Since The Artist is lined-up to win big at the Academy Awards on Sunday, Fox has piggybacked off the silent film to create a parody trailer for their upcoming film Ice Age: Continental Drift. Like every Ice Age film, the teasers are all based around Scrat trying to get an acorn but being thwarted in his attempts. It’s very Looney Tunes, and they’re far better than the full-length films, which feature uninteresting characters and flat jokes. Scrat sells the movie, but the movies barely features Scrat. It’s a constant bait-and-switch. However, the franchise has been ridiculous successful and that’s why the fourth film is on the way this summer.
To see Scrat in The Artist-form, check out the trailer after the jump. The celebrity-packed voice cast includes Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Wedge, John Leguizamo, and Aziz Ansari, Nick Frost, Joy Behar, JB Smoove, Alan Tudyk, Heather Morris, Josh Gad, Kunal Nayyar, Alain Chabat, and hip/hop artist Nicki Minaj. Ice Age: Continental Drift opens in 3D on July 13th. A non-parody trailer is due out on March 5th.
Via Total Film.
Here’s the official synopsis for Ice Age: Continental Drift:
Scrat’s nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he’s been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences – a continental cataclysm that triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny, Diego and Sid. In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home.