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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Manfred (voice)
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Sid (voice)
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Diego (voice)
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Soto (voice)
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Zeke (voice)
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Carl (voice)
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Frank / Start (voice)
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Oscar (voice)
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Lenny / Oscar / Dab (voice)
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Jennifer (voice)
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Rachel (voice)
Peter Ackerman ...
Dodo / Macrauchenia (voice)
P.J. Benjamin ...
Dodo (voice)
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Dodo / Aardvark (voice)
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Dodo / Scrat (voice)
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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 Anna <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

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The Coolest Event In 16,000 Years. See more »


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Rated PG for mild peril | See all certifications »

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15 March 2002 (USA)  »

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La era de hielo  »

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$59,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$46,312,454 (USA) (15 March 2002)

Gross:

$176,387,405 (USA) (30 August 2002)
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Trivia

Despite the Dodo's less than brilliant survival instincts, they outlived all of the major character's species. Dodos were wiped out around the mid to late 17th century, whilst woolly mammoths (Manny) died out 10,000 years ago (a dwarf race existed until 1700 BC), ground sloths (Sid) are widely accepted to have become extinct some 2500 BC (although it has been proposed a small group survived till 1550 AD), and saber tooth tigers (Diego) were wiped out around 10,000 BC. Not even Neanderthals like Roshan and his father survived the Dodo. See more »

Goofs

In the first shot of the human camp, the camp is on the left side of the river that leads to the waterfall. During the tiger attack, the camp switches places to the right (note where the baby's mom jumps). See more »

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[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...
[shouts]
Freaky Mammal: ...the *ice*!
Freaky Mammal: Well, things just got a little chillier.
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At one point in the credits it says "Ice Age Babies" and lists all the babies born to the crew during the course of production. This feature is copied from Pixar's animated films, which always list the "Production Babies" during their credits. See more »

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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.18 (2008) See more »

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Send Me on My Way
Written by Liz Berlin, John Buynak, Jim DiSpirito (as Jim Dispirito), Jim Donovan, Michael Glabicki, Patrick Norman, and Jenn Wertz
Performed by Rusted Root
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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A time in history when animals could talk, but humans couldn't yet!
4 January 2003 | by (Houston, Tx, USA, Earth) – 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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