History WesternAnimation / IceAge

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* {{Adult Fear}}s: The first film is more [[DarkerAndEdgier serious]] than the [[LighterAndSofter sequels]], with human beings slaughtering mammoths, tigers slaughtering human beings, multiple characters with dead family members, parents trying and failing to protect their children, ''somebody's mom practically dying on screen''...

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* {{Adult Fear}}s: AdultFear: The first film is more [[DarkerAndEdgier serious]] than the [[LighterAndSofter sequels]], with human beings slaughtering mammoths, tigers slaughtering human beings, multiple characters with dead family members, parents trying and failing to protect their children, ''somebody's mom practically dying on screen''...



* ArtShift: During the sequence where the "herd" happens upon the cave paintings, which fade into traditional animation to reveal Manfred's [[{{Tearjerker}} tragic loss]] and explain the reason why he is so moody - he is still grieving.

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* ArtShift: During the sequence where the "herd" happens upon the cave paintings, which fade into traditional animation to reveal Manfred's [[{{Tearjerker}} tragic loss]] and explain the reason why he is so moody - -- he is still grieving.



* HeroicSacrifice: Nadia, the baby's mother and [[spoiler: Manny and Diego, done for each other, and both times they nearly die.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: Nadia, the baby's mother and [[spoiler: Manny [[spoiler:Manny and Diego, done for each other, and both times they nearly die.]]



* ItWillNeverCatchOn: In the traveling scene, Manny, Sid, Diego and Roshan pass Stonehenge. Manny remarks “Modern technology. It’ll never last.”

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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: In the traveling scene, Manny, Sid, Diego and Roshan pass Stonehenge. Manny remarks “Modern technology."Modern art. It’ll never last."



** Diego is the Spanish form of the name Jacob, which means "Deceiver, or, He Deceives" and within the plot of the film Diego is a DoubleAgent, glibly lying to Manny and Sid and setting them up. However, like the original Jacob of the Bible, Diego gets redemption as well, though from an unlikely source: the baby - and Manny.
** Roshan, the name of the baby, is Hindi and means "Light" or "Light at Dawn" and he is the peace child who brings light into the midst of three lonely souls (Sid's family abandoned him, Diego's pack doesn't care about him, and Manny family [[spoiler: was taken away from him]]) and makes them a family.

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** Diego is the Spanish form of the name Jacob, which means "Deceiver, or, He Deceives" and within the plot of the film Diego is a DoubleAgent, glibly lying to Manny and Sid and setting them up. However, like the original Jacob of the Bible, Diego gets redemption as well, though from an unlikely source: the baby - -- and Manny.
** Roshan, the name of the baby, is Hindi and means "Light" or "Light at Dawn" and he is the peace child who brings light into the midst of three lonely souls (Sid's family abandoned him, Diego's pack doesn't care about him, and Manny family [[spoiler: was [[spoiler:was taken away from him]]) and makes them a family.



-->'''Sid:''' So, ladies, where were we?
-->'''Frank:''' Carl?
-->'''Carl:''' Easy, Frank. ''[growls]''
-->'''Sid:''' ''[[OhCrap [screams]]]''

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-->'''Sid:''' So, ladies, where were we?
-->'''Frank:''' Carl?
-->'''Carl:'''
we?\\
'''Frank:''' Carl?\\
'''Carl:'''
Easy, Frank. ''[growls]''
-->'''Sid:'''
''[growls]''\\
'''Sid:'''
''[[OhCrap [screams]]]''



* TrampledUnderfoot: At the beginning, Scrat gets trampled by several animals in a row.



* TroubledBackstoryFlashback: How Manny [[spoiler: lost his family to hunters.]]

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* TroubledBackstoryFlashback: How Manny [[spoiler: lost [[spoiler:lost his family to hunters.]]



-->[[CatsHaveNineLives "Nine lives, baby!"]]

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-->[[CatsHaveNineLives "Nine lives, baby!"]]-->'''Diego:''' [[CatsHaveNineLives Nine lives]], baby!
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* AnimationBump / ArtEvolution: PlayedWith as it both evolves and ''de''volves as the series progresses. While the overall animation does improve with each sequel, due mostly to advances in CGI animation technology, the character designs (mostly for the minor characters) becomes increasingly simplistic; for example, take a look at how more accurate the glyptodons look in the first movie, compared to how silly and cartoony they look afterwards.

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* AnimationBump / ArtEvolution: PlayedWith as it both evolves and ''de''volves as the series progresses. While the overall animation does improve with each sequel, due mostly to advances in CGI animation technology, technology as well as being made on [[BigBudgetBeefUp bigger budgets]], the character designs (mostly for the minor characters) becomes increasingly simplistic; for example, take a look at how more accurate the glyptodons look in the first movie, compared to how silly and cartoony they look afterwards.



* DenserAndWackier: The first film was rather serious (a nomad human tribe being attacked by saber teeth, a dying woman leaving a human baby in the care of prehistoric animals, a lot of implied death) with its comedic moments. The next ones? Not as much.

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* DenserAndWackier: DenserAndWackier / LighterAndSofter: The first film was rather serious (a nomad human tribe being attacked by saber teeth, a dying woman leaving a human baby in the care of prehistoric animals, a lot of implied death) with its comedic moments. The next ones? Not as much.



* TheSpeechless: Despite being ''very'' noisy, Scrat. Also, The humans of the original movie ''Ice Age'' Mama T. Rex in ''Dawn''.

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* TheSpeechless: Despite being ''very'' noisy, Scrat. Also, The the humans of the original movie ''Ice Age'' movie, and Mama T. Rex in ''Dawn''.
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* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Soto gets impailed by falling icicles after unrepentantly wounding Diego.]]
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%%** Peaches' tree-swinging abilities and Louis's tunneling in the 4th movie.
%% * TheChewToy: Scrat and Sid.

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%%** ** Peaches' tree-swinging abilities and Louis's tunneling in the 4th movie.
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movie help save Peaches from Gutt.
* TheChewToy: TheChewToy:
** All
Scrat and Sid.wants is to have his acorn in peace. [[YankTheDogsChain The Ice Age world will never let him have it]].
** If you don't count Scrat, Sid's the victim of most physical comedy of the cast.



%% ** Sid's Granny (played by Wanda Sykes) is the 4th movie's “Buck” in some respects.

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%% ** Sid's Granny (played by Wanda Sykes) is shows shades of this, though she does have several moments where she shows she's not entirely crazy.
--> “I slept through
the 4th movie's “Buck” in some respects.asteroid that killed the unicorns!”



%% * CompletelyMissingThePoint: The dodos in the first movie. Sid continually.

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%% * CompletelyMissingThePoint: The dodos in the first movie. Sid continually.



%%* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Scrat and the piranhas. Or Scrat and Sid. "Tae kwon dodos! ATTACK!"
%%* DeadpanSnarker: Diego and Manny, and Shira in the fourth film.

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%%* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: * CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass:
**
Scrat and sometimes. He defeats a school of piranhas on his own.
** Sid becomes this in
the piranhas. Or Scrat and Sid. first film when he pushes all the dodos out of the way to bring back the watermelon.
** The dodos when they try to retrieve the melon from Sid.
-->
"Tae kwon dodos! ATTACK!"
%%* DeadpanSnarker: * DeadpanSnarker:
** All of the Herd, especially Diego.
-->'''Sid:''' Hey, my feet are sweating.\\
'''Diego:''' Do we need a news flash every time your body does something?\\
'''Manny:''' He's just doing it for attention, just ignore him.
** Shira shares this trait with
Diego and Manny, and Shira in the fourth film.



%% * GrumpyBear: Manny.

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%% * GrumpyBear: Manny.Manny in the first film, but toned down greatly in the next three. It appears to be only playful in the sequels.



%% * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Manny, Diego, and sometimes Sid.

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%% * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: JerkWithAHeartOfGold:
**
Manny, Diego, at least after CharacterDevelopment set in.
** As insensitive
and sometimes Sid.thoughtless Sid he can be, he does still care about the herd, and in a way is the one that keeps them together.
** Diego after his HeelFaceTurn. Originally hostile and sinister but he softens as he travels with Manny and Sid to return the baby to his human tribe.



* MisplacedWildlife: While most animals appearing in the film are based on North American species, dodos, ''Palaeotherium'' and ''Macrauchenia'' were restricted to the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, Europe and South America respecitvely.

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* MisplacedWildlife: While most animals appearing in the film are based on North American species, dodos, ''Palaeotherium'' and ''Macrauchenia'' were restricted to the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, Europe and South America respecitvely.respectively.



%%* SeriesMascot: Scrat.

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%%* * SeriesMascot: Scrat.Scrat appears in all promotional material for the series.



%%* SmarterThanYouLook: Sid occasionally, most notably in ''Ice Age: The Meltdown''.
%%* TheSpeechless: Despite being ''very'' noisy, Scrat. Also, the humans of the original movie ''Ice Age'' Mama T. Rex in ''Dawn''.
%%* SuperPersistentPredator:
%%** [[spoiler: Rudy. Justified, as Buck took out one of his teeth.]]
%%** Cretaceous and Maelstrom.

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%%* * SmarterThanYouLook: Sid occasionally, most notably in ''Ice Age: The Meltdown''.
%%* * TheSpeechless: Despite being ''very'' noisy, Scrat. Also, the The humans of the original movie ''Ice Age'' Mama T. Rex in ''Dawn''.
%%* * SuperPersistentPredator:
%%** ** [[spoiler: Rudy. Justified, as Buck took out one of his teeth.]]
%%** ** Cretaceous and Maelstrom.Maelstrom. PlayedWith in that while they menace Manny and friends twice, they do prey on whatever other animals they can find.



%%* VitriolicBestBuds: Sid is this, to Manny and Diego.

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%%* * VitriolicBestBuds: Sid is this, to Manny and Diego.Diego. Despite their teasing, it's clear they truly care for him and feel bad when they hurt his feelings.



* ArtisticLicenseBiology:
** The Dodos are in fact extinct, but they didn't die out during the Ice Age. They were wiped out by man very quickly after discovering the remote island of Mauritius were they used to live. Not mainly for food (they tasted awful), but simply as some sort of sport. They were in no way "too dumb to live" as portayed in the movie, but just evolutionary unfit for the challenge by naked monkeys who, after a long sea travel, would see clubbing fat flightless birds as appropriate entertainment.
** While escaping from the lava, Manny at one point makes a jump to get over a chasm. Elephants, and by extension mammoths, are of the few mammals that can't jump.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology:
**
ArtisticLicenseBiology: While escaping from the lava, Manny at one point makes a jump to get over a chasm. Elephants, and by extension mammoths, are of the few mammals that can't jump.
* ArtisticLicensePaleontology:
The Dodos are in fact extinct, but they didn't die out during the Ice Age. They were wiped out by man very quickly after discovering the remote island of Mauritius were they used to live. Not mainly for food (they tasted awful), but simply as some sort of sport. They were in no way "too dumb to live" as portayed in the movie, but just evolutionary unfit for the challenge by naked monkeys who, after a long sea travel, would see clubbing fat flightless birds as appropriate entertainment.
** While escaping from the lava, Manny at one point makes a jump to get over a chasm. Elephants, and by extension mammoths, are of the few mammals that can't jump.
entertainment.



* ChekhovsGun: The ominous vibrating icicles in the final battle.

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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun:
**
The ominous vibrating icicles in the final battle.
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Sid tells Manny how his family abandoned him, he asks Manny about his family. Manny doesn't answer, and then tells Sid the following morning he should be loyal (in Sid's case, grateful) to a mate if and when he gets one. We find out what happened to his family in the cave drawings scene. [[spoiler:Manny had a wife and child who were killed by humans, and he's still grieving for them, so he knows full well about being loyal to a mate. This is likely a reason why he denies his feelings for Ellie in the second film at first too.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
**
When Sid tells Manny how his family abandoned him, he asks Manny about his family. Manny doesn't answer, and then tells Sid the following morning he should be loyal (in Sid's case, grateful) to a mate if and when he gets one. We find out what happened to his family in the cave drawings scene. [[spoiler:Manny had a wife and child who were killed by humans, and he's still grieving for them, so he knows full well about being loyal to a mate. This is likely a reason why he denies his feelings for Ellie in the second film at first too.]]]]
** Each of the frozen beings Sid sees in the ice is connected to an installment in the franchise: [[Film/IceAge2TheMeltdown a carnivorous fish]], [[Film/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs a dinosaur]], [[Film/IceAge4ContinentalDrift a set of sloths]], and [[Film/IceAge5CollisionCourse a flying saucer]].



* ItWillNeverCatchOn: In the traveling scene, Manny, Sid, Diego and Roshan pass Stonehenge. Manny remarks “Modern technology. It’ll never last.”



* WouldHurtAChild: In Manny's TroubledBackstoryFlashback, [[spoiler: his child was stoned to death, along with Manny's wife.]]

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* WouldHurtAChild: In Manny's TroubledBackstoryFlashback, [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his child was stoned to death, along with Manny's wife.]]
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--> '''Diego''': "I feel...tingly!"
--> '''Manny''': "Don't say that when you're pressed up against me!"
--> '''Diego''': "Not ''that'' kind of tingly!"

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--> '''Diego''': "I I feel...tingly!"
tingly!
--> '''Manny''': "Don't Don't say that when you're pressed up against me!"
me!
--> '''Diego''': "Not Not ''that'' kind of tingly!"tingly!



-->'''Buck''': "And now let me tell you about the time I used a sharpened clamshell to turn a T-Rex...into a T-Rachel!"
-->'''Manny''': "That's enough [[StealthPun fairy]] tales for one night."

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-->'''Buck''': "And And now let me tell you about the time I used a sharpened clamshell to turn a T-Rex...into a T-Rachel!"
T-Rachel!
-->'''Manny''': "That's That's enough [[StealthPun fairy]] tales for one night."



-->'''Manny''': Alright, Let them go!\\
'''Gutt'''(''[[EvilLaugh chuckles darkly]]''): I don't think so. You destroyed ''everything I had!'' I'm just ''returning the favor.''

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-->'''Manny''': -->'''Manny:''' Alright, Let them go!\\
'''Gutt'''(''[[EvilLaugh '''Gutt:''' ''[[[EvilLaugh chuckles darkly]]''): darkly]]]'': I don't think so. You destroyed ''everything I had!'' I'm just ''returning the favor.''



-->'''Diego''': We'll teach that human what happens when he messes with sabers. \\
'''Soto''': Alert the troops. We attack at dawn. And Diego, bring me that baby,''alive.'' If I'm gonna enjoy my revenge, I want it to be ''fresh.''
* DisneyDeath: Diego. (The commentary by the directors confirms it as a real death, saying that he actually died, just as a reference. In that scene, he is actually ''dying''. Sure, he comes back later, but in that scene, they do confirm that he does actually ''die'' in that scene.)

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-->'''Diego''': -->'''Diego:''' We'll teach that human what happens when he messes with sabers. \\
'''Soto''': '''Soto:''' Alert the troops. We attack at dawn. And Diego, bring me that baby,''alive.'' If I'm gonna enjoy my revenge, I want it to be ''fresh.''
* DisneyDeath: Diego. (The commentary by the directors confirms it as a real death, saying that he actually died, just as a reference. In that scene, he is actually ''dying''. Sure, he comes back later, but in that scene, they do confirm that he does actually ''die'' in that scene.)



-->'''Manny:''' "If my trunk was that small, I wouldn't draw attention to myself, pal."

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-->'''Manny:''' "If If my trunk was that small, I wouldn't draw attention to myself, pal."



--> How do we know it's an Ice Age?
--> Because. Of all. ''The Ice''!

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--> -->'''Animal 1:''' How do we know it's an Ice Age?
-->
Age?\\
'''Animal 2:'''
Because. Of all. ''The Ice''!
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* AnachronismStew: Crosses over with MisplacedWildlife and ArtisticLicensePaleontology. The fourth film lampshades it, with Sid ''outright stating'' near the start that their fight against dinosaurs from the third film made no sense whatsoever.
** Also, Pangaea? ''In the Ice Age''?!
** Or Stonehenge, for that matter.
* AnthropomorphicShift: from Surviving Sid onwards. Though the main villains of the second and third films were actually more animalistic than the cast.

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* AnachronismStew: AnachronismStew:
**
Crosses over with MisplacedWildlife and ArtisticLicensePaleontology. The fourth film lampshades it, with Sid ''outright stating'' near the start that their fight against dinosaurs from the third film made no sense whatsoever.
** Also, Pangaea? ''In the Ice Age''?!
**
Age''?! Or Stonehenge, for that matter.
* AnthropomorphicShift: from Surviving Sid From the second film onwards. Though the main villains of the second and third films were actually more animalistic than the cast.



* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Scrat the ''saber-toothed'' squirrel. Real rodents lack canines, and at no point in history did they ever have.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: ArtisticLicenseBiology:
**
Scrat the ''saber-toothed'' squirrel. Real rodents lack canines, and at no point in history did they ever have.



* AscendedFanboy: [[Series/DrakeAndJosh Josh Peck]] was a fan of ''Ice Age'' before being cast as Eddie in the sequel. He was very excited to be a part of the saga. Music/QueenLatifah was also a fan of the original film before she was cast as Ellie in the same film.



* BigBad: Soto in the first movie, and he is a very, very [[MagnificentBastard effective]] one, especially if one watches and is aware that he is setting up a gambit for Diego's death, due to Diego being a threat to his status as pack leader.
** Arguably, Cretaceous and Maelstrom in the second movie, although it's more a case of NoAntagonist as the main threat comes simply from the meltdown itself.
** Rudy probably counts in the third movie.

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* BigBad: BigBad:
**
Soto in the first movie, and he is a very, very [[MagnificentBastard effective]] one, especially if one watches and is aware that he is setting up a gambit for Diego's death, due to Diego being a threat to his status as pack leader.
** Arguably, Cretaceous and Maelstrom in the second movie, although it's more a case of NoAntagonist as the main threat comes simply from the meltdown itself.
** Rudy probably counts in the third movie.
leader.



* BookEnds: the first movie opens with Scrat somehow causing [[DisasterDominoes an ever-growing crack]] with the acorn. It ends with one too. [[spoiler: And so does the third movie.]]

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* BookEnds: the The first movie opens with Scrat somehow causing [[DisasterDominoes an ever-growing crack]] with the acorn. It ends with one too. [[spoiler: And so does the third movie.]]



** In the third film, while Ellie is pregnant, she challenges Manny, "Let's see how you handle the teen years." In the fourth film... it's not easy.
* ButtMonkey:
** Sid. Not even his ''family'' wanted him. The majority of his problems are self-imposed, either through not being properly careful, or through having delusions of grandeur.

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** In * ButtMonkey: Considering every movie in the third film, while Ellie is pregnant, she challenges Manny, "Let's see how you handle series are slapstick comedies, almost everyone gets their turn at being the teen years." In the fourth film... it's ButtMonkey.
** The majority of Sid's problems are self-imposed, either through
not easy.
* ButtMonkey:
** Sid.
being properly careful, or through having delusions of grandeur. Not even his ''family'' wanted him. The majority of his problems are self-imposed, either through not being properly careful, or through having delusions of grandeur.



** Louis.
** Considering every movie in the series are slapstick comedies, almost everyone gets their turn at being The ButtMonkey, but Sid and Scrat definitely get it the worst!

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** Louis.
** Considering every movie in
Louis isn't given a lot of respect by the series are slapstick comedies, almost everyone gets their turn at being The ButtMonkey, but Sid and Scrat definitely get it the worst!Herd.



** Buck's knife in the fourth film.

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** Gupta appears to be wielding Buck's knife in the fourth film.



*** Speaking of the third movie, Buck commandeering a pterodactyl like an aircraft is mirrored in the fourth movie by [[spoiler:Granny commandeering her pet whale like a submarine.]]

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*** Speaking of the third movie, ** Buck commandeering a pterodactyl like an aircraft is mirrored in the fourth movie by [[spoiler:Granny commandeering her pet whale like a submarine.]]



* CarnivoreConfusion: The "predation is a fact of life" approach is taken with the saber-tooths, humans, and tyrannosaurs. The PredatorsAreMean approach is taken by the antagonists Cretaceous and Malestrom from ''The Meltdown'' and Rudy from ''Dawn Of The Dinosaurs''. Not to mention the fish from the second.

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* CarnivoreConfusion: The "predation is a fact of life" PredationIsNatural approach is taken with the saber-tooths, humans, and tyrannosaurs. The PredatorsAreMean approach is taken by the antagonists Cretaceous and Malestrom from ''The Meltdown'' and Rudy from ''Dawn Of The Dinosaurs''. Not to mention the fish from the second.



** FreudianTrio: "Ice Age"

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** FreudianTrio: "Ice Age"''Ice Age''



** FiveManBand: "The Meltdown"

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** FiveManBand: "The Meltdown"''The Meltdown''



** TheMagnificentSevenSamurai: "Dawn Of The Dinosaurs"

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** TheMagnificentSevenSamurai: "Dawn ''Dawn Of The Dinosaurs"Dinosaurs''



** Peaches's tree-swinging abilities and Louis's tunneling in the 4th movie.
** In the original, Sid's proficiency at wintertime athletics.
* TheChewToy: Scrat and Sid.

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** Peaches's In the original, Sid's proficiency at wintertime athletics allows him to distract Soto's pack.
%%** Peaches'
tree-swinging abilities and Louis's tunneling in the 4th movie.
** In the original, Sid's proficiency at wintertime athletics.
%% * TheChewToy: Scrat and Sid.



** Ellie, though she loses this trait in the third movie and never regains it.
** The Dodos.
** [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Buck]] [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass the]] [[ChekhovsSkill Weasel]]
** Sid's Granny (played by Wanda Sykes) is the 4th movie's “Buck” in some respects.

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** Ellie, though she Ellie is a mammoth who thinks she's a possum, despite the obvious size difference between her and her "brothers." She loses this trait in the third movie and never regains it.
** The Dodos.
Dodos plan to survive the Ice Age which they say will last for billions of years, with a stockpile of 3 watermelons.
** [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Buck]] [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass the]] [[ChekhovsSkill Weasel]]
Buck]] the weasel most likely lost part of his brain when he lost his eye.
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** Sid's Granny (played by Wanda Sykes) is the 4th movie's “Buck” in some respects.



* CompletelyMissingThePoint: The dodos in the first movie. Sid continually.
* ContinuityNod: In the second film, Diego asks Manny what's holding him back from moving on with Ellie, Manny's response? "My Family". Since the film doesn't mention that Manny's family was killed by humans in the first film, it also counts as ContinuityLockout since you have to watch the first film in order to understand what happened to Manny's family.

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%% * CompletelyMissingThePoint: The dodos in the first movie. Sid continually.
* ContinuityNod: ContinuityNod:
**
In the second film, Diego asks Manny what's holding him back from moving on with Ellie, Manny's response? "My Family". Since the film doesn't mention that Manny's family was killed by humans in the first film, it also counts as ContinuityLockout since you have to watch the first film in order to understand what happened to Manny's family.



** Also the opening of the fourth movie. As Scrat falls into the chasm in the opening, we can see a glimpse of Buck and Rudy. And in the siren's nest, Scrat momentarily sees Scratte, before he shakes it away.
** Earlier on in the fourth film, Diego briefly brings up his old pack.

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** Also the opening of the fourth movie. As Scrat falls into the chasm in the opening, opening of the fourth movie, we can see a glimpse of Buck and Rudy. And in the siren's nest, Scrat momentarily sees Scratte, before he shakes it away.
**
away. Earlier on in the fourth film, Diego briefly brings up his old pack.



** Soto, the main antagonist of the first film, was the vicious and bloodthirsty leader of a pack of sabretooth tigers who sought to [[Revenge kill an infant human in retaliation for said infant's tribe killing half of Soto's pack to use their pelts to keep them warm.]] As [[KnightOfCerebus terrifying as he was as an antagonist]] in an otherwise comedic and lighthearted film, Soto is still something of a TragicVillain due to wanting to avenge the members of his pack he lost to the humans, as well as an interesting idea of how [[ShadowArchetype Manny could've turned out if he had been unable to let go of his bitterness at losing his own family to humans and move on in his life.]]
** Cretaceous and Maelstrom were a pair of mindless aquatic predators from the age of the dinosaurs who, while [[KnightOfCerebus no less terrifying than Soto]] were basically PlotIrrelevantVillains who had no personal vendetta against the heroes and only saw them as another walking meal.
** Rudy
** Captain Gutt
** Gavin

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** Soto, the main antagonist of the first film, was the vicious and bloodthirsty leader of a pack of sabretooth tigers who sought to [[Revenge kill an infant human [[{{Revenge}} in retaliation retaliation]] for said infant's tribe killing half of Soto's pack to use their pelts to keep them warm.]] warm. As [[KnightOfCerebus terrifying as he was was]] as an antagonist]] antagonist in an otherwise comedic and lighthearted film, Soto is still something of a TragicVillain due to wanting to avenge the members of his pack he lost to the humans, as well as an interesting idea of how [[ShadowArchetype Manny could've turned out out]] if he had been unable to let go of his bitterness at losing his own family to humans and move on in his life.]]
life.
** Cretaceous and Maelstrom were a pair of mindless aquatic predators from the age of the dinosaurs who, while [[KnightOfCerebus no less terrifying than Soto]] Soto]], were basically PlotIrrelevantVillains {{Plot Irrelevant Villain}}s who had no personal vendetta against the heroes and only saw them as another walking meal.
** %%** Rudy
** %%** Captain Gutt
** %%** Gavin



* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Scrat and the piranhas. Or Scrat and Sid. "Tae kwon dodos! ATTACK!"
* DeadpanSnarker: Diego and Manny, and Shira in the fourth film.
* DecoyProtagonist: Scrat.

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* %%* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Scrat and the piranhas. Or Scrat and Sid. "Tae kwon dodos! ATTACK!"
* %%* DeadpanSnarker: Diego and Manny, and Shira in the fourth film.
* DecoyProtagonist: Scrat.Scrat appears at the opening of each film, but isn't one of the main characters; just one used for comic relief that is mostly unrelated to the plot.



* {{Expy}}: Buck the Weasel in ''Dawn of the Dinosaurs'' is a clear allusion to [[{{Rambo}} John Rambo]], another traumatized jungle warrior. His maddened quest to take down a giant white beast that took a part off of him makes him an [[Literature/MobyDick Captain Ahab]] expy as well. He also seems to be channeling [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack Sparrow]].
** On the fourth movie, Captain Gutt seems to be styled after Blackbeard, being a fearsome pirate with a giant ego and horrible treating of his own crew, the way his fur is organized also strongly resembles [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides POTC Blackbeard's]] trenchcoat, they have a similar unkempt and grey-ish beard, as well. They even both wear a similar tricorn hat.
** Scrat is basically the franchise's equivalent of WesternAnimation/WileECoyote.

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* {{Expy}}: {{Expy}}:
**
Buck the Weasel in ''Dawn of the Dinosaurs'' is a clear allusion to [[{{Rambo}} John Rambo]], another traumatized jungle warrior. His maddened quest to take down a giant white beast that took a part off of him makes him an [[Literature/MobyDick Captain Ahab]] expy as well. He also seems to be channeling [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack Sparrow]].
** On the fourth movie, Captain Gutt seems to be styled after Blackbeard, being a fearsome pirate with a giant ego and horrible treating of his own crew, the way his fur is organized also strongly resembles [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides POTC Blackbeard's]] trenchcoat, they have a similar unkempt and grey-ish beard, as well. They even both wear a similar tricorn hat.
** Scrat is basically the franchise's equivalent of WesternAnimation/WileECoyote.WesternAnimation/WileECoyote; he constantly pursues an item he will never get, and even looks like the character.



* EyeScream: Narrowly averted in the fourth film where Gutt swings his sword at Manny, which sweeps ''inches'' from his eye..

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* EyeScream: EyeScream:
**
Narrowly averted in the fourth film where Gutt swings his sword at Manny, which sweeps ''inches'' from his eye..



* FiveBadBand: The pack of saber-toothed tigers in the first film:
** BigBad: Soto, the leader of the pack.
** TheDragon: Diego, who is given a special assignment to eliminate the baby and serves as TheHeavy pre-HeelFaceTurn.
** TheEvilGenius: Oscar, the "haughty" one who is Soto's spokesman to Diego over his progress.
** TheBrute: Lenny, the large one who is much rougher.
** TheDarkChick: Zeke, the mangy one who is always talking about food and the group's {{CloudCuckoolander}} (the average sabre-toothed tiger wouldn't care much about sorting meat).
*** The Pirates In the fourth movie as well.
** BigBad: Captain Gutt.
** TheDragon: Shira [[spoiler: and later Squint]]
** TheEvilGenius: Raz.
** TheBrute: Flynn and Boris.
** TheDarkChick: Squint.
** TeamPet: Both Silas [Gutt's Pirate parrot] and Gupta [their pirate flag].

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* FiveBadBand: FiveBadBand:
**
The pack of saber-toothed tigers in the first film:
** *** BigBad: Soto, the leader of the pack.
** *** TheDragon: Diego, who is given a special assignment to eliminate the baby and serves as TheHeavy pre-HeelFaceTurn.
** *** TheEvilGenius: Oscar, the "haughty" one who is Soto's spokesman to Diego over his progress.
** *** TheBrute: Lenny, the large one who is much rougher.
** *** TheDarkChick: Zeke, the mangy one who is always talking about food and the group's {{CloudCuckoolander}} (the average sabre-toothed tiger wouldn't care much about sorting meat).
*** ** The Pirates In the fourth movie as well.
**
movie:
***
BigBad: Captain Gutt.
** *** TheDragon: Shira [[spoiler: and later Squint]]
** *** TheEvilGenius: Raz.
** *** TheBrute: Flynn and Boris.
** *** TheDarkChick: Squint.
** TeamPet: Both Silas [Gutt's (Gutt's Pirate parrot] parrot) and Gupta [their (their pirate flag].flag).



* GrumpyBear: Manny.

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%% * GrumpyBear: Manny.



* HeldGaze: The [[HeterosexualLifePartners platonic]] version of this trope occurs in ''Ice Age'' after Manny has just rescued Diego from death at the lava fields.

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* HeldGaze: HeldGaze:
**
The [[HeterosexualLifePartners platonic]] version of this trope occurs in ''Ice Age'' after Manny has just rescued Diego from death at the lava fields.



* HeterosexualLifePartners: Manny and Diego.
** Manny and Sid and Diego and Sid (more like Heterosexual Life Trio).
* HomoeroticSubtext: We certainly get some moments with [[HasTwoMommies three male animals]] taking care of one baby. The two HeldGaze moments between Manny and Diego. When Diego meets Manny and Sid for the first time, he comments, "I see. Can't have one of your own, so you want to adopt". Also, in the third film when [[ItMakesSenseInContext Diego and Manny are pressed up against each other]], Diego says, "I feel all tingly!" Manny says, "Don't say that when you're pressed up against me!" "Not that kind of tingly!"

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Manny and Diego.
** Manny and Sid and Diego and Sid (more like Heterosexual Life Trio).
* HomoeroticSubtext: We certainly get some moments with [[HasTwoMommies three male animals]] taking care of one baby.
**
The two HeldGaze moments between Manny and Diego. Diego.
**
When Diego meets Manny and Sid for the first time, he comments, "I see. Can't have one of your own, so you want to adopt". Also, in
** In
the third film when [[ItMakesSenseInContext Diego and Manny are pressed up against each other]], Diego says, "I feel all tingly!" Manny says, "Don't say that when you're pressed up against me!" "Not that kind of tingly!"



* InterspeciesRomance:
** Scrat and Scratte. Scrat is a ground squirrel and Scratte is a flying squirrel...
*** Given that [[spoiler: Scratlantis]] shows creatures that resemble both Scrat and Scratte, one could argue that it's a case of BizarreSexualDimorphism, but who knows.
** Peaches the mammoth and Louis the molehog.
* {{Jerkass}}: Sid can come off like this sometimes, most notably in the third movie where he doesn't even give his friends one word of thanks for embarking on that perilous journey to save him, and instead complains about how hard watching his kids were - for ''one'' day! It's more about immaturity than simply being a jerk.

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* InterspeciesRomance:
**
InterspeciesRomance: Scrat and Scratte. Scrat is a the ground squirrel and Scratte is a the flying squirrel...
*** Given that
squirrel. [[spoiler: Scratlantis]] shows creatures that resemble both Scrat and Scratte, one could argue which implies that it's it may be a case of BizarreSexualDimorphism, but who knows.
**
BizarreSexualDimorphism.
%%**
Peaches the mammoth and Louis the molehog.
* {{Jerkass}}: {{Jerkass}}:
**
Sid can come off like this sometimes, most notably in the third movie where he doesn't even give his friends one word of thanks for embarking on that perilous journey to save him, and instead complains about how hard watching his kids were - for ''one'' day! It's more about immaturity than simply being a jerk.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Manny, Diego, and sometimes Sid.
* KarmicDeath: In the first movie when [[spoiler:Soto gets impailed by falling icicles after unrepentantly wounding Diego.]]
** [[Captain Gutt]], debatably.

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%% * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Manny, Diego, and sometimes Sid.
* KarmicDeath: In the first movie when [[spoiler:Soto gets impailed by falling icicles after unrepentantly wounding Diego.]]
** [[Captain Gutt]], debatably.
Sid.



** "Momma" in the third. Helps that she's a T-Rex.
** Also Roshan's mother in the first film. She leaped over ''a waterfall'' to protect her son from the sabers.

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** "Momma" in ''Dawn of the third.Dinosaurs'' was prepared to tear the upper world a new one to rescue her three babies. Helps that she's a T-Rex.
** Also Roshan's mother in the first film. She leaped over ''a waterfall'' to protect her son from the sabers.



* MisplacedWildlife: Many animals, depending on where the films are set. Most notably the dodos, native to Mauritius, far away from areas affected by the Ice Age.
* MixAndMatchCritter: Hammerhead sloths. Yeah.
** Also, aardvarks with giant anteater-like snouts and tails.

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* MisplacedWildlife: Many animals, depending on where While most animals appearing in the films film are set. Most notably the based on North American species, dodos, native ''Palaeotherium'' and ''Macrauchenia'' were restricted to Mauritius, far away from areas affected by the Ice Age.
island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, Europe and South America respecitvely.
* MixAndMatchCritter: MixAndMatchCritter:
**
Hammerhead sloths. Yeah.
** Also, aardvarks Aardvarks with giant anteater-like snouts and tails.



* ObliviousToLove: Manny doesn't seem to be aware of his growing feelings for Ellie in the second film. Turns out he's quite aware -- and still grieving the loss of his first family.
** Then, in the 4th film, Sid ''and'' Manny gang up on Diego after his first run-in with Shira; though the two are clearly laughing it up as much as they can, while Diego stubbornly denies it...although he probably realizes his attraction, at the very least at a subconscious level, if [[spoiler: the "siren"'s taking the shape of Shira to lure him in is any indication. It works ''wonderfully well'', until Manny wakes up from his own illusion.]]

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* ObliviousToLove: ObliviousToLove:
**
Manny doesn't seem to be aware of his growing feelings for Ellie in the second film. Turns out he's quite aware -- and still grieving the loss of his first family.
** Then, in In the 4th film, Sid ''and'' Manny gang up on Diego after his first run-in with Shira; though the two are clearly laughing it up as much as they can, while Diego stubbornly denies it...although he probably realizes his attraction, at the very least at a subconscious level, if [[spoiler: the "siren"'s taking the shape of Shira to lure him in is any indication. It works ''wonderfully well'', until Manny wakes up from his own illusion.]]



* RecordNeedleScratch: Abruptly ending Scrat's [[spoiler: stay in his FluffyCloudHeaven]] at the end of the second movie. Again, in the begin sequence of ''Dawn of the Dinosaurs,'' ending the first encounter of Scrat and Scratte.

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* RecordNeedleScratch: RecordNeedleScratch:
**
Abruptly ending ends Scrat's [[spoiler: stay in his FluffyCloudHeaven]] at the end of the second movie. Again, in movie.
** In
the begin sequence of ''Dawn of the Dinosaurs,'' ending this ends the first encounter of Scrat and Scratte.



* [[ButterflyOfDoom Sabre-tooth Squirrel of Doom]]: Scrat

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%% * [[ButterflyOfDoom Sabre-tooth Squirrel of Doom]]: Scrat



* SeaMonster: Cretaceous and Maelstrom in the second film, a ''Globidens'' and ''Metriorhynchus''. [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology Both are wildly inaccurate.]] In reality, ''Globidens'' had a long tail and fed on clams, and ''Metriorhynchus'' had smooth skin, no fin on its back, and a fish-like tail.

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* SeaMonster: SeaMonster:
**
Cretaceous and Maelstrom in the second film, a ''Globidens'' and ''Metriorhynchus''. [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology Both are wildly inaccurate.]] In reality, ''Globidens'' had a long tail and fed on clams, and ''Metriorhynchus'' had smooth skin, no fin on its back, and a fish-like tail.



* SeldomSeenSpecies: A lot of the background species are real animals that are fairly obscure to anyone but a paleontologist, and the fourth film features a hyrax, a rarely seen creature alive today.
** And humans, for that matter, as they're only seen in the first movie and gone for the rest.

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* SeldomSeenSpecies: A lot of the background species are real animals that are fairly obscure to anyone but a paleontologist, and the paleontologist.
** The
fourth film features a hyrax, a rarely seen creature alive today.
** And humans, for that matter, Even humans count as an InUniverse example, as they're only seen in the first movie and gone for the rest.



* SeriesMascot: Scrat.

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* %%* SeriesMascot: Scrat.



** In the first film, the alien ship seen in the cave is a reference to ''Franchise/StarTrek''. The baby even does the Vulcan salute as they pass by it.
** During the ice slide scene, Sid says, "Captain, iceberg ahead!"-an obvious take on Titanic.
** Towards the beginning, a group of Moeritherium are stuck in a mud hole, referencing the Rite of Spring segment from ''{{Disney/Fantasia}}''.
** "[[Theatre/{{Oliver}} Food, Glorious Food]]"
** "[[Film/SpaceJam I Believe I Can Fly]]"
** Scrat's "death" in the second film is reminiscent of King Kong.
** Moby Dick=Rudy and Buck.
** Also, in the third movie, when they inhale the gas, Crash and Eddie try to sing like the Chipmunks ... or at least a Chipmunk song.
** "Yabba Dabba Doo!" "Don't Ever Yabadaba''[[TheFlintstones Doo]]'' that again!"
** When Buck mentions that he calls the dinosaur he fought Rudy, Manny wonders why he didn't call him something more terrible, like [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail Tim]].
** Buck's analysis of the "crime scene" always ending with "[[Series/CSIMiami leaving... a vegetable!]]"

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** In the first film, the ''Ice Age'':
*** The
alien ship seen in the cave is a reference to ''Franchise/StarTrek''. The baby even does the Vulcan salute as they pass by it.
** *** During the ice slide scene, Sid says, "Captain, iceberg ahead!"-an ahead!" - an obvious take on Titanic.
**
the ''[[UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic Titanic]]''.
***
Towards the beginning, a group of Moeritherium are stuck in a mud hole, referencing the Rite of Spring segment from ''{{Disney/Fantasia}}''.
** ''The Meltdown'':
*** The vultures sing
"[[Theatre/{{Oliver}} Food, Glorious Food]]"
**
Food]]" when pursuing Manny, Sid and Diego.
*** Crash sings
"[[Film/SpaceJam I Believe I Can Fly]]"
**
Fly]]" when Manny launches him out of a tree.
***
Scrat's "death" in the second film is reminiscent of King Kong.
Film/KingKong.
** Moby Dick=Rudy and ''Dawn of the Dinosaurs'':
*** Rudy is analogous to the title character of ''Literature/MobyDick'', while Captain Ahab is represented by
Buck.
** Also, in the third movie, when they *** When Crash and Eddie inhale the gas, Crash and Eddie they try to sing like [[WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks the Chipmunks ...Chipmunks]] ... or at least a Chipmunk song.
** "Yabba Dabba Doo!" "Don't Ever Yabadaba''[[TheFlintstones Doo]]'' *** Ellie slides down a dinosaur's back like [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Fred Flintstone]], while yelling his catchphrase "Yabba-dabba-doo!"
--->'''Manny''': Don't ever yabba-dabba do
that again!"
**
again!
***
When Buck mentions that he calls the dinosaur he fought Rudy, Manny wonders why he didn't call him something more terrible, like [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail Tim]].
** *** Buck's analysis of the "crime scene" always ending with "[[Series/CSIMiami leaving... a vegetable!]]"



** This line from Buck:

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** *** This line from Buck:



** The leader of the hyrax army in the fourth film paints half his face blue, a clear reference to William Wallace in Braveheart. The army as a whole, with their ZergRush against the pirates and Sid's communication with them by dance, channels the Ewoks in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.

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** ''Continental Drift'':
***
The leader of the hyrax army in the fourth film paints half his face blue, a clear reference to William Wallace in Braveheart.''Film/{{Braveheart}}''. The army as a whole, with their ZergRush against the pirates and Sid's communication with them by dance, channels the Ewoks in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.



* SmarterThanYouLook: Sid occasionally, most notably in ''Ice Age: The Meltdown''.
* TheSpeechless: Despite being ''very'' noisy, Scrat. Also, the humans of the original movie ''Ice Age'' Mama T. Rex in ''Dawn''.
* SuperPersistentPredator:
** [[spoiler: Rudy. Justified, as Buck took out one of his teeth.]]
** Cretaceous and Maelstrom.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Scratte appears to be wearing blue eye shadow, but makeup won't exist for millions of years, so it's probably natural coloring. In other words, you could say it's all down to her [[IncrediblyLamePun biological makeup]].

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* %%* SmarterThanYouLook: Sid occasionally, most notably in ''Ice Age: The Meltdown''.
* %%* TheSpeechless: Despite being ''very'' noisy, Scrat. Also, the humans of the original movie ''Ice Age'' Mama T. Rex in ''Dawn''.
* %%* SuperPersistentPredator:
** %%** [[spoiler: Rudy. Justified, as Buck took out one of his teeth.]]
** %%** Cretaceous and Maelstrom.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: TertiarySexualCharacteristics:
**
Scratte appears to be wearing blue eye shadow, but makeup won't exist for millions of years, so it's probably natural coloring. In other words, you could say it's all down to her [[IncrediblyLamePun biological makeup]].



* ThatRemindsMeOfASong: Happens twice times in the film series. First, in the third film, the possums begin singing [[Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks Christmas Don't Be Late]] after swallowing poison gas that makes them sound like chipmunks. Then, in the fourth film, Manny sang "The Candyman Can" from ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' when trying to ignore the illusions that turn out to be piranhas.
** There's also that one scene in the second film, where [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment the heroes run from carrion birds singing "Food, Glorious Food."]]

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* ThatRemindsMeOfASong: Happens twice three times in the film series. First, in series:
** ''The Meltdown'': [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment
the third film, heroes run from carrion birds singing "Food, Glorious Food."]]
** ''Dawn of the Dinosaurs'':
the possums begin singing [[Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks Christmas Don't Be Late]] after swallowing poison gas that makes them sound like chipmunks. Then, in the fourth film, Manny sang "The Candyman Can" from ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' when trying to ignore the illusions that turn out to be piranhas.chipmunks.
** There's also ''Continental Drift:'' Manny sings "The Candyman Can" from ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' when trying to ignore the illusions that one scene in the second film, where [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment the heroes run from carrion birds singing "Food, Glorious Food."]]turn out to be piranhas.



** The Dodos.

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** The Dodos.dodos. When the protagonists first encounter them, they're at regiment strength. After one rhubarb with the pathetic sloth Sid, they manage to topple off a precipice. Every last one.



*** One particular example involving Scrat is when he tries to bury his acorn at the top of a hollow tree...''during a thunderstorm!'' Predictably, he gets zapped by lightning, leaving him smoked and covered in ashes.''
** Buck, arguably. Even though he is insane, he does show some sort of intelligence. Sometimes.

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*** One particular example involving Scrat is when he tries to bury his acorn at the top of a hollow tree...''during a thunderstorm!'' Predictably, he gets zapped by lightning, leaving him smoked and covered in ashes.''
** Buck, arguably. Even though he is insane, he does show some sort of intelligence. Sometimes.



* UnusualAnimalAlliance
* WasntThatFun: In the first movie, after the animals all go hurtling through an [[ItMakesSenseInContext Ice Helter Skelter]] and slam into a wall, Diego punches the air and asks who wants to go do it again.
** Also in the third movie, when the herd is leaving the underground world, Buck states that they should have that adventure full of mortal peril again.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Almost all of the villains can apply. Things are usually fairly nice seeming and happy until one of the baddies shows up. For example almost all the jokes stop during the duel with Soto in the first film. In the second film the opossum brothers' cavorting on ice is abruptly interrupted by Maelstrom exploding through it, cracking open the river's surface and instigating a tense and frightening chase scene that ends with Manny, Cretaceous and Maelstrom sharing [[DeathGlare Death Glares]] with dark and foreboding music playing, with not a single humorous moment in the scene. The final battle with Rudy in the third film has only a single quick funny moment with Sid tying the vines. Hell, Rudy is so scary he comes off more like an EldritchAbomination rather than just a dinosaur like all the others, with every scene he's in being ominous and scary. And in ''Continental Drift'', while his crew has their quirks and funny times, Gutt himself is a very cruel and vicious ape. And he holds a grudge against Manny'; a grudge ''so powerful'', that Gutt [[MoralEventHorizon eventually resorts to trying to]] [[spoiler: kill Manny's family just to get back at him.]]

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* UnusualAnimalAlliance
UnusualAnimalAlliance: The main trio consists of a mammoth, a ground sloth and a sabre-toothed cat, who get together to return a human baby to his parents, and become TrueCompanions along the way. They are joined by other mammoths, sloths, opossums and a weasel in the sequels.
* WasntThatFun: WasntThatFun:
**
In the first movie, after the animals all go hurtling through an [[ItMakesSenseInContext Ice Helter Skelter]] and slam into a wall, Diego punches the air and asks who wants to go do it again.
** Also in In the third movie, third, when the herd is leaving the underground world, Buck states that they should have that adventure full of mortal peril again.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Almost all of the villains can apply. Things are usually fairly nice seeming and happy until one of the baddies shows up. For example almost up:
** Almost
all the jokes stop during the duel with Soto in the first film. film.
**
In the second film the opossum brothers' cavorting on ice is abruptly interrupted by Maelstrom exploding through it, cracking open the river's surface and instigating a tense and frightening chase scene that ends with Manny, Cretaceous and Maelstrom sharing [[DeathGlare Death Glares]] with dark and foreboding music playing, with not a single humorous moment in the scene. scene.
**
The final battle with Rudy in the third film has only a single quick funny moment with Sid tying the vines. Hell, Rudy is so scary he comes off more like an EldritchAbomination rather than just a dinosaur like all the others, with every scene he's in being ominous and scary.
**
And in ''Continental Drift'', while his crew has their quirks and funny times, Gutt himself is a very cruel and vicious ape. And he holds a grudge against Manny'; Manny; a grudge ''so powerful'', that Gutt [[MoralEventHorizon eventually resorts to trying to]] to [[spoiler: kill Manny's family just to get back at him.]]



* VillainSong: The vultures from the second movie use Food Glorious Food, from Oliver the musical as theirs, and Captain Gutt from the fourth has his own sea shanty entitled [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YA2nU5CatY "Master of the Seas"]].
* VitriolicBestBuds: Sid is this, to Manny and Diego.

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* VillainSong: The vultures from the second movie use Food "Food, Glorious Food, Food" from Oliver the musical ''Theater/{{Oliver}}'' as theirs, and Captain Gutt from the fourth has his own sea shanty entitled [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YA2nU5CatY "Master of the Seas"]].
* %%* VitriolicBestBuds: Sid is this, to Manny and Diego.



** The Dodos are in fact extinct, but they didn't die out during the Ice Age. They were wiped out by man very quickly after discovering the remote island of Mauritius were they used to live. Not mainly for food (they tasted awful), but simply as some sort of sport... They were in no way "too dumb to live" as portayed in the movie, but just evolutionary unfit for the challenge by naked monkeys who, after a long sea travel, would see clubbing fat flightless birds as appropriate entertainment.

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** The Dodos are in fact extinct, but they didn't die out during the Ice Age. They were wiped out by man very quickly after discovering the remote island of Mauritius were they used to live. Not mainly for food (they tasted awful), but simply as some sort of sport...sport. They were in no way "too dumb to live" as portayed in the movie, but just evolutionary unfit for the challenge by naked monkeys who, after a long sea travel, would see clubbing fat flightless birds as appropriate entertainment.



* BigThinShortTrio: Manny (big), Diego (thin) and Sid (short). Also the supporting saber-toothed tigers: Lenny (big), Oscar (thin) and Zeke (short).

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* BigThinShortTrio: BigThinShortTrio:
**
Manny (big), Diego (thin) and Sid (short). Also the (short).
** The
supporting saber-toothed tigers: Lenny (big), Oscar (thin) and Zeke (short).



* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Soto gets impailed by falling icicles after unrepentantly wounding Diego.]]



* MeaningfulName: Several of the characters have meaningful names that reflect the [[FauxSymbolism depth of the movie's writing.]] Sid and Scrat's names have no intended deeper meaning, most likely because they're the comic reliefs of the film. Manfred means "Man of Peace" and his character arc has him show he stands for justice and forgiveness and like a man of peace, he brokers reconciliation between himself and his human enemies. Diego is the Spanish form of the name Jacob, which means "Deceiver, or, He Deceives" and within the plot of the film Diego is a DoubleAgent, glibly lying to Manny and Sid and setting them up. However, like the original Jacob of the Bible, Diego gets redemption as well, though from an unlikely source: the baby - and Manny. Roshan, the name of the baby, is Hindi and means "Light" or "Light at Dawn" and he is the peace child who brings light into the midst of three lonely souls (Sid's family abandoned him, Diego's pack doesn't care about him, and Manny family [[spoiler: was taken away from him]]) and makes them a family.

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* MeaningfulName: Several of the characters have meaningful names that reflect the [[FauxSymbolism depth of the movie's writing.]] MeaningfulName:
**
Sid and Scrat's names have no intended deeper meaning, most likely because they're the comic reliefs of the film. film.
**
Manfred means "Man of Peace" and his character arc has him show he stands for justice and forgiveness and like a man of peace, he brokers reconciliation between himself and his human enemies. enemies.
**
Diego is the Spanish form of the name Jacob, which means "Deceiver, or, He Deceives" and within the plot of the film Diego is a DoubleAgent, glibly lying to Manny and Sid and setting them up. However, like the original Jacob of the Bible, Diego gets redemption as well, though from an unlikely source: the baby - and Manny.
**
Roshan, the name of the baby, is Hindi and means "Light" or "Light at Dawn" and he is the peace child who brings light into the midst of three lonely souls (Sid's family abandoned him, Diego's pack doesn't care about him, and Manny family [[spoiler: was taken away from him]]) and makes them a family.



* OldFaithful: at one point, Sid sits on a geyser as Manny and Diego count down to when the geyser erupts and sends Sid flying, with Manny commenting "Sure is faithful".

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* OldFaithful: at At one point, Sid sits on a geyser as Manny and Diego count down to when the geyser erupts and sends Sid flying, with Manny commenting "Sure is faithful".



* PredationIsNatural: The pack of sabretooth cats are the villains because they hunt humans not for food but out of revenge. Diego befriends two herbivores and goes through a Heel–Face Turn while keeping his carnivorous diet (he's seen hunting in the sequels). Also, Manny the mammoth berates the two brontotheres for trying to kill Sid the sloth despite being herbivores.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "Because. Of all. ''The Ice''!"

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* PredationIsNatural: The pack of sabretooth cats are the villains because they hunt humans not for food but out of revenge. Diego befriends two herbivores and goes through a Heel–Face Turn HeelFaceTurn while keeping his carnivorous diet (he's seen hunting in the sequels). Also, Manny the mammoth berates the two brontotheres for trying to kill Sid the sloth despite being herbivores.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: PunctuatedForEmphasis:
** When one ''Macrauchenia'' asks another [[TitleDrop "How do we know it's an Ice Age?"]], the other replies,
"Because. Of all. ''The Ice''!"



* RealSongThemeTune: Rusted Root's "Send Me On My Way", which was used rather prominently in the film during the TravelMontage.



* TitleDrop: The film employs this along with PunctuatedForEmphasis, below. "How do we know it's an Ice Age?"

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* TitleDrop: The film employs this along with PunctuatedForEmphasis, below. "How TitleDrop:
--> How
do we know it's an Ice Age?"Age?
--> Because. Of all. ''The Ice''!



* VillainProtagonist: Diego, especially after joining Manny and Sid in their quest to return Roshan to his tribe.

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* VillainProtagonist: Diego, especially after joining Manny and Sid in their quest to return Roshan to his tribe.
16th Feb '18 7:42:26 AM Mindhooked
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* RoadApples: Inverted shortly after Sid and Manny first run into Diego. With Sid still guarding a human baby, Manny tells Sid that the baby is wearing some kind of diaper, hinting to him what happens next.
-->'''Sid:''' Humans are disgusting!
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12th Feb '18 6:47:04 PM nombretomado
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** Scrat is basically the franchise's equivalent of WileECoyote.

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** Scrat is basically the franchise's equivalent of WileECoyote.WesternAnimation/WileECoyote.
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