Scrat’s relentless pursuit of that elusive acorn may have acted as the comedic lynchpin throughout the Ice Age franchise – a recurring gag that somehow weaves its way into the story time after time – but it’s really the cast of larger-than-life primordial mammals that ensure each installment scores well at the box office.
Hoping to uphold tradition later this year is Ice Age: Collision Course, which today premiered its final trailer ahead of release that features, you guessed it, Scrat scrambling after the wayward acorn. But there’s a twist to the tale, with a series of unfortunate events resulting in a massive asteroid thrown into a crash course with Earth and all of our heroes therein – i.e. Sid, Manny and Diego.
Orchestrating that Collision Course are directors Mike Thurmeier and Galen T. Chu, who have assembled a who’s who of talent in the voice booth. Case in point: Denis Leary, Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, John Leguizamo and Jennifer Lopez all reprise their key roles from Continental Drift, while Fox’s animated sequel also welcomes a hoard of newcomers to the adventure, including Stephanie Beatriz, Adam DeVine, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Max Greenfield, Jessie J, Nick Offerman, Melissa Rauch and Michael Strahan.
One small step, one giant mess. Ice Age: Collision Course crash lands in theaters on July 22. But can it maintain the piping-hot box office streak of its predecessors?
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.