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Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

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Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.

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Squint (voice)
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Eunice (voice)
Christopher Campbell ...
Creature Siren / Various (voice)
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Silas (voice)
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Female Siren (voice)
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Captain Gutt (voice)
Karen Disher ...
Scratte (voice)
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Ethan (voice)
Jason Fricchione ...
Dumb Mammoth / Various (voice)
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Flynn (voice)
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Louis (voice)
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Marshall (voice)
George Jacobs ...
Beaver (voice)
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Ellie (voice)
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Diego (voice)
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Storyline

When Scrat accidentally provokes a continental cataclysm with a storm, Manny is separated from Ellie and Peaches on an iceberg with Diego, Sid and Granny but he promises that he will find a way to return home. While crossing the ocean, they are captured by the cruel pirate Captain Gutt and his crew. However they escape and Manny plots a plan to steal Captain Gutt's ship and return to his homeland in a dangerous voyage through the sea. But the cruel pirates seek revenge against Manny and his family and friends. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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pirate | iceberg | battle | herd | ocean | See All (78) »

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Stingy and naughty. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild rude humor and action/peril | See all certifications »

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13 July 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ice Age 4  »

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Budget:

$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$46,629,259 (USA) (13 July 2012)

Gross:

$161,317,423 (USA) (1 February 2013)
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Trivia

There are many similarities between the film and Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner". In the poem, the mariner's ship is overtaken by a storm, and thrown to an unknown place surrounded by icebergs. Same event is seen in the movie too. Manny (Ray Romano) shouts, "How big is this ocean?!" in dissatisfaction in the movie, as their ship was unable to get to a shore. Similarly, in the poem, the sailors on the ship were desperately waiting to get to a shore after their ship was overtaken by a storm. When Sid (John Leguizamo), Manny, and Diego (Denis Leary) retreat after the storm, the same situation is created as mentioned in the poem, "A painted ship upon a painted ocean". Sid also makes a reference to a line from the poem, saying, "Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink.", referencing to the line in the poem, "Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink." See more »

Goofs

Apes and monkeys have short, blunt fingernails similar to those of humans. They would be completely incapable of gutting someone, as Captain Gutt claims. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Manny: [upon hearing an earthquake] What, what was that? Ellie, did you hear that?
Ellie: I heard it, Manny; whatever it is, it's miles away.
Manny: Peaches, you all right? Where is she, no teenager is ever up early.
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Crazy Credits

Just like the original and sequel film in the franchises, the ending credits roll alongside with drawings was made by done for children of Blue Sky Studios employees. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Ice Age: Continental Drift - Arctic Games (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

We Are (Theme from Ice Age Continental Drift)
Written by Ester Dean
Produced by Ester Dean and The Freshm3n III
Vocal Producers: Kuk Harrell & Ester Dean
Recorded and Mixed by Aubry 'Big Juice' Delaine
Additional Mixing by Ariel Chobaz
Performed by Ray Romano (uncredited), John Leguizamo (uncredited), Denis Leary (uncredited), Nicki Minaj (uncredited), Drake (uncredited), Ester Dean (uncredited), Wanda Sykes (uncredited), Keke Palmer (uncredited) with Jennifer Lopez (uncredited) and Queen Latifah (uncredited)
Jennifer Lopez performs courtesy of Island Def Jam Music Group
Drake and Nicki Minaj perform courtesy of Young Money Entertainment / Cash Money Records
Ester Dean performs courtesy of Interscope Records
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Fun for the whole family.
1 July 2012 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Although not regarded in the same league as the Pixar and Disney output, the initial three Ice Age instalments collected over $2bn at the worldwide box office. (Rather surprisingly, that's $100m more than the Toy Story trilogy earned.) Posting figures as huge as that means we get treated to another adventure with mammoth Manny (Ray Romano), sabre-tooth tiger Diego (Denis Leary) and silly sloth Sid (John Leguizamo); this time with pirates. Like each episode before it, Ice Age 4 prides itself in offering up goofy laughs and goofier characters, with the ragtag bunch of pirates – led by Peter Dinklage's droll Captain Gutt and assisted by Nick Frost's uproarious elephant seal Flynn – the source of much joy. The old gang don't dissatisfy either: Sid is the standout as usual but Diego gets more laughs than normal and Scrat's little journey is ever-amusing. The serious Manny is still, well, the serious Manny, but you can't win them all. The bucket load of action remains too, however nothing here tops the dinosaur rumbling in part three. Continental Drift is gratifying escapism for the whole family that, despite being the fourth outing for these prehistoric creatures, shows few signs of letting up.


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