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Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  13 July 2012 (USA)
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Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Squint (voice)
Eunice (voice)
Christopher Campbell ...
Creature Siren / Various (voice)
Silas (voice)
Female Siren (voice)
Captain Gutt (voice)
Karen Disher ...
Scratte (voice)
Ethan (voice) (as Drake)
Jason Fricchione ...
Dumb Mammoth / Various (voice)
Flynn (voice)
Louis (voice)
Marshall (voice)
George Jacobs ...
Beaver (voice)
Ellie (voice)
Diego (voice)


When Scrat accidentally provokes a continental cataclysm with a storm, Manny is separated from Ellie and Peaches on an iceberg with Diego, Sid and Granny but he promises that he will find a way to return home. While crossing the ocean, they are captured by the cruel pirate Captain Gutt and his crew. However they escape and Manny plots a plan to steal Captain Gutt's ship and return to his homeland in a dangerous voyage through the sea. But the cruel pirates seek revenge against Manny and his family and friends. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Irritable and clueless. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

13 July 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ice Age 4  »

Box Office


$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$46,629,259 (USA) (13 July 2012)


$161,317,423 (USA) (1 February 2013)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The 16th biggest grossing film of 2012. See more »


During the sea shanty "Master of the Seas", Shira is at one point to Gupta's left, but in the shot in which he plays the fife, she is to his immediate right. See more »


[first lines]
Manny: [upon hearing an earthquake] What, what was that? Ellie, did you hear that?
Ellie: I heard it, Manny; whatever it is, it's miles away.
Manny: Peaches, you all right? Where is she, no teenager is ever up early.
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Crazy Credits

During the first half of the closing credits, the characters get together and sing "We are Family". However, Sid's granny sings by accident "ham and cheese". As each character sings, footage of their voice actor in the recording booth can be seen. See more »


Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.175 (2012) See more »


Master of the Seas
Written by Adam Schlesinger
Produced by Adam Schlesinger and Steven M. Gold
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User Reviews

Keeps the series going strong!
24 June 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Fantastic film! As a fan of the series, i was a bit skeptical that they were taking it too far however, if this film is any indication, the series is as strong as ever! You feel comfortable returning to the characters for another adventure and i don't see fans of the series being disappointed. The film is fast and fun and carries excellent messages of the importance of family and the importance of being yourself. A bunch of new characters freshen up the film, with a band of pirates, including a love interest for Diego and Sid is accompanied by his grandmother who is humorously oblivious to the dangerous situations the characters get into. Scrat also gets plenty of time chasing his elusive acorn, with the footage that was released as part of advertisements (Scrat's Continental Crack-Up)comprising in the film. However, there is also a hilarious scene at the end where he finally reaches the treasure island that the map on the acorn (seen in the advertisements) leads to.

A great, fun, family film that boasts crisp and detailed animation that actually makes great use of 3D. Definitely recommended!

*The short film that precedes the film, 'The Longest Daycare'- a Simpsons short, is a pleasant addition to the main film. It is a silent short that features Maggie Simpson and Baby Gerald, where Maggie tries to save a butterfly from the daycare from the clutches of the baby. It is clever and fun and it is great to see more films having original shorts like Pixar's fantastic ones.

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