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Fox Greenlights "Ice Age 5"

by Ju-osh M.
December 21, 2013 2:25 AM
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Peter Ackerman wrote the screenplay for "Ice Age" and will now be working on DirecTV's first comedy series.
Peter Ackerman wrote the screenplay for "Ice Age" and will now be working on DirecTV's first comedy series.

Fox Animation Studios and Blue Sky Studios have officially green-lit Ice Age 5, slated for a July 15, 2016 release. This news should come as a surprise to, well, NO ONE, as films that reach Part 4 rarely adhere to such age-old adages as 'Leave well enough alone' and/or 'Less is more.'

In fact, in the case of the Ice Age films, more appears to actually mean more. LOTS MORE. With last year's Ice Age: Continental Drift earning $874.9 million worldwide (bringing the series' total haul to a whopping $2.8 billion), the 'end' that the films' characters continually fear appears less and less likely to occur any time soon.

The announcement of Ice Age 5 officially makes the summer of '16 the Summer of Studio Sequels, with Pixar releasing Finding Dory and DreamWorks releasing How to Train Your Dragon 3 -- BOTH on June 17.

Originality must've died with the dinosaurs.

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  • Pankaj Srivastava | December 30, 2013 6:21 AMReply

    Ice age 5

  • Nic Kramer | December 21, 2013 10:18 AMReply

    Is this Cartoon Brew or Cartoon Research? This article sorta feels like it belongs in the former.

  • Max C. | December 21, 2013 4:49 AMReply

    Don't Blue Sky realise that nobody cares about the three leads anymore? I still want a Scrat spin-off where we see what happens to him after causing that volcano to erupt.

  • Jody Morgan | December 23, 2013 2:36 AM

    "last year's Ice Age: Continental Drift earning $874.9 million worldwide" -- I'd say that's ample proof that tens of millions of people still care about the three leads, if such a mediocre story racks up such stratospheric grosses. Hopefully, IA5 gives the characters a decent, satisfying swan song, after which Blue Sky goes on to bigger, better, and fresher things. Also hopefully, I'll win one of those nine-figure lottery jackpots.

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