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Ice Age: The Meltdown, also known as Ice Age 2: The Meltdown in international release, was the 2006 film sequel to the computer-animated 2000 film Ice Age. It is being produced by Blue Sky Studios for 20th Century Fox, and was released in movie theatres around March 31, 2006. It is directed by Carlos Saldanha, co-director of the original Ice Age, and the music is done by Robots composer, John Powell.

Trivia

  • The working title was Ice Age 2: The Meltdown. Finally, the final movie had remove the number 2, and called it Ice Age: The Meltdown, as the creators considered the movie not a sequel but an entirely new movie. However, in the UK, Ireland, Mexico, and Australia, its title is promoted as Ice Age 2: The Meltdown. Also, most of the sponsors of the movie had the 2 in their packaging after the name change (They however did edit the two out of their TV ads).
  • The idea of the animals avoiding the flood by getting to an ark is similar to the story in the bible, Noah's Ark.
  • After Manny has an argument with Ellie, one of the possums tells Manny that, "I'm watching you", using the same gestures Robert De Niro makes in his role in "Meet The Parents".
  • In its opening weekend, the film made $68 million; making it the biggest opening weekend in March and the biggest opening over $50 million since Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. It also beat the original film, which made $46.3 million in its opening weekend.
  • Some who saw this movie would complain about swearing because of the dung beetle saying, "Do we have to bring this crap along? I'm sure there's a bunch of other crap where we're going!". This might make those who saw it send letters to Blue Sky Studios saying that they have to change the film a bit for the DVD release; the change being to edit the word "crap" out.
  • For a brief moment, before Scrat enters heaven, a chorus of Dodos appears and vanishes, possibly alluding to the Dodos from the first movie.

Promotions

Box Office

The film opened on March 31, 2006, and exceeded expectations by opening with an estimated 70.5 million dollars in its first weekend, the second biggest opening for a non-summer non-holiday release, after The Passion of the Christ.

As of April 23, 2006, the film has grossed a total of 116.4 million dollars in the United States box office, making it the only movie in 2006 to have passed the $100 million mark at the box office.

In the Netherlands, the film grossed €152,262 in its first week, not enough to enter the top 10. In its second week (March 30 - April 5), the film debuted at #1, grossing over €1,350,375, kicking Inside Man from its #1 position there.

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Cast

Additional Voices

Emily Johnson Olivia DeLuarentis Laura Marano
Jack Angel Harrison Fahn Madeline Martin
Shane Baumel Bill Farmer Matthew P. McCarthy
Bob Bergen Crispin Freeman Mickie McGowan
Claudia Besso Spencer Lacey Ganus Laraine Newman
Kyle J. Borgert Jess Harnell Jan Rabson
Rodger Bumpass    Tim Kirkpatrick              Zack Shada
Paul Butcher David H. Kramer Thomas Sharkey
Blanco Cmacho Sherry Lynn Ross Simanteris
John Cygan Danny Mann Rachel Stand
Jennifer Darling Ariel Winter

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