Ice Age is an American made computer-animated adventure comedy, created by Blue Sky Studios and released by 20th Century Fox. It is directed by Carlos Saldanha and Chris Wedge, who adapted it from a story by Michael J. Wilson.
Ice Age is a wonderful family film, which, in some regards, is quite similar to Monsters Inc.. It starts with a funny little sabre-toothed squirrel, by the name of Scrat, who throughout the entire series of films is trying to find a place to bury his beloved acorn, which only leads him to cause a lot of "natural" disasters.
This film also tells the story of three unlikely Palaeolithic mammal friends - a mammoth named Manfred, a sloth named Sid and a sabre-toothed tiger named Diego and how they banded together against the odds to return a lost human baby to its tribe, before the cold side of the world freezes over.
With a fantastically star studded cast of voice actors, including Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary and Jack Black, Ice Age is a funny, touching and life affirming tale that should be seen by the entire family. It has so far spawned three sequels and even a Christmas special spin-off.
Ice Age was also released with a short computer-animated film, which can be found on the DVD extras menu, called "Scrat's Missing Adventure", in which the cute little character of Scrat finds himself surrounded by a lot of Acorns, and yet again ends up in a disastrous yet hilarious predicament.
Ice Age is rated G with some scenes, which may frighten young children and was originally released on both VHS and DVD in 2002.