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Ice Age (2002)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  15 March 2002 (USA)
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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)
Saber-Toothed Tiger (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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The Coolest Event In 16,000 Years. 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)


$4,158,805 (Japan) (30 August 2002)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


James Earl Jones and Ving Rhames were originally considered to play Manny. See more »


When Roshan is crying and they're trying to figure out why before the melon scene, Sid picks him up after the notion of BM is mentioned. When he says 'Why am I the poop checker?' he spreads his arms, and is no longer holding the baby. The camera wasn't on Manny long enough for Sid to put Roshan down. 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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Crazy Credits

Drawings of the creatures appear over the credits. Most drawings were done by children of Blue Sky Studios employees. See more »


Referenced in Mad: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Icarus/Adjustment Burro (2012) See more »


Sound Off (Duckworth Chant)
Written by Willie Lee Duckworth (as Willie Duckworth) and Bernard Lentz
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Wish All Animated Films Were This Good!
13 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'd have to say this is one of the best animated films I've ever seen. I liked it the first time but really appreciated it on the second viewing, just a few weeks ago. I can see why sequel is doing such great business at the box office. Apparently, a lot of people liked this movie.

A gorgeous color palette (man, this looks good) and a lot of good adult (but clean) humor make this a big winner. The opening 3-4-minute scene with "Scat," is excellent as are subsequent interludes with him. "Sid" the sloth (voiced by John Leguizano), however, provides the main humor in the movie. He usually has something funny to say throughout the movie.

Ray Romano is the voice of the mammoth, the big character of the film, literally, while Denis Leary is the ferocious bad-guy-turned-good sabertooth tiger

This isn't just humor and pretty colors but a nice, sentimental story of how a little baby softens up a couple of tough characters. This isn't interrupted with a lot of songs, either: one only brief one and there is nothing offensive, language-wise.

If more animated movies were this good, I'd own more.

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