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Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)

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When Sid's attempt to adopt three dinosaur eggs gets him abducted by their real mother to an underground lost world, his friends attempt to rescue him.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eunice Cho ... Madison (Diatryma Girl) (voice)
Karen Disher ... Scratte (voice)
Harrison Fahn ... Glypto Boy (voice)
... Aardvark Mom (voice)
Jason Fricchione ... Adult Molehog Male (voice)
... Gazelle (voice)
... Molehog Mom / Shovelmouth Mom (voice)
... Beaver Girl (voice)
... Ellie (voice)
... Diego (voice)
Allegra Leguizamo ... Aardvark Girl (voice)
... Sid (voice)
Lucas Leguizamo ... Aardvark Boy / Beaver Kid #2 (voice)
... Start Mom (voice)
... Diatryma Mom (voice)
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Storyline

After the events of "Ice Age: The Meltdown", life begins to change for Manny and his friends: Scrat is still on the hunt to hold onto his beloved acorn, while finding a possible romance in a female sabre-toothed squirrel named Scratte. Manny and Ellie, having since become an item, are expecting a baby, which leaves Manny anxious to ensure that everything is perfect for when his baby arrives. Diego is fed up with being treated like a house-cat and ponders the notion that he is becoming too laid-back. Sid begins to wish for a family of his own, and so steals some dinosaur eggs which leads to Sid ending up in a strange underground world where his herd must rescue him, while dodging dinosaurs and facing danger left and right, and meeting up with a one-eyed weasel known as Buck who hunts dinosaurs intently. Written by Theshapeshifter

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The sub-zero heroes are back, on an incredible adventure... for the ages. See more »


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

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1 July 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ice Age 3  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,690,382, 5 July 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$196,573,705, 20 November 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$886,686,817, 10 December 2011
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Trivia

The 3rd highest grossing film of 2009, and the highest grossing film of 2009. Coincidentally, this was also the case with Ice Ace: The Meltdown (2006). See more »

Goofs

When Buck agrees to help the herd find Sid, he drops his knife to his left. When he starts explaining the rules, the knife is missing from the background, but is visible again when they start to move ahead. See more »

Quotes

Buck: Grab that ammo!
Crash: [Using Eddie's tail as sling-shot] Bogey, three o'clock! Fire!
Eddie: This is awesome!
Crash: Light it up! Yeah!
Eddie: Hasta la vista, birdy!
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Crazy Credits

Just like the original and sequel Ice Age film, they are no opening credits after the title is shown. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Miranda: Excuse (2009) See more »

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Alone Again (Naturally)
Written by Gilbert O'Sullivan
Performed by Chad Fischer
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Surprised that I enjoyed it.
21 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

Not a bad flick. I don't remember liking the first one, skipped the second one and the only reason I went to see this one was because it was a "sneak preview" that started right after the movie I had gone to see and it was in 3D. I recommend seeing this one in 3D as it was worth the extra couple dollars. I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed it. The story was really stupid and didn't make any sense (dinosaurs living under the ice???), but it kept me interested the entire movie, partly because of the hilarious side story with the acorn loving animal and an excellent job by Simon Pegg as Buck the weasel(I just got done watching his TV show "Spaced" so maybe I am a little partial), who I had no idea was going to be in the movie. This movie also did a wonderful job of keeping everyone in the audience interested. The theater was packed and the only things you heard besides the movie was popcorn chomping and laughter, lots of laughter. Definitely worth seeing at the theater.


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