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Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

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Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.

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Steve Martino, Mike Thurmeier (as Michael Thurmeier)

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Michael Berg (screenplay), Jason Fuchs (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aziz Ansari ... Squint (voice)
Joy Behar ... Eunice (voice)
Christopher Campbell Christopher Campbell ... Creature Siren / Various (voice)
Alain Chabat ... Silas (voice)
Ester Dean ... Female Siren (voice)
Peter Dinklage ... Captain Gutt (voice)
Karen Disher Karen Disher ... Scratte (voice)
Drake ... Ethan (voice)
Jason Fricchione Jason Fricchione ... Dumb Mammoth / Various (voice)
Nick Frost ... Flynn (voice)
Josh Gad ... Louis (voice)
Ben Gleib ... Marshall (voice)
George Jacobs George Jacobs ... Beaver (voice)
Queen Latifah ... Ellie (voice)
Denis Leary ... Diego (voice)
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Storyline

When Scrat accidentally provokes a continental cataclysm with a storm, Manny is separated from Ellie and Peaches on an iceberg with Diego, Sid and Granny but he promises that he will find a way to return home. While crossing the ocean, they are captured by the cruel pirate Captain Gutt and his crew. However they escape and Manny plots a plan to steal Captain Gutt's ship and return to his homeland in a dangerous voyage through the sea. But the cruel pirates seek revenge against Manny and his family and friends. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

This summer, the end of the world, is just a tip of the iceberg. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site | Official site [Spain] | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ice Age 4 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,629,259, 15 July 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$161,321,843

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$879,765,137
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

There are many similarities between the film and Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner". In the poem, the mariner's ship is overtaken by a storm, and thrown to an unknown place surrounded by icebergs. Same event is seen in the movie too. Manny (Ray Romano) shouts, "How big is this ocean?!" in dissatisfaction in the movie, as their ship was unable to get to a shore. Similarly, in the poem, the sailors on the ship were desperately waiting to get to a shore after their ship was overtaken by a storm. When Sid (John Leguizamo), Manny, and Diego (Denis Leary) retreat after the storm, the same situation is created as mentioned in the poem, "A painted ship upon a painted ocean". Sid also makes a reference to a line from the poem, saying, "Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink.", referencing to the line in the poem, "Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink." See more »

Goofs

Scrat is referred to as a rodent by one of the Scratlantians. He is clearly not a rodent, having large canine teeth and no visible incisors. Rodents have no canines and large, prominent incisors that never stop growing. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Manny: [upon hearing an earthquake] What, what was that? Ellie, did you hear that?
Ellie: I heard it, Manny; whatever it is, it's miles away.
Manny: Peaches, you all right? Where is she, no teenager is ever up early.
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Crazy Credits

During the first half of the closing credits, the characters get together and sing "We are Family". However, Sid's granny sings by accident "ham and cheese". As each character sings, footage of their voice actor in the recording booth can be seen. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mad: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Icarus/Adjustment Burro (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

We Are (Theme from Ice Age Continental Drift)
Written by Ester Dean
Produced by Ester Dean and The Freshm3n III
Vocal Producers: Kuk Harrell & Ester Dean
Recorded and Mixed by Aubry 'Big Juice' Delaine
Additional Mixing by Ariel Chobaz
Performed by Ray Romano (uncredited), John Leguizamo (uncredited), Denis Leary (uncredited), Nicki Minaj (uncredited), Drake (uncredited), Ester Dean (uncredited), Wanda Sykes (uncredited), Keke Palmer (uncredited) with Jennifer Lopez (uncredited) and Queen Latifah (uncredited)
Jennifer Lopez performs courtesy of Island Def Jam Music Group
Drake and Nicki Minaj perform courtesy of Young Money Entertainment / Cash Money Records
Ester Dean performs courtesy of Interscope Records
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Sometimes hilarious yet disappointing ...
26 June 2012 | by sarahbonmariageSee all my reviews

For years I have been a huge fan of the Ice Age series and had been expecting this new movie for months! Needless to say I was counting the days until the release of the movie and the hilarious teasers were really making the waiting difficult ...

I saw it tonight and have to admit that I feel really disappointed ... Was I expecting too much ? We were a group of young adults who grew up with the movies, or at least liked them a lot and we felt let down. The storyline feels a little weak, I thought there would be a lot of adventure and action, as in the 3 previous ones where you don't see how time flies ... This one, if not boring, is too simple, not to mention incredibly predictable. There is no twists and turns. When you think about the first episode, yes, you realize how poor the scenario is in this new one.

I admit there's been a real effort to create an original story that might bring the characters in another world and make them live another adventure, different from the previous ones. I think this part is a total failure. Not to mention the "song" they put in the movie, it was nothing but ridiculous and irrelevant, especially for a movie series as famous as Ice Age. I thought it was unnecessary.

But since I laughed a few times and feel really bad about writing such a "negative" review, I have to admit that some of the scenes were absolutely hilarious and the characters have been kept as funny as they used to be, especially Sid (and his incredible grandmother). It's just a pity that the funny parts are so negligible ... You smile a lot, you laugh sometimes, but certainly not during the whole movie.

Maybe I am too old to appreciate this movie as I should have, as I'm sure the kids will love it and the movie will have a lot of success this summer. I don't wish it the contrary, I just watched it with my not-so-kid-anymore-but-very-nostalgic-eyes and went out of the theater with the feeling that something from before was clearly missing ...


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