Australian Council on Children and the Media

Ice Age

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What’s it about?

Ice Age is set in the past, when the world is covered in ice and snow. To escape the cold, the animals must move south to search for food and warmer weather. But Manny, who is a woolly mammoth, and Sid, a giant sloth, decide to stay.

Manny and Sid find a human baby and decide to try and return it to its family. On their journey, a sabre-tooth tiger named Diego tries to help them but Manny and Sid do not think they should trust him. But the three animals must learn to trust each other if they are going to survive their adventures and return the baby to its family.

What to look out for

There are some scenes which might be scary for younger kids such as:

  • Sid is attacked by rhinos and Manny fights them to protect Sid
  • A group of sabre-tooth tigers attack some humans
  • Manny is attacked by the sabre-tooth tigers and fights them off
  • The three animals run to escape from volcanic eruptions

Moral of the Story

The messages of this story are the importance of family and that you should look out for each other even if you are different

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