Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs ( original English title: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs ). 's An American computer animation film made in 2009 In addition to the normal theatrical version there is also a version with 3D effects. It is the sequel to Ice Age (2002) and Ice Age 2 - The Meltdown (2006). The series was continued in 2012 with Ice Age 4 - Continental Drift.


The mammoths Manny and Ellie, Sid the sloth, Diego the saber -toothed tiger, and possums Crash and Eddie live together in a herd. Manny and Ellie are expecting their first baby, so that Manni is only set out to make her life both safely and comfortably. Diego feared to be effeminate, and considering to leave the herd. The awkward Sid now wants a family and gets to a few eggs which soon hatch out small Tyrannosaurus Rex. Sid has no control, and soon they cause great chaos in the herd. But then their mother arrives and takes her children along with Sid with it. Diego, Manny, Ellie, Crash and Eddie follow them and thus reach a jungle under the ice, have survived in the dinosaurs.

There she leads a one-eyed weasel named Buck (short for Buckminster ) to the lava cases to those of Tyrannosaurus Sid has brought. Buck has now lost in the dinosaur world his mind; he talks to himself, enjoys stunts on life and death and has a personal vendetta with Rudy, an albino Baryonyx, which has cost him his eye. Rudy remains predominantly a dark and mysterious figure, one hears and sees only that it is much larger than the Dino mother who fears him. Meanwhile, Sid was not eaten, but included in the dinosaur family. However, it is attacked by Rudy and threatens to fall into the lava. Meanwhile, Manny and Diego separate from Buck, Crash and Eddie. Ellie is during a landslide remained the only one who did not slip into the depths. Manny and Diego are on their way to Ellie that is not only attacked by guanlong, but also goes into labor. Manni is only the bottom of the canyon to stop the Guanlongs while Diego makes his climb. Before him appears a guanlong and seems to reach first Ellie. But Diego, who had been struggling before with condition problems remains hard, overcomes his weakness and can thus preserve Ellie before the attack. Below is fighting Manny, meanwhile, moving up against the attacker and he succeeds to seal the cave and imprison them. As he makes his way to the top, Diego fights with the already ascended dinosaurs and can hurl them down again. Manni arrive on time up to witness how his daughter comes into the world. He wants to call Ellie, Ellie small, but Ellie finds Peaches beautiful. Peaches was the code word that they had arranged with Manni, when labor starts. Manni is overjoyed agree. Meanwhile, Buck, Crash and Eddie are on the way to rescue Sid. These Buck pirates summarily a Pteranodon flying on the three toward the Lavafälle. They are observed by some Quetzalcoatlus, persecuted and finally attacked. Before they reach Sid, Buck is forced to change course to avoid being shot down. This kindled a rapid aerial combat between rocks and dinosaur legs. Crash and Eddie are brought Buck to collect fruits, which they then used as a missile. Crash and Eddie are obviously having fun and they also succeeds to trap many of the attackers. But a risky frontal assault of pterosaurs of the troika loses consciousness. Crash and Eddie take the helm, while Buck climbs to the nose and starts mouth-to- mouth resuscitation. He aptly remarks: " Tastes animal for fish ". He manages to awaken the dinosaur coasting and to gain control back, just before they hit. With high speed Buck directs the Pteranodon up the lava fall in the strike, the last three attackers. Sid, however, which until then was able to save with the jump from a floating rock to the next, resulting in the absence of residual rocks in his destiny and falls with the words: " This is the end of Sid the sloth " and a long, bright scream in the depths. But fortunately for him, he is caught by the approaching team, and so they can, for a small impact in the ice, make their way back to Manny, Ellie and Diego, where they learn of the happy event of the birth of Peaches.

Before they can leave the jungle, it comes to a big fight with Rudy. Rudy is a giant predator, the buck has knocked out a tooth. While Ellie and Peaches remain, Manny, Sid and Diego Buck help to fight Rudy. They succeed Rudy to captivate with lianas on arms, legs and the muzzle and to bring him down. With a loud crash he proposes in front of Buck, and this lovingly stroking his nose and says goodbye with the words: "Maybe it'll work the next time Mäusezähnchen ". While the herd flees, Rudy awakens. Sid remains hanging on a vine in shock and tears them. Rudy breaks free and goes after Sid, who can not escape in time. But just before Rudy can catch him, saves him "Mama -Rex " and pushes Rudy a deep ravine, to the dismay of Buck. The herd leaves the jungle and Buck closes off the path behind them. It will be shown later how Buck rides on Rudy through the jungle.

Scrat is still chasing his nut, meets a feisty female squirrel named Scratte. They struggle throughout the film to the nut ( acorn ), until they finally fall in love. However, at the end Scrat comes back to his nut, she loses by a mishap again.

Production and publication

Directed the comedy film led Carlos Saldanha and Michael Thurm eggs, the screenplay is by Michael Berg, Peter Ackerman, Mike Reiss and Yoni Brenner. The film was produced by Blue Sky Studios for 20th Century Fox. In the film, Lou Rawls is ' to hear 'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine from 1976.

Germany premiere of the film was on 1 July 2009. The film was released on 2 December 2009 on Bluray and DVD. Since its launch over 1,200,000 Blu-rays and DVDs have been sold in Germany.


The film, which was rather moderate was well received in the U.S., was a great success, especially in Europe. Alone in the German-speaking countries played the film so far converted over 119 million and in France nearly 70 million U.S. dollars (as of December 10, 2009 ). Other success numbers are recorded with 32 million and the UK with 57 million U.S. dollars in Italy with 43 ​​million, Russia with 44 million, Spain. Although the film in the U.S. only 15th place comes in the ranking of animated films - and only just about Ice Age 2 - The Meltdown - he's in box office receipts of 883 718 521 U.S. dollars, at a cost of about 90 million dollars, the third most successful animated film behind Toy Story 3 and Shrek 2 In the All -Time Worldwide box -office figures for the third branch of the Ice Age Saga 22 (as of August 9, 2011 ) reaches space. If you do not mitrechnete the figures from the USA, the film with so far 687 144 816 U.S. dollars behind Transformers 3 ( 771 356 453 ) would, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ( 742 083 616 ) 7th place of the most successful films take of all time. In Germany, it is the most successful animated film of all time.


The German synchronization was created by a dialogue book by Michael Nowka under its dialogue director on behalf of the Berliner Synchron AG.

A small difference to the English synchronization arises trying to captivate a dinosaur with plants in the scene in which Sid. The language spoken by Otto Waalkes text "First draw the nipple by the tongue ... " is a reference to the song The nipple of Mike Krüger, which is not found in the original.

Novel to movie

  • Layla Rose: Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs - The big book of the film. Panini Verlag, Modena June 2009, ISBN 978-3-8332-1917-7.