Directed by Roy Allen Smith, this sequel has a much softer and slower storyline than the first film in this wonderful series. It also has a lot of songs, which children will love to sing along with.
This film focuses on the importance of family, friendship, responsibility and teaches its viewers that when things go very wrong, it is important to tell someone you trust.
The story continues on from the first film, with the baby dinosaurs getting into all sorts of trouble, when they follow a duo of egg nappers, who can best be described as the "Pinky and the Brain" of the dino-world, in order to rescue an egg from the Ducky and Spikes parents nest. Even though they don't yet know if it is a baby brother, or a baby sister, they love them very much and would do anything to protect them. The egg makes it back safe, but in a terrible mix-up, the gang end up taking someone else's egg by accident.
The kids soon learn of their mistake, but decide against telling their parents, because they want to prove that they are growing up and hatch the egg themselves, which soon teaches them to be much more responsible and that their parents enforce so many rules, because they love them and wish to keep them safe. They also realise that they are nowhere near ready to have kids themselves!
This leads to a chain reaction of events, which ends in absolute chaos, but the kids fix their mistakes and learn many valuable lessons along the way.
The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure is the perfect family film, which can be used as a good opening to discuss with your children about the subjects of responsibility, family, friendship and even "stranger danger" and why it is important to tell someone you trust when something is going wrong.