Littlefoot’s father, Bron, is alive and becomes a part of his life later in the series. He was not present during Littlefoot’s early life because he was leading a herd of other longnecks and searching for the Great Valley.
In the “Land Before Time” series, Littlefoot is initially thought to be an orphan, raised by his grandparents. His mother dies in the first film, protecting him from a Sharptooth. The absence of his father is not addressed until the tenth installment of the series, “The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration,” where Littlefoot meets his father for the first time.
Bron had left Littlefoot’s mother while she was still pregnant to find a safe place for his family in the Great Valley. However, he was unable to return, and Littlefoot’s mother died before he could reunite with her. During his absence, Bron became the leader of a migratory herd of longnecks. When Littlefoot and Bron finally meet, they form a strong bond. Bron explains his absence and his regret for not being there for Littlefoot. Despite the initial shock and adjustment, Littlefoot understands his father’s reasons and forgives him, and they continue to have a relationship throughout the series.