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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?


This was originally set to be directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman by Fox Animation Studios until the failure of Titan A.E. (2000) put paid to that. With the departure of Bluth and Goldman, the project migrated to Blue Sky instead. See more »


When the sabertooth pack is chasing Sid and he "skis" away, Sid is kicking up powder and leaving tracks in the snow, but during the early stages of the chase, his pursuers are running across the top of the snow leaving no tracks. 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 Jeopardy!: Episode #26.30 (2009) See more »


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A time in history when animals could talk, but humans couldn't yet!
4 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

In what amounts to a throw-back to the early, manually-animated cartoons, "Ice Age" chooses a very simple story around which is wrapped clever and exciting animation. Highly intelligent sabre-tooth tigers want to get revenge for the killing of one of their pack, so plot to steal the baby son of the human tribe leader. A goofy sloth (Lugiezamo) and a kind wooly mammoth (Ray Romano) rescue the child and attempt to find his parents, joined by a sly tiger (Denis Leary) who at first is planning to lead all of them into a corner so his tiger friends can help get the child back and eat the mammoth. But a series of events, and the tiger's being saved by the mammoth, causes all of them to "bond".

The DVD is flawless. The Dolby surround sound is remarkably good, truly surrounding you with sound. The direct digital to DVD video transfer is as good, colorful, and sharp as the other recent ones like "Toy Story 2", "Shrek", and "Monsters Inc." There is a whole second disk of "extras" which take you through the whole animated film-making process. Also a short animated film "Bunny" which won an oscar in 1998. Plus another "short" which shows the little squirrel, 20,000 years later, in an ice block drifting onto a deserted island, and his pounding of a coconut into the ground triggering the continental drift which resulted in the present day continents! Very inventive and funny.

Watching "Ice Age", my wife and I noticed that much of the action and pratfalls reminded us of the old "Roadrunner" cartoons. In the DVD extras the director mentions that those old cartoons of Chuck Jones were the insriration of many of the scenes. Yes, a throw-back to the old manually-animated cartoons, and a worthy tribute.

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