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Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

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Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.

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Steve Martino, Mike Thurmeier (as Michael Thurmeier)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aziz Ansari ... Squint (voice)
Joy Behar ... Eunice (voice)
Christopher Campbell Christopher Campbell ... Creature Siren / Various (voice)
Alain Chabat ... Silas (voice)
Ester Dean ... Female Siren (voice)
Peter Dinklage ... Captain Gutt (voice)
Karen Disher Karen Disher ... Scratte (voice)
Drake ... Ethan (voice)
Jason Fricchione Jason Fricchione ... Dumb Mammoth / Various (voice)
Nick Frost ... Flynn (voice)
Josh Gad ... Louis (voice)
Ben Gleib ... Marshall (voice)
George Jacobs George Jacobs ... Beaver (voice)
Queen Latifah ... Ellie (voice)
Denis Leary ... Diego (voice)
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Storyline

When Scrat accidentally provokes a continental cataclysm with a storm, Manny is separated from Ellie and Peaches on an iceberg with Diego, Sid and Granny but he promises that he will find a way to return home. While crossing the ocean, they are captured by the cruel pirate Captain Gutt and his crew. However they escape and Manny plots a plan to steal Captain Gutt's ship and return to his homeland in a dangerous voyage through the sea. But the cruel pirates seek revenge against Manny and his family and friends. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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This summer, the end of the world, is just a tip of the iceberg. See more »


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Official site | Official site [Spain] | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 2012 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

La era de hielo 4 See more »

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Budget:

$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,629,259, 15 July 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$161,321,843

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$879,765,137
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When on the iceberg ship, Sid the Sloth says "water water everywhere, but not a drop to drink". This is from "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner", a poem written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1798. The actual line from the poem, however, is "Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink." See more »

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Manny: [upon hearing an earthquake] What, what was that? Ellie, did you hear that?
Ellie: I heard it, Manny; whatever it is, it's miles away.
Manny: Peaches, you all right? Where is she, no teenager is ever up early.
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Chasing the Sun
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Drifting Further Away From The Charm Of The Original
13 July 2016 | by jaredpahlSee all my reviews

The Ice Age series is one of the more endearing animated franchise from the past decade. The first was a heartwarming and genuinely funny adventure taking place during the time of mammoths, sabertooth tigers, and clumsy sloths. The first sequel lost a lot of that magic, but Dawn of the Dinosaurs did do some fresh things with the series. However, generally, over time, the films have gained plenty of characters, but lost most of its charm. The fourth in the series, Continental Drift, is the least exciting, least funny, and cheapest of the bunch. That's not to say that Ice Age 4 doesn't have its moments: the main characters still have their appeal and there are a few good laughs, but it is clear that the Ice Age train is running out of steam here.

Continental Drift kicks off with the lovable rodent Scrat causing the continents to drift apart. The trio of Manny, Diego, and Sid are soon embarking on an adventure adrift on the open sea. They meet up with pirates (and a whole collection of new characters) and try to find their way home. The plots of the Ice Age films have gotten simpler as they go, instead relying on introducing as many new characters as possible.

The problem with Ice Age 4 is that none of the new characters are memorable, funny, or charming. The effort just seems to be down here. Ray Romano, Dennis Leary, and John Leguizamo, still manage to breath some life into the picture, but the passion is clearly not there like it was in 2002. The animation is also less-than-stellar. Ice Age Continental Drift could be a TV movie and I wouldn't know the difference. It's just cheap.

There are some moments of wit and excitement in Ice Age 4, but on the whole, it is an exercise in diminishing returns. Most of the passion and effort of the series is gone, leading to a generic and, dare I say, boring animated adventure. Look elsewhere for family fun.

42/100


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