Starring the voices of: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis
Leary, Goran Visnjic and Jack Black
Directed by:Carlos Saldanha and Chris Wedge
ALSO: an emily blunt interview w/Galen Chu (animator
of Ice Age HERE)
is wonderful. The characters are adorable. Parents will enjoy
this too...there's plenty of intelligent humor woven within the
banter of the critters. In fact the age barrier tumbles down like
an avalanche with all the clever humor on the screen. It's sure
to please all. Take the kids and get to the theater, Ice Age
will warm all your hearts!
It's getting cold and the animals are starting to migrated south
for the "chill." This year one of a pack of Sloth, Sid
has been left behind. He's a bit of an idiot but non-the-less
a warm blooded little character.
As he attempts to catch up with his family, he accidentally ruins
the veggie lunch of a couple of trendy rhinos. They're royally
pissed off and are about to stampede him to death,when Sid's luck
changes and he runs into a lone mammoth, Manfred.
Manfred doesn't like herbivores killing for the hell of it and
defends the little fellow.
first mistake. Now, Sid attaches himself to his new bodyguard
to great protest from the sad beast. Manfred puts up, best he
can with the new tag along.
As the two
new "friends" continue they find, and rescue, a tiny
man baby from a sure death. Now Manfred is caretaker for two.
story behind the saved baby though as the two are to discover.
Vengeful saber tooth tigers are also hunting the baby and one
of these toothy meanies, Diego, attempts to retrieve the infant
from the mammoth. Manfred just doesn't trust Diego and refuses
to hand over the youngin'.
make a deal the saber tooth will guide the sloth, baby and mammoth
to the pass where the humans are headed. They want to return the
baby to the parents who appear to be heading that way for the
Diego, suspiciously agreeable however, has other plans for the
baby, and sets forth his own agenda as they all head off into
the mountainous terrain.
that follows the three "sub-zero heroes" and their adopted
baby teaches us all about the meaning of true friendships, trust,
honor and loyalty while keeping all these lessons delightfully
riddled with giggles. Ice Age is truly a treat for the
whole family. Clever bits of real history are mingled with
the fun and fantastical
like skiing sloth for one. Blue
Sky Studios, the animation studio behind Ice Age may just
give Pixar a little healthy competition! The people were a tad
creepy, but the animals moved graciously and looked like they'd
have a body temperature.
of the subzero heroes are Ray Romano as Manfred the Mammoth, Denis
Leary as Diego, and John Leguizamo as Sid the silly sloth.
gives us a delightful peek at what really went on back before
we ran things. Enjoy!
Ice Age ice-cream available in supermarkets now!
Official site = Loads
PG rating is due to some real life lessons, like death. Wee ones
may get a little upset. You'll have to make that call.