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Ice Age - Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha

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Movie propaganda

Sub-zero heroes.

As thousands of prehistoric mammals migrate south to avoid the oncoming winter, we find a lone woolly mammoth heading north. The sullen and sarcastic mammoth Manfred (Ray Romano) quickly finds himself unwilling paired with Sid (John Leguizamo), the overly confident, somewhat irritating sloth. Before Manfred can get rid of Sid, the two come upon a human infant whose mother died in order to save him.

Sid convinces Manfred to return the baby to his herd (family), but the two must accept the help of Diego (Denis Leary), the sly sabre tooth tiger, in order to track down the human tribe. After a humorous and heart warming journey, Diego must decide whether to side with his new friends or deliver the human baby to the vengeful leader of the sabre tooth tiger pack.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film animation ice age mammoth sabre tooth tiger sloth adventure

Persons of interest

  • Ray Romano .... Manfred
  • John Leguizamo .... Sid
  • Denis Leary .... Diego
  • Jane Krakowski .... Jennifer
  • Kristen Johnston .... Sylvia
  • Andrea Bowen .... The Aardvark Child
  • Goran Visnjic .... Soto
  • Jack Black .... Zeke
  • Cedric the Entertainer .... Rhino
  • Stephen Root .... Rhino, Start
  • Diedrich Bader .... Sabre-Toothed Tiger
  • Alan Tudyk .... Sabre-Toothed Tiger, Dodo, Freaky Mammal
  • Lorri Bagley .... Female Sloth
  • Jane Krakowski .... Female Sloth
  • Peter Ackerman .... Dodo, Freaky Mammal
  • PJ Benjamin .... Dodo
  • Josh Hamilton .... Dodo/Aardvark
  • Chris Wedge .... Dodo, Scrat
  • Denny Dillon .... Glypto
  • Mitzi McCall .... Glypto
  • Tara Strong .... Start
  • Michael J Wilson .... Storywriter
  • James Bresnahan .... Storywriter
  • Galen T Chu .... Storywriter
  • Doug Compton .... Storywriter
  • Xeth Feinberg .... Storywriter
  • Jeff Siergey .... Storywriter
  • Mike Thurmeier .... Storywriter
  • Michael Berg .... Screenwriter
  • Michael J Wilson .... Screenwriter
  • Peter Ackerman .... Screenwriter
  • Chris Wedge .... Screenwriter
  • Chris Wedge .... Director
  • Carlos Saldanha .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

He, he, he, ha, ha, ha, ho, ho, ho!

Ice Age is an absolute kak. It's a series of one-liners, set-up jokes and the best running gag in the history of animation. Scrat rules!

As you'd expect, the animation is flawless; anything less than perfect is unacceptable in this day and age. The characters are a little shallow although that's as much a product of this day and age as anything else: bland people simmering with angst and turmoil are stock characters in contemporary entertainment. Just watch Everybody loves Raymond.

What makes Ice Age so watchable is the funniness of the script - kudos to Chris Wedge for coming up with such snappy dialogue - as you really will laugh out loud, over and over again (and that's not even a desperate attempt to be quoted on the cover of the DVD). There are some odd bits, such as "Why did the humans abandon their camp?" and "Why was there only one female among half a dozen males?", but they're just the sort of thing that I like to look out for: most people won't even notice them.

See Ice Age, you'll enjoy it no matter what your age.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Disc: Single side, single layer
  • Languages: English
  • Picture: Widescreen
  • Special features:
    • Behind-the-scenes: HBO special
    • Commentary: Chris Wedge, co-director Carlos Saldanha
    • Deleted scenes: 6 with optional commentary
    • Documentary: Making of "Ice Age"
    • Featurettes:
      • Blue sky:
        • Making a character
        • Art of rigging
        • Animators acting
        • Art of effects
        • Lighting and materials
        • Using 2d in a 3d world
      • Gone nutty: Scrat's missing adventure
      • Scrat reveal segments: 3
      • Sid on Sid
      • Sid voice developments (Video with narration)
    • Galleries: Interactive characters with 400 static images
    • Multi-angle comparison sequences: 5 angles each
    • Trailers: 3; International clips
  • Subtitles: English

Security censorship classification

G (Some scenes may frighten small children)

Surveillance time

77 minutes (1:17 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 21 March 2002
DVD retail: 16 October 2002
VHS retail: 16 October 2002
DVD rental: 23 March 2005
VHS rental: 23 March 2005

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