- For other uses, see Ice Age (disambiguation).
Set in the ice age time period, it follows the adventures of fictional mammals consisting Manfred (a woolly mammoth), Sid (a sloth), Diego (a saber-tooth cat), Ellie (Manny's wife), Crash and Eddie (possums), Peaches (Manny and Ellie's daughter), and Scrat (a saber-tooth squirrel) among other characters.
All movies and shorts have been produced by Blue Sky Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox. The movies typically has received PG ratings for things such as for peril, rude humor, and mild language, with the first and fourth movies having more peril and less rude humor than the other installments of the series. The franchise has met financial success, having grossed nearly $3.2 billion worldwide in their theater runs. This makes it the 15th highest-grossing franchise of all time, and the second highest-grossing animated franchise worldwide (behind only the Shrek franchise).
Ice Age (2002)
In the ice age period, three animals (Manny the mammoth (Ray Romano), Sid the sloth (John Leguizamo), and Diego the saber-toothed cat (Denis Leary) 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 (Goran Višnjić), the sabers' pack leader, to bring the baby and mammoth to a place known as the Half Peak so they can ambush and kill them.
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
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, Manny (Ray Romano) is teased about being the last mammoth, but he finds Ellie (Queen Latifah), a female woolly mammoth, who thinks that she's a possum (as she lives with her possum "brothers" Crash and Eddie (Josh Peck and Seann William Scott after being seperated from her herd and raised by their mother).
After the events of Ice Age: The Meltdown, life begins to change for Manny and his friends: Scrat is still on the hunt to hold onto his beloved acorn, while finding a possible romance in a female saber-toothed squirrel named Scratte. Manny and his new wife Ellie are expecting a baby, which leaves Manny anxious to ensure that everything is perfect for when his baby arrives. Diego is fed up with being treated like a house-cat and ponders the notion that he is becoming too laid-back. He eventually leaves the herd. Sid begins to wish for a family of his own, and so steals some dinosaur eggs which leads to Sid ending up in an underground world where dinosaurs roam free, and where his herd must rescue him, while dodging dinosaurs and facing danger left and right, and meeting up with a weasel known as Buck who hunts dinosaurs intently and has a mammal chauvinism.
Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
One of filmdom's most beloved trios – Ice Age's Manny, Diego, and Sid – embark upon their greatest adventure after a 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 cursed nut catapults him to places no prehistoric squirrel has gone before.
Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)
Set after the events of Continental Drift, Scrat's (Chris Wedge) epic never-ending pursuit of his elusive acorn lands him inside a U.F.O and catapults him outside of Planet Earth, where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic meteors and a life-threatening asteroid that will transform, change and send every mammal (including dinosaurs) into extinction. To save themselves from this unthinkable peril, Manny, Sid, Diego, and the rest of the herd leave their home and embark on a new adventurous quest, along with their old friend, Buck, to stop the asteroid while traveling to exotic new landscapes and encountering a host of colorful new characters.
The movies have a subplot, where an animal named Scrat makes many comical attempts to bury his acorn, which he loved the most (probably even more than anything else in the world). 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.
Cast and Characters
|Characters|| Gone Nutty|
| No Time for Nuts|
| Surviving Sid|
| Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe|
| Scrat: Spaced Out|
|Manny||Silent cameo||Ray Romano|
|Sid||Silent cameo||John Leguizamo|
|Diego||Silent cameo||Dennis Leary|
|Neil deBuck Weasel||Neil deGrasse Tyson|
|Characters|| Ice Age:|
A Mammoth Christmas
| Ice Age:|
The Great Egg-Scapade
|Crash||Seann William Scott|
|Peaches||Ciara Bravo||Keke Palmer|
|Santa Claus||Billy Gardell|
|Ethel||Taraji P. Henson|
|Ice Age||March 15, 2002||81 minutes|| Chris Wedge|
|David Newman||$59 million|
|The Meltdown||March 31, 2006||91 minutes||Carlos Saldanha||John Powell||$80 million|
|Dawn of the Dinosaurs||July 1, 2009||94 minutes||Carlos Saldanha||John Powell||$90 million|
|Continental Drift||July 13, 2012||88 minutes|| Steve Martino|
|John Powell||$95 million|
|Collision Course||July 22, 2016||94 minutes|| Mike Thurmeier|
Galen T. Chu
|John Debney||$105 million|
Box office statistics
|Movie||Opening day||Opening weekend||Domestic||Foreign||Worldwide|
|Ice Age||$13.5 million||$46.3 million||$176.4 million||$206.9 million||$383.3 million|
|The Meltdown||$21.8 million||$68 million||$195.3 million||$460.6 million||$660.9 million|
|Dawn of the Dinosaurs||$13.8 million||$41.7 million||$196.6 million||$690 million||$886.6 million|
|Continental Drift||$16.7 million||$46.6 million||$161.3 million||$715.9 million||$877 million|
|Collision Course||$7.8 million||$21 million||$63.1 million||$334.7 million||$407 million|
There have been several released short feature films, in which Scrat has been the main character (with the exception of the third, which focuses on Sid), and the holiday specials that focus on all of the main characters.
- Gone Nutty (2002)
- No Time For Nuts (2006)
- Surviving Sid (2008)
- Scrat's Continental Crack-up (Part 1 • Part 2) (2010-2011)
- Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (2011)
- Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe (2015)
- Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade (2016)
- Scrat: Spaced Out (2016)
|Ice Age (2002) • Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) • Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) • Ice_Age: Collision Course (2016)|
|Scrat • Manny • Sid • Diego • Ellie • Crash • Eddie • Peaches • Shira|
|Gone Nutty (2002) • No Time For Nuts (2006) • Surviving Sid (2008) • Scrat's Continental Crack-up (2010) • Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (2011) • Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe (2015)|
|Falling for Scratte • Buck: From Easel to Weasel|
|Ice Age • The Meltdown • Dawn of the Dinosaurs • Continental Drift|