Ice Age: the Meltdown

Ice Age: the Meltdown

Carlos Saldanha (2006)

U Certificate


Our Score
The heroes of 2002's Ice Age return in this sprightly CGI family comedy. A rare sequel that's actually better than its predecessor, this is colourful, inventive and laugh-out-loud funny. The race-against-time plotline sees global warming melting the glaciers, leaving valley-dwelling animals - among them Sid the sloth (voiced by John Leguizamo), Manny the mammoth (Ray Romano) and Diego the sabre-toothed tiger (Denis Leary) - facing extinction as the floodwaters rise. Cue a fast-paced and frequently exciting exodus to higher ground, during which the mismatched trio swap witty banter and encounter new friends, including a female mammoth (a sassy Queen Latifah) and her two possum "brothers". Visually, the tale excels, with the diverse natural environments allowing original co-director Carlos Saldanha to show off his technical prowess. But as in the first film, it's acorn-hunting squirrel/rat Scrat who's the biggest treat - a fact acknowledged with greater screen time and an intensified slapstick vigour that's frankly hilarious.


Sid the sloth, Manny the mammoth and Diego the sabre-toothed tiger grimly realise the good life is about to come to an abrupt end as flood waters threaten their homes. However, a vulture suggests they could turn an old giant tree into a boat and make their escape, so the three friends set off in search of it. Animated adventure sequel, with the voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo and Denis Leary.

Cast & Crew

Manny Ray Romano
Sid John Leguizamo
Diego Denis Leary
Ellie Queen Latifah
Crash Seann William Scott
Eddie Josh Peck
Fast Tony Jay Leno
Lone gunslinger vulture Will Arnett
Scrat Chris Wedge
Director Carlos Saldanha
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 7 Apr 2006
Comedy Drama Children's