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Ice Age

"Laughed, laughed some more, laughed till I cried"

"sharp humour and excellent acting"

"funny and entertaining, even on the 858th viewing"

"A cool movie"

The highlight of the bonus material is the exclusive short "Scrat's Missing Adventure" but for the real nitty-gritty go to "Under the Ice"

Ice Age by Chris Wedge

At the dawn of the Ice Age, twenty thousand years ago, a group of three creatures finds an infant child and team up together to return him to his father. There's Manfred, a depressed woolly mammoth, Sid, an amusing sloth and Diego, a mischievous sabre-toothed tiger. Along the way they are joined by a squirrel named Scrat, who is constantly trying to bury his much-loved acorn...

Review

It's 20,000 years ago and there's a bit of a nip in the air as the Ice Age kicks off. Manfred the well-meaning mammoth, Sid the fast-talking sloth and Diego the duplicitous sabre-tooth tiger form a reluctant and unlikely alliance when they come across a helpless human baby. As they try to return the tot to his migrating tribe, the trio must battle more than just the elements in this harsh world of predators and prey. There's plenty of light relief from the dramatic tension and superb action sequences, notably in the form of the brilliant comic invention Scrat, an apparently insane sabre-tooth squirrel who steals any scene in which he - and his acorn - appear (although a flock of keen but hapless dodos gives him a close run for the film's comic laurels).

Featuring the voice talents of Ray Romano, Denis Leary and John Leguizamo, Ice Age is a thrilling, chilling comedy adventure that's undeniably cool.

On the DVD: Ice Age on DVD boasts a whole host of special features, including commentary by director Chris Wedge and co-director Carlos Saldhona, deleted scenes and trailers. This contains numerous featurettes of varying lengths, including "The Making of Ice Age", "Behind the Scenes", "Art of Effects" and "Sid's Voice Development".

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