The Ice Age trilogy’s most popular character has a new short film to call his own. Scrat, the saber-toothed rat-like squirrel, is grabbing the spotlight this time in Scrat’s Continental Crack-Up, a short film from the creators of the upcoming Ice Age: Continental Drift.
Directed by Steve Martino and Michael Thurmeier, the animated short from Blue Sky Studios showcases Scrat’s ongoing obsession with acorns and uses it to explain how Earth ended up with six continents rather than one. Hit the jump to check out the short film. Ice Age: Continental Drift is set to hit theaters on July 13, 2012.
Here’s the short film [click over to Apple to watch in HD]:
Here’s the synopsis for Ice Age: Continental Drift:
One of filmdom’s most beloved trios – “Ice Age’s” Manny, Diego, and Sid – embark upon their greatest adventure after cataclysm sets an entire continent adrift. Separated from the rest of the herd, they use an iceberg as a makeshift ship, which launches them on an epic seafaring quest. Manny and the gang are challenged like never before to become heroes and do the impossible, as they encounter exotic sea creatures, explore a brave new world, and battle ruthless pirates. And Scrat’s reunion with his cursed nut catapults him to places no prehistoric squirrel has gone before.