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Littlefoot's Mother
Background information
Feature films The Land Before Time
The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration(cameo)
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Helen Shaver
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Motherly, protective, understanding, gentle, inspirational, instructive, level-headed, patient, kind, loving, caring, nurturing, serious, friendly, nice, beautiful, wise, rational
Appearance Gigantic and slender brown apatosaurus
Occupation Mother of Littlefoot
Alignment Good
Goal To reach the Great Valley (failed), To protect her son from Sharptooth (succeeded)
Relatives Littlefoot (son), Bron (Husband), Grandma and Grandpa Longneck (Parents)
Allies Littlefoot, Cera, Grandma and Grandpa Longneck
Enemies Sharptooth
Likes Her son, believing
Dislikes Her son in danger
Powers and abilities
Weapons Her tail
Fate She is killed from the Shartooth's bite after the big earthquake
Quote "Littlefoot, let your heart guide you. It whispers so listen closely." (last words before dying)

Littlefoot's Mother is a supporting character The Land Before Time. She was voiced by Helen Shaver.


Littlefoot's Mother is a kind, loving, and caring mother to her son wanting what's best for her son by raising him in a good place, such as The Great Valley.

Role in Film

In the beginning of the film, Littlefoot's Mother appears with her parents (Grandma and Grandpa Longneck) and watches her egg which is about to hatch. She then notices an egg stealer trying to take her egg and she hits him with her head, causing him to drop the egg which rolls away from the nest. Along with her parents, she follows it and watches the egg as it hatches into a baby boy longneck, whom she names him Littlefoot and starts licking him with love and puts him on her back telling him to be careful.

A few years later, Littlefoot's Mother is feeding him tree roots to which he asks her if "that's all there is to eat." She tells him that the land has been changing and that they must walk as far as they can each day until they reach their new home: The Great Valley. Then she spots a treestar on a tree and gives it to Littlefoot, telling him it will help him grow strong. Afterward, Littlefoot's mother, Littlefoot and her parents start on their journey to The Great Valley, to which she tells Littlefoot "is a great place where they can live with their own kind" and that although she has never seen the place with her eyes she's seen it through her heart.

On the way Littlefoot spots a threehorn named Cera and begins to play with her but his mother comes and picks him up telling him that they keep to their own kind and that the longnecks, threehorns, spiketails, swimmers, and flyers never do anything together because they are different and that when they reach the Great Valley there will be many longnecks for Littlefoot to play with.

That night, Littlefoot notices a hopper (frog) and sneaks away from his mother to play with it and runs into Cera to which they both accidently run into a Sharptooth. Luckily, Littlefoot's Mother shows up and begins to fight the Sharptooth, only to be bitten by said Sharptooth in the battle but manages to push him into a cave cavern underground and tries to return with Littlefoot to her parents. But then an earthshake begins and she and Littlefoot are separated from each other, and her parents to which she begins to lay down and begins to die from her wounds. But before she dies, Littlefoot finds her and asks her to get up. But she tells him she can't and tells him that in order to get to the Great Valley, he must pass the rock that looks like a longneck and pass the mountains that burn; and that no matter what happens, she'll be with him even if he can't see her and then she dies. She had sacrificed herself to save Littlefoot.

Towards the end of the film, Littlefoot's Mother appears as a spirit in the clouds and guides Littlefoot and his friends to the Great Valley where he is reunited with his grandparents.


  • The Nostalgia Critic put Littlefoot's mother's death at #9 on his "Top 11 Saddest Nostalgic Moments".
  • She may have been referenced in the fifth film, during the song "Always There".


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