Ice Age (2002)
Director: Carlos Saldanha, Chris Wedge
Writers: Michael Berger, Michael J. Wilson, Peter Ackerman
Actors: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Dennis Leary, Jack Black
Region: United States
Language: English / Croatian
Released: 2002-03-15 (USA)
Series:  Ice Age
Length: 81 minutes
Also known as: Ice Age / Ice Field Adventures
Rating: IMDB 7.5 / Rotten Tomatoes 77%
When the Ice Age fell, animals rushed to migrate to warmer places and store food. The mammoth Manfred, the sloth and the saber-toothed tiger Diego also lost the animal migration team in order to help a human baby return to its parents. Three animals with different personalities feel that they can gather strength to help babies. Along the way, the kind-hearted Manfred always felt that Diago was harboring ulterior motives and wanted to eat the baby, and they became suspicious of each other. They went through countless hardships and obstacles together, and finally they were able to face each other sincerely.
When the saber-toothed tiger’s companions knew that there was a baby beside him, they wanted him to give the baby as food because they were starving and cold. How should Yago choose? Can the baby return home safely?
“Ice Age” is a 2002 animated comedy film directed by Chris Wedge and co-directed by Carlos Saldanha. The film was produced by Blue Sky Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox.
The story is set during the Ice Age and follows a group of animals who band together to return a human baby to its family. The group includes a mammoth named Manny (voiced by Ray Romano), a sloth named Sid (voiced by John Leguizamo), and a saber-toothed tiger named Diego (voiced by Denis Leary). Along the way, they face various obstacles and challenges, including a group of vultures and a pack of saber-toothed tigers.
“Ice Age” was praised for its animation, humor, and heartwarming story. The film features a talented voice cast, including the aforementioned actors as well as Chris Wedge himself as the voice of Scrat, a saber-toothed squirrel who is constantly searching for acorns.
The film was a commercial success, grossing over $383 million worldwide, and spawned several sequels, including “Ice Age: The Meltdown,” “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,” and “Ice Age: Continental Drift.” The success of the franchise also led to the creation of various merchandise, including video games, toys, and clothing.