You’ve got to wonder when the Ice Age team will run out of big global events to cause problems for the central critters in the franchise. But while the travails of Sid, Diego, Manny and acorn addict Scrat continue to rake in the cash, we’re guessing they’ll find them. As the subtitle Continental Drift suggests, this time Scrat’s actions lead to some huge, world-shifting changes, which you can see in the new trailer over at Apple.
The misadventures this time find our heroes (voiced as ever by John Leguizamo, Denis Leary and Ray Romano) drifting off away from their families on an ice floe. While they worry about how they’ll get back to everything and everyone they know, a bigger problem crops up when they run afoul of a band of pirates led by Captain Gutt (voiced by Game Of Thrones MVP Peter Dinklage). Diego, meanwhile, finds a possible love interest in Jennifer Lopez’ Shira.
The ever-growing cast includes a blend of voices both veteran and new, with Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Queen Latifah, Wanda Sykes, Aziz Ansari, Keke Palmer, Drake, Josh Gad, Alan Tudyk and Nick Frost all aboard.
Ice Age: Continental Drift will float into cinemas on July 13.