Nonetheless, she ran to his rescue when he was nearly crushed by a falling rock on top of Threehorn Peak, and in The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze, she is worried when Petrie again appears to be falling to his peril after ice forms on his wings while flying high up in the atmosphere. Though Topps' and Littlefoot's family met early in the first film, it is assumed that he and Grandpa Longneck were formally introduced to each other after they were separated from their children in the great earthquake. His personality is unknown in the first film, but he is shown to be guilty of racism, or speciesism. He isn't afraid of Red Claw when they fight each other, and even when he is outnumbered against a few Belly Draggers, he takes them all out without receiving a single scratch. Cera's father, Daddy Topps, is seen in every film in the Land Before Time film series, except The Land Before Time IV: Journey through the Mists, but her real mother is only seen in background shots of the original Land Before Time. Cera was visibly angered when Ducky called her father Topsy, but it is possible that Cera didn't know her dad's name, and disliked it because she had learned it from Tria, whom she was envious of for taking most of her father's attention from her. [29] The book was illustrated by Charles Grosvenor (who has directed the Land Before Time sequels since 1997). Cera, reflecting with annoyance on Spike during the sequence for the song "Family", in The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze, Cera appears to have developed a confidence with Ducky, as when Ducky is upset with her brother Spike in The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze, she asks her what the matter is, and helps her to realize she is mad at Spike. In The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses, Cera immediately bonds with Lizzie, as she has similar family-related problems to those Cera has at the time. [16][17][18] The name was deliberately misspelled as "Sarah" in the Los Angeles Times review of The Land Before Time, by Shiela Benson, with Benson saying "It's spelled Cera, but Sarah it is to our ears".[19]. Color [31][32][33][34][35] This often comes into contrast with the more popular Littlefoot/Ali pairing. Cera, trying to break free from her egg, while her mother and sisters look on. After Ali saves Cera from the rapids in a river a little farther away from the cave, and from the Belly Dragger and Sharp Beak, Ichy and Dil, she befriends Ali. Likewise, Spike has helped Cera on other occasions, as in The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island, when Cera is flung off the log by the swimming Sharptooth, and swims back, Spike and Littlefoot help her up again. Topps' first wife (Cera's mother) is shown near at the beginning of 1st as are their other children. Her biological mother has not been seen since the original movie, but as of the eleventh installment, Invasion of the Tinysauruses, she has a stepmother named Tria. [6] For a year, the characters were associated with the restaurant's children's menu and birthday parties. Green As they were searching for the Great Valley, she takes control of the group from Littlefoot after his search for the Great Valley yields no results. She is also sarcastic and has a dry sense of humor. Although Cera resented Chomper in the second film, because he had bitten her tail by instinct, and showed extreme wariness of him in the fifth film which was understandible, the two of them seem to have no qualm around each other in the television series, and in The Brave Longneck Scheme and The Lone Dinosaur Returns, she tries to help protect Chomper from Ali's herd and Doc. "My father told me that flatheads have very small brains. Cera's most recognizable trait is her bossy, skeptical and proud demeanor, which covers up her caring and sensitive side. The two have collaborated on tasks as well, such as in The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure, where Cera lures Papa Sharptooth over to Spike so he could push a rock onto his head. ", Cera The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave is a 2016 animated film.. Narrator: Long, long ago, in the Land Before Time, great beasts ruled the world.These mighty beasts were the dinosaurs. Most of his peers called him \"Threehorn\" or \"Old Threehorn\", while Grandma and Grandpa Longneck call him \"my friend\", \"Mr. Threehorn\" or \"Old Mr. Threehorn\". Cera has a fear of heights, as shown in The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island when she feels nervous about walking across the log Chomper showed them, and in The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock, when she is reluctant to hop on the pillars which originally stood in the canyon. Littlefoot is a modest, intelligent, playful longneck who, despite his traumatic upbringing, believes that friendship goes beyond species b… The spelling of her name, however, has suffered from much more dispute. The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration She wanted to go look for Littlefoot when the others didn't want to. The Land Before Time is The Land Before Time, no matter what it is. At the same time, when Spike was nearly carried off by the current in the episode "The Star Day Celebration", and the vine the others used to pull him to safety snapped, Cera hastily fetched a long stick to perform the task with. For her domineering behaviour covering a nicer personality, the official Land Before Time website refers to her as "Sweet but Strong-willed Cera"; she is also called this by fans. Furthermore, in The Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends, during the song "Yellow Belly Bounce", one of the Yellow Bellies comments on her horn, and she states that she's going to develop two more. In the Italian dubs of the series, Cera is known as "Tricky". A shorter variation on the nickname is just "Strong-willed Cera". As seen by the presence of Topps' niece and nephew, Dinah and Dana, in The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire, implying that Cera may have had an aunt. Fan-Preferred Couple: Littlefoot/Ali (to those who aren't unnerved by them being near-clones or Kissing Cousins) and Littlefoot/Cera are both pretty popular, as … To her delight, Shorty is particularly impressed by Cera's ability to butt into various objects, without damaging her skull or getting a headache. Similarly to the character Ducky, there has been confusion over Cera's species, although it has not been labelled incorrectly as often as Ducky's. During the production of the movie The Land Before Time, the character of Cera started out as a male Triceratops named \"Bambo\". Then, she turned sad and cries because, as the narrator says, "Cera was still too proud to admit that she'd gone the wrong way.". Cera appears to get seasick easily, as she was seasick both when riding the log in the unsuccessful attempt to cross the Big Water and also when riding across on Elsie later, to which she says that she doesn't want to take any more rides on Elsie. Most of his peers called him "Threehorn" or "Old Threehorn", while Grandpa and Grandma Longneck call him "my friend" "Mr. Threehorn" or "Old Mr. Threehorn". Also, in the episode "Through the Eyes of a Spiketail", she quickly doubts the existence of the hardwater sweets (frozen grapes), despite Littlefoot's reminders that Mr. Thicknose had said they are difficult to find. She is also the secondary antagonist of The Land Before Time. She then cheers when the ice melts in time for him to catch flight again. She also grows jealous and offended after Littlefoot thanks Ali for getting help from the others when he had been trapped in the cave after the earthquake, but does not thank Cera for knocking down enough of the rocks blocking the entrance to one of the chambers, that he could get out. Only definitely appearing in The Land Before Time, she is the mate of Daddy Topps, and the mother of Cera and her siblings.. History. They at first mistake her for somebody else, until she lifts up a lily pad she was wearing as a hat, and are surprised to see that she is in a calm, gentle state. Cera accepts the offer after some thought, and by the end of the film, she and Tria begin to bond very well. In fact, by the events of The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island, Cera is so used to living in a diverse-species community that when the Great Valley herd is forced to leave the Valley and perhaps break up and join other herds, Cera says "I don't wanna live with a bunch of threehorns, they're too bossy!" After a distant shot of the other characters joining her on the log, the eyes return to normal. This is first shown when she tells Littlefoot that "threehorns never play with longnecks" and that "they only talk to other threehorns an… Cera's logo on the official Land Before Time website, featuring the shortened version of her real-world nickname, "Strong-willed Cera". The award ended up going to Jennifer Love Hewitt and Chris Canute for the song "I'm Gonna Love You", from Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame II. List of Sharpteeth in The Land Before Time, The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure, The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving, The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists, The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island, The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock, The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire, The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze, The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water, The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration, The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses, The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers, The Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends, The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave, Mikey Mesa/The Land Before Time 14 Soundtrack, Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure characters, Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving characters, Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists characters, Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island characters, Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock characters, Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire characters, Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze characters, Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water characters, Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration characters, Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses characters, Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers characters, Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends characters, Characters whose name mirrors their species name, Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave characters, The Land Before Time IV: Journey through the Mists, List of Awards won by The Land Before Time, http://jurassicpark.wikia.com/wiki/Triceratops_Encounter, File:REAR_lovable_Littlefoot_devoted_Ducky_panicky_Petrie_strong-willed_Cera_gentle_Spike.jpg, www.rottentomatoes.com - Steve Rhodes' review. When Ducky asks her how to ventilate her anger, she willingly shows her what a Threehorn would do. Topps also manages to get the drop on other Sharpteeth he goes up against despite the odds not being in his favor. Cera is friends with the other six main characters of the franchise: Littlefoot, Ducky, Petrie, Spike, Chomper, and Ruby (that are Cera's friends), although her strongest friendships appear to be with Littlefoot and Ducky. See more ideas about land before time, my childhood, childhood. Daddy Topps (also known as Cera's Dad in later films, Topsy, as he is called by Tria and Mr. Threehorn as he is called by the other characters in the Great Valley) is a character in the Land Before Time films and television series. In 2007, Catherine Hapka wrote the book "Cera's Shiny Stone", based upon the television episode "The Canyon of Shiny Stones". However, in the TV episode "The Amazing Threehorn Girl", she tries at first to be modest and truthful when everyone in the Great Valley believes that she gallantly dealt with the belly draggers who had been pursuing the children, and frightened them away. Sweet but Strong-willed Cera (website) Whether she has any brothers or not is unknown. Images of the Cera's Dad voice actors from the Land Before Time franchise. Yes, it was a place of wonder, but also filled with danger...where … This happened while he and his wife were attacking the Great Valley in search of Chomper. Cera, understanding Ruby's mood, cautions him away from doing so; suggesting that he might make her feel even worse. Cera (also known as Sweet but Strong-willed Cera) or simply strong-willed Cera), is the deuteragonist and primary female character in The Land Before Time franchise. Female However, when he and Cera are reunited at the end of the film, his wife, and Cera's siblings, are gone. Mainly due to the fact that the character only possesses a nasal horn, while Triceratops also had two horns on its forehead, some have suggested that the character is in fact a Monoclonius,[14] a one-horned member of the ceratopsian order of dinosaurs, to which Triceratops also belongs. In the TV episode "The Meadow of Jumping Waters", she expresses disbelief in the existence of "water that jumps" (erupting geysers), until she finally sees the meadow. In a song from The Time of the Great Giving he says that he was inculcated with this attitude by his own father, who told him to "stand and fight, don't run away.". [6] There have also been numerous plush dolls and action figures portraying the character. [the tail attacks Sharptooth 1, then Cera's Dad attacks Sharptooth 2, then they attack Sharptooth 1] Petrie is having trouble with a precision flying exhibition the flyers are putting on, and the gang helps a microraptor named Guido, who doesn't know what he is. 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