20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios are set to bring us the fifth installment of the Ice Age franchise, this summer. Ice Age: Collision Course, will be hoping to emulate the commercial success enjoyed by the four previous movies, which together have pulled in over $730 million at the domestic box office alone.
This time, the lovable sabre-tooth squirrel, Scrat, is the catalyst for the main events of the movie, when his relentless pursuit of the perfect acorn catapults him into outer space. There, he unwittingly sets of a string of events leading to the formation of the solar system, as well a wreaking havoc down on Earth with a series of meteor showers. In order to save themselves, Sid, Manny, and Diego leave their home to find safety elsewhere – and in doing so, meet a whole host of new characters.
Following on from the first trailer – itself a condensed version of the Scrat original short that played in front of The Peanuts Movie in theaters – the latest Ice Age: Collision Course trailer has dropped online. Give it a watch, above.
The original Ice Age voice cast are back again for Collision Course, including John Leguizamo as Sid, Dennis Leary as Diego, and Ray Romano as Manny. Newcomers include Stephanie Beatriz (You’re Not You), Adam DeVine (Pitch Perfect 2), Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Max Greenfield (Veronica Mars), Jessie J, Nick Offerman (Fargo), Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory), and Michael Strahan. Collision Course is directed by Ice Age stalwarts, Mike Thurmeier, known for also helming Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Ice Age: Continental Drift, along with Galen T. Chu.
As always, this Ice Age trailer brings the laughs; mainly thanks to Scrat, who is as neurotic and adorable as always, but also thanks to the trio of Manny, Sid and Diego who are just as watchable as ever. 20th Century and Blue Sky always seem to be the unsung heroes of animation; dwarfed by Disney and Pixar, but there’s plenty of love out there for their movies and Collision Course looks like it will be equally as fun as all the others. Ice Age movies succeed at appealing to adults and kids alike, packed full of visual gags as well as subtle jokes that will probably fly over the heads of younger viewers.
Ice Age: Collision Course will be released in U.S. theaters on July 22nd, 2016.
Source: 20th Century Fox