Ice Age: Continental Drift Featurette Gets Artsy
02.22.12 by Mandy
The Artist may be the first black-and-white (mostly) silent movie to be widely released in the US in decades, but a recently released featurette for Ice Age: Continental Drift points out that many of us are very familiar with some common elements of silent movies.
In "The Scratist," we see the familiar, unlucky hero from the Ice Age franchise dealing with both classic and new variations on his usual, acorn-based frustrations. It turns out that many cartoons have been relying on dialogue-free physical comedy, dramatic pantomimes of love and loss, and adorable fuzzy animals to tell stories for years. Maybe the Oscar-nominated pic is more accessible to the typical movie-going audience member than would be expected.
The fourth Ice Age flick drifts into theaters July 16, with Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, and Dennis Leary all returning to lend their voices to the prehistoric characters. In addition, Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah, Heather Morris, Nick Frost, and Nicki Minaj will all be part of the voice cast.