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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 wooly mammoths.

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

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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31 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ice Age 2  »

Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$831,667 (Hong Kong) (14 April 2006)

Gross:

$195,329,763 (USA) (1 September 2006)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Improvements in fur simulation made since the first film required subtle changes in the original character models. Sid, in particular, look fatter with the more natural fur. See more »

Goofs

Given the implied size of he bowl, water would not have drained out of the crack so quickly at the end. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

The credits are very similar, if not the same as the credits in the first Ice Age. Drawings of various creatures are shown with their respective character. See more »

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References Jerry Maguire (1996) See more »

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For What It's Worth
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Wow! A sequel that's better than the original!!
4 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My family and I absolutely LOVED this movie!! We thought it achieved the rare accomplishment of being better than its original. As my husband says, "They stole from everyone." Without spoiling the movie, let me just say there were bits from Broadway musicals, from other movies (some new, some classics), and from everything in between. The vultures' musical number is the one that has gotten stuck in my head. That's as far as I'll go with that one.

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