Ice Age parents guide

Ice Age

A misfit group of prehistoric animals work together to save a human child from an encroaching ice age.

Overall B+

During the prehistoric ice age, a misfit group consisting of a Mammoth (voiced of Ray Romano), a sloth (John Leguizamo), and a saber-tooth tiger (Denis Leary) begrudgingly work together because they are too warm-hearted not to help a lost human child return to its herd.

Release date March 11, 2002

Violence B-
Sexual Content B+
Profanity A-
Substance Use A

Why is Ice Age rated PG? The MPAA rated Ice Age PG for mild peril.

Run Time: 81 minutes

Read Our Full Review & Parent Discussion Questions Here

Ice Age
Rating & Content Info

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable. We also encourage you to check our full review.

Why is Ice Age rated PG? Ice Age is rated PG by the MPAA for mild peril.

Set in the frigid past, Ice Age tells the story of three unlikely critters that come together to solve a common problem. Although there are several scenes of cartoon violence, the animals learn some important lessons along the way.

Violence: A character falls down mountainside, is chased by an avalanche, squeezed between glaciers, and stepped on by other characters. Family leaves character behind. Characters (with the intent to harm) chase others. Character falls over cliff. Characters plan to steal child and eat it. Characters are rained on, hailed on, and struck by lightening. Characters attack humans; woman appears to die as a result. Unintelligent characters fight amongst themselves, fall off cliffs and into a boiling geyser. Character’s tail starts on fire. Character sets up ambush with intent to kill others. Characters stalk and attack animal, fight ensues. Animal is apparently killed by falling icicles (implied, not seen). Another character appears to be killed during fight.

Sexual Content: Characters discuss the idea of mating for life. Character attempts to woo females. Brief comment made about cross-species mating.

Language: Some name calling.

Alcohol / Drug Use: None noted.

Miscellaneous Concerns: Character steps in animal waste and unintentionally kicks it onto another character’s face. Some taunting occurs between characters. Characters deal with a dirty diaper. Character’s tongue becomes frozen to cold object when he licks it.

Page last updated

Ice Age
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG
Alberta G
Manitoba G Frightening Scenes
Ontario G F-for Family
Quebec G
Martimes G
Canadian Home Video G

NEW: Listen to our Parent Previews Podcast and take control of media and technology in your family!

News About "Ice Age"

Cast and Crew

Ice Age is directed by Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha and stars Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Ice Age movie is March 14, 2006. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Ice Age: Complete Collection [Blu-ray]

Release Date: 7 October 2014

The Ice Age franchise releases in a Complete Collection. Blu-ray copies of the following are included:

- Ice Age

- Ice Age: The Meltdown

- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

- Ice Age: Continental Drift

- Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas

Home Video Notes: Ice Age

Release Date: 14 March 2006

If you just can’t get enough of the Ice Age herd, than you’ll want to chill out with this Super Cool Family Edition. The 2-disc set includes the feature in both wide and full screen presentations, deleted scenes, and commentary for both the movie and the cuts by director Chris Wedge and co-director Carlos Saldanha. There is also an avalanche of bonus extras, including: Extreme Cool View Version of Ice Age (which combines Scrat’s Frozen Fun Facts with behind-the-scenes clips from the filmmakers and natural history experts), specific scene commentary by John Leguizamo as Sid, Behind the Scenes of Ice Age (an HBO special), Gone Nutty - Scrat’s Missing Adventure (the animated short), Bunny (another animated short with introduction by director Chris Wedge), three multi-angle animation progressions, and six production featurettes. Not to leave the gamers out in the cold, the package also offers DVD-ROM games and activities. And to get you warmed up for the sequel, you can catch a sneak peek of the trailer for Ice Age 2: The Meltdown. The audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.1 Surround) and Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.1 Surround), with subtitles in English and Spanish.

Related home video titles:

In this movie, animals care for a young baby much like Kipling’s classic, The Jungle Book. The animated 1967 Jungle Book and live-action Jungle Book: Mowgli’s Story are two adaptations of the novel. The movie Babe features live animals (talking with the aid of human actors) that band together and use their heads to avoid their own extinction.

The other two movies in this franchise are Ice Age 2: The Meltdown and Ice Age: The Dawn of the Dinosaurs.

Related news about Ice Age

2016 Summer Movies for Families

2016 Summer Movies for Families

Coming to a theater near you in the summer of 2016.

Beat the Winter Doldrums with These 6 Movie-Related Days to Celebrate

Beat the Winter Doldrums with These 6 Movie-Related Days to Celebrate

Here is a list of six movie-related days to celebrate this January.