Ice Age

March 15, 2002 0 By Fans
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Ice AgeRay Romano in Ice AgeSID the sloth warms up to the ICE AGE's vast, frozen landscape.Ice AgeIce AgeIce Age

Plot

Set during the Ice Age, a sabertooth tiger, a sloth, and a wooly mammoth find a lost human infant, and they try to return him to his tribe.

Release Year: 2002

Rating: 7.5/10 (125,006 voted)

Critic's Score: 60/100

Director:
Chris Wedge

Stars: Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Ray Romano

Storyline
Back when the Earth was being overrun by glaciers, and animals were scurrying to save themselves from the upcoming Ice Age, a stupid sloth named Sid, a woolly mammoth named Manny, and a saber-toothed tiger named Diego are forced to become unlikely heroes. The three reluctantly come together when they have to return a human child to its father while braving the deadly elements of the impending Ice Age.

Writers: Michael J. Wilson, Michael Berg

Cast:

Ray Romano

Manfred

(voice)


John Leguizamo

Sid

(voice)


Denis Leary

Diego

(voice)


Goran Visnjic

Soto

(voice)


Jack Black

Zeke

(voice)


Cedric the Entertainer

Carl

(voice)


Stephen Root

Frank
/
Start

(voice)


Diedrich Bader

Saber-Toothed Tiger

(voice)


Alan Tudyk

Lenny
/
Oscar
/
Dab

(voice)


Lorri Bagley

Jennifer

(voice)


Jane Krakowski

Rachel

(voice)


Peter Ackerman

Dodo
/
Macrauchenia

(voice)


P.J. Benjamin

Dodo

(voice)


Josh Hamilton

Dodo
/
Aardvark

(voice)


Chris Wedge

Dodo
/
Scrat

(voice)

Taglines:
The Coolest Event In 16,000 Years.



Details

Official Website:
20th Century Fox [France] |
Twentieth Century Fox [United States] |

Release Date: 15 March 2002



Box Office Details

Budget: $59,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $46,312,454
(USA)
(17 March 2002)
(3316 Screens)

Gross: $188,600,000
(Worldwide)
(25 August 2002)
(except USA)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

Blue Sky Animation has been developing improvements in computer-generated characters for over 15 years now. It was responsible for some of the aliens in
Alien: Resurrection and the talking cockroaches in
Joe's Apartment.

Goofs:

Continuity:
During the fight with the dodos, Diego disappears when Manfred is keeping the melon away from the dodos. When the melon goes flying, Diego is back beside Manfred.

Quotes:

[first lines]

Freaky Mammal:
Well, why don't they call it The Big Chill? Or The Nippy Era? I'm just sayin', how do we know it's an Ice Age?

Freaky Mammal:
Because, of all…
[shouts]

Freaky Mammal:
the *ice*!

Freaky Mammal:
Well, things just got a little chillier.



User Review

Great fun for everyone that has a sense of humour.

Rating: 9/10

With a relatively small budget for an animated film of only $60 million the
people at Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios have done an incredible
job.

They have combined state-of-the-art digital animation, the perfectly cast
voice talents of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo and Dennis Leary (among many
others) to create a highly entertaining, family film with a strong message
about cooperation, friendship and caring for your fellow herd members. And
how sometimes it takes many different creatures to make up a
herd.

While watching this film I got a strong political message about getting
along with the people that share your space — maybe it should be required
viewing for all world leaders!

David Newman — yet another member of the Newman family of Hollywood
composers — provides a superb score that is not intrusive yet serves to
move the action along and, at times, is positively toe
tapping.

The overall look of the film is incredible; an intensely coloured, strangely
believable fantasyland of snow, geysers, mud, rocks and ice. The individual
characters were delightfully believable too, with the facial expressions of
Ray Romano's ‘Manfred' being a particular treat.

The entire sequence with the DoDos will leave no doubt as to where the
expression `Dumb as a DoDo comes from.'

This is a good family film that keeps the things that could alarm or
frighten children pretty much sanitized — but real nonetheless.

It would be a great movie to see in the theater and to buy for
home.