Ice Age characters
At one point, Scrat was only intended to star in the first eight minutes of first film. However, with more scenes of him added, he became the icon star of the Ice Age. The famous prehistoric sabre-tooth squirrel stars for each trailer and teaser announcing future Ice Age films. Although he lacks the ability to speak while the other other animal characters can, he is given plenty of his own scenes. Always in pursuit of his acorn, Scrat is tireless, and resists all the misfortunes that fall on him to get his way!
Although his quest is completely parallel to the movies, it is often linked to the characters and the story. In the first film, the trio asked for directions, but Diego gets rid of him quickly, thinking the rodent would betray them. In the second film, Scrat would even save everyone by allowing the water to drain the bowl! Upon passing out, he is sent to heaven where the acorns he pursued throughout his life are finally available! But because an Ice Age movie isn’t really an "Ice Age" movie with Scrat, Sid brings him back to life to his greatest displeasure!
In the third film, Scrat finds a love interests. A females sabre-tooth squirrel named Scratte who is equally obsessed with nuts! What then followed is a tough love that Scrat finally gave up for his one and only love: His acorn.
In the fourth film, Scrat caused a continental drift and embarks on an adventure that, once again, exceed the tolerance. However, as stubborn and obsessive as he is, he will one day succeed to get the object of his lust, no matter what gets in his way.
Voice actor : Chris Wedge
Manfred (a.k.a Manny) was once a grumpy and unsociable mammoth, suffering from the loss of his family who were hunted down my humans. Instead of following the migration like everyone else, he preferred instead to walk against the current and go in the opposite direction. However, despite his attitude, Manfred has a heart and does not hesitate to fight to save the live of Sid, from whom he follows the mammoth.
Upon meeting Diego, Manny did not trust Diego, but knew that to get rid of the sloth and the baby, they must be guided through the mountains by him. Brave and courageous, he did not hesitate to risk his life to save Diego, eventually inviting the sabre-tooth cat as a "member of his clan."
In the second movie, he is believed to be the last of his kind, until he managed to find Ellie, the love of his life. Now in a family once again, he will do the best to protect them. He is very attached to his clan and not afraid of anything, not even sea monsters or dinosaurs!
In third film, he and Ellie are preparing for the birth of their child, calling it by the name of the ”code”, Peaches. Very protective and attentive, and even preparing his child a playground before it comes into the world, he will prove to be not only a caring father, but also a loyal and courageous friend to his pack.
Voice actor : Ray Romano
Sid is one of the main characters in the Ice Age movies. Just as Diego qualifies, he was the "glue" that allowed the formation of the trio. Awkward and blundering, he has the gift to get into the most dangerous situations and comical, but to (unlike Scrat) get by anyway.
However, despite its flaws endearing, Sid is also a character who allows others to evolve. Although it was initially abandoned by his family, Sid is appreciated by the herd, and has a huge heart despite his bad luck.
In the second film, he helps Diego to face his fear of water, and encourages Manny towards Ellie, creating a new family. He was also admired as King of Fire! Although he was eventually thrown into a volcano, certainly...
Tired of his loneliness and probably abandoning his family in the third film, Sid decides also to adopt eggs to comfort himself. Only one problem… those were dinosaur eggs!
In the fourth instalment, Sid finds his family who first appears out of nowhere, but then they disappear again... leaving her Granny! Sid will have to take care of her despite the somewhat difficult situation in which he finds himself in, being stuck on an iceberg at sea.
Voice actor : John Leguizamo
Diego is the leading character of the trio. Initially, the saber-tooth belonged to Soto’s pack, and had to retrieve a live baby from his leader to quench Soto’s thirst for revenge to avenge his family. Unfortunately for our favourite smilodon, the woman holding the baby did the ultimate sacrifice by jumping from the top of the waterfall to let precious offspring. The baby was then recovered by a Manfred and Sid, which they both decided to adopt. Not having much choice, joined Diego the group to guide them through the mountain.
Still, Diego was fixed on his ideas, going on Manny and Sid’s journey to return the baby to his tribe while still plotting on completing the mission he was assigned by Soto. However, throughout the journey, the sabre-toothed tiger starts reviewing reviewing his position and begins to feel guilty, focusing more on his new companions. Thus Diego finally decided to turn against his original clan to join this new pack.
This choice was a good choice because the tiger was able to learn to control his fear of the water with the help of Sid in the second movie. However, to give up hunting is dangerous for a smilodon, and Diego started worrying on what to do when Manny started a new family with Ellie. Not only that, but he had been losing his touch, because his breathing was diminished during his hunts. Leaving the group, Diego did not consider returning to these former prey he had spent so much time with. But when Sid turns out to be in danger, the tiger does not hesitate and reunites with the gang to rescue Sid! Initially very musty, Diego opens gradually as the films progress, so it will eventually fall in love in the fourth film…
Diego is known to be cynical and scathing in his lines with a deep voice, he knows how to keep calm in all circumstances, and can make the right decisions.
Voice actor : Denis Leary
Roshan is the baby that Soto and his clan want to devour for revenge. He is therefore at the heart of the plot as he is the cause of the creation of the trio! That's when his mother put him on the shore and Manny pulls him towards himself, leaving him and Sid to care for the baby. Therefore, Roshan brings their tenderness and affection, which is basically, his true power. Manny accuses him of having no fangs or claws, to be wrapped in the skin and have nothing terrifying about him. Each of the characters will be affected by this baby who will all eventually find Roshan’s father without actually crossing the road Soto.
Voice actor : Tara Strong
Soto is the head of the clan of saber-tooth tigers. He saw his clan numbers decrease by human attacks and now only aspire one thing: To avenge his losses by killing a human baby. For this, it sets up a plan: To attack at sunrise while Diego discreetly sneak through the camping recover the baby in the tipi. But his plan does not go as as expected, and the baby is gone. Soto then entrusts Diego mission to recover the baby and bring him to the clan.
There Soto waits quietly with his clan for Diego’s return, and will be betrayed by him, which cost him his life.
Sotto was far from being a beast and evil character, and simply longed to avenge his clan. He was thoughtful and could calculate the right moment to attack, making the humans an effective opponent. But he did not count on the betrayal of one of his own.
Voice actor : Goran Vinjić
Zeke is the smallest saber-tooth of Soto’s clan. He is impatient, only thinks of eating, and sort the pieces that could be put in the tooth.
Voice actor : Jack Black
Oscar is one of the tigers in Soto’s clan. He seems a little more thoughtful than the others, and takes pleasure seeing Diego in trouble, poke fun of him on mission failures, and remind him that Soto is tired of waiting.
Voice actor : Alan Tudyk
Lenny is the one of the saber-tooths of Soto’s clan. Unlike the others who looks rather frail, Lenny is rather thick in the bones, which gives it a surreal air to a smilodon, since it is in the flesh. He seems to be difficult to control his nerves when it comes to food, especially during the passage where Zeke cites good numbers of juicy tender parts of the mammoth.
Voice actor : Diedrich Bader
Runar is the father of Roshan, and the leader of his tribe. During one morning, Runar had to postpone their attack on the smilodons without even being able to rescue his wife Nadia, who as pursued by Diego, and had Roshan with her. While wanting to go looking for her, he realises that she is dead and decides to continue while also losing hoping of finding his son. Luckily for him, Manny and his group managed to return his son. And offer him in return, he gave the mammoth a symbolic necklace.
Voice actor : N/A
Nadia was the mother of Roshan and the wife of Runar. During the sabre-tooth attack on her tribe, she did not hesitate to hit Diego to save her child, and feed her husband calling for help, but he could not rescue her. She finds himself stuck on the edge of the waterfall and prefers to jump off rather than abandoning her offspring to die. This was the perfect portrait of the maternal instinct and sacrifice. Fortunately for her, her death would not be in vain, as Manny and Sid recover the child to bring back to his father.
Voice actor : N/A
Frank is seen with Carl at the beginning of the film, though it is unknown if they are friends or brothers. They love to make beautiful salads with dandelions, but when Sid spoils their meal, he discovered an aspect of their character that would not imagine: their fury! They both want Sid for the romp on him, but not to eat. Manny intervenes and takes action quickly, saving the sloth which he never did get rid of. It was the moment the two heroes met and the trio began to form!
Frank seems more emotional than Carl, and his horn is divided into two thinner parts in contrast to Carl’s.
Voice actor : Stephen Root
Carl is seen with Frank, though it is unknown if they are friends or brothers. They love to make beautiful salads with dandelions, but when Sid spoils their meal, he discovered an aspect of their character that would not imagine: their fury! They both want Sid for the romp on him, but not to eat. Manny intervenes and takes action quickly, saving the sloth which he never did get rid of. It was the moment the two heroes met and the trio began to form!
Unlike his brother, Carl has a larger horn.
Voice actor : Cedric the Entertainer