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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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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?


Gone Nutty (2002) aka "Scrat's Missing Adventure" was created exclusively for the DVD release. See more »


Animals, from many different epochs and continents, mingle in 10,000 B.C. North America. 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 »


Spoofs The Karate Kid (1989) See more »


Sound Off (Duckworth Chant)
Written by Willie Lee Duckworth (as Willie Duckworth) and Bernard Lentz
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User Reviews

Very nice looking pic!
5 March 2002 | by (Basel, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

Just saw ICE AGE, a very funny and especially nice looking film. The story is simple but effective, the characters lovable and nicely fleshed out but what really shines is the digital set design.

More inspired by traditional animated movies than reality, the designs give you a really, really nice looking world in a astounding use of colour. Sometimes the touches of reality shine through (especially the water was impressive), but nonetheless, it's a fantasy-world based on reality. Including loads of vast landscapes especially helps to minimise the costs of rendering.

Pixar films shine with technical brilliance, this one shines with effective uses of technical know-how.

Enough technical babble, the film's entertaining, family-friendly and sometimes just hilariously funny.

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