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Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (DVD + Digital Copy) [Blu-ray] by Directors: Carlos Saldanha and Mike Thurmeier (Co-Director)
Review by Charles Mohapel
20th Century Fox Blu-ray  ISBN/ITEM#: B001GCUNW6
Date: 30 November 2009 List Price $39.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK

Links: IMDB.com / Show Article /

Manny, Ellie, Diego, Sid, Crash, and Eddie are back, and this time they find themselves in a lost world filled with dinosaurs and other flora and fauna they had assumed were extinct. And nutty buddy Scratte is back as well, stumbling across a potential love interest in this same world.

From official release/information:

Product Description:
Disc One: Blu-ray Disc contains:
Trailer for Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel – Christmas Day www.munkyourself.com (0:51)
Trailer for Percy Jackson & Olympians: The Lightning Thief – February 12th 2010 www.percyjacksonthemovie.com (1:31)
Trailer for Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian on Blu-ray and DVD (2:12)
Trailer for Aliens In The Attic on Blu-ray and DVD (2:00)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (94:03)

Special Features:
"Filmmaker Commentary" by Carlos Saldanha (Director), John Donkin (Producer - Blue Sky Studios), Mike Thurmeier (Co-Director - Blue Sky Studios), Mike Knapp (Art Director - Blue Sky Studios), Peter De Sève (Character Designer - Blue Sky Studios), Lori Forte (Producer - Blue Sky Studios), and Galen Chu (Supervising Animator - Blue Sky Studios) (94:03)

Ice Age Storybook Maker (for ages 1-5, 6-11, and 12 & up)

"Evolution Expedition" with Trevor Valle (Assistant Lab Supervisor, George C. Page Museum, La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles, CA), Christopher Shaw (Collections Manager, George C. Page Museum), Samantha Ratti (Keeper, Santa Barbara Zoo), Elizabeth Wilson (Senior Keeper, Santa Barbara Zoo), James Traverse (Curator, Santa Barbara Zoo), Cortney Collia (Keeper, Santa Barbara Zoo), Luis Chiappe (Director, Dinosaur Institute, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County), Wendy Anderson (Keeper, Santa Barbara Zoo), and Rachel Miller (Bird Curator, Santa Barbara Zoo) (18:24)

"Buck: From Easel To Weasel" with Carlos Saldanha (Director), Simon Pegg ("Buck"), Josh Peck ("Eddie"), Seann William Scott ("Crash"), Peter De Sève (Character Designer), John C.Donkin (Producer), Michael Thurmeier (Co-Director), Mike Reiss (Screenwriter), and Hans Dastrup (Lead Animator, "Buck") (7:12).

"Unearthing The Lost World"
Carlos Saldanha (Director), John C.Donkin (Producer), Queen Latifah ("Ellie"), John Leguizamo ("Sid"), Peter De Sève (Character Designer), Ray Romano ("Manny"), John Townley (Set Designer), Nash Dunnigan (Set Designer), Michael Thurmeier (Co-Director), and Chris Wedge (Executive Producer / "Scrat") discuss making the movie. (8:41)

"Unfinished Deleted Scenes"

  • "Mission" (1:31)
  • "Headbutters" (2:59)

"Walk The Dinosaur" Music Video with Queen Latifah (1:32)

"Scrat Shorts"

  • "Gone Nutty – Scrat's Missing Adventure" (4:46)
  • "No Time For Nuts" (7:07)

"Scrat Featurettes"

  • "The Saber-Toothed Squirrel: "Nature's Nutty Buddy" (1:49)
  • "Scrat: From Head To Toe (Learn How To Draw Scrat – Tutorial)" with Christopher Meledahdri (Executive Producer), Peter De Sève (Character Designer), Eric W. Maurer (Furring Supervisor), Carlos Saldanha (Director), and Chris Wedge (Executive Producer, Voice of "Scrat") (8:24)

"Fox Movie Channel Specials"

  • Fox Movie Channel Presents 'Making A Scene (Ice Age 2: The Meltdown)' with Chris Wedge (Executive Producer, Voice of "Scrat"), Thomas Cardone (Art Director), Carlos Saldanha (Director), Carl Ludwig (Research and Development Director), David Esneault (Lighting Supervisor), Raphael Matto (Materials Technical Director), Mike Thurmeier (Animation Supervisor), Shaun Cusick (Co-Head Modeling / Sculptor), Mike DeFeo (Head of Modeling), and Eric Maurer (Fur and Feathers Supervisor) (8:15)
  • Fox Movie Channel Presents 'In Character With John Leguizamo' (2:52)
  • Fox Movie Channel Presents 'In Character With Ray Romano' (1:59)
  • Fox Movie Channel Presents 'In Character With Queen Latifah' (3:07)
  • Fox Movie Channel Presents 'Making A Scene'with Michael Thurmeier (Co-Director), John C.Donkin (Producer), Carlos Saldanha (Director), Simon Pegg (Voice of "Buck"), Arden Chan (Set Design / Layout Consultant), Jane Chatot (Environmental Rigger / Character Technical Director), and Galen Tan Chu (Supervising Animator) (9:10)

Trailers:
The Pink Panther 2 (1:15)

Disc Two: DVD contains:
Trailers (6:36):
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel – Christmas Day www.munkyourself.com
Percy Jackson & Olympians: The Lightning Thief – February 12th 2010 www.percyjacksonthemovie.com
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian on Blu-ray and DVD
Aliens In The Attic on Blu-ray and DVD

Promo for Glee on Fox TV (0:32)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (94:03)

Special Features:

  • Filmmaker Commentary (94:03)
  • Marley Meets Purina Puppy Chow (0:31)

Trailers:
Family Favorites (1:20)
Love Comes Softly Collection (0:58)
The Pink Panther 2 (1:59)
Strawberry Shortcake: Sky's The Limit (0:54)
Flicka 2 – Premiering on DVD Spring 2010 (1:05)

Disc Three: Digital Copy

(Source: 20th Century Fox)

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