A team of "sub-zero heroes" band together to save a human infant in this digitally animated feature from Oscar-winning director Chris Wedge, whose unique lighting software (called "Ray Tracing") sets his visual style apart from earlier CGI efforts. Twenty thousand years ago, the Earth is overrun by freezing temperatures in an Ice Age that is ...Read MoreA team of "sub-zero heroes" band together to save a human infant in this digitally animated feature from Oscar-winning director Chris Wedge, whose unique lighting software (called "Ray Tracing") sets his visual style apart from earlier CGI efforts. Twenty thousand years ago, the Earth is overrun by freezing temperatures in an Ice Age that is sending all manner of critters scattering in the path of encroaching glaciers. When a lost human infant is discovered, an unlikely quartet of misfits forms to return it to its mother: Manny, a depressed woolly mammoth (Ray Romano); Sid, a fast-talking sloth (John Leguizamo); an acorn-crazed squirrel named Scrat (Wedge); and the devilish saber-toothed tiger named Diego (Denis Leary). Before they can complete their mission, the reluctant compatriots will brave pits of boiling lava, dangerous caverns of ice, and even a traitorous plot within their midst. Ice Age (2002) also features the voices of Jack Black, Jane Krakowski, and Goran Visnjic. Karl Williams, RoviRead Less
Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Goran Visnjic, Jack Black. Very good in very good packaging. Language: English. Run time: 85 mins. Originally released: 2002. Detailed item info A star-studded cast provides the voices for the prehistoric creatures in this computer-animated feature set 20, 000 years ago as the Ice Age approaches. Seemingly anti-social Manny, a woolly mammoth (voiced by Ray Romano), acts as if he just wants to be left alone. When he meets Sid (voiced by John Leguizamo), a sloth, the two become unlikely traveling companions. The plot thickens when the duo finds a human infant and decides to try to return the child to its "herd." Manny slowly but surely reveals his heart of gold, while Sid continues to provide comic relief. Diego (voiced by Denis Leary), a saber-tooth tiger with ulterior motives, soon joins them in their search for the humans. Ultimately, this group of misfits becomes its own herd, learning about friendship and loyalty as they brave snow, ice, freezing temperatures, predators, hail, and even boiling lava pits. All the while, a saber-tooth squirrel, Scat, provides comic relief as he valiantly struggles with an acorn. A well-written, humorous script and endearing characters mesh well with the state-of-the-art technology and effects. Other stars lending their voices to the feature include Goran Visnjic, Jack Black, and Jane Krakowski. Product Details Edition: Includes Bonus Short "Scrat's Mising Adventure" Number of Tapes: 1 Rating: PG (MPAA) Film Country: USA UPC: 024543046608 Additional Details Genre: Childrens Format: VHS Display Format: Includes Bonus Short "Scrat's Mising Adventure" "...Mr. Wedge and Mr. Saldanha handle the mix of verbal jokes and slapstick well..." New York Times-Elvis Mitchell (03/15/2002) "...A delight....ICE AGE deserves to pass animation's survival-of-the-fittest test..." USA Today-Mike Clark (03/15/2002) "...ICE AGE has some groundbreakingly realistic digimation and plenty of laughs. Think a prehistoric JUNGLE BOOK..." Total Film-Carla Thorpe (04/01/2002) "...There's enough cool fun here to warm the hearts of animation enthusiasts of all ages..." Box Office-Michael Tunison (05/01/2002) "...Chris Wedge has done nifty, amusing things on the visual side....His style is a kind of storybook photo-realism, giving those characters the unusual look of living and breathing plush toys..." Los Angeles Times-Kenneth Turan (03/15/2002) "...The film's stylized, blocky humans and personable, exaggerated creatures have the feel of three-dimensional cartoons....There are emotional resonances beyond the obvious..." Sight and Sound-Kim Newman (05/01/2002)
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