20th Century Fox has released the first official trailer for Ice Age: Collision Course, the fifth installment in the animated family-film franchise, and an edit of sorts pf the Scratastrophe short that was released about a month ago; you can watch the short at the bottom of this article as well. I’ve admittedly fallen off of the franchise since the second film, but as far as animation goes, what’s teased in the latest installment is about on par with what’s been seen in the other films (or, in my case, the trailer for said movies).
The general design is more competent than anything else, nothing too daring or inventive, but it allows for the kind of quick, physically-inclined gags to hit easily smoothly and immediately. Those jokes would largely be in the parts involving Scrat, voiced by franchise director-producer Chris Wedge, who dominates the trailer until the very end, where we get our latest look at Sid (John Leguizamo), Diego (Denis Leary), and Manny (Ray Romano). As the title infers, the film brings up the arrival of a certain comet that may spell out doom for our heroes, but we’ll have to wait until July 22nd to see exactly what’s going on in the world of Ice Age.
Here’s the official synopsis for Ice Age: Collision Course:
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.
And here’s the Scratastrophe short in full: