Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

2009 American animated film

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is a 2009 American computer-animated adventure comedy film produced by Blue Sky Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the third installment in the Ice Age series and the sequel to Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006). It was directed by Carlos Saldanha and co-directed by Mike Thurmeier. Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary and Chris Wedge reprise their roles from the first two films and Queen Latifah, Seann William Scott, and Josh Peck reprise their roles from The Meltdown, with Simon Pegg and Karen Disher joining them in the role of a weasel named Buck and a female sabretooth flying squirrel named Scratte respectively. The story has Sid the Sloth being taken by a female Tyrannosaurus after stealing her eggs, leading the rest of the herd to rescue him in a tropical lost world inhabited by dinosaurs beneath the ice.

The film was released on July 1, 2009, becoming the first Ice Age film and the first 20th Century Fox film to be released in 3-D. Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, it was positively received by audiences and earned $886.7 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing Ice Age film, the highest-grossing film from Blue Sky Studios overall, and the second-highest-grossing animated film at the time. Two sequels, Ice Age: Continental Drift and Ice Age: Collision Course, were released in 2012 and 2016 respectively.



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