Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) Poster

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MPAA Rated PG for some mild rude humor and peril

Sex & Nudity

  • Several euphemisms and sexual jokes that children will not understand.
  • One character tries to "milk" a male yak.

Violence & Gore

  • A large monster fights the main characters.
  • A character has had his eye scratched out by a dinosaur. It shows the scene where it happens, but does not show any part of the actual eye being gone.
  • Ellie gives birth to Peaches - nothing is shown but she screams and Diego tells her to push multiple times.
  • Diego tries to hunt down a deer. He does not succeed.
  • A few raptor like dinosaurs chase the main heroes.
  • Several "bad guys" fall to their apparent deaths or are otherwise rendered impotent by the "good guys".
  • Scrat fights with a female flying squirrel over the acorn. In one instance, Scrat actually falls off a very high cliff - Wiley E Coyote style. He of course survives, but not before making a squirrel-shaped hole in the ground.


  • Some mild name calling.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The first appearance of the mother dinosaur is meant to be somewhat frightening.
  • The main characters are in danger situations and peril through most of the movie.
  • Rudy, a large aggressive dinosaur chases and fights the protagonists and has a frightening appearance.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Sex & Nudity

  • When Ellie gives birth there is a brief reference is made to male genitals. This is played off as a joke and will go over most kids heads

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