Ice Age

March 15th, 2002








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Ice Age

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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

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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.




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