Ice Age: Collision Course is the fifth animated movie in the Ice Age series. This time around, the gang must stop an asteroid from destroying the Ice Age. If you’ve seen any of the Ice Age films, you can easily guess how the story will end. I thought Ice Age: Collision Course was entertaining. My kids loved it too and thought it was very funny (especially the Scrat: Spaced Out and Scratasia featurettes). BTW, I think many parents can relate to the secondary storyline involving the relationship between a father and his daughter. Ice Age: Collision Course is available now on Digital HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD. Continue reading to learn five things about PR-rated Ice Age: Collision Course.
5 Things About Ice Age: Collision Course
1. It’s a Scrat-tastrophe
The story starts off with Scrat chasing an acorn. Somehow he ends up in a space ship and blasts off in space. If we are to believe the story, Scrat bounces around in space and ends up creating our solar system. Oh yeah, Scrat also accidentally sends a gigantic asteroid towards Earth. Meanwhile back on Earth, Manny and the gang are trying to stop the end of their world. Their plan is to journey to an area where previous asteroids have landed to determine why the area attracts asteroids.
2. Father-Daughter Storyline
The main storyline is averting the Scrat-tastrophe, but there’s also another storyline in the movie. Manny’s daughter, Peaches, wants to get marry and then move away. Manny is heartbroken because he likes spending time with his daughter and now he’s no longer the center of Peaches’ universe. I think many parents can relate to this storyline. My oldest child will be graduating high school in less than two years. Then she plans on moving to the other side of the country (east coast). I’ll be happy she’s pursuing her dream, but I will also be sad when she moves so far away from the west coast.
3. Adam Devine Joins the Cast
Ray Romano (Manny), John Leguizamo (Sid), Denis Leary (Diego), Queen Latifah (Ellie), and Keke Palmer (Peaches) are back in this fifth installment of the Ice Age series. New to the cast is Adam Devine. He provides the voice for Peaches’ boy, Julian. Other voice talents include Simon Pegg (Buck), Jennifer Lopez (Shira), Chris Wedge (Scrat), Stephanie Beatriz (Gertie), Robert Cardone (Freaky Bobby), Neil deGrasse Tyson (Weasel), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Shangri Llama), Max Greenfield (Roger), Jessie J (Brooke), Jorge Lucas (Grandpa Molehog), Andrew Christopher Nichols (Andrew Aardvark), and Nick Offerman (Gavin). Ice Age: Collision Course was directed by Mike Thurmeier and Galen T. Chu.
4. Blu-ray and DVD Includes Special Features
The Ice Age: Collision Course Deluxe Edition includes the 94-minute film in 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD formats. In addition, both the Blu-ray and DVD includes the following featurettes:
- Scrat: Spaced Out Mini-Movie
- Ice Age: The Story So Far
- Scratasia: Scrat’s Solo Adventures
- Mysteries of the Scratazons
- Star Signs of the Animal Kingdom
- The Science of It All: deGrasse Tyson deBunks
- Figaro Sing-along
- Gallery (12 images)
5. Ice Age: Collision Course Synopsis
Your favorite Ice Age heroes are back and cooler than ever in this all-new adventure! Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn accidentally triggers cosmic events that threaten the Ice Age world. Now Buck, Manny, Ellie, Sid, Diego and the rest of the herd must work together on a hilarious journey filled with nonstop action and colorful new characters in order to survive the global Scrat-tastrophe!
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