|Ice Age character|
|Voiced by:||Chris Wedge|
Scrat is one of the main characters of the Ice Age film series. He is a saber-tooth squirrel who is best best known for being obsessed with acorns, constantly putting his life in danger to obtain and protect them. He usually has his own stories in the film, independent of the main plot, which are parallel with the journeys of the other main characters simply by chance, making the other characters meet him occasionally.
His character has proved enormously successful and many view him as a breakout character, the most popular character of the franchise. In a special feature in the second film's DVD, his name has been stated to be a mix of the words "squirrel" and "rat", his species being believed by fictional scientists to have been a common ancestor of the two. At several points in the Ice Age DVD commentary, he is referred to as "The Scrat" by Directors Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha.
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