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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.

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Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha (co-director)

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Michael J. Wilson (story), Michael Berg (screenplay) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 ... Oscar (voice)
Alan Tudyk ... Lenny / Oscar / Dab (voice)
Lorri Bagley ... Jennifer (voice)
Jane Krakowski ... Rachel (voice)
Peter Ackerman Peter Ackerman ... Dodo / Macrauchenia (voice)
P.J. Benjamin P.J. Benjamin ... Dodo (voice)
Josh Hamilton ... Dodo / Aardvark (voice)
Chris Wedge ... Dodo / Scrat (voice)
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Storyline

Back when the Earth was being overrun by glaciers, and animals were scurrying to save themselves from the upcoming Ice Age, a 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. Written by Anna <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

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They came. They thawed. They conquered. See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2002 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

La era de hielo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$59,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,312,454, 17 March 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$176,387,405

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$383,257,136
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The responsibility for animating Sid's snowboard sequence was given to animators who went snowboarding in real life. See more »

Goofs

When the baby falls out of the swaddle while Sid is climbing up the cliff, the swaddle disappears only to reappear much later in the movie. See more »

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: [irritably] Because... of all...
[shouts]
Freaky Mammal: ...the *ice*!
Freaky Mammal: Well, things just got a little chillier.
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Crazy Credits

At one point in the credits it says "Ice Age Babies" and lists all the babies born to the crew during the course of production. This feature is copied from Pixar's animated films, which always list the "Production Babies" during their credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD has several deleted scenes:
  • The first scene is Sid waiting for Sylvia the sloth and faking that anteaters have to pay tolls in order to get past his cave.
  • The second scene has Sid and Sylvia talking about a relationship, but Sid doesn't want one. He uses a few passing armadillos to literally push her away from him.
  • The sabers talk about their plan for attacking the humans. This scene apparently never even got past the "animation" stage.
  • An amusing scene set during Diego, Sid, and Manny's first night with the baby. Sid throws away the baby's diaper saying, "No more fruit for you!"
  • Oscar and Zeke, the two tigers that talk to Diego in the following scene comment about the smell.
  • The aforementioned "Sid and the Ladies" scene also appears. Wedge says the reason it was cut was, "It stopped the picture cold and no one made a sound after that scene."
  • Another scene immediately followed the "Sid and the Ladies" scene where Sylvia finds Sid after the ladies have kicked him in the crotch. The scene then has Sid feigning death by provoking Diego. Sylvia realizes that he's breathing and tells Diego to eat him. This would have been Sylvia's final appearance in the film. This scene remains in the final version, only with the two rhinos Carl and Frank, who sniff Sid and determine that he is "dead" and stalk off, disappointed.
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Oh So Very Cool.
27 November 2002 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

Excellent computer-generated animated feature that makes a case for one of the finest films of 2002. It is the frozen era and prehistoric animals try to find their way to land that is warmer and drier. An early group of human hunters become the hunted themselves as a group of sabertooth tigers begin to plot revenge. As an attack occurs, a small infant child is taken out of harm's way. Enter a kind wooly mammoth (voiced by the priceless Ray Romano) and a silly sloth (voiced by John Leguizamo) who find the young child and decide to return it to the humans. It appears that a sabertooth tiger (Denis Leary) is helping the duo, but his motives are devious as he is trying to lead them all into a trap of other sabertooth tigers. The film is another great animated piece of film-making that has important messages for the youngsters and is also highly entertaining for all audiences. 5 stars out of 5.


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