- Cast: Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Chris Wedge, Josh Peck, Jeremy Renner, Aziz Ansari, Jennifer Lopez, Seann William Scott, Heather Morris, Nick Frost, Alan Tudyk, Kunal Nayyar, Keke Palmer, J.B. Smoove, Wanda Sykes, Nicki Minaj, Aubrey Graham, Joy Behar, Josh Gad, Alain Chabat, Deon Cole
- Directors: Steve Martino, Mike Thurmeier
- Writers: Michael Berg, Jason Fuchs, Mike Reiss
- Producer: Lori Forte
- Art Direction: Nash Dunnigan
- Casting: Christian Kaplan
- D.O.P.: Renato Falcão
- Editors: David Ian Salter, James Palumbo
- Music: John Powell
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 drift. 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.
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- MPAA Warning: Mild rude humor and action/peril
- Production Budget: $85 million
- Production Companies: Blue Sky Studios
2012 Guide Analysis: "The CG animated franchise that just keeps on ticking, 'Continental' marks the fourth chapter in the "Ice Age" series from Blue Sky Studios and Fox. The second to be in 3D, the first to be in IMAX 3D, and the first with a CinemaScope aspect ratio (2.35:1), this one kicks off with a continental cataclysm and leads to a mostly seaborne tale including a ragtag group of animal pirates.
The cast assembled for this is pretty impressive including Jennifer Lopez, Peter Dinklage, Aziz Ansari, Wanda Sykes, Rebel Wilson, Joy Behar and Alan Tudyk. While the sloth reunites with his family and the saber-toothed tiger finds love, most of the affection for the series is due to the antics of the acorn chasing Scrat who once again returns.
Despite the series having yet to really distinguish itself creatively, when the last film managed to rake in nearly $900 million worldwide from a budget 1/10th that size - you know Fox will keep milking it for god knows how many more sequels."