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Ice Age is a popular computer animated movie franchise, created by Carlos Saldanha and Chris Wedge of the comedy genre. Set in the ice age, it follows the adventures of fictional mammals consisting Manny the woolly mammoth, Sid the sloth, Diego the saber-tooth tiger, Ellie the woolly mammoth, Crash and Eddie the opossums, Peaches the woolly mammoth, Scrat the saber-tooth squirrel, and Scratte the saber-tooth squirrel (as well as other characters).

All movies and shorts have been produced by Blue Sky Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox. The franchise has received PG rating for peril and mild language, reviewers from critics have been mixed, some claiming the movies lack storytelling and are merely journeys from A to B, while others have praised the animation[1][2] The films have met financial success, grossing over $1,900,000,000 worldwide in their theater run.


(From left to right) Sid, Manny, Diego, and Scrat, four of the main characters

Plot SummaryEdit

Ice AgeEdit

Main article: Ice Age

In the ice age period, three animals, Sid the sloth, and Diego the saber-toothed cat go into an adventure to return a baby to a human tribe that has left for their campsite; however, Diego had been sent secretly by Soto, the sabers' pack leader, to bring the baby and mammoth to a place known as the Half Peak so they can ambush them and kill them.

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Edit

Main article: Ice Age 2: The Meltdown

Global warming affects the environment and an immense amount of water threatens to flood the valley our heroes are currently living at.

They have to go to the other side of the valley, where there presumably is a giant tree that can act as a boat to save them.

Meanwhile, Manfred is teased about being the last mammoth, but he finds Ellie, a female mammoth, who thinks that she's a possum.

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Edit

Main article: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Manfred and Ellie are waiting their first baby while Diego wonders if he's becoming too soft lately and decides to leave the herd.

Sid grows jealous of Manny and Ellie and adopts three apparently abandoned eggs that hatch into T-Rex baby dinosaurs.

The next day, a T-Rex takes the babies and Sid and the herd follow them, getting into an underground world where dinosaurs lived secretly for millions of years.

Meanwhile, they meet a one-eyed weasel named Buck, who's been living underground for some time and helps them on their way.

Ice Age: Continental Drift Edit

Main article: Ice Age: Continental Drift

Sid is reunited with his old family.

Manny, Sid, his granny, and Diego all meet pirates and battle until Manny gets home.

Ice Age: Collision Course Edit

Main article: Ice Age: Collision Course

After the release of Ice Age: Continental Drift, John Leguizamo, the voice of Sid, said of the fifth installment in the Ice Age film series: [3] On December 20, 2013, 20th Century Fox has scheduled the film for July 15, 2016.[4] When a cosmic threatens Earth, Manny and his friends are forced to leave behind their home. On their journey, they discover the exotic Shangri-La, led by its spiritual leader Shangri Llama.

Possible SequelsEdit

On A Possible Sequel, Galen T Chu Said There Is Some Ideas For The Next Installments.



Scrat at the beginning of Ice Age: The Meltdown

Main article: Scrat

Movies have a subplot, where an animal named Scrat makes many comical attempts to bury his acorn, which he loves a whole bunch. Scrat's misfortunes include getting chased by an enormous glacier, being struck by lightning, trying to thaw out his acorn by a fire too long so that it accidentally took the form of a kernel of popcorn, and finally, getting frozen in an ice cube, along with his much sought after nut 20,000 years into the future.

Main Characters and CastEdit

The only character seen on all Ice Age films and shorts is Scrat.

Character Ice Age films and shorts
Ice Age (2002) Gone Nutty (2002) Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) No Time For Nuts (2006) Surviving Sid (2008) Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) Scrat's Continental Crack-up (2010) Scrat's Continental Crack-up Part 2 (2010) Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (2011) Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe (2015) Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade (2016) Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)
Manny Ray Romano Ray Romano no speaking role Ray Romano Ray Romano
Sid John Leguizamo John Leguizamo no speaking role John Leguizamo John Leguizamo
Diego Denis Leary Denis Leary no speaking role Denis Leary Denis Leary
Scrat Chris Wedge
Ellie Queen Latifah Queen Latifah Queen Latifah Queen Latifah
Crash Seann William Scott Seann William Scott Seann William Scott Seann William Scott
Eddie Josh Peck Josh Peck Josh Peck Josh Peck
Buck Simon Pegg Simon Pegg Simon Pegg
Scratte Karen Disher Karen Disher
Peaches no voice actress Ciara Bravo Keke Palmer Keke Palmer

Various InformationEdit

Basic InfoEdit

Movie Release Date Running Time Director Music by Budget
Ice Age March 15, 2002 81 minutes Chris Wedge Carlos Saldanha (co-director) David Newman $59 million
Ice Age: The Meltdown March 31, 2006 91 minutes Carlos Saldanha John Powell $80 million
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs July 1, 2009 94 minutes Carlos Saldanha Mike Thurmeier (co-director) $90 million
Ice Age: Continental Drift July 13, 2012 88 minutes Steve Martino
Mike Thurmeier
$100 million
Ice Age: Collision Course July 22, 2016 94 minutes Galen T. Chu (co-director)
Mike Thurmeier
John Debney $105 million

Box office statisticsEdit

Movie Opening day Opening Weekend Domestic Gross Foreign Gross Worldwide total
Ice Age $13,468,085 $46,312,454 $176,387,405 $206,869,731 $383,257,136
Ice Age: The Meltdown $21,788,862 $68,033,544 $195,330,621 $465,610,159 $660,940,780
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs $13,791,157 $41,690,382 $196,573,705 $690,113,112 $886,686,817
Ice Age: Continental Drift $16,728,341 $46,629,259 $161,321,843
Ice Age: Collision Course $850,000 $21,373,064 $63,871,492 $340,458,906 $404,330,398

Critical reactionEdit

Movie Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic Yahoo! Movies
Overall Cream of the Crop
Ice Age 78% (164 reviews) 79% (32 reviews) 61 (33 reviews) B- (10 reviews)
Ice Age: The Meltdown 57% (143 reviews) 60% (27 reviews) 58 (29 reviews) B- (14 reviews)
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 45% (159 reviews) 34% (33 reviews) 50 (26 reviews) C (13 reviews)
Ice Age: Continental Drift 37% (131 reviews) N/A 49 (29 reviews) N/A
Ice Age: Collision Course 13% (102 reviews) 34 (27 reviews)


There have been several released short feature films, in which Scrat has been the main character (expect for the third, which focuses on Sid).



Varied Ice Age merchandise, including a puzzle (left top), a Diego plush doll (left bottom), and a Scrat action figure (right)

The Ice Age series has had a variety of merchandise, including video games, Pez dispensers, plush dolls, action figures, and puzzles for small kids.


  • As suggested by the first film, the movies take place around 18,000 B.C.
  • The original movie was originally intended as a drama, but Fox would only accept it as a children's comedy.
  • Chris Wedge, the director of Ice Age, is the voice of Scrat. The name "Scrat" is a combination of the words "Squirrel" and "Rat," as Scrat has characteristics of both species.
  • At some point after the Ice Age movies (as shown in the epilogue of the first movie), Scrat was frozen while in pursuit of his acorn and thawed out 20,000 years later on a tropical island. However, he lost his nut again.
  • The Ice Age movie series always has traveling to a certain place as a part of the plot, but the main characters have never actually reached their destination.

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