At a glance
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) is an animated comedy film about the adventures of prehistoric animals living and surviving in the Ice Age, featuring Manny and Ellie the mammoths, Sid the sloth, Diego the smilodon, Crash and Eddie, the opossums and Scrat, a certain squirrel with an acorn fetish.
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Ice Age 2 Synopsis
The Ice Age is coming to an end and our odd herd has to make it out of the melting valley before the impending flood makes them sea bait. This spells trouble for proud Diego who has a crippling fear of water. Meanwhile, Manny is relieved he is not the last of his kind when he meets Ellie, a sweet female mammoth. But there’s a catch- she thinks she’s a possum. Love is in the air as our prehistoric family gains some rowdy new members and learns all new ways to stick together.
Ice Age 2 Review
This film is the second film of the Ice Age franchise. Certainly it has decent improvements in various aspects but the adventure part is not so exciting. However, the animation is beautiful and the story is definitely better so it makes up for it cause when compared to its first film, there are more details and characters are introduced in this sequel.
Last film was about three prehistoric animals and a baby; this film is about variety of herds of prehistoric animals travelling together to migrate to a safer environment to live in with several predators in the way in addition to more fun and humor. That is a huge improvement I'd say and I really liked their character designs. Probably strange but honest, I love the underlying ecological message most, which is the survival of the fittest. And oh, Scrat appears more too!
Who will like this?
Prehistoric lovers and Ice Age fans!
PS. More cute prehistoric baby animals are introduced than the previous film!!
Details of the movie
Director: Carlos Saldanha
Producer: Lori Forte
Story: Peter Gaulke, Gerry Swallow
Screenplay: Peter Gaulke, Gerry Swallow, Jim Hecht
Cinematography: Not sure.
Music: John Powell
Studio: Blue Sky Studios
Starring: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott, Queen Latifah, Chris Wedge
Full Credit: [IMDb]
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Country: United States
Genre: Adventure Comedy Drama
Running time: 81 mins
Budget: USD 80,000,000 est.
Box office: USD 655,388,158 est.