When the Ice Age series first came to screens nearly fifteen years ago, audiences fell in love with both its deep sense of friendship and family as well as the beautiful images of a prehistoric world. Ice Age: Collision Course catapults us back in time, introduces new worlds and characters and allows us to continue the journey of Manny, Sid, Diego and all the other characters we’ve grown to know and love all while giving us lessons kids can learn!
Once more, Scrat pursues the unattainable acorn, this time into space. Through a series of Scrat-like events he sends a meteor plummeting straight toward Earth, threatening the existence of life on the planet. As the crew ventures to redirect the meteor and save themselves from extinction, they also must find a way to adapt to their ever-evolving landscape.
THREE LESSONS KIDS CAN LEARN FROM ICE AGE COLLISION COURSE
1- “Change isn’t easy, but it’s part of life.” – Brooke
This quote from a new character says it best. Throughout the entire series change has been a thematic thread, but in Ice Age Collision Course the characters each have to deal with it on a deeper, more personal level. The film shows us that regardless of its inevitability, change is frequently unwelcomed and scary. However, it is also necessary and if we allow it to come, we can oftentimes be pleasantly surprised with the outcome.
2- Teamwork makes the dream work.
Pardon the phrase, but it’s true. The Ice Age crew always works together to face their challenges and Collision Course continues this tradition, this time taking it a step further. With the end of the world crashing toward them, they find a way to set aside differences of opinion and ability and work together as a team in order to fulfill a common goal.
3- Bring what you have and trust that it’s enough.
A great part of the series is that it’s not about a singular herd of animals, but instead a group of a variety of species who all have different gifts: speed, agility, intelligence, strength, etc. and they use those distinctions to their advantage. While the crew may argue about who is right at times, ultimately they find a path to compromise through appreciating what gift or idea each character can offer to the team.
With all the humor, adventure, fun and feel-goodness of the Ice Ages that precede it, Ice Age Collision Course is in theatres July 22nd!
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