Ice Age 2: The Meltdown is a computer-animated comedy film, which was produced by Blue Sky Studios for 20th Century Fox and sees the return of the extremely talented voice actors of the first film including Ray Romano, John Leguizamo and Denis Leary, who have now been joined by Sean William Scott, Josh Peck and Queen Latifah, who really add to the charm of this amazing sequel.
The film opens with the ever lovable saber-toothed squirrel, Scrat, still trying to find a suitable place to bury his acorn, when he unfortunately finds himself in peril again, when he accidentally destroys a wall of ice, causing a massive amount of water to spurt out over the valley where all the land animals have been living, while their icy world has been melting around them.
We are reunited with the gang from the first Ice Age, as they adapt to their new water park of a world, full of slides and pools, where they are holding a day camp for all the kids in the valley, when the earth begins to flood and they are introduced to the new creatures lurking beneath the waters surface, who make for a rather disturbing scene, when one of the minor characters disappears below the waves, never to be seen again, in some sort of homage to old school horror/thriller movies.
The Meltdown, also introduces its audience to the new members of the Ice Age gang, two mischievous possums named Crash and Eddie and their "sister" Ellie the mammoth, who believes she, too, is a possum.
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown was also released with a short computer-animated film, which can be found on the DVD extras menu, called "No Time For Nuts", in which the character of Scrat finds a time machine, resulting in the most hilarious little adventure that Scrat has been on so far.
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown is rated PG as it contains mild scary scenes and was released on DVD in 2009.