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Ice Age (2002)

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Set during the Ice Age, a sabertooth tiger, a sloth, and a wooly mammoth find a lost human infant, and they try to return him to his tribe.

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Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha (co-director)

Writers:

Michael J. Wilson (story), Michael Berg (screenplay) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Romano ... Manfred (voice)
John Leguizamo ... Sid (voice)
Denis Leary ... Diego (voice)
Goran Visnjic ... Soto (voice)
Jack Black ... Zeke (voice)
Cedric the Entertainer ... Carl (voice)
Stephen Root ... Frank / Start (voice)
Diedrich Bader ... Oscar (voice)
Alan Tudyk ... Lenny / Oscar / Dab (voice)
Lorri Bagley ... Jennifer (voice)
Jane Krakowski ... Rachel (voice)
Peter Ackerman Peter Ackerman ... Dodo / Macrauchenia (voice)
P.J. Benjamin P.J. Benjamin ... Dodo (voice)
Josh Hamilton ... Dodo / Aardvark (voice)
Chris Wedge ... Dodo / Scrat (voice)
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Storyline

Back when the Earth was being overrun by glaciers, and animals were scurrying to save themselves from the upcoming Ice Age, a sloth named Sid, a woolly mammoth named Manny, and a saber-toothed tiger named Diego are forced to become unlikely heroes. The three reluctantly come together when they have to return a human child to its father while braving the deadly elements of the impending Ice Age. Written by Anna <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild peril | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ice Age See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$59,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,312,454, 17 March 2002

Gross USA:

$176,387,405

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$383,257,136
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Dolby | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Stephen Root's first animated film. See more »

Goofs

Animals, from many different epochs and continents, mingle in 10,000 B.C. North America. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Freaky Mammal: Well, why don't they call it The Big Chill? Or The Nippy Era? I'm just sayin', how do we know it's an Ice Age?
Freaky Mammal: [irritably] Because... of all...
[shouts]
Freaky Mammal: ...the *ice*!
Freaky Mammal: Well, things just got a little chillier.
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Other than the film's name, there are no opening credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD has several deleted scenes:
  • The first scene is Sid waiting for Sylvia the sloth and faking that aardvarks have to pay tolls in order to get past his cave.
  • The second scene has Sid and Sylvia talking about a relationship, but Sid doesn't want one. He uses a few passing glyptos to literally push her away from him.
  • The sabers talk about their plan for attacking the humans. This scene apparently never even got past the "animation" stage.
  • An amusing scene set during Diego, Sid, and Manny's first night with the baby. Sid throws away the baby's diaper saying, "No more fruit for you!"
  • Oscar and Zeke, the two smilodons that talk to Diego in the following scene comment about the smell.
  • The aforementioned "Sid and the Ladies" scene also appears. Wedge says the reason it was cut was, "It stopped the picture cold and no one made a sound after that scene."
  • Another scene immediately followed the "Sid and the Ladies" scene where Sylvia finds Sid after the ladies have kicked him in the crotch. The scene then has Sid feigning death by provoking Diego. Sylvia realizes that he's breathing and tells Diego to eat him. This would have been Sylvia's final appearance in the film. This scene remains in the final version, only with the two rhinos Carl and Frank, who sniff Sid and determine that he is "dead" and stalk off, disappointed.
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A time in history when animals could talk, but humans couldn't yet!
4 January 2003 | by TxMikeSee all my reviews

In what amounts to a throw-back to the early, manually-animated cartoons, "Ice Age" chooses a very simple story around which is wrapped clever and exciting animation. Highly intelligent sabre-tooth tigers want to get revenge for the killing of one of their pack, so plot to steal the baby son of the human tribe leader. A goofy sloth (Lugiezamo) and a kind wooly mammoth (Ray Romano) rescue the child and attempt to find his parents, joined by a sly tiger (Denis Leary) who at first is planning to lead all of them into a corner so his tiger friends can help get the child back and eat the mammoth. But a series of events, and the tiger's being saved by the mammoth, causes all of them to "bond".

The DVD is flawless. The Dolby surround sound is remarkably good, truly surrounding you with sound. The direct digital to DVD video transfer is as good, colorful, and sharp as the other recent ones like "Toy Story 2", "Shrek", and "Monsters Inc." There is a whole second disk of "extras" which take you through the whole animated film-making process. Also a short animated film "Bunny" which won an oscar in 1998. Plus another "short" which shows the little squirrel, 20,000 years later, in an ice block drifting onto a deserted island, and his pounding of a coconut into the ground triggering the continental drift which resulted in the present day continents! Very inventive and funny.

Watching "Ice Age", my wife and I noticed that much of the action and pratfalls reminded us of the old "Roadrunner" cartoons. In the DVD extras the director mentions that those old cartoons of Chuck Jones were the insriration of many of the scenes. Yes, a throw-back to the old manually-animated cartoons, and a worthy tribute.


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