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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

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

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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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The characters of Buck (Simon Pegg) and Rudy play out a story that is also found in "Moby Dick". Buck and Captain Ahab are both hunters, and both handicapped by a white animal that is so huge, as to strain belief. The white animals, named "Rudy" and "Moby Dick", managed to handicap Buck and Ahab, tearing away an eye and a leg, respectively. The result is that Buck and Ahab, instead of becoming afraid of Rudy and Moby, become obsessed with the quest to get revenge, hunting down the very beast that had hunted them. The fancy lines that Buck says when Rudy first appears sound like quotes from "Moby Dick", and the reference is never clearer than when Buck climbs to the very top of a spindly tree, above the cloud layer, holding a straight-ish branch like a spear, or actually posing like a harpooner ready to hurl a harpoon at Rudy, who is moving just below the layer's top just like a whale starting to breech the surface of the water. Buck is not going to do much to Rudy with a spindly stick, and his favorite weapon is the tooth-knife. The dinosaur tooth is the same color, size, and shape as a whale tooth. Rudy has been given his white color for many reasons, perhaps, but the similarity to Moby Dick is one strong reason. Captain Ahab's ship has a first mate named "Starbuck", another connection with "Buck". Finally, in both stories, Buck and Ahab are so obsessed with their hunt for their "enemy", that they abandon a choice of a more peaceful and sane life for their hunt. See more »

Goofs

When Diego first finds the tracks, Ellie makes several steps forward to join him. The next time we see her, she is standing next to Manfred again, with no indication that she moved. See more »

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Buck: Now then, eyes forward, back straight... oh, and breathe in the toxic fumes and you'll probably die.
Ellie: Toxic fumes?
Buck: Just another day in paradise!
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Just like the original and sequel Ice Age film, they are no opening credits after the title is shown. See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

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'Ice Age' Getting Better & Better
18 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

Frankly, I was shocked this movie was so good. I mean, sequels aren't supposed to this entertaining, are they? This Ice Age series - three films, so far - just keeps getting better and better, funnier and funnier.

I think the key to their success is discovering what the movie's fans liked and putting those two characters in larger roles. I am speaking of "Sid The Sloth," who is always hilarious and voiced magnificently by John Leguizamo. "Sid" has more lines in this movie than the other two, I would venture to say.....and that's fine with me and most other folks.

The other "character" is "Skrat," the squirrel, who is joined by a female squirrel. "Skrat" has the hots for her, but she's still no competition when it comes to the elusive acorn. Nothing is more important than holding onto one of those and both squirrels are very funny in their battles for possession of that acorn.

As for the story, just picture Sid pretending to be a mom to a threesome of baby dinosaurs. That's all you need to know - it's pretty wild. In all, this is an extremely funny film which also looks, as the other two did, fabulous on Blu-Ray.


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