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Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)

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When Sid's attempt to adopt three dinosaur eggs gets him abducted by their real mother to an underground lost world, his friends attempt to rescue him.

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Eunice Cho ...
Karen Disher ...
Scratte (voice)
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Glypto Boy (voice)
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Aardvark Mom (voice)
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Gazelle (voice)
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Beaver Girl (voice)
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Ellie (voice)
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Diego (voice)
Allegra Leguizamo ...
Aardvark Girl (voice)
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Sid (voice)
Lucas Leguizamo ...
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Start Mom (voice)
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Diatryma Mom (voice)
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Storyline

After the events of "Ice Age: The Meltdown", life begins to change for Manny and his friends: Scrat is still on the hunt to hold onto his beloved acorn, while finding a possible romance in a female sabre-toothed squirrel named Scratte. Manny and Ellie, having since become an item, are expecting a baby, which leaves Manny anxious to ensure that everything is perfect for when his baby arrives. Diego is fed up with being treated like a house-cat and ponders the notion that he is becoming too laid-back. Sid begins to wish for a family of his own, and so steals some dinosaur eggs which leads to Sid ending up in a strange underground world where his herd must rescue him, while dodging dinosaurs and facing danger left and right, and meeting up with a one-eyed weasel known as Buck who hunts dinosaurs intently. Written by Theshapeshifter

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild rude humor and peril | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 July 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£4,750,720 (UK) (10 July 2009)

Gross:

$196,573,705 (USA) (20 November 2009)
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LOGO GIMMICK: The 20th Century Fox logo is surrounded by snow-covered pine trees, and the searchlights are miniature smoldering volcanoes. See more »

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As in Ice Age and Ice Age: The Meltdown, the woolly mammoths' neighborhood includes creatures who in fact lived on different continents, and never saw mammoths. See more »

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Crash: This place is totaled.
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A simple story executed to near perfection.
29 June 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Its all about family in essence. Starting one, keeping one, becoming one, protecting one. A family film about family is always going to ring the right bells (unless Eddie Murphys in it), and this is no exception! It's funny, its sharp, it's clever, and when it wants too will tug on your heart strings. It's everything a great family film should be. It has just as much humour to keep the grown ups happy as it does the kids.

It's not perfect; it starts fairly slowly with scenes we've already scene twenty times in the trailer, but the further you go into this adventure the more fun you will have.

A fantastic new addition to the franchise is "Buck" (Simon Pegg) a looney tune hermit possum who joins the herd around half way through. When he enters the scene, the whole movie shifts up a gear! Some of the stuff he comes out with will have you rolling in the isle! If you have the chance, you must see it in 3D! It's amazing how this new version of such an old and dated technology can suck you even deeper into a film! The chases are more exciting, the locations more real, it works so well! And it doesn't give you a migraine!

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