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|Directed by||Mike Thurmeier|
|Produced by||Lori Forte|
|Story by||Aubrey Solomon|
|Music by||John Debney|
|Editing by||James Palumbo|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Release date(s)||June 19, 2016(Sydney Film Festival)
July 22, 2016 (United States)
|Running time||91 minutes|
|Money made||$408.6 million|
Ice Age: Collision Course (also known as Ice Age 5: Collision Course) is a 2016 American computer-animated science fiction comedy film produced by Blue Sky Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the fifth installment in the Ice Age film series and the sequel to Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012). The film was directed by Mike Thurmeier from a screenplay by Michael J. Wilson, Michael Berg, and Yoni Brenner, and stars Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Jennifer Lopez, and Simon Pegg reprising their roles from the previous films alongside Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Adam DeVine, Nick Offerman, Max Greenfield, Stephanie Beatriz, Melissa Rauch, Michael Strahan, Jessie J, and Neil deGrasse Tyson. In the film, after Scrat accidentally launches several deadly meteors to Earth during an attempt to bury his acorn, Manny, the Herd, and Buck must go on a life-or-death mission to find a way to fend them off.
The film premiered at the Sydney Film Festival on June 19, 2016, and was released in the United States on July 22. The film underperformed at the US box office, but did better internationally, earning a worldwide total of $408 million against a $105 million production budget.
Five years after the events of the fourth film, Manny and Ellie are preparing for the upcoming marriage between their daughter, Peaches and her clumsy, good natured fiancé, Julian, but Manny is unsure about the wedding. Diego and his wife Shira want to start a family, but their fierce appearance tends to scare children. Sid is dumped by his girlfriend, Francine, just as he is about to propose to her, and he laments his solitude. During Manny and Ellie's twenty-third wedding anniversary party, asteroids strike the place and The Herd barely escape. Meanwhile, at the underground lost world, Buck returns a Chasmosaurus egg back to its rightful owner after it was stolen by a trio of flying dromaeosaurs named Gavin, Gertie, and Roger. Buck discovers an ancient stone pillar and takes it to the surface, where he meets The Herd after 21 years.
Buck explains to The Herd that according to the pillar, the asteroids had caused two extinctions of "horseshoe crab-looking thingies" and dinosaurs in the past and with a massive one still incoming, he believes that the only place they could find a clue to stop it is on the site of the impact of the previous ones, as according to its engravings, they always fall at the same place. However, the three dromaeosaurs overhear their conversation, and Gavin and Gertie decide to stop them, believing that they could easily avoid the impact, thus not only getting their revenge on Buck, but also eradicating Earth's population and securing domination over the planet for their species. Roger is reluctant, but Gavin and Gertie strong-arm him into cooperating.
As The Herd travels to the crash site, they discover that the asteroids have electro-magnetic properties. Buck theorizes that if a huge quantity of smaller asteroids should be gathered and launched into orbit, they could attract the main asteroid as well and prevent it from falling on Earth. After facing several obstacles and the interference of the dromaeosaurs, The Herd arrives at "Geotopia", a community of immortal animals formed inside one of the asteroids that have fallen long ago, where Sid meets Brooke, a female ground sloth who falls in love with him.
However, Shangri Llama, the leader of Geotopia, refuses to cooperate with Buck's plan to send the city's crystals into space in order to prevent the imminent impact, as they are the key to the residents' longevity. Sid inadvertently destroys the entire city when he attempts to remove one of the crystals to present Brooke with, immediately aging them to their real ages and revealing their true crone-like appearances, much to Shangri Llama's anger.
Once Brooke convinces the Geotopians that preventing the asteroid's fall is more important than their lost youth, they and The Herd help with Buck's plan, which is to fill up a volcano with the crystals so that the pressure launches them into space to draw the asteroid away. The dromaeosaurs attempt to intervene, but they soon discover that they will not be able to survive the asteroid's impact, and Buck convinces them to help. The plan initially fails, as there is a small leak Granny discovers, who uses her cane to plug it up, causing an explosion, and the asteroid is pulled back into space.
The Herd then departs back home, including Sid, who parts ways from Brooke, but just after they leave, a small crystal shard falls inside a hot spring, giving it rejuvenating properties and making the Geotopians and Granny, who stayed behind with them, regain their youth. After The Herd returns, Manny reconciles with Julian, Peaches and Julian celebrate their wedding, Diego and Shira become heroes to the kids who were scared of them before, and a rejuvenated Brooke appears during the ceremony to reunite with Sid.
- Ray Romano as Manny, a woolly mammoth, leader of the Herd, Ellie's husband and Peaches’ father.
- John Leguizamo as Sid, a ground sloth and the founder of the Herd and best friend to Manny & Diego.
- Denis Leary as Diego, a saber-toothed tiger and the member of the Herd, Shira's husband.
- Queen Latifah as Ellie, a female woolly mammoth – Manny's wife, Peaches’ mother and Crash and Eddie's adoptive sister.
- Simon Pegg as Buck, a one-eyed weasel and a dinosaur hunter who reunites with The Herd to warn them of the coming asteroid. Pegg also voices Pythagoras Buck and Robo Buck who exist in his mind along with Neil deBuck Weasel.
- Seann William Scott and Josh Peck as Crash and Eddie, two opossums and the adoptive brothers of Ellie.
- Keke Palmer as Peaches, a young female woolly mammoth – daughter of Manny and Ellie and fiancée to Julian (wife by the end).
- Adam DeVine as Julian, a young male woolly mammoth and Peaches' fiancée (husband by the end).
- Neil deGrasse Tyson as Neil deBuck Weasel, a weasel astronomer who exists in Buck's mind.
- Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Shangri Llama, a yoga-loving llama and the spiritual leader of Geotopia.
- Jessie J as Brooke, a ground sloth who is a resident of Geotopia and the love interest of Sid.
- Jennifer Lopez as Shira, a female saber-toothed tiger and Diego's wife.
- Wanda Sykes as Granny, an aging ground sloth and Sid's grandmother.
- Nick Offerman as Gavin, a flying dromaeosaur – father of Roger and Gertie.
- Stephanie Beatriz as Gertie, a flying dromaeosaur – Gavin's daughter.
- Max Greenfield as Roger, a flying dromaeosaur that is freaky and cowardly – Gavin's son.
- Melissa Rauch as Francine, a female ground sloth who dumps Sid as she is his former girlfriend.
- Michael Strahan as Teddy, a fearless rabbit and a resident of Geotopia.
- Lilly Singh as Bubbles and Misty, a pair of "minicorns" who reside in Geotopia.
- Chris Wedge as Scrat, a saber-toothed squirrel.
|Ice Age: Collision Course|
|Film score by|
|Released||July 19, 2016|
|John Debney film scores chronology|
The film was composed by John Debney, who replaced John Powell from the previous three films due to Powell being busy with other projects. However, most of Powell's score from the third film was included, along with David Newman's score from the first film. Jessie J performed a song dubbed "Superstar" as a contribution to the film.
|1.||"Ice Age: Collision Course Main Title"||0:15|
|8.||"Did You Forget?"||1:34|
|9.||"Peaches and Julian"||0:59|
|13.||"Dino Bird Plan"||1:51|
|17.||"The Herd Rests"||1:06|
|22.||"A Good Life"||1:26|
|24.||"Sealing The Volcano"||2:55|
|25.||"Dino Birds Join The Mission"||3:15|
|27.||"We Did It"||2:25|
|30.||"Ice Age: Collision Course End Credits (Soundtrack Edit)"||0:51|
|31.||"Dream Weaver" (Trent Harmon)||3:49|
On the possibility of a sequel, co-director Galen T. Chu stated in June 2016 that there were some ideas for the sixth installment. In July 2016, Bustle noted that the chances of a sixth entry were relatively high but would depend on the box office performance of the fifth film. The closure of Blue Sky Studios in 2021 put the possibility of a sixth film into uncertainty.
In October 2019, after the acquisition of 21st Century Fox by Disney, a spin-off was in development for Disney+. The spin-off was officially confirmed to be a film, titled Ice Age: Adventures of Buck Wild and will centre around Buck going on an adventure in the Dinosaur World with Crash and Eddie. The film is set to release in early 2022 for the franchise's 20th anniversary.
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