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Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)

PG  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  31 March 2006 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Manny (voice)
Sid (voice)
Diego (voice)
Crash (voice)
Eddie (voice)
Ellie (voice)
Fast Tony (voice)
Scrat (voice)
Peter Ackerman ...
Dung Beetle Dad (voice)
Caitlin Rose Anderson ...
Connor Anderson ...
Rhino Boy / Beaver Boy (voice)
Mr. Start (voice)
Jack Crocicchia ...
Elk Boy (voice)
Peter DeSève ...
Condor Chick (voice)


Manny the woolly mammoth, Sid the sloth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger, and the hapless prehistoric squirrel/rat known as Scrat are still together and enjoying the perks of their now melting world. Manny may be ready to start a family, but nobody has seen another mammoth for a long time; Manny thinks he may be the last one. That is, until he miraculously finds Ellie, the only female mammoth left in the world. Their only problems: They can't stand each other--and Ellie somehow thinks she's a possum! Ellie comes with some excess baggage in the form of her two possum "brothers"-- Crash and Eddie, a couple of daredevil pranksters and cocky, loud-mouthed troublemakers. Manny, Sid and Diego quickly learn that the warming climate has one major drawback: A huge glacial dam holding off oceans of water is about to break, threatening the entire valley. The only chance of survival lies at the other end of the valley. So our three heroes, along with Ellie, Crash and Eddie, form the most unlikely ... Written by gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and innuendo | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ice Age 2  »

Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,176,639 (Chile) (31 March 2006)


$195,329,763 (USA) (1 September 2006)

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Did You Know?


Animation took a relatively speedy eight months. See more »


When Manny looks into the pond at his reflection right before meeting Ellie, a leaf lands in the water creating a ripple. Manny's reflection does not distort when the ripple goes through it. See more »


[first lines]
Mr. Start: Oy, this global warming is "killing" me!
Mrs. Start: This is too "hot", the Ice Age was too "cold", what will it take to make you happy? Aahhh!
[the ice that she is sitting on cracks and she falls into the water]
Mr. Start: "This" I like!
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The names of Blue Sky Production Babies - who were born during the production of the film - are listed towards the end. It is similar to the babies' names who are listed in Disney/Pixar movies. See more »


Referenced in South Park: Cartoon Wars: Part 2 (2006) See more »


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I did think the original 'Ice Age' was a better movie, but this one is pretty good.
4 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In 'Ice Age: The Meltdown' the gang is back. Manny (Ray Romano), Sid (John Leguizamo), and Diego (Denis Leary) find themselves in a post-ice age catastrophe. The ice is melting and they have to move the herd out of the valley before it becomes a lake. Fortunately, they do not have to worry about any carnivorous dinosaurs. They are all extinct, or are they? This was a cute film worthy of the original. The kids will really enjoy it. I thought the best part was that Scrat, the acorn-loving rodent, has a larger role to play in this movie. Queen Latifah is also really good as Ellie, the mammoth that thinks she is a possum.

I did think the original 'Ice Age' was a better movie, but this one is pretty good.

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