Ice Age

Just as
i A Bug's Life
i0 was a computer-animated comedy inspired by Akira Kurosawa's
i The Seven Samurai
i0 , the funny and often enthralling
i Ice Age
i0 is a digital re-imagining of the Western
i Three Godfathers
i0 . The heroes of this unofficial remake (set 20,000 years ago, during the titular Paleolithic era) are a taciturn mastodon named Manfred (voiced by Ray Romano), an annoying sloth named Sid (John Leguizamo), and a duplicitous saber-toothed tiger, Diego (Denis Leary). The unlikely team encounters a dying, human mother who relinquishes her chirpy toddler to the care of these critters. Hoping, against all odds, to return the little guy to his migrating tribe, Manfred and his associates need to establish trust among themselves, not an easy thing in a harsh world of predators, prey, and pushy glaciers. Audiences that have become accustomed to the rounded, polished, storybook look of Pixar's house brand of computer animation (
i Monsters, Inc.
i0 ) will find the blunt edges and chilly brilliance of
i Ice Age
i0 --evoking the harsh, dangerous environment of a frozen world--a wholly different, and equally pleasing, trip. Recommended for ages 4 and up.
i --Tom Keogh

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title: Ice Age
theatricalDate: 15-03-2002
stars: Peter Ackerman
Diedrich Bader
Lorri Bagley
P.J. Benjamin
Jack Black
purchase date: 19-06-2007
publisher: 20th Century Fox
published: 26-11-2002
price: $19.98
net Rating: 4.5
MPAA Rating: PG
minutes: 81
number of media: 2
last lookup time: 203999088
genre: Animals
3-6 Years
7-9 Years
10-12 Years
Family Films
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Special Editions
fullTitle: Ice Age (2-Disc Special Edition)
features: Anamorphic
Full Screen
edition: 2-Disc Special
director: Chris Wedge
currentValue: $2.20
created: 203999072
country: us
aspect: DVD
asin: B00006CXHU