If there was ever any doubt that there was still a future for 20th Century Fox’s lucrative Ice Age series, Continental Drift confidently reinstated the franchise’s status four years ago with a cool $850 million worldwide. Fast forward to now and we stand on the precipice of Ice Age: Collision Course.
Yes, Scrat is still scrambling across the studio’s prehistoric landscape in search of his prized acorn, and after dealing with massive tectonic shifts and the Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Collision Course will send our reluctant hero into space, inadvertently causing cosmic chaos in the process.
Directed by Mike Thurmeier and Galen T. Chu, Ice Age: Collision features a who’s who of voice acting talent. Denis Leary, Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, John Leguizamo and Jennifer Lopez reprise their key roles from Continental Drift, while Fox’s animated sequel also welcomes a hoard of newcomers to the adventure: Stephanie Beatriz, Adam DeVine, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Max Greenfield, Jessie J, Nick Offerman, Melissa Rauch and Michael Strahan.
Ice Age: Collision Course is slated for a primetime summer release of July 22.
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.