the cancellation of any series I've seen, whether I liked it or not. No offense intended.

NeptuneNavigator2001 - July 3, 2008 11:22 PM (GMT)
While I respect your viewpoints, DarkHououmon, unfortunately, I cannot agree here, as most here cannot. We love this series - some of us very much (puts himself on that list) and it is hard to see something like this come down... :( However, I respect your viewpoints. You seem to have an easier time dealing with it than many of us here... ...Goodbye, LBT... :(

Spartanguy88 - July 4, 2008 01:03 AM (GMT)
Dang, just as I was getting back into the series, it shuts down. While this is unfortunate, I do know we have to move on with life. This was a great series, but it's not something we all should dwell on.

This isn't going to stop me from coming up with a story/stories for the series however, and it shouldn't stop any of you guys from coming up with something to contribute.

NeptuneNavigator2001 - July 4, 2008 01:38 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Spartanguy88 @ Jul 3 2008, 06:03 PM)
Dang, just as I was getting back into the series, it shuts down. While this is unfortunate, I do know we have to move on with life. This was a great series, but it's not something we all should dwell on.

This isn't going to stop me from coming up with a story/stories for the series however, and it shouldn't stop any of you guys from coming up with something to contribute.

Yeah, I plan to do a tribute video in the future... :(

Petrie - July 4, 2008 01:39 AM (GMT)
Not a surprise to me....LBT has been milked for quite some time now. I'll just say what is true--no tv series lasts forever, nor movie series.

StarfallRaptor - July 4, 2008 02:33 AM (GMT)
Upset Statement: That is imposssible. If those meatbags have permanently silenced my favorite series...I think I shall have to let them know my definition of "love".
(HK-47 reference)

landbeforetimelover - July 4, 2008 03:28 AM (GMT)
This doesn't make any sense. Do the people that run Universal Studios even have brains??? They've popped more LBT toys out their a$$ in the last 2 years than any other series I've ever seen and they seem to be selling quite well. This has to be temporary. Moving to a larger office perhaps? Man, I'll tell ya, if they close down LBT permanently I'm gonna pirate LBT like crazy. The only thing that's been stopping me is my moral obligation to keep LBT alive, but if it's dead anyways I don't give a sh**. :angry:

DarkHououmon - July 4, 2008 03:49 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (landbeforetimelover @ Jul 3 2008, 11:28 PM)
Man, I'll tell ya, if they close down LBT permanently I'm gonna pirate LBT like crazy. The only thing that's been stopping me is my moral obligation to keep LBT alive, but if it's dead anyways I don't give a sh**. :angry:

Cancelled or not, you could still get into trouble if you pirate LBT. Are you willing to take that risk?

landbeforetimelover - July 4, 2008 04:00 AM (GMT)
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Cancelled or not, you could still get into trouble if you pirate LBT. Are you willing to take that risk?


I don't think I'll respond to that. Don't want to break invisionfree's rules if ya know what I mean. :p

DarkHououmon - July 4, 2008 04:11 AM (GMT)
I'll be honest, and I hope I don't offend anyone here. But some of the responses I've seen in this topic truly..bother me.

NeptuneNavigator2001 - July 4, 2008 05:23 AM (GMT)
Well... At least you're being honest about things bothering you... ...I say again, farewell LBT... *graveyard bells tolling*

rosie - July 4, 2008 06:11 AM (GMT)
That's too bad.I hope to see more. :cry

Malte279 - July 4, 2008 06:34 AM (GMT)
The news will not turn me into an amok runner nor make me enjoy the thought of people getting murdered (be it by B52 bombers or Hk-47s). Some messages from LBT seem not to have sunk in enough after 13 sequels and 26 episodes <_<
Is there anyone here who feels that these news will compel him or her to leave the GOF and not be interested in LBT anymore?
And if there is not, is the difference really as tremendous as it seems at the moment?
Every single one of us has made up an own concept of the land before time. A very personal land before time so to speak which is sometimes expressed in the stories we write ourselves and in other forms of art or in our discussions. No closing down of any office anywhere in the world can take away those lands before time unless the "keeper" him or herself decides to give up on it.




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