When the continent breaks apart, Manny and his family and friends are separated; the quest to reunite is fraught with dangers. Much like the third movie, this fourth chapter is in 3D and was a huge hit… but the seams are beginning to show. A sense of fatigue is creeping into the increasingly outlandish adventures of Scrat, and the new characters that are thrown into our heroes’ lives feel superfluous (not that I want to deny Diego a girlfriend). Not many laughs, but certainly lively.
2012-U.S. Animated. 88 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Steve Martino, Michael Thurmeier. Voices of Ray Romano (Manfred), John Leguizamo (Sid), Denis Leary (Diego), Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Peter Dinklage… Wanda Sykes, Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah, Nicki Minaj, Simon Pegg, Patrick Stewart, Josh Gad.
Trivia: Jeremy Renner was allegedly first cast as the pirate captain. Followed by Ice Age: Collision Course (2016).