Ice Age: The Meltdown

Theatrical Release: March 31, 2006
DVD Release: November 21, 2006
Ice Age: The Meltdown


Manny, Sid and Diego return in another incredible adventure. The Ice Age is coming to an end, and the animals are delighting in their new world: a melting paradise of water parks, geysers and tar pits. But when Manny, Sid and Diego discover that the miles of melted ice will flood their valley, they must warn everyone and somehow figure out a way to escape the coming deluge.

Dove Review

This movie has enough funny moments to make it enjoyable for the family. One such scene includes the squirrel becoming attached to the ice by means of his tongue. His struggle to get loose makes for some fun viewing. However, there are two things which need to be mentioned: There are some sexual innuendos in the film; also, a turtle named Stu doesn’t survive and I heard one young girl in the audience repeatedly ask her mother if Stu died. She seemed to be genuinely concerned. So, parents should be cautious in taking very young children to the film. Yet, for the adults, the scene became humorous when another animal tried to sell Stu’s shell as a “mobile home.” One character sees a dam and says the word in a way that makes it sound like a profanity. Also, referring to a burro, the word “wilda*s” is used three times, as in donkey. Overall, the story is amusing and clean and we award this film four Doves.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Manny the mammoth refers to Ellie's "big b*tt;" reference to mating.
Language: D-1; Wilda*s-3.
Violence: Vultures attack animals, fight with possums and other animals. A turtle dies.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: 20th Century Fox Home Ent.
Writer: Jon Vitti
Director: Carlos Saldanha
Producer: Lori Forte
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 91 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter