Jerry Shepard (Walker), a guide at the National Science Foundation Research Base, has a pretty good life, spending his days with his best friend, cartographer Charlie Cooper (Jason Biggs), playing poker, and exploring the Antarctic wilderness with his sled dogs—Old Jack, Maya, Max, Shadow, Buck, Truman, Dewey, and Shorty. But the arrival of a UCLA geologist and subsequent exploration finds them fleeing a sudden storm and narrowly escaping death, thanks to the actions of his heroic dogs. And it's this same storm that forces them to evacuate the base, leaving the dogs behind. Will Jerry make it back in time to save his canine companions? (It's a Disney film, you figure it out.) (Jack Kelley)
Special features include audio commentary, the Blu-Scape Ice film, a movie showcase, and up-front ads.
The cold, blue MPEG-2-encoded 2.40:1 Blu-ray Disc picture does not have the pixel breakup problems of the DVD, but its hazy, blown-out appearance can add to what can generally be described as a slightly smeared image. (Danny Richelieu)
The uncompressed linear PCM soundtrack's increased fidelity helps create a more believable soundstage, especially with all the subtle atmospheric effects, although imaging between loudspeaker pairs is still limited. (Danny Richelieu)