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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Manfred (voice)
... Sid (voice)
... Diego (voice)
... Soto (voice)
... Zeke (voice)
... Carl (voice)
... Frank / Start (voice)
... Oscar (voice)
... Lenny / Oscar / Dab (voice)
... Jennifer (voice)
... Rachel (voice)
Peter Ackerman ... Dodo / Macrauchenia (voice)
P.J. Benjamin ... Dodo (voice)
... Dodo / Aardvark (voice)
... 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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Rated PG for mild peril | See all certifications »

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15 March 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$59,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,312,454, 17 March 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$176,387,405

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$383,257,136
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Chris Wedge, director, is the voice of Scrat, but has no intelligible dialogue; the plan to have Scrat talk was quickly dropped, as he worked better as a silent character for comedic effect. The name 'Scrat' is a combination of the words 'squirrel' and 'rat', as Scrat has characteristics of both species; Wedge has also called him "saber-toothed squirrel." Scrat's opening adventure was inserted because, without it, the first real snow and ice sequence wouldn't take place until about 37 minutes into the film. This was the only role intended for Scrat, but he proved to be such a popular character with test audiences that he was given more scenes, and has appeared in other movies. See more »

Goofs

Sid steps in poop with the first step he takes, but in the previous shot, there is nothing within two steps of him. 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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Referenced in Tosh.0: Kate's Food Challenge (2016) See more »

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Sound Off (Duckworth Chant)
Written by Willie Lee Duckworth (as Willie Duckworth) and Bernard Lentz
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A time in history when animals could talk, but humans couldn't yet!
4 January 2003 | by See 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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