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Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade Now on DVD

 

In case you missed it when it aired on TV or last year’s Digital HD download, Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade is now available on DVD. The very funny little film is perfect for kids and the kid in all of us. Scart that little half squirrel half rat is back for more fun and he starts the film off with a bang. He even has the majority of the special bonus features as you really can’t get enough of the little critter. The whole Ice Age gang is back in this little feature and have brought along a couple of bunnies just in time for Easter.

The story opens with Sid (John Leguizamo) opening up a new egg sitting business. You know, he’ll sit on the eggs of the local birds, turtles and other animals that start with the oval objects. With the world in a tizzy most of the animals just don’t have enough time in the day to sit on eggs, so Sid plans on making a fortune.

Sid (John Leguizamo) gets the eggs ready for sitting

Meanwhile, two rabbits, Clint (Blake Anderson) and Squint (Seth Green) are landlocked since their previous caper in the last Ice Age when their ship got sunk. Squint, the dastardly of the two wants reparations for the loss of his ship by Manny (Ray Romano). Making threats unless Manny builds him another vessel won’t work with the huge Mammoth, so he decides to take action. Unfortunately he steals the dozen eggs that Sid has been sitting.

So beings a hilarious romp around the valley in search for the eggs and Squint. Director Ricardo Curtis makes his film very kid friendly, yet a bit adult charming for the whole family. If your children are now teens I’m sure they have been exposed to Ice Age so if they are babysitting for the younger ones, they’ll also enjoy a good laugh or two.

Clint (Blake Anderson) the Bunny helps Manny find the eggs

The animation continues to get better with this episode of Ice Age. The fur is furrier and the snow a lot “colder”. The valley where the gang has hold up with spring about to be sprung, has grown some awesome backdrops for the critters. And being the film’s an Easter tribute to and egg hunt, it all bodes well for all.

BONUS FEATURES:

There are a lot of fun bonus extras featuring Scrat and several of the regulars.

“Ice Age: Collision Course Cosmic Scrat-Tastrophe” has the little character giving a mild and funny intro to the upcoming release of the latest Ice Age.

“There’s also a 5 minute sneak peak of “Ice Age: Collision Course”

Scrat finds another acorn in the short film “More Nuts for Scrat”

“Shorts” 7 short films featuring Scrat” Including “More Nuts for Scrat”, my favorite “Ice Age Continental Crack-up part 1 & 2”,  “No Time for Nuts”, another favorite “Falling for Scratte” and more.

”Lost Historical Films” a cool look at the beginnings of The Sloth, The Saber Toothed Tiger, and The Possum.

Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade” has been rated TV-PG for some rude words like butt and jerks.

FINAL ANALYSIS: Whether you are a Scrat lover or are fond of all the wacky Ice Age Characters, this film entertains. (A)

Specifications and additional video information:
Cast: Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Seth Green, Taraji P. Henson, Wendy Williams, Lili Estefan, Gabriel Iglesias, Blake Anderson
Directed by: Ricardo Curtis
Genre: Family, Kids, Animation, Comedy, Adventure
MPAA Rating: TV PG
Running Time: 21 minutes
Video Release Date: March 7, 2017
Language: English (Changeable to French or Spanish)
Reviewed Format: DVD
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
Video: Widescreen, 16:9, Aspect Ratio 1.78:1
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
Number of Discs: 1 Disc + Digital Download Code
Distributed by: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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Film Editor John Delia has been on all sides of the movie business from publications to film making. He has worked as a film critic with ACED Magazine for more than 12 years and earned a Bachelors degree in communications from the University of Florida. John is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association. Follow John on Twitter @staragent1 or send John a message at jdelia@acedmagazine.com