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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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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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Did You Know?


Squint was at one point designed as having a peg leg and was initially intended to be the leader of the pirates. See more »


Granny is seen feeding fruit to her "pet", Precious the whale. Whales are all carnivorous. 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 #20.172 (2012) See more »


Chasing the Sun
Written by Example (as Elliot Gleave) and Alex James Smith
Performed by The Wanted
Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd. / The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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I enjoyed it
24 June 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Attended a packed preview screening yesterday (the film opens here next Thursday)with my wife and 6 year old daughter and must say that if you liked the previous Ice Ages then this one will not disappoint. Kids loved it and plenty there for the adults to relate to and enjoy as well. Animation quality(in 2D)was top notch and story line was good and with plenty of humour and action a plenty. A few of the subplots were educational as well as exploring the values of friendship,loyalty and the like which is probably standard fare for these types of films. As a 47 year old bloke I enjoyed it and would not hesitate in recommending it to anyone but especially for the target audience of young families you can't go wrong.

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