Sunday, March 27, 2016

Review - Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade

72 minutes (counting extras); Amazon
Just in case you missed the premiere of the new Ice Age television special on Fox last weekend, The Great Egg-Scapade is now available to own on Digital HD ( iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, Amazon Video, Sony Playstation Store, Microsoft Movies & TV and MGo).

Picking up after the events of 2012's Ice Age: Continental Drift, The Great Egg-Scapade centers on Sid (voiced by John Leguizamo), who comes with the idea that he is responsible enough to babysit a dozen eggs while the mother's are gathering food. Sounds like a great plan, well, that is until Sid falls asleep and when he wakes up all the eggs have disappeared.

The ex-pirate bunny Squint (voiced by Seth Green) wants revenge for his ship being destroyed in Continental Drift, so he kidnaps all the eggs. He paints the eggs and scatters them around the land. Manny (voiced Ray Romano), Diego (voiced Denis Leary) must go along with Sid on an egg hunt, with a little help from Squint's brother Clint (voiced by Blake Anderson).

Meanwhile, Crash (voiced by Seann Williams Scott) and Eddie (voiced by Josh Peck) try to play an April Fools' joke on Peaches (played Keke Palmer).

Special Features includes:

Cosmic Scrat-trastrophe: A five-minute sneak peek of ICE AGE: THE COLLISION COURSE
Ice Age: The Story So Far
More Nuts for Scrat
Ice Age – Continental Crack-Up, Part 1
Ice Age – Continental Crack-Up, Part 2
Gone Nutty – Scrat’s Missing Adventure
No Time For Nuts
Falling For Scratte
Scrat: From Head to Toe
Educational Featurettes: Lost Historical Films, The Sloth: “Nature’s Loveable Lisper”, The Saber-Toothed Tiger: “Nature’s Fearsome Feline”, The Possum: “Nature’s Spunky Spectacles

Final Thoughts: I wasn't even aware that an Ice Age Easter Special aired last Sunday; however, I did watched it on iTunes a few days ago. Most animated franchises get a bit stale with each new installment, but the Ice Age films have gotten better with each new sequel (the fifth film will be in theaters this summer). With a running-time around 25-minutes, The Great Egg-Scapade gives each character something to do. Yes, even Scrat has time to chase his acorn. The original voice cast returns, except for Aziz Ansari who voiced Squint; he is replaced by Seth Green. Overall, Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade is a cute little cartoon that the entire family can enjoy watching together.

*Disclaimer - I received complimentary digital copy in exchange for my unbiased review. All opinions are my own.

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