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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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Squint (voice)
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Eunice (voice)
Christopher Campbell ...
Creature Siren / Various (voice)
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Silas (voice)
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Female Siren (voice)
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Captain Gutt (voice)
Karen Disher ...
Scratte (voice)
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Ethan (voice) (as Drake)
Jason Fricchione ...
Dumb Mammoth / Various (voice)
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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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pirate | iceberg | herd | ocean | acorn | See more »


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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  »

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Budget:

$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Jeremy Renner was originally cast in the movie as Captain Gutt, but he dropped out because of scheduling conflicts and was replaced by Peter Dinklage. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

References Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

We Are (Theme from Ice Age Continental Drift)
Written by Ester Dean
Produced by Ester Dean and The Freshm3n III
Vocal Producers: Kuk Harrell & Ester Dean
Recorded and Mixed by Aubry 'Big Juice' Delaine
Performed by Ray Romano (uncredited), John Leguizamo (uncredited), Denis Leary (uncredited), Nicki Minaj (uncredited), Aubrey Graham (uncredited), Ester Dean (uncredited), Wanda Sykes (uncredited), Keke Palmer (uncredited) with Jennifer Lopez (uncredited) and Queen Latifah (uncredited)
Jennifer Lopez performs courtesy of Island Def Jam Music Group
Aubrey Graham (as Drake) and Nicki Minaj perform courtesy of Young Money Entertainment / Cash Money Records
Ester Dean performs courtesy of Interscope Records
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it was fun, but not the best of the series
6 July 2012 | by (Nigeria) – See all my reviews

Ice Age: Continental Drift is funny, and i had fun watching it and looked forward to seeing what this weird herd is up to now.

It is the fourth installment of the Ice Age series and the seventh CG production of Blue Sky Studios and the first sequel not to be directed by Carlos Saldanha who will be directing RIO part 2.

What I love must about this flick is the introduction of a partner for Diego; a white tiger lady is added ladies and gentlemen. The movie also has the whole fun of the old clichés, which I seem not to be tired of seeing. It also showcases cool CG effect; I loved the water effect most.

The plot was educational (as long as you know it is bogus) due to Scrat's (Squirrel) hunt for acorns he triggers the break-up of the world continent into the continents as we know them today, which cause Manny to lose his family.

Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure to find his family, 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, and learn why it is good to be part of a family herd, than being part of a group where one person leads and other follow.

Well, the new directors weren't that bad, as the movie did have some fun screenplays and events that you will be thrilled to see. As we watch this creatures move from the Ice Age to the present age the pictures tell stories that are kinda informative and entertaining.

Hey! I must have missed that geography class when they taught that Scrat the squirrel created the whole world.

Although this is not the best addition to the Ice Age series it was fun to watch. And the movie kinda opens doors to new additional sequels.

But I hope Blue Sky won't bother making any more.


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