Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) – 7/10 animated prehistoric adventure movie review

Cast / crew
Director: Carlos Saldanha
Co-Director: Michael Thurmeier
Producer: Lori Forte
Producer: John C. Donkin
Executive Producer: Chris Wedge
Writer (Screenplay): Michael Berg
Writer (Screenplay): Peter Ackerman
Writer (Screenplay): Mike Reiss
Writer (Screenplay): Yoni Brenner
Writer (Story): Jason Carter Eaton
Ray Romano: Manny
John Leguizamo: Sid
Denis Leary: Diego
Simon Pegg: Buck
Seann William Scott: Crash
Josh Peck: Eddie
Queen Latifah: Ellie
Carlos Saldanha: Dinosaur Babies / Flightless Bird
Chris Wedge: Scrat

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)

After falling through a hole in the ice, Sid discovers three large abandoned eggs and decides to adopt them. No-one recognises the creatures when they hatch but they’re large and like swallowing playmates whole. Then Sid discovers that the eggs weren’t as abandoned as they thought and Manny, Diego, Crash, Eddie and a pregnant Ellie go on an adventure to rescue him.


Another good outing for the Ice Age franchise with some good animated gags, plenty of pace, excitement and fun with more outstanding Scrat sequences to remind us of the Chuck Jones heyday of Wile E. Coyote. It’s also the kind of movie that sends you out of the cinema buzzing on a wave of positive energy. As with the first sequel The Meltdown, better than expected.

This movie contains peril.

Classified U by BBFC. Universal: Suitable for All.


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