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Ice Age
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They left without me. They do this every year. Why? Doesn't anyone love me? Isn't there anyone who cares about Sid the Sloth?
Genre: Animation
Comedy
Directed By: Chris Wedge

Carlos Saldanha

Produced By: Lori Forte
Written By: Michael Berg
Michael J. Wilson
Peter Ackerman
Starring: Ray Romano
John Leguizamo
Denis Leary
Goran Visnjic
Jack Black
Tara Strong
Cedric the Entertainer
Stephen Root
Diedrich Bader
Alan Tudyk
Lorri Bagley
Jane Krakowski
Chris Wedge
Distributed By: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: March 15th, 2002
Runtime: 81 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Budget: $59 Million
Box Office: 383.3 Million
Franchise: Ice Age
Sequel: Ice Age: The Meltdown


Ice Age was released on March 15, 2002 as a computer-animated fantasy-comedy adventure film directed by Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha. It is the first of five films released in the Ice Age series, made by Blue Sky Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox.

Plot

A saber-tooth squirrel named Scrat tries to store his acorn by stomping it into a patch of ice, but causes an avalanche in so doing, which he escapes, and leaves well enough alone until a mammoth foot stomps on him, along with herds of other animals, all of which are migrating south so as to escape the freezing winters brought on by the ice age. Among them are a surly mammoth named Manfred and a lazy ground sloth named Sid. Abandoned by his family, Sid attempts to migrate alone but runs afoul of two rhinos named Carl and Frank, who try to attack Sid but fail due to Manfred stepping in, only to leave Sid behind afterward. Sid stays with Manfred, referring to the mammoth as “Manny”, for protection, much to Manny’s dismay.

A tribe of humans camp near a waterfall, among them their leader, named Runar, with his wife Nadia and their infant son Roshan, before heading north to their settlement in the mountains. Soto, leader of a saber-toothed tiger pack, watches the humans with his trusted lieutenant, a cat named Diego. Soto, seeking revenge against the humans for wiping out half of his pack, intends to devour Runar’s son Roshan in vengeance and plans an attack for the next morning. The attack takes place, with Diego pursuing Nadia, but she escapes with Roshan, jumping over the waterfalls so that Diego returns to Soto with no baby; the pack agrees to meet at Half Peak, where Diego will produce the baby for Soto.

Manny and Sid journey on, Manny bothered by the sloth’s constant talking, until the two find Nadia on a riverbank, weakened greatly by her jump over the falls, with hardly enough strength to pass her son to Manny before she disappears. Manny leaves, but Sid intends to return the baby to his “herd”, which Manny will not help with. The two meet Diego, who takes the baby, claiming that he intends to return him to the humans. Manny, unconvinced, decides to help Sid return the baby to his family, leaving the saber behind; the humans’ camp is abandoned and Manny reluctantly decides to head north to find the humans’ settlement at Glacier Pass and return the baby, taking Diego along as a guide.

The trio take the baby up north and meet a fanatical flock of dodos on the way, from which they procure food for the baby. During the trek, however, Diego secretly meets up with two of his pack mates, who pass a message from Soto, demanding the baby; Diego sends them back with a message to Soto, promising the baby and Manny. The following morning, Sid takes the baby to a mud crater, where he meets two female sloths named Jennifer and Rachel, who he tries to court using the baby, which Manny takes back; Sid returns to the mud crater, only to find the sloths gone, Carl and Frank in their place. The rhinos pursue Sid, who runs into Diego and pleads to the saber to deter the rhinos: Diego pretends to have killed Sid to throw the rhinos off the trail and releases his grip once the rhinos leave; Diego then moves on with Manny and Sid. On the way, the group runs into a number of predicaments, from a changing landscape to freezing ice age blizzards. The group meets Scrat, who had seen a pack of sabers go by and tries to tell Manny before Diego surreptitiously flicks Scrat away.

Further on, Diego spots the humans close by and suggests a shortcut to waylay Manny and Sid to an ambush point; this shortcut takes them through an ice cavern which leads to a cave adorned with paintings, all featuring animals. Among the paintings is the image of a mammoth family, hunted by humans, which Manny views, revealing that the mammoths depicted were Manny’s family and Manny himself: Manny’s wife and child were hunted by humans, leaving Manny alive and embittered at the world for his loss. The baby reaches out to the painting, comforting Manny in that he lets go of his bitterness at having lost his wife and child.

Further on, the group grows closer to Glacier Pass when they reach a lava field, which they must cross. Diego nearly falls into the lava but Manny saves him, falling into the lava pit himself as the ice he is standing on breaks off. Manny is launched out of the lava pit unharmed, launched out with the ice he stood on. Diego, in wonderment at Manny’s actions, asks why Manny risked his life to save him, Manny replying that such sacrifices where what herds did. Meanwhile, Soto and his pack plan for the ambush on Manny, aided by Diego.

That night, while settling down by campfire, Diego begins to see the error of his ways in betraying Manny. After the others fall asleep, Scrat appears on the scene with his acorn, planning to thaw it from the ice, baking it instead by mistake into a hot kernel. The group continued on, reaching Half Peak, where Diego, feeling remorse for betraying Manny’s trust, confesses his plans to Manny, which angers the mammoth. Manny pins Diego to a rock wall, intending to kill him for his misdeeds, but Diego, having had a change of heart, agrees to help Manny escape the pack.

Leading the pack away from Manny, who they intended to ambush, Sid slides off on two pieces of bark with a decoy baby made of snow; the pack, however, catches up with Manny, who knocks them away with a log, save for one, named Zeke, who Sid stomps into a hollow tree. Soto catches up with them and corners Manny, asking Diego to help bring the mammoth down; Diego defects from Soto and defends Manny at his own expense as Soto brings Diego down, wounding him. Soto then turns to Manny, intending to attack him alone, but Diego gets in the way and takes the blow. Soto is then distracted by Sid and Roshan, but Manny, in vengeance, knocks Soto into an ice wall, which jars loose a number of hanging icicles, impaling him. The other sabers, Oscar and Lenny, return to find their leader killed and flee the scene. Manny, Sid and the baby are safe; Diego, however, is severely injured and appears to succumb to his wounds, leaving Manny and Sid to find the humans by themselves. The two find the humans, who ready themselves to attack when Manny produces Roshan, safe and sound. Grateful for Manny’s returning Roshan, Runar calls off the attack and bestows a beaded necklace to Manny in thanks before leaving with the baby. Manny and Sid leave and find Diego, who survived the attack due to his “nine lives”. The three become a herd and decide to head south together to find warmer climates.

20,000 years later, Scrat, having been frozen in a block of ice with his acorn, washes up on the shores of a tropical island. The ice begins to thaw, partially releasing Scrat, and the acorn is jarred loose but washes away once the tide sweeps in. Scrat, furious at the loss of his acorn, breaks out of the ice and rushes up a palm tree, ramming his head on it in frustration until a coconut comes loose. Happy at his new find, Scrat attempts to store the coconut by stomping it into the ground, but causes another cataclysm in so doing, which leads to a volcano on the island bursting. Scrat, at a loss, grins and bears it.

Why It Rocks

  1. The movie has amazingly well-done vocal performances from Ray Romano, Denis Leary, and John Leguizamo.
  2. The film has some decent character designs from Pete DeSeve.
  3. Manny's backstory was pretty sad.
  4. The film has some pretty funny humor and great jokes.
  5. It has a few powerful moments and is capable of being serious.
  6. The film has some likable and well-developed characters such as Sid and Diego.
  7. Nice animation for early-2000s standards.
  8. Funny Line "THE MELON!!!"
  9. Great soundtrack, especially Send Me on My Way.
  10. The first two sequels that followed it were just as good, if not better.

Bad Qualities

  1. Weak visuals in comparison to Blue Sky's later films (and some other films at the time, including some of the ones that came before it like Dinosaur, Shrek, Monsters, Inc. or even the Pixar movies of the 90s).
  2. The third act was easy to predict.
  3. False advertising: A sloth named Silvia (Kristen Johnston) who was madly in love with Sid was originally going to appear in the film but her scenes were cut at the last minute even though they had been fully animated and recorded, despite her presence in most storybooks and posters of the film.
  4. There are some historical inaccuracies in the movie:
    • The "rhinos" titanotheres (or brontotheres) went extinct several million years before the Ice Age.
    • There weren't any dodos that were in the ice age era.
    • There are no records of cave paintings of the sabre-toothed tiger (or Smilodon) have ever been found.

Trivia

  • The original version of the movie had Diego die at the end of the movie, but a test audience full of kids cried because of it, forcing the creators to change the ending.
  • The film was originally supposed to be done by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman, but didn’t accept it due to the financial failure of Titan A.E. and the bankruptcy of Fox Animation Studios.
  • The only film in the Ice Age franchise to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature.
  • The responsibility for animating Sid's snowboard sequence was given to animators who went snowboarding in real life.
  • This was Jack Black's first animated film.
  • The humans are not Homo-Sapiens, but Neanderthals. They never speak in the film.
  • Though Scrat was designed as a fictional animal, in 2009, scientists in Argentina unearthed the remains of a small, extinct mammal resembling a shrew with long fangs. This animal was given the scientific name of "Cronopio Dentiacutus", in tribute to Scrat.
  • Originally, Sid was supposed to be a con-sloth and a hustler, and there were even two finished scenes of the character conning some aardvark kids and a very suggestive scene with two female sloths later in the movie.

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Comments


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FriendlyGirl2019

13 months ago
Score 3
Unfortunately, everyone now hates the baby from the film.
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Cwf1997

13 months ago
Score 0
I don’t.
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Athaggard160

12 months ago
Score 0
Neither do I.
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DJ2006

12 months ago
Score 0
I don't hate Ice Age Baby.
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EijiZeBoi

10 months ago
Score 0
I do.
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Mr. Dready

9 months ago
Score 0
I don't but the baby looks terrible by today's standards.
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DJ2006

6 months ago
Score 3
TBH I will admit that the Ice Age Baby memes are pretty funny.
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MeMeGuYWasLost

6 months ago
Score 1
I fucking hate the ice age baby with a burning passion.
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UndertaleGamer1000

4 months ago
Score 0
The Ice Age Baby jokes are a little funny.
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EijiZeBoi

11 months ago
Score 1

I fucking hate Ice Age Baby.

*waits for downvotes*
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Mr. Dready

9 months ago
Score 1
Thankfully no downvotes.
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Bluetigerelevenblue

4 months ago
Score 1
There is now you nut
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EijiZeBoi

10 months ago
Score 2

We must start a revolution to destroy the Ice Age Baby.


*waits for downvotes, again*
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FriendlyGirl2019

6 months ago
Score -7
Wow. Next time, keep that opinion to yourself
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EijiZeBoi

6 months ago
Score 2
Wow. Next time, take a joke.
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DJ2006

6 months ago
Score 2
  1. EndIceAgeBaby
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Bluetigerelevenblue

4 months ago
Score -3
1. EndThisStupidIceAgeBabyHatebase
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MeMeGuYWasLost

4 months ago
Score 1
#TakeAFuckingJoke
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ItMeansNothing

10 months ago
Score 0
I don't know the Ice Age baby.
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EijiZeBoi

10 months ago
Score 0
The Ice Age Baby is an absolute fucking monster who has committed many of the atrocities on Earth. He did 9/11 and framed Bush, founded PeTA, raped many women, etc.
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SporeShroom2007

6 months ago
Score 0
Why do you take jokes SO GODFUCKING SERIOUSLY? I bet your brain is the size of a rice grain. Also, you LITERALLY WISHED DEATH ON EIJI!
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Bluetigerelevenblue

4 months ago
Score 0
No one cares if it is a joke, it's still downright cruel and offensive.
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SporeShroom2007

4 months ago
Score 0
It’s only offensive if you find it offensive.
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ItMeansNothing

10 months ago
Score -1

The Ice Age baby likes Instant Family.

The worst crime on Earth.
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Bluetigerelevenblue

4 months ago
Score -5
Go away
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EijiZeBoi

4 months ago
Score 0
No u
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EijiZeBoi

10 months ago
Score 1

The Ice Age baby likes Cats.

An absolutely atrocious crime.
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EijiZeBoi

10 months ago
Score 4

Sad news for all of humanity.


The Ice Age Baby was found alive in an apartment.
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HellLord

10 months ago
Score 1
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!, when will he die
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EijiZeBoi

10 months ago
Score 0
Fucc the Ice Age Baby.
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EijiZeBoi

10 months ago
Score 1
Never call the Ice Age Baby by his real name.
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Inkster

10 months ago
Score -9
Roshan.
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Bluetigerelevenblue

4 months ago
Score -1
Roshan Roshan Roshan
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ACoolBlaze5

10 months ago
Score 1

🖕🏻This is for you. Ice Age Baby


waits for downvotes
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ACoolBlaze5

4 months ago
Score 0
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EijiZeBoi

10 months ago
Score 1
The Ice Age Baby needs to be executed.
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ACoolBlaze5

10 months ago
Score 0
Yes, he certainly does
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EijiZeBoi

10 months ago
Score -1

The Ice Age Baby likes Kaachi.


The most unforgivable crime on Earth.
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ACoolBlaze5

9 months ago
Score -1

He also likes Foodfight.


One of the worst crimes that anyone can ever commit.
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EijiZeBoi

10 months ago
Score -2
The Ice Age Baby's the reason why the Titanic sank.
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EijiZeBoi

10 months ago
Score -1
The Ice Age Baby makes me want to kill myself.
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EijiZeBoi

10 months ago
Score -1
The Ice Age Baby needs to be locked in a basement forever.
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Mr. Dready

9 months ago
Score 3
Welcome to the Ice Age Baby of comment sections!
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Mr. Dready

9 months ago
Score 2

Ice Age Baby: Haunts my Dreams, and watches me for eternity!



















Just Kidding.
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Mr. Dready

9 months ago
Score 2

(Singing) Nobody Knows why everyone hates the Ice Age Baby Nobody Knows the hatred he gets

Nobody Knows the hatred of the Ice Age Baby, Hallelujah.
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EijiZeBoi

9 months ago
Score 1
Learn what irony is.
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SporeShroom2007

9 months ago
Score 0

Fuck Ice Age Baby.

All my homies hate Ice Age Baby
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Declan Kearns

6 months ago
Score -3
Dude you are so unbelievable
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SporeShroom2007

6 months ago
Score -2
Go search up the definition of a joke you peanut-sized brain.
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DarkMatterMan4500

6 months ago
Score 0
Declan, you shouldn't be sending death threats to other users.
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Bluetigerelevenblue

4 months ago
Score 0
@DarkMatterMan4500 he didn't even say a death threat...
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UndertaleGamer1000

4 months ago
Score 1
@Bluetigerelevenblue Declan deleted the comment with the death threat.
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Mr. Monty Mole

8 months ago
Score -3

Ice Age Baby likes Superman 64

One of the most uninspired crimes he has ever done.
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EijiZeBoi

4 months ago
Score 1
Ok boomer
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Caulipower

8 months ago
Score 0
I hate Ice Age Baby, he must die.
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Athaggard160

7 months ago
Score -4
Hating on the Ice Age baby isn’t doing you guys any good.
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SporeShroom2007

7 months ago
Score 2
Can't take jokes, eh?
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UndertaleGamer1000

6 months ago
Score -6
@Athaggard160 agreed.
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UndertaleGamer1000

6 months ago
Score -5
And I don't even care if it's a joke.
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DJ2006

6 months ago
Score 4
It's just an ironic meme that isn't meant to be taken seriously really, but I can understand if people aren't too fond of it.
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UndertaleGamer1000

5 months ago
Score 0
@DJ2006 Thank you.
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UndertaleGamer1000

5 months ago
Score 0
I will admit I found it to be a little funny at first.
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Athaggard160

5 months ago
Score 0
I don’t find that funny. :/
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SporeShroom2007

4 months ago
Score -1
Athaggard and bluetiger are acting like white girls who get offended by the word “cheese”.
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KalloFox34

3 months ago
Score 1
The problem is that the joke is getting overused and flooding the comments.
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SporeShroom2007

7 months ago
Score 0

Ice Age Baby uses Spring Bean.

He's now worse than the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs.
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SmileFace24

6 months ago
Score 0

Ice Age Baby likes Borgore

Which is the Worse Crime Ever He done.
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EijiZeBoi

6 months ago
Score 1
Kick The Baby.png
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Bluetigerelevenblue

4 months ago
Score 2
I don't even get it.
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EijiZeBoi

6 months ago
Score 0
Please! If you exist, God, please kill the Ice Age Baby.
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Mr. Dready

6 months ago
Score 0
The Ice Age baby is worse than Chibiusa from Sailor Moon.
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EijiZeBoi

6 months ago
Score 1
Zenko >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ice Age Baby
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SporeShroom2007

6 months ago
Score 0
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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Mr. Monty Mole

6 months ago
Score 0
The Ice Age Baby is worst than PETA.
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MeMeGuYWasLost

6 months ago
Score 0
Fuck the ice age baby.
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EijiZeBoi

6 months ago
Score -1
REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE AICE AYGE BAYBEE HAYTARS R REETARDHS >:(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((
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EijiZeBoi

6 months ago
Score 0

FUCK THE ICE AGE BABY!!!!!!!!!!

*waits for Declan Kearns to get triggered as fuck*
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DarkMatterMan4500

6 months ago
Score -3
The harassment ends now. The only solution in this case is to block him, so that way, no more drama will come.
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Declan Kearns

6 months ago
Score 4
I'm so sorry man. I kinda lost my cool there I promise I won't do it again. But please stop making 9/11 jokes.
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SporeShroom2007

6 months ago
Score 0
Ice Age Baby made The Bunker, the most bullshit level in LBP. What a fucking monster.
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EijiZeBoi

6 months ago
Score 0

Maybe if the Ice Age Baby stanned Yoongi-hyung, he wouldn't need to die.

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MeMeGuYWasLost

6 months ago
Score 0
The ice age baby should’ve died.
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MeMeGuYWasLost

6 months ago
Score 2
The ice age baby directed Cuties.
Unacceptable as fuck.
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DeciduousWater534

6 months ago
Score 0
That little shit is always hitting new lows, ain't he?
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MeMeGuYWasLost

6 months ago
Score 0
Yes, and he framed Maïmouna Doucouré for it.
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ACoolBlaze5

6 months ago
Score 0
He also directed Leaving Neverland.
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SporeShroom2007

5 months ago
Score 0
Ice Agee Baby BURNED THE QURAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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AkihitoZero5454

4 months ago
Score 0
Ara Ara!
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EijiZeBoi

4 months ago
Score 0

Are you offended by Ice Age Baby jokes? Just listen to this to voice your concerns.

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ACoolBlaze5

4 months ago
Score 0
The Ice Age Baby bombed the Kremlin and framed the IMF for it.
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SporeShroom2007

4 months ago
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Imagine not getting what irony is.
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SporeShroom2007

4 months ago
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bluetigerelevenblue telling people to be offended by Ice Age Baby memes:

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SporeShroom2007

4 months ago
Score 3
I don’t find Ice Age Baby memes offensive.
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SmileFace24

4 months ago
Score 3
Same, and those who found it offensive cannot handle jokes.
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MeMeGuYWasLost

4 months ago
Score 2
If you got offended over ice age baby memes, r/whooosh.
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SmileFace24

4 months ago
Score 1

Ice Age Baby causes the Death of Jose Rizal, The rise of Ferdinand Marcos, and The War on Drugs in the Philippines.

The World's worst crimes in the World.
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ShrekSafeCheesecake III

4 months ago
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Ice age baby donkey is worse than lord farquad
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Portrock1566

4 months ago
Score 2

Ice Age Baby >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Bea

No kidding. The latter should die. The former's innocent since he's just a baby while Bea actually is downright evil.
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XXSeph MySpaceXx

3 months ago
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Ice Age Baby caused me to stub my toe >:((((((((
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Burger

3 months ago
Score 0
Ice Age baby likes Boku no Pico
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Master Chief

3 months ago
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BURN IT!
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Robertoiglesias271

3 months ago
Score 2

"The first two sequels that followed it were just as good, if not better." That's adorable...

But yeah I think that this film is amazing, and each sequel just keeps on dropping the quality lower and lower.
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No bias

one month ago
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HOLY CRAP THE ICE IGE BABY COME TO MY HOUSE, AND HE DECLARE A WAR CRIMES!!!!!

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