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ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN
aka ICE AGE 2
USA & UK: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast (voices of): Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Queen Latifah, Will Arnett, Jay Leno, Chris Wedge, Peter Ackerman, Caitlin Rose Anderson, Connor Anderson, Joseph Bologna, Jack Crocicchia, Peter de Seve, Nicole DeFelice, Debi Derryberry, Marshall Efron, Tom Fahn, Jason Fricchione, James Edmund Godwin, George Jacobs, Clea Lewis, Brian McFadden, Jansen Panettiere, Gregory Romano, Matthew Romano, Stephen Root, Carlos Saldanha, Manoela Scarpa Saldanha, Sofia Scarpa Saldanha, Reyna Shaskan, James Sie, Cindy Slattery, Mindy Sterling, Alex Sullivan, Renee Taylor, Alan Tudyk
Cast (additional voices): Emily Anderson,Jack Angel, Shane Baumel, Bob Bergen, Claudia Besso, Kyle J Bogert, Rodger Bumpass, Paul Butcher, Blanca Camacho, John Cygan, Jennifer Darling, Olivia DeLaurentis, Harrison Fahn, Bill Farmer, Crispin Freeman, Spencer Lacey Ganus, Jess Harnell, Tim Kirkpatrick, David H Kramer, Sherry Lynn, Danny Mann, Laura Marano, Madeleine Martin, Matthew P McCarthy, Mickie McGowan, Laraine Newman, Jan Rabson, Zack Shada, Thomas Sharkey, Ross Simanteris, Rachel Stand, Ariel Winter
Director: Carlos Saldanha
USA & UK: 91 mins
USA Rated: PG for some mild language and innuendo
UK Certificate: U contains mild adventure peril, language and innuendo
USA Release Date: 31 March 2006
UK Release Date: 7 April 2006
UK Release Date: 31 March 2006 (Limited Release - Scotland)
In ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN, the sub-zero heroes from the worldwide blockbuster CGI film ICE AGE are back - Manny the woolly mammoth, Sid the sloth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger, and the hapless prehistoric squirrel/rat known as Scrat. In the new film, from director Carlos Saldanha and the Academy AwardŽ winning creators of ICE AGE and ROBOTS, the Ice Age is coming to an end, and the animals are delighting in the melting paradise that is their new world.
Ray Romano, John Leguizamo and Denis Leary return to voice our three heroes: Manny, Sid, and Diego. New cast members include Academy AwardŽ nominee Queen Latifah (CHICAGO), Seann William Scott (the AMERICAN PIE trilogy), late night talk show king Jay Leno, Will Arnett (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT) and Josh Peck (DRAKE AND JOSH).
Our trio is still together and enjoying the perks of their now melting world. Manny may be ready to start a family, but nobody has seen another mammoth for a long time; Manny thinks he may be the last one. That is, until he miraculously finds Ellie (voiced by Queen Latifah), the only female mammoth left in the world. Their only problems: They can't stand each other - and Ellie somehow thinks she's a possum!
Ellie comes with some excess baggage in the form of her two possum "brothers"...Crash and Eddie (voiced by Seann William Scott and Josh Peck), a couple of daredevil pranksters and cocky, loud-mouthed troublemakers.
Manny, Sid, and Diego quickly learn that the warming climate has one major drawback: A huge glacial dam holding off oceans of water is about to break, threatening the entire valley. The only chance of survival lies at the other end of the valley. So our three heroes, along with Ellie, Crash and Eddie, form the most unlikely family - in any "Age" - as they embark on a mission across an ever-changing, increasingly dangerous landscape towards their salvation.
The film also presents the continuing adventures, or misadventures, of Scrat, who has an even larger role this time.
ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN has everything you loved about the first movie with even more comedy, action, and spectacular visuals. Our three heroes' unyielding friendship lives on with some memorable new characters thrown into the mix. The result will thaw hearts of all ages.
When the smart, character-based comedy ICE AGE hit theaters in March 2002, critics and audiences immediately responded to its action, adventure, humor and heart. They fell in love with the four principal characters - three of whom unexpectedly come together to form a family, while the fourth begins his lifelong struggle to get his nut.