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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

Gross USA:

$196,573,705

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$886,686,817
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ashton Kutcher were considered for the role of Buck. See more »

Goofs

Rudy retains a gap in his teeth where Buck knocked one out, and seems to hold a grudge against him because of it. In reality, reptiles have an endless supply of teeth - they fall out and are replaced throughout the animal's life. See more »

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Buck: Mammals, we have ourselves a crime scene. Tuff of fur. Half-eaten carcass. Hunk of... aaugh! No! Broccoli!
[almost throws up]
Buck: Here's what I think happened: dinosaur attacks Sid, Sid fights back with broccoli, leaving dinosaur... a vegetable!
Diego: Are you nuts? Sid's not violent. Or coordinated.
Manny: Yeah, and where's the dinosaur?
Buck: All right, good point. Theory two: Sid's eating broccoli, dinosaur eats Sid, dinosaur steps on broccoli, leaving broccoli... a vegetable!
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Nickelodeon broadcasts in the US use the sped-up 25 fps PAL video from a 24 fps film source. See more »

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A Wonderful and Entertaining Tale of Love and Friendship
9 July 2011 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Manny is anxious with the pregnancy of Ellie and builds a playground for the offspring. Meanwhile, Scrat disputes an acorn with the female Scratte and they fall in love with each other while Diego feels old since he is unable to catch a gazelle. The lonely Sid feels jealous of Manny and Ellie and when he finds three dinosaur eggs in an underground cave, he steals and brings them to the surface. He hatches the eggs during the night and on the next morning, three dinosaur babies believe that Sid is their mother and follow him everywhere.

Meanwhile, the real dinosaur mammy seeks their offspring out and when she finds the trio, she brings them back with Sid to her underground world. Manny, Ellie, Diego, Crash and Eddie pursue the dinosaur to rescue their friend and stumble with a dangerous underground world. But they are helped by the smart and talkative one-eyed weasel known as Buck that wears a patch and chases the dangerous Rudy, who was the responsible for the loss of his eye.

"Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" is a wonderful and entertaining tale of love and friendship, with adorable characters and witty situations. The love of Manny with Ellie is very beautiful; the triangle of love among Scrat, the acorn and Scratte is hilarious; the love of Sid with the three dinosaurs is funny and also heartbreaking. For me, the best scene in the story is when mammy dinosaur brings the three babies to the top of a tree and Sid is unable to climb it and says goodnight to the children. But maybe the most important is the friendship Manny, Ellie, Diego, Crash and Eddie with Sid, risking their lives to save their friend. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): A Era do Gelo 3" ("The Ice Age 3")


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