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Ice Age [VHS] 
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VHS Special Features:
Exclusive: Scrat's Missing Adventure
Making-of Ice Age Documentary
3 x trailers
It's 20,000 years ago and there's a bit of a nip in the air as the Ice Age kicks off. Manfred the well-meaning mammoth, Sid the fast-talking sloth and Diego the duplicitous sabre-tooth tiger form a reluctant and unlikely alliance when they come across a helpless human baby. As they try to return the tot to his migrating tribe, the trio must battle more than just the elements in this harsh world of predators and prey. There's plenty of light relief from the dramatic tension and superb action sequences, notably in the form of the brilliant comic invention Scrat, an apparently insane sabre-tooth squirrel who steals any scene in which he--and his acornappear (although a flock of keen but hapless dodos give him a close run for the film's comic laurels).
Featuring the voice talents of Ray Romano, Denis Leary and John Leguizamo, Ice Age is a thrilling, chilling comedy adventure that's undeniably cool.
On the DVD: Ice Age on DVD boasts a whole host of special features, including commentary by director Chris Wedge and co-director Carlos Saldhona, deleted scenes and trailers. The highlight of the bonus material is the exclusive short "Scrat's Missing Adventure" but for the real nitty-gritty go to "Under the Ice". This contains numerous featurettes of varying lengths, including "The Making of Ice Age", "Behind the Scenes", "Art of Effects" and "Sid's Voice Development". These tell you pretty well everything there is to know about the film and its creation. For additional humour check out the brief "Scrat Reveals" segment and Sid's commentary sequences. --Helen Baker --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
It's a simple story, of course - my 3 year old had no problems following the plot. But there are endless background funnies and asides for the grown ups that make this film a gem. Like Shrek, the heroes of this film are about as imperfect as they come. Much of the humour comes from the interactions of the 3 main characters, none of whom particularly want each other's company.
Lisping Sid (lishping shid) is hilarious throughout, and the squirrel who turns up between scenes will split your sides.
With none of the gushing sentimentality that Disney relentlessly pump out, this film is way out in front of other recent mediocrity, such as Dinosaur or - God help us - Jimmy Neutron. In my book, it even beats Monsters Inc for all round family entertainment.
This is the best kids film since Shrek and is a lot more entertaining than many recent adult titles.
Buy it - however old you are!
It's a must-see for anyone, but can't help feeling it might be especially helpful to any of us who come from more 'unusual' families/backgrounds. In that respect, it reminds me of the equally wonderful Australian road movie Priscilla Queen of the Desert (don't laugh at that until you've watched them both). Both films share the same messages about how the families we 'make' can be just as important as the families we are born into.
Wonderful for children and adults, this is one of the best cartoons I've ever seen.
Personally, I loved this film in the cinema and I also thought it was the best of the new age 3D animated films such as Shrek, Monsters Inc. and Toy Story. This films deserves to be viewed on a large flatscreen with good surround sound as do many films, however my experience was slighlty downgraded, as I am currently living at Universtiy standards!
Each character in the film is very well defined and their voices suit them right down to the last word! The pixel produced cast include - Sid, personally my favourite with his entertaining lisp and incredibly funny antics. Sid is the one who gives the film a decent feel-good factor. Manfred, a grumpy but hearty wooly mammoth is the soul of the film, and Diego, the hungry and sinister Sabre-tooth tiger, becomes friends with the wierdest herd ever, after facing many treacherous trials and tribulations! The Story is a simple but well written one, where the group of ice age animals (named above) have to deliver a baby to its father when it was found with its dying mother in a river, at the face of a waterfall. The tension aspect in the film, is the fact that, it was Diegos' fault in the first place, that the baby ended up like this!
Special features are by the bucket load (not literally), and include Scrats new adventure - "Gone Nutty". This is another class piece of film, however I thought it should have been a carry on from where the film left off, on the desert island.Read more ›