Ice Age: The Meltdown

March 31st, 2006


Ice Age: The Meltdown

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Ice Age: The MeltdownStill of Josh Peck in Ice Age: The MeltdownQueen Latifah at event of Ice Age: The MeltdownStill of Carlos Saldanha in Ice Age: The MeltdownIce Age: The MeltdownStill of Queen Latifah in Ice Age: The Meltdown

Manny, Sid, and Diego discover that the Ice Age is coming to an end, and join everybody for a journey to higher ground. On the trip, they discover that Manny, in fact, is not the last of the wooly mammoths.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 6.8/10 (76,660 voted)

Critic's Score: 58/100

Director: Carlos Saldanha

Stars: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary

Manny the woolly mammoth, Sid the sloth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger, and the hapless prehistoric squirrel/rat known as Scrat are still together and enjoying the perks of their now melting world. Manny may be ready to start a family, but nobody has seen another mammoth for a long time; Manny thinks he may be the last one. That is, until he miraculously finds Ellie, the only female mammoth left in the world. Their only problems: They can't stand each other--and Ellie somehow thinks she's a possum! Ellie comes with some excess baggage in the form of her two possum "brothers"-- Crash and Eddie, a couple of daredevil pranksters and cocky, loud-mouthed troublemakers. Manny, Sid and Diego quickly learn that the warming climate has one major drawback: A huge glacial dam holding off oceans of water is about to break, threatening the entire valley. The only chance of survival lies at the other end of the valley...

Writers: Gerry Swallow, Peter Gaulke

Ray Romano - Manny (voice)
John Leguizamo - Sid (voice)
Denis Leary - Diego (voice)
Seann William Scott - Crash (voice)
Josh Peck - Eddie (voice)
Queen Latifah - Ellie (voice)
Will Arnett - Lone Gunslinger Vulture (voice)
Jay Leno - Fast Tony (voice)
Chris Wedge - Scrat (voice)
Peter Ackerman - Dung Beetle Dad (voice)
Caitlin Rose Anderson - Glypto Boy Billy / Beaver Girl (voice)
Connor Anderson - Rhino Boy / Beaver Boy (voice)
Joseph Bologna - Mr. Start (voice)
Jack Crocicchia - Elk Boy (voice)
Peter DeSève - Condor Chick (voice)

Taglines: Kiss Your Ice Goodbye


Official Website: 20th Century Fox [France] | Bontonfilm [Czech Republic] |

Release Date: 31 March 2006

Box Office Details

Budget: $80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $68,033,544 (USA) (2 April 2006)

Gross: $195,329,763 (USA) (3 September 2006)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | Philippines: (cut)

Did You Know?

Improvements in fur simulation made since the first film required subtle changes in the original character models. Sid, in particular, look fatter with the more natural fur.

Continuity: At the beginning of the movie, Sid is stood at the top of the huge ice wall ready to jump down the waterfall, Manny and Diego are at the bottom on the floor watching him, they then say "wait there", and even though it takes Sid a while to get up the wall, somehow a Mammoth and a Tiger appear at the top with Sid a few seconds later.

[first lines]
Mr. Start: Oy, this global warming is *killing* me!
Mrs. Start: This is too *hot*, the Ice Age was too *cold*, what will it take to make you happy? Aah!
[the ice that she is sitting on cracks and she falls into the water]
Mr. Start: *This* I like!

User Review

Nearly Flawless

Rating: 8/10

Highly enjoyable film. Nary a dull moment as Diego, Sid and Manny find their way through the meltdown. The peril found in the first Ice Age movie was not duplicated here. The danger wasn't as imminent due to the fact that the meltdown is partly a blessing, while the ice age itself was all bad. A subtle flaw but not something the creators could avoid unless they wanted to make a "Mid-Ice Age" movie. How the tribe survived multiple thousands of years is not addressed, but who cares? Maybe they were actually living on the ecuator in the first movie and the ice caps just reached them in the final years of the ice age. A decade later, the climate warms up and causes the mixed emotions found in Ice Age II. The central theme of friendship in spite of differences and the humor found in trying situations plays well. Overcominging fears in the face of danger is a prominent theme. Jokes fly fast and furious for all ages. And the proto-squirrel steals our hearts with his absolute devotion to caching acorns. A strong production for Twentieth Century Fox.


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