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Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)

PG  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  1 July 2009 (USA)
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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eunice Cho ...
Karen Disher ...
Scratte (voice)
Harrison Fahn ...
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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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:

Ice Age 3  »

Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$41,690,382 (USA) (3 July 2009)

Gross:

$196,573,705 (USA) (20 November 2009)
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Trivia

Buck was based on not just Crocodile Dundee but also Frank Buck, adventurer and actor in the 30s and 40s. See more »

Goofs

The 3 eggs are falling and Ellie manages to catch the third one. Then Sid walks down to where she is, carrying the other 2 eggs in his hands. But a minute later, (when Manny discourages him) he puts the eggs to the wooden sledge waiting nearby. The sledge was not there when Sid walked down. In fact it gets lost when Sid and the eggs are tossed into the air a few minutes ago. See more »

Quotes

Crash: What's that sound?
Buck: It's the wind. It's speaking to us.
Eddie: What's it saying?
Buck: I don't know. I don't speak wind.
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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!

Overall - Like a franchise should, Ice Age gets better and better and better! If you liked the first, you'll love the second! If you loved the second, you'll go crazy for the third! 2D - 8/10 3D - 9/10


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