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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)
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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The sub-zero heroes are back, on an incredible adventure... for the ages. See more »


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:

£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

In the movie, a relict population of dinosaurs continued breeding for nearly 65,000,000 years after their kindred became extinct. They have been sequestered away, allowing them to evolve to larger sizes as the competition would be more fierce and would need to grow bigger for the need for resources. Also, 65,000,000 years is sufficient to evolve whole new taxonomic families and orders, as mammoths, sloths, cats and humans sprung from humble roots in a fraction of that time. Since the scope of this "what if" scenario can accommodate many speculations, alleged inaccuracies about size, color, posture, diet, etc., become redundant. See more »

Quotes

Ellie: [Grabs fern] Here, boy! Here! Come on! Good boy! Come on! Climb on.
Manny: Are you nuts? We're not getting on that thing!
Ellie: It's either this dinosaur or that one! Pregnant lady wants to live! Yabba-dabba-doo!
[Slides down dinosaur's back]
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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)
Written by Gilbert O'Sullivan
Performed by Chad Fischer
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User Reviews

 
Ice Age 3 is the return of true family films
11 July 2009 | by (Puerto Rico) – See all my reviews

Ice age 3 was really funny and it stays true to the series. Same old characters, a whole new adventure that everyone at any age can enjoy.

I saw the critics and I thought to my self that it would be good, but I didn't expect much, but I really did enjoy it more than I thought. It may not be the best compared to the other Ice Age films, but it still a great thrill ride that the audience can enjoy.

And if you find a theater near you that has it in digital 3D, go and watch it in 3D, because the action and adventure will excite you even more than it actually does.

Normally people think since it's a third part, then the movie won't be that great, but hear me when I say that keep that thought out of your mind and parents, take your kids with you, they are sure to leave with a smile and a long lasting excitement for more.

100% enjoyable, its a 10!


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