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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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Eunice (voice)
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Creature Siren / Various (voice)
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Silas (voice)
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Female Siren (voice)
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Captain Gutt (voice)
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Ethan (voice) (as Drake)
Jason Fricchione ...
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Flynn (voice)
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Louis (voice)
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Marshall (voice)
George Jacobs ...
Beaver (voice)
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Ellie (voice)
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Diego (voice)
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Storyline

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

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Ice Age 4  »

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$95,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$161,317,423 (USA) (1 February 2013)
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Originally, the story was rumored to involve Manny, Sid, Diego, Ellie, and Scrat frozen solid and accidentally defrosted in a museum in present day. The movie was going to be called "Ice Age: Th4w". See more »

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When Manny, Diego, and Sid are on the ice floe with the giant crab during the storm; as the large wave approaches, Sid grabs the right fore leg of the crab. As the go through the wave, Sid is still holding the right fore leg. When they emerge from the wave, Sid is now holding what would be the left fore leg (it curves left (when facing the crab) back into the body). See more »

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[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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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 »

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A Definite Decline In The Series' Quality
15 July 2012 | by (Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

As with most sequels, the quality of the Ice Age movies is definitely regressing. I've enjoyed the others in the series (well, actually, I haven't seen The Meltdown, but I've seen the original and Dawn of the Dinosaurs) but I found Continental Drift to be disappointing in comparison. The animation is good as always, but there's too much in this that's too similar to what we've seen before (and, frankly, Scrat the sabre-toothed squirrel is getting tired and boring; same sub-plot every single time.)

In Continental Drift the original content came across to me as silly and overdone. As the land begins to drift apart (quite suddenly) Manny, Sid and Diego are trapped on a floating block of ice, desperately trying to get back to their "herd." Then they spend basically the entire movie fighting a gang of pirates led by a primate named Captain Gutt. This battle goes on and on and on. It makes for a movie that's a little bit (well, a lot) more violent than the other Ice Age movies and while there are some humorous moments (largely revolving around Sid's grandma) it didn't seem to me to have the fun of the other movies in the series that I've seen.

In fairness, my daughter's 8. She says she liked it. I can't disagree with that, so if the target audience is kids, then this is OK. It's just that the previous Ice Age movies seemed to have something for people of all ages to enjoy. This one was lacking that. (4/10)


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