Manny, Sid, and Diego discover that the ice age is coming to an end, and join everybody for a journey to higher ground. On the trip, they discover that Manny, in fact, is not the last of the woolly mammoths.
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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
A great warm, funny movie in the golden age of 3D animation.
I first saw Ice Age in the Subiaco Cinemas when it came out, back in
'02. I was only 13 at the time, but even then I liked it. It had some
sort of warmth.
We've had it on video for a number of years now and no matter how many
times you watch it, it never gets boring. This is because of the one
element which makes it different from all of the other 3D animations
made at the time - The characters have no particular 'home' which they
leave. They are nomads, and that's really refreshing and uplifting to
Also, each individual character on the surface, appear to be just
putting up with each other, but they're really all good friends. As
well, all of the characters have their own charms (even the bad guys).
Sid the sloth is charming in his annoying, over-affectionate and naive
sort of way. Manny is adorable in his depressed, reclusive character,
and so on and so forth.
Another great point about the movie is the beauty of the animation. All
the environments and characters were modeled originally by clay, giving
the film an artistic edge.
Another aspect that adds to the feel of the movie, is that gender means
very little. There are hardly any female characters, but you don't
really realize that until after you watch it a few times and even then
it has little effect on the way you view the film. Due to this, there's
also no mention of a nuclear family which would really be pathetic in a
setting like the ice age.
All in all, Ice Age is a great movie and is proof on how much effort
was put into 3d animations before Shrek 2 and The Incredibles came out.
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