Ice Age: The Meltdown
- 1 hr 31 min
Ice Age: The Meltdown is a computer animated family movie. Sid the sloth, Diego the sabre toothed tiger, and Manny the wooly mammoth are noticing their frozen world is slowly warming up. The downside to the beautiful weather is that their valley home is in danger of being washed away by a glacial dam that won't hold. The trio must travel across the valley to a boat, their only hope of surviving. Manny, who's been contemplating having a family, runs into Ellie, possibly the last wooly mammoth in existence. Ellie is not aware of this because she's been raised along side her brothers, Crash and Eddie, as an opossum. The friction between rigid Manny and playful Ellie progresses as their journey does. The group grapples with changing terrain and each other. As the ice starts melting, Diego struggles to cope with his secret fear of water. Always seen as a burden to the group, Sid is seeking respect from his friends. Manny is left to decide if he and Ellie will be the last of their kind. When the group stumbles upon a familiar place, Ellie finally acknowledges she was adopted. Once accepting she is a wooly mammoth, Ellie must decide if she will repopulate her species with Manny. Along the way, they encounter sea reptiles, Cretaceous and Maelstrom, who want to destroy the group; a group of sloths who believe Sid is their god; and finally a herd of wooly mammoths. Throughout the movie a second story line follows Scrat the silent squirrel. His motivation is always to store and secure his nuts. As shown in the first scenes, Scrat's obsessive hoarding is the reason for the meltdown. While attempting to bury his prize walnut, Scrat causes a glacier to open up. Ice Age: The Meltdown is a computer animated sequel to Ice Age and second film in the Ice Age trilogy.