When I see a kids dinosaur movie, I'm always comparing it to the first couple of Land Before Times. Don't lie - you are, too. This one just didn't compare well. In Disney's defense, I think it was their first try at computer animations mixed with real landscapes (without Pixar being involved).
The kid didn't seem too impressed either... In fact, I bet if I went and asked him now if he even remembers it he won't.