|The Land Before Time character|
Magenta in original animation
|First appearance||The Land Before Time|
|Major relatives||Father (unknown)|
Adopted father (Papa Swimer)
Adopted mother (Mama Swimmer)
Adopted brothers (6)
Adopted sisters (Ducky and other 6)
Ozzy and Strut
Ichy and Dill
Rinkus and Sierra
|Portrayer||Rob Paulsen (II-)|
When Spike was an egg, he was separated from his real parents. He was an orphan, too, until he was brotherly adopted by his adopted older sister, Ducky, which is a young swimmer (Saurolophus). Spike has an adopted family, like his adopted parents, including Ducky's father, who was only seen in The Land Before Time, The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure, and The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island, adopted brothers and sisters, including his adopted older sister, Ducky, and the other ones that just hatched at the end and during the end credits of The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure. He also has a big appetite, so he constantly ate plants that were in his sight; even the grass that surrounded the nest he hatched in! In The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island, when he and his friends first arrived at the Big Water, when he got some of the water in his mouth, he actually swallowed it, despite (for us) the fact that seawater tastes very salty.
In The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure, his design was modified; he no longer had any small spikes on his tail. This is presumably to make him easier for the animators to draw, but compared to Cera's modification, Spike's isn't as drastic.
Voice of Spike[edit | edit source]
In the original Land Before Time Spike is heard laughing after the gang save Cera from attacking Pachycephalosaurus. It is unknown who actually provided his laugh; the voice actor was never credited. Spike was voiced by Rob Paulsen from the second film on, but he hardly said any dialogue at all.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Spike's first words were "Duh... duh... DUCKY!!!!!" while Littlefoot, Cera, and Petrie yelled out for Ducky in The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists. Then in The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze, he shouted "Mama!" while drowning in the hot water. In The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses, he mummered to Petrie while talking about making friends with the Tinysauruses. It sounded like "Yeah. Uh-huh."
Quotes[edit | edit source]
- Littlefoot, Cera, and Petrie: Ducky!
Spike: (First words ever spoken) Duh... duh... DUCKY!!!!!
(all gasp except Spike) (The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists)
- (Ducky's mom gasps)
Spike: Mama! (The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze)
- (mummering to Petrie) Yeah. Uh-huh. (The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses)
- And also in The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island, Spike mimicked Chomper's mother or father's growl.
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 (1999) • The Big Freeze (2001) • Journey to Big Water (2002) • The Great Longneck Migration (2003) • Invasion of the Tinysauruses (2005) • 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 • Sharptooth • List_of_The_Land_Before_Time_characters#
|Newborn dinosaurs in The Land Before Time