Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)

Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) Poster
Get Ready For The Heatwave

Comments on Movie: Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
"Though a little bit darker then the first one, the plot has plenty of adventures and excitement for younger viewers as well as adults. In short, Ice Age: The Meltdown is nothing short of the perfect family film." - Michael A. Smith, Crazed Fanboy.

"Whenever Scrat is on the screen, the movie consistently delights young and old." - Steve Rhodes, IMDb.

"If the animation studio Blue Sky has proven anything so far (they also did Robots), it's that they're big league visual artists, but frankly pedestrian when it comes to stories." - Jefferey Chen.

"There are some charming moments, but you have to wait for them." - Dan Lybarger, eFilmCritic.

"Watching this zoo of long-vanished quadrupeds, you're left with an eerie message for our own warming times: They fought the thaw, and the thaw won." - Jim Ridley, Village Voice.

"A huge improvement I'd say and I really liked their character designs. Probably strange but honest, I love the underlying ecological message most, which is the survival of the fittest." - Rosalyn Lim.

Genre/Tags 
Adventure Comedy Drama Ice Age 3D Animation Animated Feature

Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) Trailer

Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) at a glance
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) is an animated comedy film about the adventures of prehistoric animals living and surviving in the Ice Age, featuring Manny and Ellie the mammoths, Sid the sloth, Diego the smilodon, Crash and Eddie, the opossums and Scrat, a certain squirrel with an acorn fetish. 

Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) Synopsis
The Ice Age is coming to an end and our odd herd has to make it out of the melting valley before the impending flood makes them sea bait. This spells trouble for proud Diego who has a crippling fear of water. Meanwhile, Manny is relieved he is not the last of his kind when he meets Ellie, a sweet female mammoth. But there’s a catch- she thinks she’s a possum. Love is in the air as our prehistoric family gains some rowdy new members and learns all new ways to stick together.

Movie Review: Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
Manny and Ellie.

This film is the second film of the Ice Age franchise. Certainly it has decent improvements in various aspects but the adventure part is not so exciting. However, the animation is beautiful and the story is definitely better so it makes up for it cause when compared to its first film, there are more details and characters are introduced in this sequel.

The unusual herd, expanded.

Last film was about three prehistoric animals and a baby; this film is about variety of herds of prehistoric animals travelling together to migrate to a safer environment to live in with several predators in the way in addition to more fun and humor. That is a huge improvement I'd say and I really liked their character designs.

Scrat ♥

Probably strange but  honest, I love the underlying ecological message most, which is the survival of the fittest. And oh, Scrat appears more too!

Movie Ratings
Will write a page regarding this and add this to all animated feature entries in the future.

Who will like this?
Prehistoric lovers and Ice Age fans!

PS. More cute prehistoric baby animals are introduced than the previous film!!

Details of the movie
Director: Carlos Saldanha
Producer: Lori Forte
Story: Peter Gaulke, Gerry Swallow
Screenplay: Peter Gaulke, Gerry Swallow, Jim Hecht
Cinematography: Not sure.
Music: John Powell
Studio: Blue Sky Studios
Starring: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott, Queen Latifah, Chris Wedge
Full Credit: [IMDb]
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Country: United States
Language: English
Genre: Adventure Comedy Drama
Running time: 81 mins
Budget: USD 80,000,000 est.
Box office: USD 655,388,158 est.

Official website(s)
http://www.iceagemovies.com/
http://blueskystudios.com/films/ia2/

Related
Ice Age (2002)
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
Ice Age 5 (2016)
Blue Sky Studios
Rosalyn's Animated Movie Marathon

Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) Behind the Scenes

Favorite Movie Character
I want us to be together because we want to!

This time, it's Manny! He is logical, frank and shrewd, doesn't sugarcoat things much which I adore. He also defended himself as poofie when others call him fat, not easily affected by how other views him. However, Manny also has some kind of trauma; fear of forming a family I think, but overcomes it later in the film and later in the series, becomes a sweet, loving family-man!

(I love Mammoths and it's really nice to watch animated mammoths!)

Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) Movie Quotes
Special thanks to Springfieldx2 for the movie transcript.
  1. This global warming is killing me! 
  2. This is too hot. the ice age was too cold, what would it take to make you happy?
  3. Hey! You didn't have any candy in you!
  4. Lets bury him!!
  5. Who said you kids can torture the sloth? 
  6. Manny, don't squash their creativity.
  7. These little guys love me!
  8. Don't make me eat you!
  9. Funny, kid! That's why they're called kids!
  10. These kids look up to me, I'm a role model to them!
  11. I think he should go with the girl burro! , That's a better love story!
  12. It's not a very satisfying ending! 
  13. Sometimes I throw up!
  14. They lived happily ever after, You can't get more satisfying than that! One big happy family! That's the way it's supposed to be!
  15. Story times over, the end! 
  16. Out of the way! Run for your lives!
  17. The world's coming to an end!
  18. Why are you scaring everybody with this doomsday stuff? 
  19. I'm trying to make a living here pal, It's all part of my weather forecast!
  20. Haven't you heard? The ice is melting!
  21. You see this ground? It's covered in ice A thousand years ago it was covered in ice, a thousand years from now, it will still be ice!
  22. I'm talking about you being the last of your kind!
  23. Mammoths can't go extinct, they are the biggest things on earth! 
  24. What about the dinosaurs? 
  25. The dinosaurs got cocky! They made enemies!
  26. You jump off this and the only respect you're gonna get, is respect for the dead!
  27. It's so buoyant, it actually floats!
  28. There's a boat, it can save ya!
  29. The more of you die, the better I eat!!
  30. Well, I'm not leaving! I was born in this hole and I'll die in this hole!
  31. Do we have to bring this crap? I'm sure there's crap where we're going! 
  32. This was a gift from my mother!
  33. What if you're right? What if I am the last mammoth?
  34. Sorry! My stomach hates me!
  35. One truly is the loneliest number
  36. Everyone falls out of the tree every now and then, they just don't admit it!
  37. Usually we come out at night, so birds don't carry us off!
  38. Me?! Don't be ridiculous! I'm not a mammoth! I'm a possum!
  39. Manny, the brink of extinction is a bad time to be picky.
  40. I'm sorry. When did I join this dating service?
  41. You know the best part? We're carrying diseases!
  42. Ok! Thanks to Sid, we're now travelling together and like it or not, we're going to be one big happy family! I'll be the daddy, Ellie will be the mommy and Diego will be the uncle who eats the kids who get on my nerves!
  43. I thought fat guys are suppose to be jolly 
  44. I'm not fat! It's this fur that makes me look big! It's poofie!
  45. Don't listen to him, Vera! You're already as thin as a twig.
  46. I also have the perfect cure for your eyesight, my blind friend!
  47. Playing dead!
  48. Man!, if you weren't here, that hawk would have swooped down, and snatched me up for dinner!
  49. Boy, I really feel for you, I do! I can't even imagine what it would be like, to be the last one of your species! 
  50. I'm not the last one! 
  51. Oh, You brave, brave soul, that's right, don't give up hope.
  52. Look at our footprints, they're the same shape. Look at our shadows, we match!
  53. You're right! We're the same! You must be part possum!
  54. To a possum, bravery is just dumb! 
  55. Maybe mammoths are going extinct because they put themselves in danger too often! 
  56. Maybe you should run away more!
  57. Don't worry; your secret is safe with me!
  58. She's tons of fun and you are no fun at all! She completes you!
  59. Who's gonna watch my back? Who's gonna be my wee man of mayhem? Who's gonna roll in that dung patch with me?!!
  60. What can I say? They're boys, they make my life a little adventure!
  61. If you let this chance go, you're just letting your whole species go!
  62. I'm stuck!
  63. Don't you think that, picking them up like this, would be easier?
  64. You know, deep down, I knew I was different, I was a little bigger than the other possum kids. Ok, a lot bigger! Oh! Now I understand why the possum boys, didn't find me appealing!
  65. That's too bad, because as far as mammoths go, you're attractive.
  66. What about me is attractive?
  67. No, I mean it! It's huge! Biggest darn butt I've ever seen! 
  68. Oh, that is really sweet! What a crazy day! This morning I woke up a possum, and now, I'm a mammoth!
  69. Fear, is for prey!
  70. You're letting the water make you, it's prey! Just jump in and trust your instincts! 
  71. I'm not a mammoth for five minutes and you're hittin' on me?
  72. Responsibility?! Just doing your duty, huh? Is that it? Ready to make the ultimate sacrifice, to save your species! Well, I got some news for you! You not saving the species tonight, or any other night!
  73. Pervert!
  74. Making friends, everywhere you go! Just making friends!
  75. She said, go jump in a lake and possums rule!
  76. What do you want? A medal?
  77. I'm sorry if what l said before offended you!
  78. There are other lives at stake here!
  79. He's right. I overreacted
  80. You know, it's about time someone recognise my true potential! Let there be fire!!
  81. I was kidnapped by a tribe of mini-sloths and they worship me, I mean sure, they tossed me into a flaming tar pit, but they worship me!!
  82. There, now you know what they were thinking!
  83. Get back!! It's a mine field out there!
  84. Do not leave your children unattended, all unattended children will be eaten,
  85. Poor guy! Doesn't know he's a mammoth!
  86. Trust your instincts! Attack the water, I am not your prey, I am not your prey, I am not your prey!!!
  87. Most animals can swim as babies you know! Yeah, but not tigers, I left that part out!
  88. You've come a long way since we met and I'll take full credit for that. But you need to let go of the past, so you could have a future! Go after her!
  89. Ellie, I don't want us to be together because we have to; I want us to be together because we want to! And I wanna be with you, Ellie! So, what do you say?
  90. Manny! You can't choose between your kids!! 
  91. He's not my kid. He's not even my dog! If I had a dog, and my dog had a kid and the dog's kid had a pet, that would be Sid!
  92. We have to be consistent with them!!

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