ICE AGE
Scat's one mission in life - to retrieve a precious acorn - triggers the ICE AGE. The film takes a humorous look at how one individual can change the world forever.
Review by David Bruce



(2002)


This page was created on March 15, 2002
This page was last updated on May 21, 2005

CREDITS
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Left: Chris Wedge is the director. Center: John Leguizamo is the voice of Sid the Sloth. Right: Ray Romano is the voice of Manford the woolly mammoth.

Click to enlargeDirected by Carlos Saldanha and Chris Wedge
Story by Michael J. Wilson (story)
Screenplay by Michael Berg, Michael J. Wilson and Peter Ackerman

Ray Romano .... Manfred the Mammoth (voice)
John Leguizamo .... Sid the Sloth (voice)
Denis Leary .... Diego the Sabertooth (voice)
Goran Visnjic .... Soto the Sabertooth (voice)
Jack Black .... Zeke (voice)
Tara Strong .... Roshan/Start (voice)
Cedric the Entertainer .... Rhino (voice)
Stephen Root .... Rhino/Start (voice)
Diedrich Bader .... Saber-tooth Tiger (voice)
Alan Tudyk .... Saber-tooth Tiger/Dodo/Freaky Mammal (voice)
Lorri Bagley .... Female Sloth (voice)
Jane Krakowski .... Jennifer the Sloth (voice)
Peter Ackerman .... Dodo/Freaky Mammal (voice)
P.J. Benjamin .... Dodo (voice)
Josh Hamilton .... Dodo/Glyptos (voice)
Chris Wedge .... Scratch (voice)
Denny Dillon .... Glyptos (voice)
Mitzi McCall .... Glyptos (voice)
Andrea Bowen .... Aardvark Child (voice)

Directed by Carlos Saldanha (I) (co-director) Chris Wedge
Writing credits (in credits order) Michael J. Wilson (story) Michael Berg (IV) (screenplay) and Michael J. Wilson (screenplay) and Peter Ackerman (screenplay)

Produced by
Lori Forte .... producer
Christopher Meledandri .... executive producer

Original music by David Newman and Justin Skomarovsky (additional music)
Film Editing by John Carnochan

MPAA: Rated PG for mild peril.
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TRAILERS AND CLIPS

Trailer A:
QuickTime, Hi-Res
QuickTime, Med-Res
QuickTime, Lo-Res

Trailer B:
QuickTime, Hires
QuickTime, Med-Res
QuickTime, Lo-Res

Trailer C:
QuickTime, Hires
QuickTime, Med-Res
QuickTime, Lo-Res

TV Spot 1:
Windows Media Player/Real Player, Various

TV Spot 2:

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TV Spot 3:

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TV Spot 4:

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Clip 1 :
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Clip 2:

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Clip 3:

Windows Media Player/Real Player, Various

Clip 4 - 'I Love This Game':
QuickTime, Various

Clip 5- 'I'm a Mammal That Cares':
QuickTime, Various

Clip 6- 'The Pink Thing is Mine':
QuickTime, Various

Clip 7- 'Humans are Disgusting':
QuickTime, Various

Clip 8- 'Three Melons':
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POSTERS
Ice Age
27 in x 40 in
Original Movie Poster plain,
or Framed | Mounted
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Ice Age Is Coming
Twenty thousand years ago, the Earth was being overrun by glaciers, and creatures everywhere were fleeing the onslaught of the new Ice Age. In this time of peril, we meet the weirdest herd of any Age: a fast talking but dim sloth named Sid; a moody woolly mammoth named Manny; a devilish saber- toothed tiger named Diego; and an acorn-crazy saber-toothed squirrel known as Scrat. This quartet of misfits unexpectedly, and reluctantly, comes together in a quest to return a human infant to his father. Braving boiling lava pits, treacherous ice caves, freezing temperatures and a secret, evil plot, these "sub-zeros" become the world's first heroes!
VISUAL REVIEW
Spiritual Insights
by David Bruce
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THE POWER OF ONE

Scat's one mission in life - to retrieve a precious acorn - triggers the ICE AGE. The film takes a humorous look at how one individual can change the world forever.

I simply believe that there is a mystery of the ordinary, that the commonplace is full of wonder, and that this life... is different from what we think it is. It is infinitely more subtle, more powerful, more dangerous, more magnificent, more exciting, more humorous, more delicious, more adventurous, more involved, and more troublesome than most of us think. -TIM HANSEL
LIFE FROM DEATH

Pursued by vicious enemies, a loving mother sacrifices her life for the life of her child.

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
-EMILY ELIZABETH DICKINSON (1830–1886)

When the Dragon saw he'd been thrown to earth, he went after the Woman who had given birth to the Man-Child. The Woman was given wings of a great eagle to fly to a place in the desert to be kept in safety and comfort for a time and times and half a time, safe and sound from the Serpent. The Serpent vomited a river of water to swamp and drown her, but earth came to her help, swallowing the water the Dragon spewed from its mouth. Helpless with rage, the Dragon raged at the Woman, then went off to make war with the rest of her children.... - Rev. 12:13-17 -Message

A HOSTILE AND ALIENATED WORLD
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The child comes into a world of enemies and furnishes the common ground on which reconciliation can occur.

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. And the government will rest on his shoulders. These will be his royal titles: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. -Isaiah 9:6 -NLT

Life is a hard fight, a struggle, a wrestling with the principle of evil, hand to hand, foot to foot. Every inch of the way is disputed. The night is given us to take breath and to pray, to drink deep at the fountain of power. The day, to use the strength that has been given us, to go forth to work with it till the evening.
FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE (1820–1910)
THE REDEMPTION OF THE ENEMY

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Diego is a determined and vicious enemy. He has plotted to kidnap and kill the child, and feed Manford to his saber tooth pack. He poses as a friend to accomplish his sinister plan.

What can wound more deeply than a false friend?
-SOPHOCLES (C. 496–406 B.C.)

Never cease loving a person and never give up hope for him, for even the Prodigal Son who had fallen most low could still be saved. The bitterest enemy and also he who was your friend could again be your friend; love that has grown cold can kindle again.
-SØREN AABYE KIERKEGAARD (1813–1855)

IN NEED OF SALVATION
From time to time the need for salvation becomes apparent. In Diego's case it happens when he realizes that he is hopelessly separated from his friends. He attempts to save himself by taking a leap of faith.

THE NEED TO ESCAPE HELL.
His efforts are not enough and he can not save himself
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I have one foot in heaven and one foot on earth, and the foot on earth is on a banana peel.
-MALCOLM MUGGERIDGE (1903–1990)

BRIDGING THE GAP.
Manford the Mammoth, at the risk of his own life, reaches out and saves his enemy.

I remember two things: that I am a great sinner and that Christ is a great Savior.
-JOHN NEWTON (1725–1807)

Our salvation, thank God, depends much more on his love of us than on our love of him.
-FATHER ANDREW

SALVATION BRINGS FRIENDSHIP.
The enemy is transformed into a friend. Diego gives up his evil plots and becomes a committed member of his new pack.

Sin separates, pain isolates, but salvation and comfort unite.
-JULIAN OF NORWICH (C. 1342–AFTER 1413)

Just as a planet rushing through space is only a comet on its way to destruction until it is caught by some central sun and begins to revolve around that sun as its center and its life; so my life is an aimless comet burning itself out in its own self-will, till it finds the pull and attractive of Christ’s love, halts its deadly way, and forever revolves around him, its central sun and life.
-E. STANLEY JONES (1884–1973)

THE TRANSFORMING POWER OF FRIENDS (COMMUNITY)
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Wherever you are, it is your friends who make your world.
-WILLIAM JAMES (1842–1910)

The fingers of God touch your life when you touch a friend.
-MARY DAWN HUGHES

A real friend is one who helps us to think our noblest thoughts, put forth our best efforts, and to be our best selves.

PHOTOS
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A wonderful movie!!!... and it's animated!!!
Subject: Ice_Age
Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2002
From: Gary A. Valenzuela

I was so delighted with the movie. It has fun, it has characters that evolved from the beginning to the end of the movie (except for Scat's obsession).

It's nice to see from time to time, a movie that points to the true nature of friendship. And I'm glad to know that the evil can be conquered by the good. without sounding too preachy.

A great movie for all ages!

Gary A. Valenzuela
La Paz - Bolivia

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