In the animation field, Pixar, Disney & Dreamworks all triggered their success after their very first film itself. This can also be said of Blue Sky Studios. Unfortunately, this was the only film I liked by this studio but I did also enjoy Robots and, to some extend, the Ice Age sequel. The animation is very gorgeous and the storyline, simple as it may seem, is very touching and moralistic. Expert viewers may notice several similarities between this and Monsters, Inc. and/or The Lion King.
Opening off with arguably one of the best cartoon characters, Scrat, we are quickly thrown into the real storyline and from there, I think this line would be appropriate, the laughs just snowballs. With a rather impressive voice-over (check out Ray Romano, Jon Leguizamo & Goran Visnjic) and excellent pop-culture references (seriously, the part where Pinky gives a Vulcan salute to the spaceship), Ice Age is here to stay for a long time and very well could be the Three Musketeers of our generation. Like I said above, it's also very touchy and it gives you no reason to dislike the film. All in all, this film is fun to watch and is very easy to swallow and if you're a fan of simple settings, great dialogues and close friendships, then this film is not to be missed!