To mark its triumph, Twentieth Century Fox has made its own ode to the age of silent cinema, The ScrATIST.
Ice Age: Continental Drift is released on July 6 in the UK and July 13 in the US.
Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Frost, Aziz Ansari and Alan Tudyk join series regulars Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Seann William Scott and Queen Latifa in the fourth instalment of the animated series.
The film finds the trio of Manny, Diego and Sid going on a new adventure after their entire continent is set adrift following a cataclysm.
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