Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.
USA, 2006. Twentieth Century Fox Animation, Blue Sky Studios. Story by Peter Gaulke, Gerry Swallow, Screenplay by Peter Gaulke, Gerry Swallow, Jim Hecht. Cinematography by Craig Anthony Grasso. Produced by Lori Forte. Music by Will Edwards, John Powell. Production Design by Thomas Cardone. Film Editing by Harry Hitner.
Your favourite prehistoric pals Manny, Sid and Diego are back at it again in this beautifully animated, slightly superior sequel to the 2001 hit film. Mammoth Manny (Ray Romano) has to deal with the possibility of extinction when he realizes that there are no other mammoths that he knows of. This is put aside, however, when the valley that he and his pals Sid the sloth (John Leguizamo) and Diego the sabre-toothed tiger (Denis Leary) live in is threatened with flooding; the earth’s ice is beginning to melt and their lives hang in the balance. The film’s plot, a more humorous version of Disney’s Dinosaur, concerns itself with the animals’ trek to safety, compounded with hilarity when a female mammoth named Ellie (voiced adorably by Queen Latifah) shows up with her two “brothers”: a pair of possums hell bent on mischief. Ellie could provide Manny with some romance if she wasn’t convinced she was a possum herself. The kids will love it, and the grownups might even find themselves amused for a while.