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Ice Age 3: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs

Ice Age 3: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs“Yet another film series that goes from
  strength to strength, Ice Age sees
  a third incarnation with Ice Age 3: Dawn
  Of The Dinosaurs
— billed as the biggest
  animated film of the year, the movie is
  stacked with all the cuteness and fun of
  the first two

THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES in Ice Age 3: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs as Manny (voice of Ray Romano), Ellie (voice of the gorgeous Queen Latifah), Diego (voice of Denis Leary), Crash (voice of Seann William Scott), Eddie (voice of Josh Peck) and Sid (voice of John Leguizamo) prepare for a new addition to the family: a baby mammoth.

Diego is thinking of leaving as he feels Manny's family will be complete without him and the ever-reckless Sid discovers some dinosaur eggs. Broody at the thought of Ellie's baby, he paints them with faces and cares for them like children. And when the eggs hatch, the three baby T-Rex's believe him to be their mother. That's when the trouble starts...

These babies are destructive with a capital D and very soon wreak havoc, even swallowing one of their fellow creatures in the nursery! (Don't worry; it's all part of the adventure!) Very soon the babies' real mother is on their trail — and she's not happy.

When she takes off with Sid and her babies, a frantic Manny, Ellie, Diego, Crash and Eddie give chase to save Sid. They find themselves in a lush, tropical land that time has forgotten. This lost world that is the beautiful but dangerous land of the dinosaurs. Luckily the family is befriended by pirate Buck (voice of Simon Pegg), a jungle-wise, one-eyed weasel with many a tall tale to tell. But in the dark heart of the primeval jungle something stirs — and it's even bigger than the mother T-Rex.

Into the Chasm of Death and across the Plates of Woe go Manny and his friends, bravely determined to rescue Sid. There are some very funny sequences, including one involving helium and some charming scenes such as the continuing saga of Scrat (Chris Wedge) and his pursuit of the acorn — but this time he becomes sidetracked by the flirty Scratte (Karen Disher), who may have an ulterior motive.

Buck hitches a ride on a pterodactyl and at the worst possible moment Ellie's baby chooses to put in an appearance. Just when you thought it couldn't get any cooler, your favourite prehistoric characters from Ice Age and Ice Age The Meltdown are back in an all-new animated adventure that really is suitable for all ages.

Will the friends find Sid and make it safely back to their homeland with new baby Peaches? Can they persuade the wonderfully-enthusiastic Buck to join the family? Ice Age 3: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs is hysterically funny, highly entertaining and a visual delight. And Queen Latifah is the jewel in the golden crown.

Freezing its box office competition into the cold with worldwide receipts totalling nearly $900 million, this latest record-breaking film in the outrageously popular family franchise is the biggest Ice Age adventure yet. The third highest grossing film of all time at the international box office (after Titanic and Lord Of The Rings), Ice Age 3 also earned a cool £34.6 million at the UK box office. It's nice iced!

The usual snappy one-liners abound, such as: "I liked it better when you were extinct" and there is a Peter Pan-style incident with Buck, who has stolen a tooth from giant dinosaur Rudi. And Rudi wants it back.

The family favourite film of the year, the limited edition Blu-ray Triple Play Pack of Ice Age 3 includes a hi-def Blu-ray for home viewing, a DVD for the children and a Digital Copy disc for watching on the move. A complete collection for the ultimate family viewing experience.

The coolest animated Blu-ray disc of the year, Ice Age 3: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs extends the gi-normous adventure of the film's fun-for-all experience with a mammoth selection of special features. Not to be missed is the Ice Age Storybook Maker, an engaging way for youngsters to be part of the experience. This all new interactive bonus feature lets children select their favourite character images, film clips and phrases to create their own personalised Ice Age 3 story. Once complete they can save, revisit and revise their tale.

Go deeper into the Ice Age world with the Blu-ray to get an exclusive look into Scrat's first love; explore more about and get survival techniques from the very comical Buck; delve further into the mysterious Lost World; sing and dance along with Walk The Dinosaur music video; catch a glimpse of film scenes that didn't make the cut; laugh at the side-splitting animated shorts; learn insider information about the members of the herd with Live Lookup, an interactive BD Live Technology; and much more.

It's the dawn of a new age: Ice Age continues with a gi-normous adventure as Ice Age 3: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs stomps onto Blu-ray and DVD, courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox on Blu-ray Triple Play and DVD on 23 November (2009).

"Ice Age 3: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs is hysterically funny, highly entertaining and a visual delight. And Queen Latifah is the jewel in the golden crown"
Maggie Woods, MotorBar

Blu-ray disc Special Features

Disc One: Blu-ray Disc Feature Film | Ice Age Storybook Maker | Buck's Survival Guide: Fun Fossilized Factoids | Evolution Expedition | Buck From Easel To Weasel | Unearthing the Lost World | Two Unfinished Deleted Scenes | Walk The Dinosaur Music Video | Animated Shorts: Surviving Sid; Gone Nutty, Scrat's Missing Adventure; No Time For Nuts | Falling For Scratte | Filmmaker Commentary | Fox Movie Channel Presents In Character With Ray Romano | Fox Movie Channel Presents In Character With Queen Latifah | Fox Movie Channel Presents Making A Scene. Disc Two: Digital Copy = A copy of the film allowing a one-time download for watching Ice Age 3 on the go.

DVD Special Features

Buck's Survival Guide: Fun Fossilized Factoids | Walk The Dinosaur Music Video | Falling For Scratte | Buck From Easel To Weasel | Digital Copy.

Directed by Carlos Saldanha; Co-Directed by Michael Thurmeier; Produced by Lori Forte and John C Donkin; Screenplay by Michael Berg, Peter Ackerman, Mike Reiss and Yoni Brenner; Story by Jason Carter Eaton; Music by John Powell; Characters Designed by Peter de Sève; Art Director is Michael Knapp; Score performed by The Hollywood Studio Orchestra; and Walk The Dinosaur performed by Queen Latifah. Ice Age 3 also features voices of: Bill Hader as Gazelle; Kristen Wiig as Beaver Mom; Eunice Cho as Madison; Harrison Fahn; Maile Flanagan; Jason Fricchione; Kelly Keaton; Joey King; Allegra Leguizamo; Lucas Leguizamo; Christian Pike; Manoela Scarpa; Sofia Scarpa; Joe Romano; Clea Lewis; Jane Lynch; Avery Christopher Plum; and Cindy Slattery.