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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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Carlos Saldanha, Mike Thurmeier (co-director)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eunice Cho Eunice Cho ... Madison (Diatryma Girl) (voice)
Karen Disher Karen Disher ... Scratte (voice)
Harrison Fahn Harrison Fahn ... Glypto Boy (voice)
Maile Flanagan ... Aardvark Mom (voice)
Jason Fricchione Jason Fricchione ... Adult Molehog Male (voice)
Bill Hader ... Gazelle (voice)
Kelly Keaton ... Molehog Mom / Shovelmouth Mom (voice)
Joey King ... Beaver Girl (voice)
Queen Latifah ... Ellie (voice)
Denis Leary ... Diego (voice)
Allegra Leguizamo Allegra Leguizamo ... Aardvark Girl (voice)
John Leguizamo ... Sid (voice)
Lucas Leguizamo Lucas Leguizamo ... Aardvark Boy / Beaver Kid #2 (voice)
Clea Lewis ... Start Mom (voice)
Jane Lynch ... 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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Taglines:

You Won't Believe Your Ice! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ice Age 3 See more »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Both this film and Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) were once among the Top 50 Highest Grossing Films of all Time. They share one thing in common, when they exited the Top 50 it was because of a film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. On October 4, 2017, Ice Age: Continental Drift exited the list after being edged out by Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017). On May 4, 2018, this film exited the list after being edged out by Avengers: Infinity War (2018). See more »

Goofs

As in Ice Age and Ice Age: The Meltdown, some of the "Ice Age" creatures shown were in fact extinct before the Ice Age. (This does not count the "secret" dinosaurs they meet, which is not a goof as explained above, but to the above-ground community which Sid, Diego, and Manfred have always lived in.) See more »

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Buck: [after Manny and Diego get trapped in giant plant] It's time to get... Buckwild!
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Crazy Credits

The 20th Century Fox logo is surrounded by snow-covered pine trees, and the searchlights are miniature smoldering volcanoes. See more »

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Alone Again (Naturally)
Written by Gilbert O'Sullivan
Performed by Chad Fischer
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A simple story executed to near perfection.
29 June 2009 | by popcornposseSee all my reviews

Its all about family in essence. Starting one, keeping one, becoming one, protecting one. A family film about family is always going to ring the right bells (unless Eddie Murphys in it), and this is no exception! It's funny, its sharp, it's clever, and when it wants too will tug on your heart strings. It's everything a great family film should be. It has just as much humour to keep the grown ups happy as it does the kids.

It's not perfect; it starts fairly slowly with scenes we've already scene twenty times in the trailer, but the further you go into this adventure the more fun you will have.

A fantastic new addition to the franchise is "Buck" (Simon Pegg) a looney tune hermit possum who joins the herd around half way through. When he enters the scene, the whole movie shifts up a gear! Some of the stuff he comes out with will have you rolling in the isle! If you have the chance, you must see it in 3D! It's amazing how this new version of such an old and dated technology can suck you even deeper into a film! The chases are more exciting, the locations more real, it works so well! And it doesn't give you a migraine!

Overall - Like a franchise should, Ice Age gets better and better and better! If you liked the first, you'll love the second! If you loved the second, you'll go crazy for the third! 2D - 8/10 3D - 9/10


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