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Set during the Ice Age, a sabertooth tiger, a sloth, and a wooly mammoth find a lost human infant, and they try to return him to his tribe.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Manfred (voice)
Sid (voice)
Diego (voice)
Soto (voice)
Zeke (voice)
Carl (voice)
Frank / Start (voice)
Lenny / Oscar / Dab (voice)
Jennifer (voice)
Rachel (voice)
Peter Ackerman ...
Dodo / Macrauchenia (voice)
P.J. Benjamin ...
Dodo (voice)
Dodo / Aardvark (voice)
Dodo / Scrat (voice)


Back when the Earth was being overrun by glaciers, and animals were scurrying to save themselves from the upcoming Ice Age, a sloth named Sid, a woolly mammoth named Manny, and a saber-toothed tiger named Diego are forced to become unlikely heroes. The three reluctantly come together when they have to return a human child to its father while braving the deadly elements of the impending Ice Age. Written by Anna <>

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Plot Keywords:

ice | baby | ice age | sloth | sleeping | See All (129) »


Licensed To Chill See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild peril | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 March 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La era de hielo  »

Box Office


$59,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$46,312,454 (USA) (15 March 2002)


$176,387,405 (USA) (30 August 2002)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Sid, Diego, Manny and Roshan are in the ice tunnel, a Flying saucer appeared and Roshan makes a "Star Trek"-hand sign. (Vulcan Salute) See more »


The ice cornice that forms the avalanche breaks loose in sharp chunks with very square edges, but when they hit the ground they are all completely rounded, not an edge on any of them. See more »


[first lines]
Freaky Mammal: Well, why don't they call it The Big Chill? Or The Nippy Era? I'm just sayin', how do we know it's an Ice Age?
Freaky Mammal: [irritably] Because... of all...
Freaky Mammal: ...the *ice*!
Freaky Mammal: Well, things just got a little chillier.
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Other than the film's name, there are no opening credits. See more »


Referenced in Movie Friends: Prashant Prabhakar (2013) See more »


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Written by Dmitri Kabalevsky
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User Reviews

19 March 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I saw the movie with two grown children. Although it was not as clever as Shrek, I thought it was rather good. In a movie theatre surrounded by children who were on spring break, there was not a sound so I know the children all liked it. There parents also seemed engaged. The death and apparent death of characters brought about the appropriate gasps and comments. Hopefully people realize this movie was made for kids. As such, it was successful although I liked it too. Personally I liked the Scrat!!

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