Littlefoot’s mom died protecting him from a Sharptooth.
In the animated film “The Land Before Time,” Littlefoot is a young Apatosaurus who is one of the main characters. His mother’s death is a pivotal moment early in the movie. While she is defending Littlefoot and his new friend, Cera, from an attack by a predatory dinosaur known as Sharptooth, she sustains fatal injuries. Despite her efforts to ensure Littlefoot’s safety, she succumbs to her wounds after imparting some final words of wisdom to her son. Her death has a profound impact on Littlefoot, serving as a catalyst for his journey to the Great Valley, an idyllic place that has been spared the devastation affecting much of the dinosaur world. This journey also becomes a rite of passage for Littlefoot, teaching him important life lessons about friendship, perseverance, and courage.