Ice Age:meltdown

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Your favorite sub-zero heroes are back for another incredible adventure in the super-cool animated comedy Ice Age: The Meltdown!

The action heats up - and so does the temperature - for Manny, Sid, Diego and Scrat. Trying to escape the valley to avoid a flood of trouble, the comical creatures embark on a hilarious journey across the thawing landscape and meet Ellie, a female woolly mammoth who melts Manny's heart. With its dazzling animation, unforgettable characters and an all-new Scrat short, Ice Age: The Meltdown is laugh-out-loud fun for the whole family!

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Studio Foxvideo
SKU 202862781
UPC 024543377719
UPC 14 00024543377719
Format DVD
Release Date 3/6/2007
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Widescreen  1.85:1
Actors
Name Romano,Ray
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Cast & Crew
Carlos Saldanha - Director
Denis Leary - Voice Of
Gerry Swallow, et. al. - Writer
Jay Leno - Voice Of
John Leguizamo - Voice Of
John Powell - Original Music By
Lori Forte - Producer
Queen Latifah - Voice Of
Ray Romano - Voice Of
Seann William Scott - Voice Of
Stephen Root - Voice Of
Thomas Cardone - Art Director
Will Arnett - Voice Of
Reviews
ReviewSource eFilmCritic.com
Review I can't say that I didn't enjoy "Ice Age 2: The Meltdown" because I did. I smiled at most of the jokes, but once again I regretted Ray Romano's lack of vocal variety (Romano is Manny, the mammoth), and the fact that Denis Leary, as Diego the saber-tooth, wasn't given much to do. I mean, if you don't want a smirking, sardonic performance in a major role, don't cast a comic who is known for being smirking and sarcastic to play it...Scrat is essentially soundless, emitting only grunts, gasps, and growls in his pursuit in what appears to be the only acorn BCE. Chuck Jones would have been proud to be Scrat's papa, which, in a way, he was.
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Reviewer Doug Bentin
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Only Scrat, the ferocious little sabre-toothed squirrel, retains his magic from the original "Ice Age" (2002). Most of the other characters are back in "Ice Age: The Meltdown," but their story is more of a slog than a sprint. Remarkable, that they're still around although tens of thousands of years must have passed since the previous film...The movie is nice to look at, the colors and details are elegant, the animals engaging, the action fast-moving, but I don't think older viewers will like it as much as the kids. The first "Ice Age" movie more or less exhausted these characters and their world, and the meltdown doesn't add much. Most of the conflict involves personalities: Can these species co-exist? Well, of course they can, in a cartoon.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Variety
Review A tad crasser and pushier than its predecessor, "Ice Age: The Meltdown" is still an entirely serviceable follow-up to the 2002 hit that will thoroughly amuse kids and get a rise or two out of parents as well...Style and approach of the sequel are of a piece with the original picture, on which present helmer Carlos Saldanha was co-director (to Chris Wedge, who's now exec producer). Lori Forte remains as producer. New writers Peter Gaulke, Gerry Swallow and Jim Hecht supply plenty of decent jokes that Romano, Leguizamo and Leary deliver with every bit of drollery they can summon, but there's a small new anxiety to please that differentiates the tone somewhat from the first outing. Not that the small fry will notice.
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Reviewer Todd McCarthy
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Romano,Ray
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Claudia Puig, USA Today Should warm viewers' hearts globally.
Jami Bernard, New York Daily News A good-natured, gag-filled sequel.
Lou Lumenick, New York Post The rare sequel that is better than the original.
Luke Sader, The Hollywood Reporter Raucously fun, fluid follow-up with ecological message.
Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune ...a good movie (especially for kids) with top-of-the-tech CGI.

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