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Trivia for Ice Age: Collision Course

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  • Scrat's storyline parodies science fiction films such as Alien (1979), Prometheus (2012), and The Martian (2015). Though, it mainly spoofs Gravity (2013), with both films sharing the same music in their trailers and a reference of a character's death.
  • The fifth movie in the franchise.
  • The film was originally scheduled for a July 15, 2016. However, the release was delayed to July 22, to avoid competition with Ghostbusters (2016).
  • An extended sneak peek of the movie in the form of a short film called Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe was attached to theatrical showings of Blue Sky Studios The Peanuts Movie (2015) on November 6, 2015. The teaser poster of the film parodying The Martian (2015) was revealed on the same day. The short film was released later on November 9, 2015 on 20th Century Fox's official YouTube page.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson's first animated film.
  • The fourth film from Blue Sky Studios after Ice Age (2002), Epic (2013), and The Peanuts Movie (2015) to not have John Powell compose the musical score.
  • The second movie in the franchise, after Ice Age (2002), to not have John Powell compose the musical score.
  • This is the longest movie in the franchise.
  • Buck (Simon Pegg) returns in a sizeable role, after being a cameo in the last film Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012).
  • Takes place fourteen years after Ice Age (2002), ten years after Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), seven years after Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009), and four years after Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012).
  • Sid speaks without a lisp for the first time in one of the scenes.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Adam Devine appeared in Modern Family (2009).
  • The equal longest gap, being about four years, between Ice Age movies, since the first and second movies. The previous film in the series, Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), had been released four years prior to this film.
  • Co-Director Mike Thurmeier has stated on his Twitter account, that if this film is successful, there will be a sixth, because he and Producer Lori Forte have an idea for a potential follow-up. As of July 1, 2017, this movie has earned four hundred eight million dollars worldwide, on a budget of one hundred five million dollars.
  • It is Jessie J's first official movie.
  • The drawing of Sid (John Leguizamo), that Sid gave Brooke (Jessie J) is the same drawing that he draws on the wall in the first film.
  • Not including spin-offs, this film makes Ice Age the first computer animated theatrical franchise to feature five installments.
  • This film was released on July 22, 2016, the fifty-second birthday of John Leguizamo (Sid).
  • Gavin, Gertie, and Roger are Archaeopteryx.
  • First film since Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) to feature the voice talent of a former pro football player, in this case, Michael Strahan.
  • Opened on the same day as Star Trek: Beyond (2016), which also starred Simon Pegg.
  • Ethan the mammoth and Louis the mole hog, two main characters from Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) are spuriously absent from this film with no mention of them at all. In this film Peaches is engaged to another mammoth named Julian who only has three lines in Drift. Louis only has a brief silent cameo for a few seconds at the beginning of the film.
  • On the DVD release of the film a short called "Scrat: Spaced Out Mini-Movie" will be included.
  • Blue Sky Studios' eleventh feature film.
  • This is the first Ice Age sequel to not gross more money than a Pixar movie that opened the same year. This movie grossed $408.6 million while Finding Dory (2016) grossed $1.028 billion.

Spoilers

  • Buck discovers a cave with a three-sided column that depicts past occurrences of mass extinction, and a future one. On one of the sides, a picture of Sid with his three dinosaur "children" from Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) can be seen.
  • The way Neil deBuck Weasel describes the science, is a spoof of a documentary named Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014), starring Neil deGrasse Tyson, who voices this character. Also, at the end, where he describes how Mars was a barren planet, he is seen in a spacecraft that spoofs "The Ship of the Imagination", featured in the same documentary.
  • Eddie (Josh Peck) says the line "fun sucker". This is also a line Josh uses in Drake & Josh (2004).
  • The film was originally going to end with Scrat fighting aliens (who resemble Scratte from the third film) for the acorn. It was possibly cut for time constraints, and replaced with the much shorter scene with Scrat ramming the ship into Mars, making it uninhabitable. The scenes with him fighting the aliens was included on the DVD, as a bonus feature.
  • When the bad guys are looking for Buck and the others, they use their son as a spyglass, and one can see a hamster crying in front of a destroyed Statue of Liberty. This is a tribute to the ending of Planet of the Apes (1968).
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