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Year of Release: 2002
Director(s): Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha
Animation Studio: 20th Century Fox/Blue Sky
Approx. Running Time: 81 minutes
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
-Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times
"TWO THUMBS UP!"
-EBERT AND ROEPER
They came...they thawed...they conquered the hearts of audiences everwhere in the coolest animated adventure of all time!
Heading south to avoid a bad case of global frostbite, a group of migrating misfit creatures embark on a hilarious quest to reunite a human baby with his tribe.
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This is a funny movie, but isn't quite as good as the offerings from animation giants Pixar and DreamWorks. It's good, but not exceptionally so and the main characters with their celebrity voices are completely upstaged by a primitive rat/squirrel ancestor "Scrat," who has no lines and spends the whole movie twitching and grunting as he chases after acorns.
Luckily, the animators seem to be very much aware of "Scrat's" status as the star of the film, and have given him his very own short, "Gone Nutty."
Rated PG (MPAA)