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Ice Age
Genre: Computer Animation

Reviewed In Issue 67 (Dec 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

The Voice Talents Of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Goran Visnjic & Jack Black

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Disc One of this two-disc set includes audio commentary by director Chris Wedge and co-director Carlos Saldanha, three games, a THX

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2004664
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Mild peril
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 81
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/26/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): Chris Wedge
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
It is the dawning of the Ice Age and an unlikely trio forge on a quest to find a tribe of humans who have lost a baby. Manfred the Mammoth (Romano) is less than ecstatic when the uncharacteristically hyper sloth Sid (Leguizamo) missed the migration south and decides to latch onto the giant pachyderm. When they happen upon a human baby, Manfred reluctantly agrees to help Sid get the child back to his tribe. When the shady sabertooth tiger Diego shows up, claiming that he can lead Manny and Sid to the humans, the three set out and become quite a, foursome if you count the kiddo. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture is absolutely impressive. The computer animation exhibits excellent

The Dolby Digital 5.1-channel soundtrack sounds impressive in terms of fidelity and spatial rendering. The audio has been well-recorded, and the use of dimension is liberal when appropriate, but in general is effective, resulting in a spatial soundstage that is expansive and enveloping. The dialogue, which sounds natural and is the result of a very good recording, also exhibits the sonic character of an ADR production at times. Imaging across the screen is palpably wide, and there is usually compelling depth, especially with the rendering of ambience effects. Deep bass can be characterized as punctuated moments with some .1 LFE engagement, such as the footsteps of Manfred the woolly mammoth. The surrounds range in activity between subtlety and prominence, with usually some balance of the audio toward the screen channels. (Perry Sun)

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