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Ice Age (2002)

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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)
Oscar (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 <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

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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 USA:

$46,312,454, 17 March 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Though Scrat was designed as a fictional animal, in 2009, scientists in Argentina unearthed the remains of a small, extinct mammal resembling a shrew with long fangs. This animal was given the scientific name of "Cronopio Dentiacutus", in tribute to Scrat. See more »


Sid steps in poop with the first step he takes, but in the previous shot, there is nothing within two steps of him. 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 »


References Quest for Fire (1981) See more »


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Written by Dmitri Kabalevsky
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User Reviews

Oh So Very Cool.
27 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

Excellent computer-generated animated feature that makes a case for one of the finest films of 2002. It is the frozen era and prehistoric animals try to find their way to land that is warmer and drier. An early group of human hunters become the hunted themselves as a group of sabertooth tigers begin to plot revenge. As an attack occurs, a small infant child is taken out of harm's way. Enter a kind wooly mammoth (voiced by the priceless Ray Romano) and a silly sloth (voiced by John Leguizamo) who find the young child and decide to return it to the humans. It appears that a sabertooth tiger (Denis Leary) is helping the duo, but his motives are devious as he is trying to lead them all into a trap of other sabertooth tigers. The film is another great animated piece of film-making that has important messages for the youngsters and is also highly entertaining for all audiences. 5 stars out of 5.

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