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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.

Directors:

Carlos Saldanha, Mike Thurmeier (co-director)

Writers:

Michael Berg (screenplay by), Peter Ackerman (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
3 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eunice Cho Eunice Cho ... Madison (Diatryma Girl) (voice)
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 ... 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

As of 2013, this is the only Ice Age movie that doesn't have a minor character voiced by Alan Tudyk until Ice Age: Collision Course (2016). 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 »

Quotes

Ellie: [Grabs fern] Here, boy! Here! Come on! Good boy! Come on! Climb on.
Manny: Are you nuts? We're not getting on that thing!
Ellie: It's either this dinosaur or that one! Pregnant lady wants to live! Yabba-dabba-doo!
[Slides down dinosaur's back]
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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 »

Alternate Versions

In the original cinema release, the 20th Century Fox logo at the beginning was surrounded by snow-covered pine trees, and the searchlights were replaced by small, smouldering volcanoes. However, on the DVD and Blu-ray releases it was changed to the normal version of the logo, although the 3D Blu-ray retains the version seen in cinemas. See more »

Connections

References Godzilla (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Alone Again (Naturally)
Written by Gilbert O'Sullivan
Performed by Chad Fischer
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User Reviews

 
Ice Age 3 delivers the goods, and appeals to grown-ups and kids alike
28 June 2009 | by saarvardiSee all my reviews

My wife and I attended an early press screening for the third Ice Age installment two weeks ago and had a wonderful time. The film easily tops the second outing of the series, and is right on par with the first - with just the right mixture of new characters and settings vs. the older ones we've all grown to love (especially Scrat. I can watch a whole movie with this guy).

This time around, Manny and Ellie are expecting a baby mammoth, something that leads to unexpected responds from Diego and Sid. When Sid decides to become a parent himself in return, he steals three giant eggs he accidentally bumps into, only to later realize they're dinosaur eggs that belong to a pretty angry mother. When mother-dinosaur kidnaps Sid, it's up to Manny and friends to return him home safely. Adventures ensue as they find out that underneath their icy world lives a land filled with enormous and sometimes menacing dinosaurs, one which our friends would need to cross in order to rescue Sid.

Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is cute but not insulting, the visuals are stunning and if you forgive the obvious historical loophole (there were no dinosaurs during the Ice Age) you can actually have quite a good time. The dinosaurs add a lot to the plot, and there's actually a very cool, nice sense of adventure throughout the film, one that was somewhat missing (in my opinion) from the previous installment. All this adds to a fun and thrilling experience - alongside the visuals, jokes and general good atmosphere.

To sum things up - Ice Age 3 is an above average animated film, that'll appeal to grown-ups and kids alike. I gave it 9 out of 10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ice Age 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago Illinois, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,690,382, 5 July 2009

Gross USA:

$196,573,705

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$886,686,817
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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