Watch now

Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
DVDBayFBA Add to Cart
Amazon Add to Cart
Discs4all Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available


Ice Age 2 : The Meltdown [2006] [DVD]

 Universal, suitable for all   DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
Price: 2.69 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over 10. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In stock.
Sold by figswigs and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 15 July? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details
Looking for Bargains?
Check out the DVD & Blu-ray Deals of the Week page to find this week's price-drops. Deals of the Week end on Sunday at 23:59.

Amazon Instant Video

Watch Ice Age The Meltdown instantly from 2.49 with Amazon Instant Video
Also available to rent on Blu-ray from LOVEFiLM By Post

Frequently Bought Together

Ice Age 2 : The Meltdown [2006] [DVD] + Ice Age [DVD] [2002] + Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs [DVD] [2009]
Price For All Three: 10.31

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Product details

  • Producers: John Powell
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 23 Oct 2006
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000H4VWSS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,555 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



The love life of a woolly mammoth - handled with U-rated delicacy - drives this sequel to the first computer-animated romp in the age of prehistoric mammals. While the first Ice Age took a delightful premise and suffocated it with a formulaic plot - in which a mammoth named Manfred (voiced by Ray Romano, Everyone Loves Raymond), a sloth named Sid (John Leguizamo, Moulin Rouge!), and a sabre-tooth tiger named Diego (Denis Leary, Rescue Me) helped an abandoned human infant return to its tribe (basically, Three Mammals and a Baby) - the sequel takes the now-familiar setting, gives it a shapeless, episodic storyline, and yet somehow becomes pretty darn entertaining. Faced with the threat of a flood from melting ice, our heroic trio are on the run to escape from their blossoming valley. On the way, they meet a female mammoth (Queen Latifah, Bringing Down the House) who thinks she's an opossum and get menaced by some freshly defrosted carnivorous fish. Add into the mix a herd of lava-worshipping mini-sloths, some Busby Berkeley-style vultures, and more ingenious slapstick featuring the acorn-crazed Scrat, and Ice Age: The Meltdown will amuse even jaded adults. --Bret Fetzer

Product Description

Ice Age 2 - The Meltdown

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun for the whole family 18 Aug 2006
I loved this tale of friendship, courage and love - the animation was awesome, down to the minutest details of facial expressions, and all the animals were incredibly cute (and there were so many of them too apart from our three heros Manny, Sid and Diego). My favourite was the migration scene, where you could see more animals than were aboard Noah's ark, and of course Scrat's neverending quest for the Acorn. You will laugh your pants off; you will be so touched that you'll cry; you will sit on the edge of your seat in suspense. A lovely family film with a moral, but with lots of fun and laughs too.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This film is deeply moving 10 Aug 2006
This film really moved me. It was both comical AND poignant, a rare combination and a welcome one. There are moments in this film which just made me break right down and cry!

For those of you who haven't seen it, this sequel to the film "Ice Age" has Manny, Sid and Diego trying to escape the imminent flood that follows an indeterminable Ice Age. Their world is changing and they, together with their surrounding neighbours, must make it to the one place that will save them all, a place where they can rise above the imminent flood and settle on higher ground.

It's that journey that this film concentrates on, and the interaction that brings them all together is just tear-jerking in some places. Each character manages to overcome their own personal fears and their own personal prejudices for each other, and they form an unbreakable bond that helps them to reach their final destination. Only by working together, are they able to finally escape to the higher ground and escape the flood.

I can't praise this film enough, it has an outstanding moral message that the leaders of our modern-day world would do well to take note of.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars What went wrong? 17 Oct 2006
Ice Age was a huge hit at the cienma and it had every right to be. It was hysterical, it had mild action but enough to keep you a little over the edge of your seat and just plain good fun. Sadly, Ice Age: The Meltdown acheives none of these. One of the things that went drastically wrong was the fact that it had to live up to the first great film which was going to be hard work. The scenery is nice and the characters are loveable but the story and humour lacks. It was boring and the jokes weren't aimed at all ages. It was just little kiddie jokes aimed at 5 - 8 year olds. I was truly dissapointed when I came out from this film becuase even Scrat couldn't keep the storyline going (although he was defiantely one of the best characters throughout the film). Not outrageoulsy bad but a really big shame as this could have been a lot, lot better.
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Guranteed to delight just about everybody 4 Mar 2007
While I didn't think Ice Age - The Meltdown boasted a particularly memorable storyline, it's still a five star, very funny movie all the way through. The filmmakers tend to milk things a little too far in my opinion, especially when it comes to the poor old saber-toothed squirrel just trying to get a nut, and let's face it, a wooly mammoth that thinks she's an opossum is just plain silly - even though it, like everything else, actually manages to work pretty darn well in this movie.

As far as the story goes, Manny (Ray Romano) the wooly mammoth, Diego (Denis Leary) the saber-tooth tiger, and Sid (John Leguizamo) the sloth have to lead all of their Arctic friends to safety when their icebound home is threatened by meltdown-generated flooding (thankfully, without the story goose-stepping to today's environmentalist wacko hysteria). Along the way, they pick up Ellie (Queen Latifah) and her two opossum brothers. It takes most of the journey for Manny to convince Ellie that she is not actually a wooly mammoth (which is particularly important to Manny, as he was beginning to fear he was the last of his kind). The gang face all sorts of dangers they must overcome (and fears they must conquer) if they are to survive. On paper, it's all pretty formulaic, but the winsome depth of the characters and of course the extraordinary animation makes for a consistently funny, exciting adventure.

Sid (Leguizamo) steals the show time and time again in my opinion, but everyone will latch on to one favorite character or another. The climax is actually pretty exciting and heart-warming, helping make this a film you can't help but enjoy immensely. Ice Age - The Meltdown doesn't distinguish itself the way, for example, Cars does, but it's definitely a film the whole family will enjoy.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This is probably one of the best follow up films ever made (the list also includes alien's and terminator 2) Sid, who is my favourite character, is even better than the first 1. I don't like to give away plot details, but basically the trio have been warned that the ice is melting and that the valley they live in is going to be flooded. They are soon off on another adventure full of mishaps and scenes that will have you in stitches.Well worth watching!!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Follow Up 23 Dec 2006
By John Kimble VINE VOICE
This is a decent follow up to the very successful and very entertaining first movie.

As the name suggests this adventure follows the guys through the prospect of the impending doom of their homes being destroyed due to the end of the ice age.

The Meltdown bring more of the same laughs as the first movie and indeed there is plenty in it for both kids and adults.

The problem with a good film/anime these days is that the studios can't wait to get the sequel out to cash in on merchandising etc and although this is a good sequel you do get the feel that it doesn't flow as well as it could have.

All the same I've given it 4 stars as it has a lot of laughs and the computer animation is a site to behold.

Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent value would definitely deal with again.
Published 2 days ago by Paul Rose
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 6 days ago by jpcrm
5.0 out of 5 stars Ice Age 2
I owned (honestly it was for the kids) Ice Age 1, 2 + 3 on DVD and thought it was time to upgrade to Blu Ray, it was definitely money well spent. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Richard P
1.0 out of 5 stars Not working on our DVD player
Unfortunately this is not working on our DVD player. NO idea why ... as I bought quite a lot movies + checked it said the region or suitable for UK/Europe. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Cynthia
5.0 out of 5 stars adored by my three year old
My three year old loves this film. He watches it and then enacts it out with his toy animals. We have 1-3 but now need ice age 4
Published 4 months ago by Mrs Sara J McSweeney
5.0 out of 5 stars What a great sequence of movies these have turned out to be. Wonderful...
It seems a very long time ago since I purchased this product and to be honest I cannot say that it has stayed in the memory especially, but I don't recall any issues with it.
Published 4 months ago by Stuart King
5.0 out of 5 stars dvd
my grandson loves these film and doesn't stop watching them when they finish we have to put it on again
Published 4 months ago by kim
4.0 out of 5 stars still good film
good movie with good characters
good price
kids will love it
dont have any dislikes about the product

would recommend
Published 5 months ago by Carol-ann Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars entertaining
Very interesting, long, funny , kids loved it, watched it many times, they want all discs now of these series.
Published 6 months ago by dbm
2.0 out of 5 stars just go straight to Ice Age 3
just go straight to Ice Age 3 - debatable as to whether Ice Age 2 is the worst of the series - but is certainly far from the best!
Published 7 months ago by Ewan Johnston
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
subtitles? 1 15 Oct 2009
See all discussions...  
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions

Look for similar items by category