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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eunice Cho ...
Karen Disher ...
Scratte (voice)
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Glypto Boy (voice)
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Aardvark Mom (voice)
Jason Fricchione ...
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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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dinosaur | egg | rescue | weasel | squirrel | See more »

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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:

Ice Age 3  »

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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Trivia

Buck warns the troupe, "Abandon hope, ye who enter here!" This is actually the famous line of Dante Alighieri's Inferno. It's said to be written on the gates of hell. See more »

Goofs

When Buck agrees to help the herd find Sid, he drops his knife to his left. When he starts explaining the rules, the knife is missing from the background, but is visible again when they start to move ahead. See more »

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Manny: Guys don't talk to guys about guy problems. They just... punch each other on the shoulder.
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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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Alone Again (Naturally)
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'Ice Age' Getting Better & Better
18 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Frankly, I was shocked this movie was so good. I mean, sequels aren't supposed to this entertaining, are they? This Ice Age series - three films, so far - just keeps getting better and better, funnier and funnier.

I think the key to their success is discovering what the movie's fans liked and putting those two characters in larger roles. I am speaking of "Sid The Sloth," who is always hilarious and voiced magnificently by John Leguizamo. "Sid" has more lines in this movie than the other two, I would venture to say.....and that's fine with me and most other folks.

The other "character" is "Skrat," the squirrel, who is joined by a female squirrel. "Skrat" has the hots for her, but she's still no competition when it comes to the elusive acorn. Nothing is more important than holding onto one of those and both squirrels are very funny in their battles for possession of that acorn.

As for the story, just picture Sid pretending to be a mom to a threesome of baby dinosaurs. That's all you need to know - it's pretty wild. In all, this is an extremely funny film which also looks, as the other two did, fabulous on Blu-Ray.


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