For the time being, the best way to see the films is in chronological sequence of release, as there are no prequels planned. Ice Age short films aren’t required to grasp the story of the movie, but if you’d want to get the most out of your movie marathon, we recommend watching them in this order.
1. Ice Age
Sid, a goofy and compassionate sloth who has been left behind by his kind, is introduced in the highly successful franchise’s debut film. A lone mammoth named Manny helps him in the effort to return the youngster to his father. It is the order of the pride’s leader, Diego, to pursue the child. It was a big hit at the movie office, making $383 million, and was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards.
2. Gone Nutty
In the immediate aftermath of the Ice Age, Gone Nutty is a short film that depicts a group of people who have gone crazy. It tells the story of Scrat after the baby is returned to its mothercare. .’s As always, he is having a difficult time securing as many of his favorite acorns as he can. The animated short film was nominated for an Academy Award in 2003.
3. Ice Age: The Meltdown
When Manny, Sid, and Diego meet near the conclusion of the Ice Age, a life-threatening dilemma of biblical origins awaits them. Ellie, a female mammoth who thinks she’s an opossum, is Manny’s genuine love while he deals with his own fears of becoming the last remaining mammoth. The film was also a financial success, grossing over $660 million worldwide.
4. No Time for Nuts
Scrat’s time-traveling exploits continue in Ice Age’s second short, The Meltdown. When Scrat goes looking for a place to bury his acorn after getting it back, he accidentally unearths a time machine. Inadvertently turning it on causes him to be taken on a journey that spans several centuries.
5. Surviving Sid
Surviving Sid is a departure from the previous two animated shorts in that it focuses primarily on Sid’s antics. Sid is adjusting to his new employment as a camp counselor for a school of children two weeks after the events of Ice Age: The Meltdown. It’s clear from his amusing blunders that he’s not cut out for the position despite his best efforts to win over the kids.
6. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
“Buck” is a one-eyed, crazed weasel who first makes his appearance in this film. It’s an allusion to the hollow-earth hypothesis that he helps Manny and the herd rescue Sid from a dinosaur-filled underground world, but it’s a subtle one. First child for Manny and Ellie, Buck becomes a role model for Crash and Eddie.
7. Scrat’s Continental Crack-Up
Short film Scrat’s Continental Crack-Up, which will be released with Gulliver’s Travels, parodies the continental drift and centers on Scrat’s comical exploits in explaining how the continents formed.
8. Scrat’s Continental Crack-Up: Part 2
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked included the second portion of the short film. His quest for the ideal acorn continues as a teaser for the forthcoming Ice Age: Continental Drift.
9. Ice Age: Continental Drift
After the events of Ice Age: Dawn of Dinosaurs, Manny and Ellie’s daughter Peaches (Keke Palmer) are now a teenager in Ice Age: Continental Drift. Scrat’s misadventures force the herd to face fresh, earth-shattering tragedies (quite literally) while also dealing with their own personal troubles. With a worldwide total of $877 million, this was the year’s most successful animated feature.
10. Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe
Cosmic One of the first five minutes of Ice Age: Collision Course is a five-minute short film called Scrat-tastrophe. The story follows Scrat as he travels through space in search of acorns, which leads to an impending catastrophe that the characters must face in the next fifth film.
11. Ice Age: Collision Course
Ice Age: Collision Course, the fifth installment in the Ice Age series, sees the herd reunited with Buck in an effort to save the planet’s diverse animal populations. After Scrat’s most recent misadventures, the Earth is once again in danger from asteroids. The film made $408 million worldwide, making it a modest success.
12. Scrat: Spaced Out
Spaced Out is set after Collision Course and focuses on Scrat’s never-ending quest to find his acorn once and for all again. Despite his best efforts, he fails miserably to reclaim his acorn after facing three more Scrats from outer space (also known as Scratzons).