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Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)

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Manny, Sid, and Diego discover that the ice age is coming to an end, and join everybody for a journey to higher ground. On the trip, they discover that Manny, in fact, is not the last of the woolly mammoths.

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Carlos Saldanha

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Peter Gaulke (screenplay), Gerry Swallow (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Romano ... Manny (voice)
John Leguizamo ... Sid (voice)
Denis Leary ... Diego (voice)
Seann William Scott ... Crash (voice)
Josh Peck ... Eddie (voice)
Queen Latifah ... Ellie (voice)
Will Arnett ... Lone Gunslinger Vulture (voice)
Jay Leno ... Fast Tony (voice)
Chris Wedge ... Scrat (voice)
Peter Ackerman Peter Ackerman ... Dung Beetle Dad (voice)
Caitlin Rose Anderson Caitlin Rose Anderson ... Glypto Boy Billy / Beaver Girl (voice)
Connor Anderson Connor Anderson ... Rhino Boy / Beaver Boy (voice)
Joseph Bologna ... Mr. Start (voice)
Jack Crocicchia Jack Crocicchia ... Elk Boy (voice)
Peter DeSève Peter DeSève ... Condor Chick (voice)
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Storyline

Manny the woolly mammoth, Sid the sloth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger, and the hapless prehistoric squirrel/rat known as Scrat are still together and enjoying the perks of their now melting world. Manny may be ready to start a family, but nobody has seen another mammoth for a long time; Manny thinks he may be the last one. That is, until he miraculously finds Ellie, the only female mammoth left in the world. Their only problems: They can't stand each other--and Ellie somehow thinks she's a possum! Ellie comes with some excess baggage in the form of her two possum "brothers"-- Crash and Eddie, a couple of daredevil pranksters and cocky, loud-mouthed troublemakers. Manny, Sid and Diego quickly learn that the warming climate has one major drawback: A huge glacial dam holding off oceans of water is about to break, threatening the entire valley. The only chance of survival lies at the other end of the valley. So our three heroes, along with Ellie, Crash and Eddie, form the most unlikely ... Written by gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

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Kiss Your Ice Goodbye See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and innuendo | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$68,033,544, 2 April 2006

Gross USA:

$195,330,621

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$660,940,780
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Improvements in fur simulation made since the first film required subtle changes in the original character models. Sid, in particular, looks fatter with the more natural fur. See more »

Goofs

When the group is about to set off together after they first meet, Manny calls Ellie by name, but the only time it was ever mentioned before that was when she and the possum brothers were talking privately. He should not have heard it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mr. Start: Oy, this global warming is "killing" me!
Mrs. Start: This is too "hot", the Ice Age was too "cold", what will it take to make you happy? Aahhh!
[the ice that she is sitting on cracks and she falls into the water]
Mr. Start: "This" I like!
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Crazy Credits

The names of Blue Sky Production Babies - who were born during the production of the film - are listed towards the end. It is similar to the babies' names who are listed in Disney/Pixar movies. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the UK version, Lee Ryan is the voice of the Elk Dad and the song 'Real Love' is played during the credits. Also, the credits and drawings are rendered in blue instead of white. This version, however, did not end up in the UK DVD release, even though Lee Ryan and his song were credited. See more »

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An Overall Cute Movie!
13 April 2006 | by tnkRbllbabeSee all my reviews

Ice Age: The Meltdown did not catch my eye at first sight of it coming to theaters, seeing as I hadn't seen the first one yet. However, I flipped through my channels and found the first one ( Ice Age) to be on. I immediately turned it on and begin to watch. Overall I throughly enjoyed it. Even though I am not a little kid and /or cartoon-like movies are my favorite; I found myself to enjoy this movie very much.

A little skeptical at first knowing that sequels aren't near as good as the first one, but I went and saw it anyway. I loved every minute of it. It was cute from the very beginning to the very end ( I wont spoil it for the ones who haven't seen it yet. The animals kept my interest with their adventures they went on. Although I didn't laugh the whole time, that doesn't mean it wasn't funny. It has the perfect amount of laughs and chuckles to keep you going, but not too much to overdo you. Some people may say they enjoyed the first better, but I actually thought the second one was just as good, if not better. I highly recommend Ice Age:The Meltdown to fellow moviegoers. Perfect ten out of ten stars!!!


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