Ice Age: Continental Drift
Release Date: July 13, 2012
Starring: The voices of Ray Romano,
Denis Leary, John Leguizano,
Queen Latifah, Jennifer Lopez,
Peter Dinklage, Wanda Sykes,
Simon Pegg, Patrick Stewart,
Seann William Scott, Keke
Palmer, Nikki Minaj, Josh Gad
Audience: All ages
Runtime: 94 minutes
Distributor: 20th Century Fox/News Corp.
Director: Steve Martino, Mike Thurmeier
Executive Producer: None
Producer: John C. Donkin, Lori Forte
Writer: Michael Berg, Jason Fuchs
Address Comments To:Rupert Murdoch, Chairman/CEO, News Corp.
Chase Carey, President/COO, News Corp.
Tom Rothman and Jim Gianopulos, Chairmen/CEO, Fox Filmed Entertainment
20th Century Fox Film Corp. (Fox Searchlight Pictures/Fox International/Fox Atomic/FoxFaith)
10201 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone: (310) 369-1000
ICE AGE begins with a comfortable life. Manny and Ellie have a daughter named Peaches. Manny and Ellie shelter Peaches, who desires to be popular and adventurous. She’s also attracted to a mammoth named Ethan who’s part of the “cool” crowd. She disobeys her parents in an effort to be popular and to meet Ethan. She gets in trouble with her father and says to him, “I wish you weren’t my father.”
With help from Scrat, the prehistoric squirrel, the continent begins to shift, and Manny is separated from his family. Manny promises he won’t stop until he finds them again.
The continental drift forces all the other animals to migrate away from their homes. While adrift at sea on an iceberg, Manny and his friends, Sid and Diego, encounter a pirate ship, run by an ape named Gutt, and his first mate, the saber-tooth tiger Shira. The pirates abduct Manny and his friends. They eventually sink the ship, however, and break free.
Captain Gutt vows revenge against Manny. Shira joins Manny and his friends because Gutt and his crew abandoned her. They all sail to the nearest island. There, they find out that Captain Gutt has enslaved a colony of Hyraxes (hamster-like mammals) to build him a new ship. Manny and his friends devise a plan to steal Captain Gutt’s ship in order to sail home. They befriend a free colony of Hyraxes, who help them get the ship. As they’re escaping Captain Gutt, Shira trips Gut and helps Manny and friends escape with the ship.
Manny and his friends finally make it home, only to find Many’s wife and daughter captives of Captain Gutt. Can Manny and his friends rescue Manny’s family?
ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT has a strong message about the importance of family. The production quality of 3D animation is fantastic. The plot jumps once in awhile. This is sometimes confusing, but the characters are lovable and memorable. The humor is a mix of slapstick and scatological jokes mostly appropriate for children.
ICE AGE is a delightful family friendly movie that requires a very slight caution for parents.
ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT has a strong message about the importance of family. The production quality of 3D animation is fantastic. The humor is a mix of slapstick comedy and some scatological jokes. The plot jumps once in awhile. This is sometimes confusing. However, the characters are lovable and memorable. Children will laugh, and parents will enjoy CONTINENTAL DRIFT.