Ice Age: Continental Drift - At Least There are No Dinosaurs in this One
"Ice Age: Continental Drift" (2012) is the follow-up to 2009's "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs," 2006's "Ice Age: The Meltdown," and 2002's "Ice Age." "Continental Drift" was yet another blockbuster box office success in the "Ice Age" juggernaut. It took in $874 million worldwide, virtually assuring that this will not be the end of Sid the Sloth (John Lequizamo), Diego the prehistoric tiger (Denis Leary), Manny the Mammoth (Ray Romano), Ellie the Mammoth (Queen Latifah), the possum brothers (Seann William Scott and Josh Peck), Buck the weasel (Simon Pegg), and, last but not least, Scrat the squirrel (Chris Wedge). When the recurring cast list of an animated film starts getting that long, you know it is a bit long in the tooth. However, against all the odds, the "Ice Age" series has endured to become one of the most successful Hollywood franchises in history.
|Yes, sure enough, another blockbuster|
The original idea was for the leads to be frozen in block of ice and thawed out in the present day, but, then, that would make further sequels a little more difficult - or at least make calling them "Ice Age" problematic. In any event, Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha, who between them directed all the preceding installments, are around as Executive Producers to make sure their legacy isn't tarnished too much.