With mammoths experiencing no fewer than six trimesters of pregnancy, Ellie is more than ready for the baby’s arrival. She’s always been active and independent, so even though Manny wants her to take it easy, Ellie isn’t ready to slow down.
Ellie’s pregnancy so consumes Manny that he is unaware that his friends are going through challenges and changes of their own. Sid, who has developed a kind of younger brother/older brother relationship with Manny, feels that Manny won’t let him be a part of his burgeoning family.
So when Sid discovers three enormous eggs in a cavern, he decides to start a family of his own. Manny pleads with Sid to return the eggs, but Sid insists on adopting them, and soon three adorable baby dinos are hatched. Although the baby dinos are twice Sid’s size, they immediately accept him as their mother and begin to mimic his every move, becoming “Mini-Sids.”
Sid’s parental instincts kick into overdrive, but the babies’ momma – a giant T-Rex – isn’t happy about the situation. Complications ensue – as they always do around Sid – leading everyone into an adventure in an incredible underground world.
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Starring: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah, Maile Flanagan, Bill Hader, Karen Disher
Directed by: Carlos Saldanha
Screenplay by: Michael Berg, Peter Ackerman
Release Date: July 1st, 2009
MPAA Rating: PG for mild humor and peril.
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Box Office Totals
Domestic: $195,105,433 (22.4%)
Foreign: $674,023,335 (77.6%)
Total: $869,128,768 (Worldwide)