The latest installment in 20th Century Fox/Blue Sky Studios’ Ice Age franchise is about to crash land in theaters starting June 30th in international territories and on July 22nd in the States. Ice Age: Collision Course, the fifth film to focus on the animated antics of prehistoric animals, will apparently blast through all the known eras of mankind’s technological advancement and beyond, if this new trailer is any indication. It reveals the expected prehistoric era, dashes a few Biblical references in, moves on to the mystical, and then rockets forward into futuristic realms as of yet unseen by human eyes, thanks to alien technology. It’s got the fast-paced, frenetic energy, and often disconnected feel that seems to be the foundation of many of today’s family friendly animated films.
Some of you out there might be wondering why these Ice Age movies keep getting produced and keep enjoying theatrical releases rather than taking a step back onto the home video market like so many other animated franchises that came before it. Here’s your answer:
- Ice Age (2002) – Budget: $59 million, Global Box Office: $383.3 million
- Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) – Budget: $80 million, Global Box Office: $660.9 million
- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) – Budget: $90 million, Global Box Office: $886.7 million
- Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) – Budget: $95 million, Global Box Office: $877.2 million
Check out the new trailer for Ice Age: Collision Course below:
Here’s the official synopsis for Ice Age: Collision Course, followed by a new poster for the fifth installment of the Blue Sky Studios/20th Century Fox franchise:
Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World. To save themselves, Sid, Manny, Diego, and the rest of the herd must leave their home and embark on a quest full of comedy and adventure, traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colorful new characters. ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE, opening in theaters everywhere July 22, 2016, stars returning cast members Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Queen Latifah, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Simon Pegg, Keke Palmer, Wanda Sykes, and Jennifer Lopez. Joining the herd are Stephanie Beatriz, Adam DeVine, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Max Greenfield, Jessie J, Nick Offerman, Melissa Rauch, Michael Strahan and Neil deGrasse Tyson.