French Land Before Time

Growing up I was a big fan of the Land Before Time and since I recently watched all the movies I thought about finding the original movie in French to practice. Called Le Petit Dinosaure et la Vallée des merveilles in France and just Petit-Pied: le dinosaure in Quebec Canadian French to practice.

I decided to choose a few clips I found on youtube from different parts of the movie that are fairly easy to understand, especially if you’ve seen the movie before. Some of the words do go above what I can understand but I feel satisfied.

I’m actually am not sure which version I ended up watching since my ear is not trained well enough yet to differentiate between both accents but I’m fairly sure it’s from the Quebec dub. And I think all the clips I chose here are from the version I watched but I may be mistaken.

Overall the voices aren’t too bad, they mostly resemble the originals, at least with Little Foot and Ducky (named Becky here), Petri can be hit or miss depending on the line and Cera for the most part is my least favorite.

And finally I have a fandub of Diana Ross’ If We Hold On Together from the movie which is in English in the movie but this version in French by miouneTV is great and I decided to feature it here. The lyrics are below.

Paroles:

Tu es bien loin
Mais au fil des jours
Suis ton chemin
Sans faire demi-tour

Vis en croyant
En tes rêves d’enfant
Les merveilles t’attendent là-bas
Vis ton histoire
Avec foi et gloire
Garde l’espoir qu’il y a en toi

Si nous restons tous ensemble
Nos rêves deviendront éternels
Ils nous protègent
On les entend
Près du soleil
Qui nous appelle

Les âmes au vent savent comment voler
Cherchons l’étoile
Qui puisse nous guider
Là où on sera
Une fontaine sera là
Pour soigner le passé

On croit, on prie
De tout notre esprit
Pour enfin y arriver

Si nous restons tous ensemble
Nos rêves deviendront éternels
Ils nous protègent
On les entend
Près du soleil
Qui nous appelle

Si nous sommes perdus dans le noir
L’amour nous guidera
Sa lumière nous réchauffera
Et nous donnera l’espoir

Si nous restons tous ensemble
Nos rêves deviendront éternels
Ils nous protègent, on les entend
Où les âmes ont des ailes
Près du soleil
Elles nous appellent…

land before time french le peit dinosaure petit-pied

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