When Sid's attempt to adopt three dinosaur eggs gets him abducted by their real mother to an underground lost world, his friends attempt to rescue him.

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Carlos Saldanha, Mike Thurmeier (co-director)

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Eunice Cho Eunice Cho ... Madison (Diatryma Girl) (voice)
Karen Disher ... Scratte (voice)
Harrison Fahn Harrison Fahn ... Glypto Boy (voice)
Maile Flanagan ... Aardvark Mom (voice)
Jason Fricchione Jason Fricchione ... Adult Molehog Male (voice)
Bill Hader ... Gazelle (voice)
Kelly Keaton ... Molehog Mom / Shovelmouth Mom (voice)
Joey King ... Beaver Girl (voice)
Queen Latifah ... Ellie (voice)
Denis Leary ... Diego (voice)
Allegra Leguizamo ... Aardvark Girl (voice)
John Leguizamo ... Sid (voice)
Lucas Leguizamo Lucas Leguizamo ... Aardvark Boy / Beaver Kid #2 (voice)
Clea Lewis ... Start Mom (voice)
Jane Lynch ... Diatryma Mom (voice)
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After the events of "Ice Age: The Meltdown", life begins to change for Manny and his friends: Scrat is still on the hunt to hold onto his beloved acorn, while finding a possible romance in a female sabre-toothed squirrel named Scratte. Manny and Ellie, having since become an item, are expecting a baby, which leaves Manny anxious to ensure that everything is perfect for when his baby arrives. Diego is fed up with being treated like a house-cat and ponders the notion that he is becoming too laid-back. Sid begins to wish for a family of his own, and so steals some dinosaur eggs which leads to Sid ending up in a strange underground world where his herd must rescue him, while dodging dinosaurs and facing danger left and right, and meeting up with a one-eyed weasel known as Buck who hunts dinosaurs intently. Written by Theshapeshifter

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The sub-zero heroes are back, on an incredible adventure... for the ages. See more »


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Rated PG for some mild rude humor and peril | See all certifications »

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The characters of Buck (Simon Pegg ) and Rudy play out a story that is also found in "Moby Dick". Buck and Captain Ahab are both hunters, and both handicapped by a white animal that is so huge, as to strain belief. The white animals, named "Rudy" and "Moby Dick", managed to handicap Buck and Ahab, tearing away an eye and a leg, respectively. The result is that Buck and Ahab, instead of becoming afraid of Rudy and Moby, become obsessed with the quest to get revenge, hunting down the very beast that had hunted them. The fancy lines that Buck says when Rudy first appears sound like quotes from "Moby Dick", and the reference is never clearer than when Buck climbs to the very top of a spindly tree, above the cloud layer, holding a straight-ish branch like a spear, or actually posing like a harpooner ready to hurl a harpoon at Rudy, who is moving just below the layer's top just like a whale starting to breech the surface of the water. Buck is not going to do much to Rudy with a spindly stick, and his favorite weapon is the tooth-knife. The dinosaur tooth is the same color, size, and shape as a whale tooth. Rudy has been given his white color for many reasons, perhaps, but the similarity to Moby Dick is one strong reason. Captain Ahab's ship has a first mate named "Starbuck", another connection with "Buck". Finally, in both stories, Buck and Ahab are so obsessed with their hunt for their "enemy", that they abandon a choice of a more peaceful and sane life for their hunt. See more »

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The 3 eggs are falling and Ellie manages to catch the third one. Then Sid walks down to where she is, carrying the other 2 eggs in his hands. But a minute later, (when Manny discourages him) he puts the eggs to the wooden sledge waiting nearby. The sledge was not there when Sid walked down. In fact it gets lost when Sid and the eggs are tossed into the air a few minutes ago. See more »

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Manny: Guys don't talk to guys about guy problems. They just... punch each other on the shoulder.
Ellie: That's stupid!
Manny: To a girl. To a guy that's like six months therapy! Fine.
[walks over to Diego, punches him in shoulder]
Diego: Ouch. What was that for?
Manny: [pause] I don't know.
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Just like the original and sequel Ice Age film, they are no opening credits after the title is shown. See more »

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International releases add the number "3" to the film's title. See more »

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Referenced in South Park: Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers (2013) See more »

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Walk the Dinosaur
Written by Donald E. Fagenson, Randall Keith Jacobs and David Jay Weiss
Performed by Queen Latifah
Produced by Marcello Valenzano (as Cool) and Andre Lyon (as Dre)
Queen Latifah performs courtesy of Flavor Unit Records
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Ice Age 3 delivers the goods, and appeals to grown-ups and kids alike
28 June 2009 | by saarvardiSee all my reviews

My wife and I attended an early press screening for the third Ice Age installment two weeks ago and had a wonderful time. The film easily tops the second outing of the series, and is right on par with the first - with just the right mixture of new characters and settings vs. the older ones we've all grown to love (especially Scrat. I can watch a whole movie with this guy).

This time around, Manny and Ellie are expecting a baby mammoth, something that leads to unexpected responds from Diego and Sid. When Sid decides to become a parent himself in return, he steals three giant eggs he accidentally bumps into, only to later realize they're dinosaur eggs that belong to a pretty angry mother. When mother-dinosaur kidnaps Sid, it's up to Manny and friends to return him home safely. Adventures ensue as they find out that underneath their icy world lives a land filled with enormous and sometimes menacing dinosaurs, one which our friends would need to cross in order to rescue Sid.

Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is cute but not insulting, the visuals are stunning and if you forgive the obvious historical loophole (there were no dinosaurs during the Ice Age) you can actually have quite a good time. The dinosaurs add a lot to the plot, and there's actually a very cool, nice sense of adventure throughout the film, one that was somewhat missing (in my opinion) from the previous installment. All this adds to a fun and thrilling experience - alongside the visuals, jokes and general good atmosphere.

To sum things up - Ice Age 3 is an above average animated film, that'll appeal to grown-ups and kids alike. I gave it 9 out of 10.


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Release Date:

1 July 2009 (USA) See more »

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Chicago, Illinois, USA

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$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,690,382, 5 July 2009

Gross USA:

$196,573,705

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$886,686,817
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