Watch all ‘Ice Age’ movies in order: Your complete guide!

Ice Age movies have been around for 20 years and have established a place in our hearts. It kickstarted the career of  Blue Sky Studios in the film industry and has served us multiple movies over the years, along with 8 animated short films, one web series, and 2 TV specials which make sit difficult to remember the correct order of it, which is why I am here!

We’ve all become pretty attached to the Ice Age character arcs since it has been around for 2 decades. The movies are watched by people of all ages one of the reasons why it received massive success over the years.

If you’re confused about which order to watch Ice Age movies in, allow me to break down everything for you.

How to watch Ice Age movies in order?

We are going to list down the movies, short films, and televisions for you. If you want to rewind and watch all the movies without any spoilers, you can refer to the list. However, if you want to get an overview of each movie with some minute details; keep on reading!


  • Ice Age — March 15, 2002
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown — March 31, 2006
  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs — July 1, 2009
  • Ice Age: Continental Drift — July 13, 2012
  • Ice Age: Collision Course — July 22, 2016
  • The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild — January 28, 2022

Short Films

  • Gone Nutty — November 26, 2002
  • No Time for Nuts — November 21, 2006
  • Surviving Sid — December 9, 2008
  • Scrat’s Continental Crack-Up — December 25, 2010
  • Scrat’s Continental Crack-Up – Part 2 — December 16, 2011
  • Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe — November 6, 2015 
  • Scrat: Spaced Out — October 11, 2016
  • The End — April 13, 2022

Television Specials

  • Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas — November 24, 2011
  • Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade — March 20, 2016

Animated Series

  • Scrat Tales — April 13, 2022

Where to watch all Ice Age movies?

You can stream every Ice Age movie on AppleTv+. However, Appletv+ is not available in UK, unless streamed through a VPN!

  1. To watch movies/TV Shows & Live Sports from a platform that is geo-restricted in the UK, we recommend ExpressVPN OR NordVPN

  2. Download the VPN and connect to a US server.

  3. Log in to your streaming platform.

  4. Find Ice Age and stream it no matter where you are.

Ice Age movies in order by release date

1.   Ice Age (2002)

IMDb: 7.5/10

Cast: John Leguizamo, Stephen Root, Denis Leary

The first ice age movie which brought huge success to the franchise introduced us to the main character, Sid – a sloth who found himself lost, abandoned by his own species. He befriends  Manny, a lone mammoth and the two embark on a journey to return a human child back to their father. Their journey follows several obstacles due to Diego, a tiger.

2.   Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)

IMDb: 6.8/10

Cast: Chris Wedge, Ray Romano, Queen Latifah

Picking off from Ice Ae’s ending, Manny, Sid, and Diego are in for a crisis that endangers everybody – Manny is sad about being the last survivor of his species, but then he finds his true love Ellie who believes she is an opossum.

3.   No Time for Nuts (2006)

IMDb: 7.5/10

Cast: Chris Wedge, Dann Fink, Darin De Paul

What makes this movie so incredible is that it focuses on Scart only. The plot of the short film dances around Scart discovering and time machine and well.. the rest is history. the movie follows Scart’s enjoyable adventure throughout.

4.   Ice Age: Dawn of Dinosaurs (2009)

IMDb: 6.9/10

Cast: Bill Hader, Eunice Cho, Joey King

Dawn of Dinosaurs is a bit more over the edge than the rest of the movies. It gets extra. It gets dramatic. The movie highlights Dinosaur’s path which is a forbidden area to trespass but nothing stops Sid and Sloth from being the true rebel they are. Sid tries to adopt a baby dinosaur which pisses the dragon’s mother off and kidnaps the sloth. The entire movie revolves around the journey of locating the sloth and rescuing him.

5.   Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

IMDb: 6.5/10

Cast: Ester Dean, Drake, Nick Frost

Continental Drift fast forwards the story by 16 years down the road and now Manny and Ellie’s daughter is a teenager. There are various disasters, figuratively and literally all thanks to Scarat. The family uses an iceberg as a ship tofind their way home. Continental Drift generated the most profit among all Ice-Age movies grossing $877 million worldwide.

6.   Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)

IMDb: 5.6/10

Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah, Stephanie Beatriz

We see Scrat causing havoc in almost every movie. Similar to all times, Scrat accidently sends an asteroid to earth. (Classic Scrat). The gang contacts an old ally in order to save earth from the asteroid.


Now that you have made it through this article, it is time for you to grab some popcorn and zone out for an unforgettable couple of hours watching these movies.


What is the correct order of Ice Age film series movies

We have listed down the order of Ice age film series movies above.

How many Ice Age movies are there?

Five theatrical films have been released in the series thus far.

Anoosha Khan
Anoosha Khan

Anoosha Khan is a film critic and entertainment editor based in the UK. She has been reporting about celebs and movies for WatchinUK for the past year.

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