Ice Age: Continental Drift

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Ice Age: Continental Drift
Directed by Steve Martino
Mike Thurmeier
Produced by John C. Donkin
Lori Forte
Screenplay by Michael Berg
Jason Fuchs
Starring Ray Romano
John Leguizamo
Denis Leary
Wanda Sykes
Seann William Scott
Josh Peck
Chris Wedge
Peter Dinklage
Heather Morris
Nicki Minaj
Keke Palmer
Jennifer Lopez
Queen Latifah
Music by John Powell
Cinematography Renato Falcão
Editing by James Palumbo
David Ian Salter
Studio Blue Sky Studios
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) June 27, 2012 (2012-06-27) (Europe)
July 13, 2012 (2012-07-13) (North America)
Running time 88 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $95 million[1]
Money made $800,313,668[2]

Ice Age: Continental Drift (also known as Ice Age 4: Continental Drift or simply as Ice Age 4) is a 2012 American 3D computer animated adventure and comedy movie. It was directed by Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier. It was written by Jason Fuchs and Michael Berg. It stars the voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer, Peter Dinklage, Wanda Sykes, Drake and Nicki Minaj.

It is the fourth Ice Age series. It was produced by Blue Sky Studios. It was distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is also the first sequel of Ice Age not to be directed by Carlos Saldanha. It was the second Ice Age movie that is in Digital 3D. It was released in the United States on July 13, 2012. This was the first Ice Age movie to be shot in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio.

The movie was given mixed reviews from movie critics. The movie became a box office hit. It is currently the 6th highest-grossing animated movie in history. It is the 3rd highest-grossing movie of 2012 with a worldwide gross of over USD$800 million. Ice Age: Continental Drift was released on DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D on December 4, 2012.[3]

Production[change | change source]

News of another Ice Age sequel were announced on January 10, 2010. The New York Times reported that Blue Sky was working on a fourth movie. They were also developing plans on who would be voice acting in the movie.[4] Fox later confirmed this on May 5, 2010. They released the title as Ice Age: Continental Drift. They said it will be released on July 13, 2012.[5]

Cast[change | change source]

  • Ester Dean as Sloth siren[13]
  • Rebel Wilson as Raz, an Australian prehistoric kangaroo (Procoptodon) that is part of Gutt's crew[14][10]
  • Joy Behar as Eunice, Sid's mother[7][15]
  • Nick Frost as Flynn, a 4000 pound English elephant seal that is part of Gutt's crew[7][10]
  • Heather Morris as Katie, a woolly mammoth[7][16]
  • Ally Romano as Meghan, a woolly mammoth
  • Alan Tudyk as Milton, Sid's father / Fabio sloth[7]
  • Kunal Nayyar as Gupta, a Bengali Badger (Chamitataxus) and part of Gutt's crew and used as the ship's impearl flag[11]
  • Alain Chabat as Silas, a Blue-footed Booby from the south of France that is part of Gutt's crew[7][10]
  • Eddie "Piolín" Sotelo as Fungus, Sid's uncle
  • Ben Gleib as Marshall, Sid's brother[17]
  • Jason Fricchione as Dumb mammoth / Various / Crab / Announcer
  • Patrick Stewart as Ariscratle, a sabre-thoth squirrel who is the leader of Scratlantis
  • Simon Pegg as Buck (cameo)
  • Christopher Campbell as Creature siren / Various
  • George Jacobs as Beaver

Non-speaking characters include:

Jeremy Renner was supposed to be the voice actor of Captain Gutt. He later dropped out because of scheduling conflicts with The Bourne Legacy. Jennette McCurdy was originally set to voice Peaches, but dropped out because of her schedule on iCarly.

Soundtrack[change | change source]

Ice Age: Continental Drift
Film score by John Powell
Released July 10, 2012
Recorded 2012
Genre Score
Length 57:57
Label Varèse Sarabande
John Powell movie scores chronology
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
Ice Age: Continental Drift

Ice Age: Continental Drift is the soundtrack of the movie scored by John Powell and was released on July 10, 2012.[18]

No. Title Length
1. "Morning Peaches"   2:22
2. "Schism"   2:28
3. "Storm"   3:50
4. "No Exit Gutt"   5:37
5. "Escape from Captivity"   3:02
6. "New Loves"   4:50
7. "Hydraxes / Prison Talk"   2:57
8. "Diversion"   3:57
9. "Pirating the Pirates"   4:37
10. "Teen Cave"   4:42
11. "Sirens"   2:35
12. "Land Bridge Trap"   8:22
13. "Herd Reunion"   3:08
14. "Scrat's Fantasia"   5:30
Total length:

Video games[change | change source]

Ice Age Village is a mobile video game. It was developed by Gameloft, and was released on April 5, 2012 to iPhone, iPad and various Android devices.[19][20]

Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games, a video game based on the movie, was published by Activision Publishing. It was developed by Behaviour Interactive and was released on July 10, 2012,[21] on Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, and Kinect for Xbox 360.[22]

Sequel[change | change source]

A sequel, titled Ice Age: Collision Course, is set to be released on July 22, 2016.

References[change | change source]

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  11. 11.0 11.1 "Indian actors lend voice for 'Ice Age 4'". IANS. July 7, 2012. Retrieved July 8, 2012.
  12. Hampp, Andrew (December 2, 2011). "Exclusive: Nicki Minaj Barbie Doll to Be Auctioned for Charity (Photo)". Retrieved December 26, 2011.
  13. Thompson, Erica (August 19, 2011). "Ester Dean Talks 'Ice Age 4,' New Album and Missy Elliott". Retrieved September 10, 2011.
  14. Kit, Borys (August 19, 2011). "'Bridesmaids' Co-Star Ramps Up Movie Roles (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved August 27, 2011.
  15. "Joy takes us behind the scenes at 'Ice Age'". CNN. Retrieved December 17, 2011.
  16. Cheung, Nadine (August 8, 2011). "'Glee's' Heather Morris to Star in 'Ice Age: Continental Drift'". JSYK. Retrieved August 30, 2011.
  17. "Ben Gleib". The Comic Strip. Retrieved May 24, 2012.
  18. "Ice Age: Continental Drift". Varese Sarabande Records. Retrieved May 23, 2012.
  19. Molina, Brett (March 14, 2012). "New 'Ice Age' game hitting mobile devices in spring". USA Today. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  20. Ice Age Movie (April 5, 2012). "The official Ice Age app is here!". Facebook. Retrieved April 11, 2012. "The official Ice Age app is here! Help your favorite characters in this heroic challenge, and get ready for fun and surprises along the way!"
  21. "Ice Age Continental Drift - Arctic Games". Ice Age Continental Drift - Arctic Games. Retrieved July 1, 2012.
  22. "Activision Publishing And Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products Announce All New Ice Age Video Game". PR Newswire. April 25, 2012. Retrieved April 28, 2012.

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