The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water is the ninth animated film in the Land Before Time series. It was produced and directed by Charles Grosvenor, with a soundtrack composed by David Edelman. During the year this was released, Universal brought back on DVD, for the first time, two of the previous Land Before Time adventures; "The Great Valley Adventure" and "The Time of the Great Giving".
When heavy rains create a mysterious "new water", Littlefoot sets off to explore the Great Valley. He quickly becomes friends with Mo the mischievous Ophthalmosaurus who has been isolated from his pod by the weather. When Littlefoot and friends get separated from their parents because of the Earthshake, they help Mo get back home to the Big Water, while avoiding a hungry Liopleurodon. On the way, Littlefoot and Co discuss such interesting things as imaginary friends, the concept of loneliness, and the true meaning of a brother.
- John Ingle - Narrator
- Thomas Dekker - Littlefoot
- Anndi McAfee - Cera
- Aria Curzon - Ducky
- Jeff Bennett - Petrie
- Rob Paulsen - Spike/Mo
- Kenneth Mars - Grandpa Longneck
- Miriam Flynn - Diplodocus Mom
- Tress MacNeille - Ducky's Mom
- This was the first Land Before Time film to contain more than three songs.
- This was the last Land Before Time film in which Thomas Dekker provided Littlefoot's voice.
Film series: The Land Before Time (1988) • The Great Valley Adventure (1994) • The Time of the Great Giving (1995) •
Journey Through the Mists (1996) • The Mysterious Island (1997) • The Secret of Saurus Rock (1998) • The Stone of Cold Fire (2000) • The Big Freeze (2001) • Journey to Big Water (2002) • The Great Longneck Migration (2003) • Invasion of the Tinysauruses (2004) • The Great Day of the Flyers (2006) • The Wisdom of Friends (2007) Journey of the Brave (2016)
Characters: Littlefoot • Cera • Ducky • Petrie • Spike • Chomper • Ruby (The Land Before Time)