Ice Age: Continental Drift (working title, and also known as Ice Age 4 and Ice Age 4: Continental Drift) is the upcoming fourth installment in the Ice Age franchise. The sequel was announced on May 5th, 2010 and is scheduled to be released on July 13th, 2012. It will be the second Ice Age installment that will use digital 3D.
One of filmdom's most beloved trios – Ice Age's Manny, Diego, and Sid – embark upon their greatest adventure after cataclysm sets an entire continent adrift. Separated from the rest of the herd, they use an iceberg as a makeshift ship, which launches them on an epic seafaring quest. Manny and the gang are challenged like never before to become heroes and do the impossible, as they encounter exotic sea creatures, explore a brave new world, and battle ruthless pirates. And Scrat's reunion with his curséd nut catapults him to places no prehistoric squirrel has gone before.
Taking place a few years after the events of Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Scrat's pursuit of the acorn has world-changing consequences, forcing Manny, Sid and Diego on an adventure, where Sid reunites with his long lost family, Diego finds his love interest, Shira, and they meet a gang of pirates determined to stop them from returning home.
- Ray Romano as Manny
- John Leguizamo as Sid
- Denis Leary as Diego
- Queen Latifah as Ellie
- Seann William Scott as Crash
- Josh Peck as Eddie
- Keke Palmer as Peaches
- Chris Wedge as Scrat
- Peter Dinklage as Gutt
- Jennifer Lopez as Shira
- Aziz Ansari as Walter
- Drake as Ethan
- Wanda Sykes as Sid's Grandmother
- James Belushi as Marco
- Matt Bennett as Louis
- Ester Dean as Sloth Siren
- Heather Morris
- Josh Gad
- Alan Tudyk
- Kunal Nayyar
- Alain Chabat as Silas 
- Joy Behar
- Nicki Minaj
- Nick Frost as Flynn
- J. B. Smoove
- Rebel Wilson as Raz
The first details of the film were revealed on January 10th 2010 when The New York Times reported that Blue Sky was working on a fourth film, and was in negotiations with the voice cast. Fox later confirmed on May 5th, 2010 that Ice Age: Continental Drift would be released on July 13th, 2012.
An early poster of the movie was revealed at the 2010 Licensing International Expo in Las Vegas. On December 19, 2010, 20th Century Fox released the first screenshot of Ice Age: Continental Drift (pictured).
Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier will be the directors (according to IMDb) and John Powell will once again compose the musical score. The visual effects are being done by Dan Cayer, who's the composting supervisor of Blue Sky Studios. Lori Forte is also returning to produce the movie. Michael Berg, Jason Fuchs, and Mike Reiss are the writers of the movie. Ari Rubenstein is the lead compositor of the movie.
An official screenshot from the teaser trailer of Ice Age: Continental Drift was released January 6, 2011 on examiner.com.
An official trailer was released on March 5, 2011.
There will also be a video game based on the movie and is said to be released in July 2012.
- This will be the first Ice Age movie to be shot in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio, and to use the new 20th Century Fox logo first seen in 2009's Avatar.
- ↑ Ice Age 4 Confirmed By Fox - Screenrush.co.uk
- ↑ Ice Age 4 Announces Title and Release Date - WorstPreviews.com
- ↑ Ice Age: Continental Drift is Coming Summer 2012 - ComingSoon.net
- ↑ Keke Palmer Plots Strong 2011 With TV, Film, Music, and-Animations
- ↑ http://www.christmas-bargains.us/?p=6495
- ↑ http://sdgln.com/news/2011/03/31/wanda-sykes-puts-celebrity-face-on-equality-california
- ↑ http://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/jeremy-renner-drake-jennifer-lopez-join-ice-age/
- ↑ http://www.poptower.com/matt-bennett.htm
- ↑ http://www.zimbio.com/Jay-Z/articles/bYoyKmGGiGG/Roc+Nation+new+artist+ready
- ↑ Heather Morris, Josh Gad, ALan Tudyk, Kunal Nayyar, Alain Chabat, Joy Behar, Nicki Minaj, Nick Frost and J.B. Smoove signed on to Ice Age: Continental Drift
- ↑ 
- ↑ Fox sets 3D 'Ice Age' sequel - Variety
- ↑ Hollywood hypes what it hopes will be its 2011 & 2012 hits at the Licensing International Expo - Jim Hill Media
- ↑ EXCLUSIVE: First image from ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’ Blogomatic3000
- ↑ First Official Teaser Screenshot
- ↑ Official Trailer
- ↑ http://www.facebook.com/BlueSkyStudios/posts/286416494706693
- Ice Age: Continental Drift at the Internet Movie Database
- Ice Age: Continental Drift at the Big Cartoon Database
- Ice Age: Continental Drift at Box Office Mojo
- Ice Age: Continental Drift at Rotten Tomatoes
|Ice Age (2002) • Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) • Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)|
|Scrat • Manny • Sid • Diego|
|Gone Nutty (2002) • No Time For Nuts (2006) • Surviving Sid (2008) • Scrat's Continental Crack-up (2010) • A Mammoth Christmas (2011)|
|Lost Historical Films during the Ice Age period • Falling for Scratte • Unearthing the Lost World • Buck: From Easel to Weasel|
|Ice Age • The Meltdown • Dawn of the Dinosaurs • Continental Drift|