Ice Age: The Meltdown

Ice Age: The Meltdown

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Director: Carlos Saldanha

Cast: Carlos Saldanha, Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary


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Manny (Ray Romano), Sid (John Leguizamo), and Diego (Denis Leary) may have made it through the big freeze, but when the ice begins to melt, the heroic trio must warn the other inhabitants of their peaceful valley of the coming flood in directors ChrisSee more details below


Manny (Ray Romano), Sid (John Leguizamo), and Diego (Denis Leary) may have made it through the big freeze, but when the ice begins to melt, the heroic trio must warn the other inhabitants of their peaceful valley of the coming flood in directors Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha's sequel to the computer-animated 2002 hit Ice Age. As the ice age winds to an end, the animals of the Earth have taken warmly to the melting paradise that surrounds them. Despite the false comfort of a lush valley teeming with vegetation, however, great danger looms just over the horizon. When Manny, Sid, and Diego realize that the miles of liquefying ice overlooking their valley will soon turn from a gentle trickle to a violent force of nature capable of destroying anything and everything unfortunate enough to be in its path, they quickly set out to spread the word and get their endangered friends out of harm's way.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
It is an inconvenient truth in Ice Age 2: The Meltdown that the glaciers are melting and a flood is imminent. Manny the wooly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger, and Sid the sloth embark on a perilous trek toward an ark-like refuge at the end of the valley. Each member in this unlikely trio has a personal issue to sort out: Manny (Ray Romano) despairs of perhaps being the last of his kind; Diego (Denis Leary) can't swim; and the hapless; hyper-verbal Sid (John Leguizamo) bemoans the lack of respect he is accorded. Imagine his delight at being mistaken for a fire god by creatures who worshipfully imitate his every move in one of this film's funniest scenes. Joining the not-so-merry menagerie is Ellie (Queen Latifah), a wooly mammoth who believes she is a possum and comes complete with two mischievous "brothers." Their journey is further imperiled by two freshly thawed shark-like sea monsters and ever-watchful vultures, whose theme song is "Food, Glorious, Food" from Oliver. It seems like an ice age has passed since the original film, but this sequel is just as breathtakingly animated, fast-paced, and riotously funny. The best news is that Scrat, the acorn-clutching squirrel, is back in an expanded role, providing breaks in the story (however thin that ice may be). One of the top ten films of 2006, Meltdown will be greeted warmly on DVD. It contains some cool extras, such as "No Time for Nuts," a very funny time-travel cartoon featuring Scrat.

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Special Features

Closed Caption; No Time for Nuts all new animated short; Director commentary by Carlos Saldanha; Crew commentary; Crash & Eddie stunts and outtake prank; The Animation Director's Chair - multi-angle scene studies; Meet Crash & Eddie and Meet Ellie featurettes; Lost historical student films on the ice age period - fun and informative "vintage" clips; Scrat's Piranha Smackdown - sound effects lab; Silly Sid and John Leguizamo featurette; Sid's Sing-And-Dance-Along; 4 set-top games: The Ice Age Factoid Meltdown, Sid's Soccer Challenge, Who's Your Buddy? and Video Game Memory Challenge; DVD-ROM link to website, games & more!

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ray Romano Manny
John Leguizamo Sid
Denis Leary Diego
Seann William Scott Crash
Josh Peck Eddie
Queen Latifah Ellie
Will Arnett Lone Gunslinger Vulture
Jay Leno Fast Tony
Laura Marano Actor

Technical Credits
Carlos Saldanha Director
Thomas Cardone Art Director
Lori Forte Producer
Peter Gaulke Original Story,Screenwriter
Jim Hecht Screenwriter
Harry Hitner Editor
Christian Kaplan Casting
Christopher Meledandri Executive Producer
John Powell Score Composer
Gerry Swallow Original Story,Screenwriter
Randy Thom Sound/Sound Designer
Chris Wedge Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ice Age: The Meltdown [WS]
1. What a Good Game [6:18]
2. Storytime [:42]
3. Doomsday [:40]
4. The Flood is Coming! [3:02]
5. Traffic Jam [3:16]
6. Just One Acorn [1:20]
7. The Last Mammoth [2:19]
8. Miscreants [1:40]
9. Three Possums [1:45]
10. Playing Dead [:32]
11. On Thin Ice [1:33]
12. Tons of Fun [3:57]
13. Family Ties [1:09]
14. Big Butt [2:11]
15. Facing the Fear [5:12]
16. Ultimate Sacrifice [:07]
17. Balancing Act [2:56]
18. Fire King [1:18]
19. Food Glorious Food [2:19]
20. Minefield [3:17]
21. The Dam Breaks [:05]
22. To Life! [1:54]
23. Heaven's Gate [2:32]
24. End Titles [2:09]


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